Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (2024)

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Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating.The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Strikedamage and Dps

Designed for: WvW Zerg

Expansions required:

Difficulty:

Normal

This build was last updated on June 01, 2024 and is up to date for the June 25, 2024 patch.

Contents

  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Skill Bar
    • 2.1 Variants
  • 3 Template Code
  • 4 Specializations
  • 5 Equipment
    • 5.1 Equipment Variants
    • 5.2 Consumables
  • 6 Usage
    • 6.1 General
    • 6.2 Overall Priorities
      • 6.2.1 Surviving
    • 6.3 Detailed Explanations
      • 6.3.1 Battle Standard
      • 6.3.2 Damage

Overview

A high burst damage Berserker WvW build with overwhelming damage.

Skill Bar

Greatsword

Dagger/Axe

Utility

Variants

Weapon
  • All three options are viable:
    • Dagger/Axe - Burst damage and boon rip
    • Longbow - Ranged AoE damage
    • Hammer - CC and Mobility
Utility
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (3)Berserker Stance
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (4)Banner of Tactics
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (5)Signet of Might
Elite
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (6)Battle Standard Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (7)Signet of Rage

Template Code

Specializations

Variants
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (8)Great Fortitude if capped on Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (9) Might

Equipment

Head
Marauder

Shoulders
Marauder

Chest
Marauder

Hands
Marauder

Legs
Marauder

Feet
Marauder

Backpiece
Berserker

Accessory
Berserker

Accessory
Berserker

Amulet
Berserker

Ring
Berserker

Ring
Berserker

Greatsword
Marauder

Sigil

Sigil

Dagger
Marauder

Axe
Marauder

Sigil

Sigil

Rune
x6

Infusion
x18

Relic

Equipment Variants

Stats
  • Feel free to use as much Berserker's gear as you can without dying
Relic
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (10)Relic of Speed
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (11)Relic of the Thief
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (12)Relic of Isgarren
Sigils
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (13)Sigil of Superior Sigil of Frenzy on Longbow
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (14)Sigil of Superior Sigil of Energy Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (15)Sigil of Superior Sigil of Force

Consumables

    • personal option

Usage

General

  • With Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (16)Fast Hands and Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (17)Relic of the Warrior you have an extremely short weapon swap CD. Use it frequently to maximize the amount of Primal Bursts you use.

Overall Priorities

High
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (18)Battle Standard
Moderate
  • Damage

Surviving

  • This build has moderate passive defense
  • This build has moderate mobility skill access
    • Use Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (19)Whirlwind Attack to move out after spiking
    • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (20)Rush can be used for repositioning or gap closing
      • Drop your target if using it defensively
  • This build has moderate active defenses

Active defense priority Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (21)

  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (22)Warrior's Sprint - for Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (23) Immobilize
    • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (24)Whirlwind Attack
    • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (25)Rush
  • Dodge
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (26)Whirlwind Attack - general use
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (27)Balanced Stance

Detailed Explanations

Battle Standard

  • Prioritize Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (28)Battle Standard on clumps of 2+ downed enemies
    • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (29)Battle Standard only finishes enemies in 180 radius, the smallest circle in its targeting reticle
  • Since Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (30)Battle Standard also rezzes allies in 360 radius, use it on groups of 3+ allies if you have the skill ready

Damage

Dagger/Axe Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (31)

  • Start fights in Dagger/Axe, conserve Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (32)Berserk until your commander commits to the fight
  • Once your commander commits, use Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (33)Signet of Fury to fill your Adrenaline then activate Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (34)Berserk
    • Make sure you're in combat before pressing Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (35)Signet of Fury. Use autoattacks or Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (36)Dual Strike
  • Use Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (37)Slicing Maelstrom Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (38)Blood Reckoning Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (39)Slicing Maelstrom then Weapon Swap to Greatsword immediately for Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (40)Arc Divider
    • Keep swapping weapons off cooldown and follow the priority below
  • Use Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (41)Sundering Leap immediately after a Primal Burst skill to refill Adrenaline and deal solid damage
    • Make sure to aim to the side or behind the enemy group, not the middle or in front of them
    • Be ready to Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (42) Dodge immediately after the cast if needed
  • Maximizing the amount of primal bursts you cast by using your very fast weapon swap cooldown is very important
    • If you land your primal bursts and Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (43)Sundering Leap cleanly through the entire berserk duration with Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (44) Alacrity, you should be able to cast Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (45)Blood Reckoning twice before Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (46)Berserk ends via duration extension from Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (47)Smash Brawler
  • Use Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (48)Dual Strike any time Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (49)Slicing Maelstrom is on cooldown and you're in Dagger/Axe
  • Try to use Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (50)Whirling Axe immediately after Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (51)Slicing Maelstrom on your second swap to Dagger/Axe if the situation is appropriate
    • If everything lines up properly and you extend Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (52)Berserk long enough then Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (53)Whirling Axe will be available just as you leave Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (54)Berserk
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (55)Hundred Blades is situational. You stand still during channel, which means hitting CC'ed, movement impaired and downed foes is the ideal setup for this ability.
    • Generally you should only channel Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (56)Hundred Blades during Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (57)Berserk downtime, but channeling a few ticks then cancelling midway through the cast during Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (58)Berserk can also be valid

Damage priority Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (59)

Dagger/Axe
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (60)Slicing Maelstrom
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (61)Blood Reckoning - while Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (62)Scorched Earth is on cooldown
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (63)Whirling Axe
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (64)Dual Strike
  • Autoattacks
Greatsword
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (65)Arc Divider
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (66)Blood Reckoning - while Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (67)Arc Divider is on cooldown
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (68)Hundred Blades
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (69)Rush
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (70)Bladetrail - only if no projectile block/reflect, realistically almost never use this
  • Autoattacks
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (71)Whirlwind Attack - save to disengage

Longbow version Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (72)

  • Start fights in Longbow, conserve Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (73)Berserk until your commander commits to the fight, do not use it on range spikes
    • Your damage at range is minimal outside of Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (74)Berserk but using it too early will only lead to padding the damage meter without doing useful damage - don't play to pad the meter
  • Once your commander commits, use Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (75)Signet of Fury to fill your Adrenaline then activate Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (76)Berserk
    • Spam Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (77)Scorched Earth until you get a chance to go into melee, then swap to Greatsword and follow your priorities
      • Don't be afraid to go into Greatsword for a single Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (78)Arc Divider, disengage with Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (79)Whirlwind Attack then swap back to Longbow
  • Make sure to drop your target when casting Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (80)Scorched Earth otherwise it will aim towards the target instead of where your character is facing
    • A Lock Autotarget keybind can be useful for this
  • Since all your Longbow skills other than Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (81)Scorched Earth are projectiles, avoid casting them into projectile blocks/reflects
  • Your Longbow skills other than Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (82)Arcing Arrow all require facing the target at the end of the cast
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (83)Hundred Blades is situational. You stand still during channel, which means hitting CC'ed, movement impaired and downed foes is the ideal setup for this ability.
    • Generally you should only channel Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (84)Hundred Blades during Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (85)Berserk downtime, but channeling a few ticks then cancelling midway through the cast during Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (86)Berserk can also be valid

Damage priority Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (87)

Longbow
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (88)Scorched Earth
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (89)Blood Reckoning - while Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (90)Scorched Earth is on cooldown
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (91)Arcing Arrow
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (92)Fan of Fire
  • Autoattacks
Greatsword
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (93)Arc Divider
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (94)Blood Reckoning - while Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (95)Arc Divider is on cooldown
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (96)Hundred Blades
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (97)Rush
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (98)Bladetrail - only if no projectile block/reflect, realistically almost never use this
  • Autoattacks
  • Build:Berserker - DPS Berserker (99)Whirlwind Attack - save to disengage
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