The Berserker is the giant, two-handed sword wielder of the Warrior class in Lost Ark. They deal massive amounts of damage with their greatswords and withstand lots of incoming attacks. To get the most out of the Berserker advanced class, you will want to make sure you are running the right build. Here is our Lost Ark Berserker Build Guide.

Berserker Class overview

The Berserker is an absolute unit on the battlefield. Its high-damage AoE attacks and high survivability make it one of the easiest advanced classes to play. The only drawbacks of the Berserker are the long attack animations and slow cooldowns. Luckily, Berserker’s Identity Skill helps outweigh these slight cons.

The Berserker’s Identity Skill is called Burst Mode. When you fill up your Fury Meter, you can enter Burst Mode, which raises your movement speed, attack speed, damage, and critical damage. In this mode, you are pretty much unstoppable, and you will crush everything in your path. This is why you should strive to be in Burst Mode as often as possible. Your build should work to increase your effectiveness both in and out of Burst Mode.

Best Berserker build

The Berserker will perform best when your build focuses on maximizing the class’s overall damage output and survivability. While this specific setup lacks mobility, it’s ideal for players looking to output huge damage while staying alive and buffing teammates. Players will receive skill points each time they level up. Players should work toward the below build as they level up. It is recommended that you first max out skills that you use most often or are the most powerful, then fill in the rest of the skills from there.

SkillSkill LevelTier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Assault Blade10Piercing StrikeWeak Point EnhancementCounter-attack
Diving Slash7Excellent MobilitySwordswipe DraftN/A
Finish Strike10TenacityWeak Point DetectionKill Confirm
Hell Blade10Training ResultsMeltEarth Flip
Red Dust7Quick PreparationVital Point StrikeN/A
Shoulder Charge7Excellent MobilityDown StrikeN/A
Tempest Slash10Quick PreparationEnhanced StrikeStorm Slash
Whirlwind10Sustain EnhancementCracked BladeVacuum Slash

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Berserker Engravings

Once you’ve reached level 50, you can start taking advantage of Engravings. Each class has two Class Engravings that slightly alter the way your class functions. For Berserker, these are Berserker’s Technique and Mayhem. We recommend most players start with the Berserker’s Technique Engraving and more advanced players move on to the Mayhem Engraving.

  • Berserker’s Technique – Removes the exhaustion debuff after Burst Mode ends, allowing you to immediately start generating Fury again. It also grants an extra 20-percent movement speed, 20-percent attack speed, and 30 percent crit rate while in Burst Mode.
  • Mayhem – Completely removes the Fury gauge, allowing you to toggle Burst Mode on and off at will. However, this comes at a significant cost. While in Mayhem Burst Mode, Berserkers are capped at 25 percent of their max health and only gain 25 percent of any incoming shields from support classes. Mayhem also has lower stat bonuses, gaining 15-percent movement speed, 15-percent attack speed, and no extra crit rate.

You will also have access to some general Engravings that can further increase the Berserker’s damage. These can be leveled up a maximum of three times and activated using Engraving points on rings, necklaces, and earrings. Below are a few great Engraving options for Berserker:

  • Master of Ambush – Increases back attack damage by up to 25 percent.
  • Cursed Doll– Boosts your attack power by 16 percent and lowers healing by 25 percent.
  • Keen Blunt Weapon – Plus 50-percent crit damage but your attacks have a chance to deal 20 percent less damage.
  • Grudge – Increases damage to Bosses or higher-ranking foes by 20 percent, but also increases damage from them by 20 percent.

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Berserker Awakening Skills

Awakening Skills are extremely powerful abilities that have longer cooldowns. You will unlock these by following along with Beatrice’s post-level-50 questlines. Each class has two unique Awakening Skills. However, only one can be equipped at a time. The Awakening Skill you should choose for Berserker ties directly to the Engraving that you are using.

  • Chains of Vengeance – Pulls foes in, then explodes for massive damage. This skill is best used with the Berserker’s Technique Engraving.
  • Berserk Fury – Charges up to unleash a colossal blow. It gains damage and range as it charges, peaking at a sweet spot near the end of the meter. Berserk Fury deals more damage than Chains of Vengeance, but it also generates less Fury. This is why we recommend this skill with the Mayhem Engraving.

This is an all-around Berserker build, but keep in mind that there are builds that are more focused on specific types of content. Builds are somewhat subjective, so feel free to tweak this build to fit your playstyle as needed.

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