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Overview
How it feels to play Berserker:

Information:
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Key Skills
Viability:
Synergy high
DPS high
Independence high
Acquiring basicseasy
Achieving masterydifficult

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
and
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

Check the gear optimizer for more gear variants!

Armor
  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

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
    .
  • 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
    .
  • 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 41 power more over the 222 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
    .
  • 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
on your buff bar.
Fills up the adrenaline bar and grants a huge damage buff.
Flat 180 power buff. Only take this when no other utility is needed.
For Arkk and Artsariiv.
Can be precasted at encounters.
Can be used to pull Krait from the side altars at 99CM.
Grants
for skips.
Self
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

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 10x
    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
    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
    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
    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.
Rotation / Skill usage
Information

Golem rotations out of the raid builds are generally suboptimal in fractals due to

and phases being much shorter compared to raids. The raid rotations are optimized for sustained DPS while in fractals a player needs the ability to adapt a rotation to the amount of time a group needs to finish a phase.
For that reason you can find a video with openers, that are efficient to use here.

Berserker openers
by Decados [dT], edited by Vince [dT]
Precasting
  • Precast banners - encounter specific. Check out the cm-guides!

  • 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

    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.
    • +
      .
Skill usage

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
    .
Golem Rotation
by Allan [SC]