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Berserker Guide (General)
Jun 7, 2024, 15:42 (UTC+3)
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Last Edit : Jun 7, 2024, 15:42 (UTC+3)
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The Berserker class is a melee tanky/bruiser class from the “Giant” race and one of the original 4 classes. They are a very chaotic and fun class to play with a unique play style due to their size. Berserkers can wildly stomp, grab and throw enemies with ease. Then when they are finished playing, deal some real damage. Their main weapon is duel handed axes and their secondary weapon is an ornamental knot. At level 56, Berserker unlocks their awakening weapon which is the Iron Buster (hand cannon) allowing him to bombard enemies from a distance. The greater threat of the iron buster is its utility. Not only is it able to deal massive damage, it allows this monstrous class to jump high up into the air and slam down on the ground. He can also launch off the ground using the blast of the iron buster to get anywhere he needs to be, and seeing this behemoth fall from the skies strikes fear into the hearts of even the toughest enemies.

Awakening VS Succession

Berserker Succession and Awakening can be unlocked after level 56 after speaking to the Black Spirit and completing the Awakening and Succession quests under the suggestions tab.

  • The Awakening will unlock a completely new skill tree, which will be your primary skills from now on. The skills in the pre-awakening are mostly utility skills, and your main damage dealers will be your Awakening skills.
  • The Succession skill kit enhances your Axe skills instead and only has a few awakening skills.

Your awakening weapon still affects your succession damage and vice versa. For example, if you are using the Succession kit, then 30% of your Awakening AP is still applied to the damage of Succession skills, as well as the additional item stats on the awakening weapon, such as Human/Species Damage and Accuracy.

Succession is in some ways easier and more relaxing to play in PVE because it has a lower APM, and currently outperforms Awakening in PVE. For new players, I recommend starting with Succession and learning the basics of the class, then trying Awakening at a later date. In PVP, the two are more balanced and both are viable options. Awakening is generally the prefered choice just because it has higher outplay potential and performs a little better in group PVP.

Protected Skills

It is important to read through your skills to understand which skills have protection and crowd control effects. Read through your skills carefully to get familiar with what each skill does. You can also filter the different effects in the Skill Window (K).

  • Berserker Class GuideSuper armor (SA)
    • This means you cannot be crowd controlled while this effect is active (except grab/grapple), but you will still take damage from any attacks
  • Berserker Class GuideForward guard (FG)
    • This means you will block damage and crowd control effects coming from the front direction of your character. The block can be broken if you take enough damage and you will see a blue shield with a number, indicating the % left of the block.
    • Some classes have an “S block”. This means you will automatically use Forward Guard when moving backward with “S”.
  • Berserker Class GuideInvincible (I-frame)
    • This means that you will not take damage and cannot be crowd controlled from any direction for the duration of the effect

PVE Iframe

Berserker Class Guide Evasion and Berserker Class Guide Shake Off are also “PVE Iframes”, which means these skills have a 1-second invincibility effect against monsters only, even if you spam the skill repeatedly.

Locked Skills

To lock a skill, press the lock icon on the top of each skill icon in the skill window (K).

These are the skills I recommend locking to help prevent messing up combos during PVP.

  • iconEvasion
  • Berserker Class GuideWeakling Hunt
  • Berserker Class GuideFalling Rock
  • Berserker Class GuideTackling Rock
  • Berserker Class GuideFlow: Earth Dividing
  • Berserker Class GuideLava Piercer (optional)
  • Berserker Class GuideFierce Strike (optional)
  • Berserker Class GuideTitan Syndrome (optional – can use on hotbar instead to avoid conflicts with Seismic Blast)

Hotbar Skills


These are the minimum skills I recommend putting on your hotbar.

You may also want to put more skills on your hotbar and cooldown slots to keep track of them. For more information about how to do this, check out our Edit UI and Settings Guide.

Awakening:

Beast Roar, Fearsome Tyrant, Flame Buster, Flow: Earth Dividing, Flow: General Disarray, Titan Syndrome, Wailing Beast, Feral Stampede/Feral Rage, Frenzied Winds/Frenzied Tyrant

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Succession:

Rock Smash, Wrath of Beast, Prime: Beast Form, Prime: Lava Piercer, Prime: Predartory Hunt, Prime: Fearsome Tyrant, Beast Roar, Wailing Beast, Frenzied Tyrant/Frenzied Winds

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Core Skills

Core skills are a way of upgrading 1 skill from your awakening skill kit.

Core skills are usually down to preference but most players choose between Ground Lifting, Giant Leap, and Titan Blow. Ground Lifting is useful since it adds Super Armor to the skill when it is off cooldown, allowing you to use it for fully protected damage. Giant Leap is good for 1v1 scenarios since you can CC as you leap, however it does shortern the distance of the jump slightly. While Titan Blow is useful because the forward guard lingers and is a protected stiffen CC. For general use, I would personally recommend Ground Lifting.

  • Berserker Class GuideCore: Blasting: Forward Guard during the skill (nullified during cooldown).
  • Berserker Class GuideCore: Flame Buster: Forward Guard during the skill (nullified during cooldown).
  • Berserker Class GuideCore: Devastation: Stun on good hits.
  • Berserker Class GuideCore: Ground Lifting: Super Armor during the skill (nullified during cooldown).
  • Berserker Class GuideCore: Titan Blow: Forward Guard during the skill.
  • Berserker Class GuideCore: Seismic Blast: Knockdown on good hits

Skill Enhancement (Rabam) Skills

Skill Enhancement skills can be obtained in the Skill Window (K) under the “Skill Enhancement” tab at the top. At levels 56, 57, and 58, you will have 2 different options to choose between. These skills have no skill points cost, but you have to have other skills leveled up to be able to take them.

 

Level 56 – [SHIFT + X]

  • Berserker Class GuideFeral Rage – Requires [Raging Thunder VI] and [Wrath of Beast III]
  • Berserker Class GuideFeral Stampede – Requires [Raging Thunder VI] and [Tackling Rock III]
    • (Preferred Choice)

Both options are completely viable but most players tend to prefer Feral Stampede since it was patched during the class reworks. It has decent damage in PVE and PVP and flows into other skills nicely, but is unprotected. Feral Rage on the other hand is the “Spin Rabam” that has super armor for the duration of the skill, but it is often not used for damage in PVE.

 

Level 57 – [SHIFT] + [Z]

  • Berserker Class GuideWailing Beast – Requires [Beast Roar III] and [Wrath of Beast III]
    • (Preferred Choice)
  • Berserker Class GuideAxe of Destruction Requires [Beast Roar III] and [Frenzied Destroyer VI]

Wailing Beast is the preferred choice out of the two rabams. It is a quick heal with super armor during the entire skill.

 

Level 58 – [Quickslot Only]

  • Berserker Class GuideFrenzied Winds – Requires [Frenzied Destroyer VI] and [Extreme: Beastly Wind Slash]
    • (Preferred Choice for PVP)
  • Berserker Class GuideFrenzied Tyrant Requires [Frenzied Destroyer VI] and [Fearsome Tyrant III]
    • (Preferred Choice for PVE)

Both of these Rabam skills are considered viable for different scenarios. I recommend going with Frenzied Tyrant to begin with and swapping to Frenzied Winds for PVP. Frenzied Winds has good damage in PVP and quick to cast, but generally not used for PVE. Frenzied Tyrants is a large AOE that gives a DP buff. It is also useful as a pulling skill in PVE, but is not useful for PVP.

Artifacts and Lightstones

There are few different viable choices for both Artifacts and Lightstone combos. Berserker is the “Melee Damage” type so you want to go for Melee Accuracy and Melee Damage for offensive artifacts.

For PVE Lighstones there are a few different options to min-max. For certain spots, you may want to use Species damage combos (eg. The Wild: Demihumans, The Wild: Kamaslyvia, The Wild: Humans). Species damage combos perform better if you are reaching the monster AP caps at a certain zone.

A more generic PVE combo is listed below that is recommended for your class and will work at any spot.

You can also find more information about Artifacts and Lightstones, and how to obtain them, in our guide. We also have a list of Best in slot Artifacts and Lightstones.

 

Artifacts for PVE:

iconMarsh’s Artifact – Extra AP Against Monsters

  • (Extra Damage to Monsters +6)

iconLesha’s Artifact – Monster Damage Reduction

  • (Monster Damage Reduction +9)

Artifacts for PVP:

iconMarsh’s Artifact – Melee AP

  • (Melee AP +4)

iconMarsh’s Artifact – Melee Accuracy

  • (Melee Accuracy +8)
PVE Lightstone Combo
[Deathblow]
Fire: Predation
Fire: Predation
Fire: Blade
 Fire: Blade
Total Combo Effects:
Monster AP +16
Critical Hit Chance +14%
PVP Offensive Lightstone Combo
[Target Openings]
Fire: Rage
Fire: Marked
Wind: Lungs
 Fire: Strike
Total Combo Effects:
All AP +10
All Accuracy +16
Maximum Stamina +100
Critical Damage +6%
PVP Defensive Lightstone Combo
[Untouchable]
Earth: Iron Wall
Earth: Waves
Wind: Heart
 Earth: Disrupt
Total Combo Effects:
All DR +18
All Evasion +33
Max HP +200
Special Attack Evasion +3%

Useful Links/Credits


I highly recommend checking out the Berserker Class Discord for resources about your class. The class discords always have the most up-to-date information and tons of experienced players that can help with questions or gearing advice. I would like to give a shoutout to the Mods and Helpful roles in the Berserker discord for all their hard work gathering resources. You can find some of their own guides below. I honestly cannot recommend enough to join the discord.

Useful links to check out:

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