Berserker

Meta Support Build

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Overview
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Key Skills
Key Traits
Boons
Conditions

The Banner Berserker is the strongest build for Warrior in fractals.

Besides providing the group with strong unique damage buffs through the stats of and and having excellent defiance bar damage in and , the build also has medium burst and excellent sustained damage. Warrior can provide half of the necessary Might and Fury to the group by using .

The Banner Berserker is one of the classes that benefit a lot from higher agony resistance due to not being able to crit cap by buffs and traits alone.

Furthermore, the build is able to use damage modifying sigils like as well as slaying potions such as . As a Banner Berserker your focus is to maintain your unique party buffs and instantly contribute to breaking defiance bars, all while making DPS players sweat nervously when they glance at their DPS meter.

Equipment

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Armor
  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Requirements:
  • 18x

Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion

Back and trinkets
Berserker
Assassin
Assassin
Berserker
Assassin
Assassin
Extra Weapons
  • Axes with , and other slaying sigils.
  • Warhorn for pre-stacking Might.
  • Sword for out of combat mobility.
  • Greatsword for mobility and cleave.
  • Rifle for Siax (coordinated).
  • Torch (trade CC for DPS or a fire field).

Check the gear optimizer for more gear variants!

Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Requirements:
  • All fractal augumentations
  • 18x

Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion

Back and trinkets
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Assassin
Assassin
Extra Weapons
  • Axes with , and other slaying sigils.
  • Warhorn for pre-stacking Might.
  • Sword for out of combat mobility.
  • Greatsword for mobility and cleave.
  • Rifle for Siax (coordinated).
  • Torch (trade CC for DPS or a fire field).

You are an actual mad lad for considering this build. It costs about 3500 gold... You gain 43 power more over the 207 AR build. It is up to you to decide if you want to pay over 80g per extra power.

Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion

Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

You need...
  • All fractal augmentations.
  • .
  • Mistlock singularity.
  • 10x .
  • 1x .
  • 7x .
Back and trinkets
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Extra Weapons
  • Axes with , and other slaying sigils.
  • Warhorn for pre-stacking Might.
  • Sword for out of combat mobility.
  • Greatsword for mobility and cleave.
  • Rifle for Siax (coordinated).
  • Torch (trade CC for DPS or a fire field).
Build
Traits
  • Strength

  • Discipline

  • Berserker

Maximizing berserk uptime

For fights of less than 1 minute with access to a Mistlock Singularity, precast , , and , replace the trait with . Two such examples can be seen below for the first two bosses of 99CM:

Mama

Heal
Utilities
Elite

Siax

Heal
Utilities
Elite
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Situational Skills
Whenever you notice less than 25 stacks of Might on your buff bar.
Fills up the adrenaline bar and grants a huge damage buff.
For Arkk and Artsariiv.
Can be precasted at encounters.
Can be used to pull Kraits from the side altars at 99CM.
Grants Superspeed for skips.
Self Quickness for precasting banners.
For double or the situational Berserker build.
Very strong in conjunction with for extension.
332 CC and 4s extension.
300 CC, gives .
Details
Skill usage

How to deal damage:

  • Use as often as possible. Three crits are required to gain a single :

    1. and .
    2. and .
    3. .
  • Get three before pressing .

  • If the boss has a breakbar, make sure to use to proc , then swap to Axe/Axe.

  • Only use outside to prevent its ammo count fully recharging.

  • Interrupting your auto-attack chain to use or enter is a DPS increase.

  • Keep in mind that inflicts 15x Vulnerability if your party is running low, and can often be used with no DPS loss if you are on your mace set waiting to CC. Especially useful if you apply the Vulnerability to adds for a quick burst.

  • It is important that you are in mode for as many burn phases as possible for maximum DPS. Pay attention to your group's phase times and your extensions. It is better for to drop when the boss isn’t stunned if that means it will be back up right before another burst window.

  • Think ahead when CC is needed and swap to Maces earlier to avoid losing invaluable time.

Extra notes:

  • If your groups Might is not 25, take . It is a bigger DPS increase than !
  • If you expect your party to be slow it can make sense to bring and either eat the initial Stun of or break it with .
  • Casting for is only a DPS gain if you can’t be hitting something else, use it right before the start of DPS phases but only use it during if you need the heal.
  • Entering grants 3 stacks of , while only grants 1. You will find starting to run low when out of , try to make sure you are in for burn phases while also not delaying where possible.
CC skills
332 damage
300 damage
300 damage
150 damage
100 damage
300 damage
300 damage
100 damage

If using :

260 damage (while on Mace set)
200 damage
150 damage
100 damage

When to take Maces:

  • In fights with only one defiance bar, in the beginning, use Mace/Mace.
  • In T4s and encounters that have defiance bars during the fight, use an offhand mace only.
Precast
  • Precast banners - encounter specific. Check out the other tabs!

  • Use both charges of .

  • If a fire field isn’t present, equip an offhand torch and use .

  • If you haven’t needed to precast your banners at the boss, use them to blast the fire field for 6 stacks of Might per banner.

  • Use and on offhand warhorn to blast four times using the Mistlock Singularity.

  • Cast immediately before the boss becomes vulnerable.

  • If there is a defiance bar present immediately at the start of the fight, start on your Mace/Mace set - otherwise swap to it when necessary.

  • With you can deal 820 defiance bar damage with:

    • , you can precast it and cancel the aftercast animation.
    • .
    • .
Rotation

Ultra short phases (3 seconds):

  • , and .

or depending on the phase length:

  • , and .
  • , and .

Short phases (6 seconds):

  • , and .
  • , and .
  • and .
  • , and .

Longer phases (>10 seconds):

  • , and .
  • , and .
  • and .
  • , and .
  • , and .
Nightmare
PuG MAMA

This fight gets very messy if the adds are not immediately CCed. Especially at this fight it is recommended to grab consumables to make up for the lack of CC of your team mates.

This guide is a PuG friendly version without banner precast. Please remember that CCing all bars fast is the most important bit in this fight. You won't get a good kill - might even wipe your party - if you greed DPS without CC.

Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Take !
  • It makes sense to use consumables on the adds!
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

HOW TO PLAY

There is an invisible hitbox in the center of the arena allowing you to gain enough adrenaline for one with only two critical hits!

Prestacking

  • Drop a fire field with .
  • Blast with and as soon as you see on your bar.
  • Blast 6 Stacks of Might with , .
  • Use both charges of
  • Take the mistlock and approach the boss.
  • Start on Maces.

1st Phase

  • While approaching MAMA cast and .
  • Shortly before MAMA becomes vulnerable use .
  • Precast for CC.
  • Use to CC quickly.
  • Engage .
  • Swap.
  • , continue as usual.

1st Add

  • CC with .

2nd Phase

  • Normal rotation according to the guide.
  • Don't break this bar.

2nd Add

  • Swap to Maces.
  • and .
  • shortly before the add dies.

3rd Phase

  • , .
  • Swap to Axes as soon as possible.
  • Normal rotation according to the guide.

3rd Add

  • .
  • Recast and while approaching the add.
  • Engage .
  • shortly before the add dies.

4th Phase

  • CC with .
  • Use whatever CC is up at this point.

ORGANIZED MAMA
This build only works if you kill MAMA in less than 55 seconds. If there is any doubt about the kill time, go with the PuG version. The following guide assumes you are following the proposed CC-Distribution.

Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • You can change to if you don't need the extra CC.
  • Take !
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Empty
  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

HOW TO PLAY

There is an invisible hitbox in the center of the arena allowing you to gain enough adrenaline for one with only two critical hits!

Prestacking

  • Drop a on the slope, rush in with or .
  • Use to precast , and a few steps on the right side of MAMA without getting in combat.
  • Take your own .
  • Drop a fire field with .
  • Blast with and as soon as you see on your bar.
  • Take the mistlock and use the portal to get back on the boss.
  • Start on Maces.
  • Get in combat as fast as possible to fill up adrenaline: Use against the invisible hitbox and weapon swap to mace.
  • Shortly before Mama becomes vulnerable, use and for .

1st Phase

  • to CC.
  • Use and to CC quickly.
  • Swap weapons.
  • , , .

1st Add

  • CC with .

2nd Phase

  • as soon as its off cd.
  • Normal rotation according to the guide.

2nd Add

  • , .

3rd Phase

  • , .

3rd Add

  • , .
  • Swap to mace already.

4th Phase

  • CC with
  • Use and to CC quickly.
  • Swap to Axe/Axe as soon as you are done with CCing and DPS.
PuG SIAX
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Take !
  • It is recommended to play Greatsword in PuGs so you can cleave down the exploding adds!
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Serpentslaying

  • Berserker Greatsword

    Force, Serpentslaying

HOW TO PLAY

Prestacking

  • Drop a fire field with .
  • Blast with and as soon as you see on your bar.
  • Blast 6 Stacks of Might with , .
  • Use both charges of .
  • Take the mistlock and approach the boss.
  • Start on Axes.

1st Phase

  • While approaching Siax cast and
  • Shortly before you get in combat use .
  • Use to quickly gain adrenaline.
  • As soon as the cast of is finished, pop and
  • Use and to CC quickly.
  • , continue as usual.

1st and 2nd Add

  • Use to approach your add quickly.
  • Kill your add with and quickly.
  • When you killed the add use and rush back to Siax.

2nd Phase

  • Throw against the vulnerable Siax.
  • Use to cleave down the incoming adds.
  • Normal rotation according to the guide.
  • Remember to use and for extension.
  • Depending on your group you will drop out of . Engage as soon as you can again.

3rd Phase

  • Warrior business as usual.

ORGANIZED SIAX
This build only works if you kill Siax in less than 55 seconds. If there is any doubt about the kill time, go with the PuG version.

Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Take !
  • In organized teams a rifle can kill the adds very efficiently!
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Serpentslaying

  • Berserker Rifle

    Force, Serpentslaying

HOW TO PLAY

Prestacking

  • Drop a near the red orb.
  • Precast , and in the arena.
  • Drop a fire field with .
  • Blast with and as soon as you see on your bar.
  • Use both charges of .
  • Take the mistlock and use to get back on the boss.

1st Phase

  • As soon as you get in combat use and .
  • , , .
  • Use and to CC quickly.

1st Add

  • Swap to rifle, start with to apply Vulnerability.
  • Finish the add with and .

2nd Phase

  • Don't forget to apply with .
  • Do what a warrior does: smash .

2nd Add

  • Swap to rifle, start with to apply Vulnerability.
  • Finish the add with and .

3rd Phase

  • Don't forget to apply with .
  • Use and .
  • Do what a warrior does: smash .

Annnotation:

  • Depending on your kill time you might want to use the - combo earlier.
ENSOLYSS
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Take !
  • In slow teams (PuGs) bring and .
  • In fast teams bring over .
Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Serpentslaying

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Torch

    Paralyzation

Additional Information
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
HOW TO PLAY

Precast

  • Drop a near the mistlock singularity.
  • Precast , and in the arena.
  • Open your .
  • Drop a fire field with .
  • Blast with and as soon as you see on your bar.
  • Use both charges of .
  • Take the mistlock and use to get back on the boss.
  • As soon as the boss appears, use and .

1st Phase

  • start to cast a few milliseconds before he looses Invulnerability.
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • Smash hard.

Pick up your banners after you phased Ensolyss!

66% and 33%

Swap to your off set (mace/torch) and cap the circle. After you meet in the middle, continue with:

  • Use and blast 6 stacks of Might with and .
  • .
  • to trigger .
  • .
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • Smash hard.
Shattered Observatory
SKORVALD
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Take !
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
  • In a more organized setup you can run an Axe with and an offhand Warhorn with to blast Might on 2nd and 4th island.
Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

HOW TO PLAY

Prestacking

  • Drop a fire field with .
  • Use as soon as you see on your bar.
  • Blast with and .
  • Blast 6 Stacks of might with and .
  • Take the mistlock.
  • While approaching the boss drop both of your and .
  • Precast for DPS then swap back to maces.
  • Precast .

100%-66%

  • and , .

  • .

  • Swap weapons.

  • Continue as usual. In fast group you want to shorten your used skills to:

    • .
    • , .
    • .
  • If your party is not the fastest pick up your banners and redrop them on the main island. Put them slightly outside of the stack so you don't take a portal on accident.

Islands

  • Swap to your warhorn or torch if you have it and use the blasts in fire fields for Might at 2nd and 4th island.
  • Don't use heavy cooldowns after the 3rd island.
  • On the last island shortly before the add dies use and open already.

66%-33%

  • Follow the standard fractal rotation.
  • If your party does not phase Skorvald without a dash, recast your banners.
  • Before you move to the 1st island pick your banners up and drop them on the main island. Put them slightly outside of the stack so you don't take a portal on accident.

The rest of the fight follows accordingly.

ARTSARIIV
Your skill choice is heavily influenced by the strategy your team chooses. The following guide assumes kills with Soulbeast reflection in the corners or PuG kills with weak or no reflection.

Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Take !
  • With Afflicted you can bring a meme skill .
  • If most of the damage done is in the center, take .

Mid-strategy Artsariiv

Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

Additional Information
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
HOW TO PLAY

Prestacking

  • Drop a fire field with .
  • Use as soon as you see on your bar.
  • Blast with and .
  • Blast 6 Stacks of might with and .
  • Take the mistlock.
  • While approaching the boss drop both of your banners. Depending on your group DPS you either place them in the middle or at the corner.
  • Precast for DPS then swap back to maces.
  • Precast

100% in mid

  • Use or to gain adrenaline fast.
  • Depending on your team you wanna engage before you use your Hypernova Launch to get to Artsariiv.
  • Use to regain eventually lost health and .
  • Swap to your mace, be ready to as soon as the breakbar appears.

Add Phases

  • Pick up your banners and place them in the middle of the arena.
  • Help your party to CC the adds, preferable by CCing the one in the middle since you are there anyway.
  • Make sure to use and for fast CC.

66% and 33%

  • After the mid burn replace your banners at the corner Artsariiv is going to jump to.
  • Depending on your team's DPS you either wanna engage in the middle or in the corner.
ARKK
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Take !

Video

Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Empty
  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

Additional Information
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
HOW TO PLAY

It is not your job as Berserker to slay the Temporal Anomaly!

Prestacking

  • Drop a near the mistlock and jump over to Arkk's platform using the Hypernova Launch.

  • Precast , , and .

  • Take the portal back.

  • Drop a fire field with .

  • Use as soon as you see on your bar.

  • Blast with and .

  • Shortly before somebody triggers the encounter:

    • Precast for DPS then swap back to mace.
    • Precast .
    • Take the mistlock to start the fight with maximum adrenaline.

1st Phase (100%-80%)

  • Don't move your camera or character model until the Eye is gone or you will get Fear.
  • Engage right away and start your normal rotation.

Bloom phases

  • Swap to offhand mace.
  • Dodge into the lightning.
  • Auto attack the bloom.
  • Use a against the bloom to push it to the tower.
  • Dodge out.
  • Use to restore .

2nd Phase (80%-70%)

  • Save your for the 70%-50% burn.
  • Use to gain .
  • Finish up the phase with and .
  • If there is time left use .

Archdiviner

  • Blast a fire field that is provided by the Firebrand or Weaver with your banners to stack 6 stacks of Might.
  • Engage as soon as possible.
  • Don't stand inside of AoEs, that strip your boons.
  • Use when the Archdiviner is dead.

3rd Phase (70%-50%)

  • Follow the warrior guide.
  • At 50% before you leave for your bloom, cast in the middle.

Bloom phases

  • Swap to offhand mace.
  • Dodge into the lightning.
  • Auto attack the bloom.
  • Use a against the bloom to push it to the tower.
  • Dodge out.
  • Use to restore .

4th Phase (50%-40%)

  • Use to gain .
  • Engage .
  • Finish the phase with business as usual.
  • Pick up and at the of the phase.

Gladiator Phase

  • Recast , into a fire field for 6 Stacks of Might
  • Do what a Warrior does.
  • When the mob dies, precast .

5th Phase (40%-30%)

  • Smash for as long as your is still up.

Bloom phases

  • Swap to offhand mace.
  • Dodge into the lightning.
  • Auto attack the bloom.
  • Use a against the bloom to push it to the tower.
  • Dodge out.
  • Use to restore .

6th Phase (30%-0%)

  • Use to gain .
  • Engage .
  • Finish the phase with business as usual.