berserker

Berserker - Chaos Dungeon/Cube

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Required skill points:252
Finish Strike
Normal
Finish Strike
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
132
Galewind
Shoulder Charge
Normal
Shoulder Charge
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
3
Quick Recharge
Whirlwind
Combo
Whirlwind
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
231
Bleed
Tempest Slash
Chain
Tempest Slash
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
3
Galewind
Mountain Crash
Normal
Mountain Crash
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
1
Rage
Strike Wave
Holding
Strike Wave
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
311
Galewind
Red Dust
Normal
Red Dust
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
111
Bleed
Sword Storm
Normal
Sword Storm
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
221
Galewind
Required skill points:252

Tenacity

Bleed Effect

Enhanced Strike

Finishing Blow

Muscle Spasm

Weak Point Detection

Shockwave

Lights Out
Combat Stats

Intro

The Berserker has a giant sword he likes to pummel his enemies with dealing massive damage and shredding his foes, compensation? No he is as strong as he looks! His giant sword deals massive AoE damage making him a great mob cleaner, not only that he also does great damage under the weight of his sword against bosses! Possible engravings to help with this for the Berserker are Preemptive Strike and Contender.

Skill Points Progression

  • At 268 skill points upgrade Tempest Slash to 7 adding Tempest Slash, Enhanced Strike
  • At 284 skill points upgrade Mountain Crash to 7 adding Mountain Crash, Swift Attack Prep
  • At 296 skill points lower Mountain Crash back to 4 and upgrade Tempest Slash to 10 adding Tempest Slash, Storm Slash
  • At 312 skill points re-upgrade Mountain Crash to 7 adding Mountain Crash, Swift Attack Prep
  • At 340 skill points upgrade Mountain Crash to 10 adding Mountain Crash, Earth Impact or replace Mountain Crash with Hell Blade Hell Blade, Leap Hell Blade, Deadly Blow Hell Blade, Bloody Eruption or use Hell Blade, Earth Flip

If you feel you are lacking damage replace Mountain Crash with Hell Blade Hell Blade, Leap Hell Blade, Melt Hell Blade, Bloody Eruption or use Hell Blade, Earth Flip. In case you are using Mayhem use Hell Blade, Deadly Blow instead.

Skill Breakdown

  • Whirlwind A great AoE ability that lets the Berserker phase through mobs during cast. It pairs well with Bleed rune to apply on multiple targets whilst moving around.
  • Strike Wave A massive frontal cone AoE with massive damage. This is the bread-n-butter ability to clear mobs after grouping them up infront of you.
  • Hell Blade is a big damage leaping ability that can easily clear out Elites and mobs.
  • Sword Storm Quick hard hitting cone skill infront of you. (Does greatly increased damage if max health is below 50%)
  • Red Dust Damage buff on hit to kill Elites and Bosses faster to get the cooldown buff.
  • Finish Strike A strong Elite and Boss killing move with the 2 hit burst. You can also opt to use Finish Strike, Enhanced Strike to make it hit even harder.
  • Mountain Crash AoE stun that interrupts mobs and Elites to keep them in place, this ability will also give you a Attack Speed buff to cast faster at level 7.
  • Shoulder Charge Utility movement ability.
  • Tempest Slash Used as a filler AoE move when other skills are on cooldown.
  • Chain of Vengeance Awakening Ability

Gameplay

For ease of use during Chaos Dungeon and Cube content:

  • Group up mobs and elites so you can use Mountain Crash to keep them in place and dash out to clear them with Strike Wave first, the Berserkers largest AoE. Then repeat the process and use other AoEs to clear out mob packs during cooldowns.
  • Traversing to get to Elites and other places you can use Whirlwind to easily phase through and kill mobs along the way.
  • Dropping below 50% health will enhance the Sword Storm, thus there is no need to heal up often between stages as the next stage will have you start full health again.
  • If your skills are on cooldown clear out an Elite with the Red Dust Finish Strike combo for easy instant kills for the cooldown refresh buff.
  • Use your Awakening Skill Chain of Vengeance in stage 2 and 3 for Elites and Bosses where you want as the Elites/Bosses and Rift Crystals will reduce all your cooldowns upon destruction.
  • The Boss at stage 2 will always give you a 100% cooldown refresh upon kill.

Stats

Use the stats that are relevant to your Class Engraving and Tier relevant gear.

Runes

  • Whirlwind uses Bleed because it can easily spread the debuff among all the mobs whilst spinning and moving around.
  • For longer casting animation abilities such as Sword Storm, Whirlwind, Strike Wave and Finish Strike you can use Protection instead of Galewind if you do not have enough Galewind runes or find yourself taking a lot of damage during the cast animations.

Summary

  • Group up mobs and Elites in tight packs before bursting them down to get Cooldown refresh from the Elite kills.
  • Use Red Dust and Finish Strike to max out damage against Elites and Bosses to get them down fast for Cooldown resets.
  • Whirlwind to phase through mobs if you are stuck in a pack of mobs or traversing through the pack to get to Elites/Bosses.
  • Killing Elites/Bosses and breaking Rift Cores award cooldown refresh or a cooldown reduction buff.
  • Use Chain of Vengeance Awakening skill whenever you group up Elites to kill them all together for easy cooldown resets. Killing bosses awards 100% cooldown refresh so you don't have to hold out on using your abilities.
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