Build:Berserker - Power DPS (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: Directdamage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required:

Difficulty:

Normal

This build was last updated on February 04, 2024 and is up to date for the June 25, 2024 patch.

Contents

  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Skill Bar
    • 2.1 Weapon Variants
    • 2.2 Skill Variants
  • 3 Template Code
  • 4 Specializations
    • 4.1 Trait Variants
  • 5 Equipment
    • 5.1 Equipment Variants
  • 6 Consumables
  • 7 Usage
    • 7.1 Beginner Rotation
    • 7.2 Rotation
    • 7.3 General Tips

Overview

A fresh iteration of the Heart of Thorns era build, Power Berserker. This version has strong burst and sustained damage from spamming Build:Berserker - Power DPS (2)Decapitate in Build:Berserker - Power DPS (3)Berserk.

Skill Bar

Axe/Axe

Greatsword

Utility

Weapon Variants

Greatsword is worth ~4.5k DPS, but you could keep the offset for utility weapons such as:

  • Mace (in either hand) for CC
  • Warhorn to provide Build:Berserker - Power DPS (4) Swiftness in the event you don't have it from your supports
  • Rifle or Longbow for ranged damage

If using any of these options, just camp Axe/Axe for damage. Axe/Mace does enough damage to swap to (see below for video example).

Skill Variants

  • Build:Berserker - Power DPS (5)Throw Bolas or Build:Berserker - Power DPS (6)Bull's Charge can replace Build:Berserker - Power DPS (7)Outrage. This will provide more burst DPS through Build:Berserker - Power DPS (8)Peak Performance (assuming you don't stun yourself), but will be lower DPS long-term so you'll need to know what your phase times will be. Therefore this is more viable in fractals than in raids.

Template Code

Specializations

Trait Variants

  • If the target has boons, run Build:Berserker - Power DPS (9)Destruction of the Empowered.

Equipment

Head
Berserker

Shoulders
Berserker

Chest
Berserker

Hands
Berserker

Legs
Berserker

Feet
Berserker

Backpiece
Berserker

Accessory
Berserker

Accessory
Berserker

Amulet
Berserker

Ring
Berserker

Ring
Berserker

Axe
Berserker

Axe
Berserker

Sigil

Sigil

Greatsword
Berserker

Sigil

Sigil

Rune
x6

Infusion
x18

Relic

Equipment Variants

  • In encounters where the boss does not get stunned, you can replace the Build:Berserker - Power DPS (10)Sigil of Superior Sigil of Impact with a Build:Berserker - Power DPS (11)Sigil of Superior Sigil of Air on the Axe and a Build:Berserker - Power DPS (12)Sigil of Superior Sigil of Hydromancy on the Greatsword. This will be a small DPS increase.

Consumables

Food

  • or ascended alternatives


Utility

Usage

Beginner Rotation

Click to View Build:Berserker - Power DPS (13)

The full rotation for Power Berserker is very fast paced and relies heavily on hitting certain skills off cooldown to avoid dropping out of Berserk. By camping axe, you can use your rage skills earlier, making it easier to maintain Berserk. Additionally, as you no longer weapon swap you can switch Discpline for Tactics:


Opener

  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (14)Head Butt
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (15)Berserk
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (16)Outrage
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (17)Decapitate

Due to the lack of Build:Berserker - Power DPS (18)Axe Mastery, adrenaline takes longer to build up so use the following combos to reach full adrenaline for Build:Berserker - Power DPS (19)Decapitate (listed in priority order):

  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (20)Head Butt Build:Berserker - Power DPS (21)Outrage (if you had Build:Berserker - Power DPS (22) Stability then you don't need the stunbreak from Outrage and can Build:Berserker - Power DPS (23)Decapitate immediately after Head Butt)
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (24)Outrage
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (25)Blood Reckoning
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (26)Wild Blow + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (27)Cyclone Axe + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (28)Throw Axe + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (29)Dual Strike
  5. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (30)Whirling Axe
  6. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (31)Cyclone Axe + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (32)Throw Axe + full auto chain


In fights with longer phases, the lack of adrenaline means you should swap Build:Berserker - Power DPS (33)Signet of Might for Build:Berserker - Power DPS (34)Shattering Blow. This makes it easy to stay in Berserk as long as there is a target to hit, and also provides you with more adrenaline generation. In this case your opener is:

Opener

  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (35)Shattering Blow
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (36)Head Butt
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (37)Berserk
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (38)Decapitate

And your combo list is:

  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (39)Outrage
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (40)Blood Reckoning
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (41)Wild Blow + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (42)Cyclone Axe + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (43)Throw Axe + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (44)Dual Strike
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (45)Shattering Blow Build:Berserker - Power DPS (46)Head Butt
  5. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (47)Whirling Axe
  6. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (48)Cyclone Axe + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (49)Throw Axe + full auto chain


Video guide by Masel

Rotation

The rotation aims to get as many casts of Build:Berserker - Power DPS (50)Decapitate and Build:Berserker - Power DPS (51)Arc Divider off as possible, maintaining Build:Berserker - Power DPS (52)Berserk mode for as long as there is something to hit. Effectively, this means that while on Axe/Axe you cast Build:Berserker - Power DPS (53)Decapitate followed by a combination of skills that gets you back to 10 Adrenaline to recast Build:Berserker - Power DPS (54)Decapitate.


Opener

  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (55)Head Butt
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (56)Berserk
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (57)Outrage
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (58)Arc Divider
  5. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (59) Weapon Swap
  6. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (60)Cyclone Axe - the extra adrenaline from Build:Berserker - Power DPS (61)Versatile Rage means you can immediately Decapitate after this
  7. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (62)Decapitate
  8. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (63)Dual Strike
  9. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (64)Throw Axe
  10. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (65)Decapitate
  11. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (66)Whirling Axe - make sure to let the entire attack finish!
  12. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (67)Decapitate
  13. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (68)Cyclone Axe
  14. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (69) Weapon Swap


Greatsword section

  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (70)Arc Divider
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (71)Blood Reckoning
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (72)Arc Divider
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (73)Outrage during Arc Divider
  5. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (74)Bladetrail
  6. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (75)Hundred Blades - Make sure the final hit goes through or you may not have enough adrenaline for Arc Divider
  7. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (76)Arc Divider
  8. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (77) Weapon Swap


Axe/Axe section

  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (78)Cyclone Axe
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (79)Decapitate
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (80)Dual Strike
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (81)Throw Axe
  5. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (82)Decapitate
  6. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (83)Head Butt Build:Berserker - Power DPS (84)Outrage
  7. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (85)Decapitate
  8. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (86)Cyclone Axe
  9. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (87)Throw Axe
  10. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (88)Decapitate
  11. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (89)Whirling Axe
  12. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (90)Decapitate
  13. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (91)Cyclone Axe
  14. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (92)Dual Strike
  15. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (93)Decapitate
  16. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (94)Throw Axe
  17. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (95) Weapon Swap
  18. Return to start of Greatsword section


Video example by Linsi

Video example (with wild blow)

Video example (with offhand mace)

Video example (axe only)

General Tips

Axe

  • If you have trouble memorising the Axe section, it may be helpful to think of it as a priority list to build adrenaline for your next Build:Berserker - Power DPS (96)Decapitate:
  1. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (97)Head Butt + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (98)Outrage
  2. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (99)Cyclone Axe + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (100)Throw Axe
  3. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (101)Dual Strike + Build:Berserker - Power DPS (102)Throw Axe
  4. Build:Berserker - Power DPS (103)Whirling Axe
  • When Build:Berserker - Power DPS (104)Blood Reckoning is almost off cooldown, use your remaining axe skills (make sure to be at full adrenaline) and Build:Berserker - Power DPS (105) Weapon Swap instead of Build:Berserker - Power DPS (106)Decapitate.


Berserk

  • All your Rage and Burst skills extend the duration of Berserk, which means it is important to use them as soon as they are available to avoid dropping out of Berserk.
    • This involves using Build:Berserker - Power DPS (107)Outrage, Build:Berserker - Power DPS (108)Head Butt and Build:Berserker - Power DPS (109)Wild Blow to maintain damage rather than a stunbreak/CC.
  • If you drop out of Berserk, you should already be at full adrenaline when it is next available, so you use Build:Berserker - Power DPS (110)Head Butt Build:Berserker - Power DPS (111)Outrage after entering Berserk instead. This means your second Berserk has a longer duration and is (even) easier to maintain.
  • Generally you shouldn't be auto-attacking while Build:Berserker - Power DPS (112)Berserk mode is active.


Outside of Berserk

  • Ideally you are always in Berserk during DPS phases.
  • Stay on Axe when you're not in Berserk, but as Build:Berserker - Power DPS (113)Decapitate isn't available you should just use your Axe skills as they come off cooldown.
  • Try to complete your Axe auto chains when not in Berserk.
  • Do not use your rage skills whilst outside of Berserk.
  • Use Build:Berserker - Power DPS (114)Berserk as soon as it is available.
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