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So I feel like this is the most straight forward build for a berserker but everyone I run into seems to not 'get it'. Sorry if this is poorly written, I was amazed at the lack of build guides that exist and wanted to get something out there so people could have SOMETHING to compare against. I see a lot of berserkers running around with ~3,000 hp and mis-match weapons (ie claw + sword) and I wanted to point out how simple/strong this basic build is without tons of theory crafting and min/maxing.

Purpose of build: Stack HP items so when you crit your heal for more. Each crit = % max hp heal. More hp = more heal. You want to live longer? Well having a massive amount of HP & armor helps take the initial blow then turning around and critting once and healing for a massive amount nullifies it completely. It is hard to do damage while dead or running for your life, this build lets you stand in 1 place like a rock and just smack away all day long while eating any aoe type hits. Yea on hard difficulties you probably want to stack avoidance to avoid direct hits but you also probably want a sheild to block -- this is a dps/off tank build.

I stack Str/Dex/vit at a ~ 2:2:1 ratio

Item priorities are HP/+ weapon damage > + Crit damage > + other target dmg > + dex/str/vit

Socket priorities on armor are resists & HP

Socket priorities on Weapons are dmg (there is a +% attack speed unique socket which would be better since faster hits = more crits.)

Right now at level 68 I am sitting at 7,000 hp which is more hp than anyone I group with. Every time I crit I heal for 11% of my max hp aka ~770 hp. I also have 623 physical armor, 586 frost, 627 fire, 510 electric & 243 poison armor. Since physical armor stacks up fast with shred armor the elemental armors are really important.

I have 32% crit so I crit fairly regularly even while building charge bar.

I dual weild axes or swords, making sure that I use either BOTH axes or BOTH swords so execute functions. This is because axes & swords hit multiple targets. I get massive armor reduction from shred armor, at rank 10 it is -241 armor per hit and I hit a lot & fast so I feel that claws & -armor on hit sockets/items are not super useful. (to clarify, claws do not hit multiple targets, which sucks, a lot.)

This build allows you to generally walk into fights and be a health regen sponge. The longer the fight goes on the stronger I get due to shred armor, I generally get up to ~1,200-1,300 armor when fighting. I can drop the battle standard to lower chance of getting displaced in fights so I can keep my stacks going. If a boss teleport/dashes/whatever away from me I can shadow dash right back onto them instantly for basically no mana. Crits keep my health up and I also have my wolf shade leaching me massive health.

The AOE damage of this build lacks when you compare yourself to the other more AOE centric people but I would be willing to bet the survivability & single target dps is bar none.

At lvl 68 my primary weapon is the icy hand of death, it is socketed with 2x+92 physical damage and I got super lucky and rolled 3x fire damage enchants from a fire enchanter so I have +99 fire damage ontop of it totaling 1169 dps on a lvl 70 unique weapon. I have seen people who use console commands for red weapons basically be like wtf that is better than mine. My off hand is cruel hand of fate with similar enchants/sockets but only 760 dps - it is nice though because it has +20% crit damage which in turn makes the ice hand do more.

At lvl 68 I can get strings of crits going for 4,000-7,000 a pop which is pretty nasty, I think the highest I saw was in the 11,000-12,000 ball park.


So I did a lot of playing this weekend, hit 93 and tried out going 1h + sheild.

1H + Sheild is OP. Add in the ability to block you are pretty much unstoppable.

Just did a lvl 105 veteran run and once I died twice right off the bat I was able to get my armor stacks up and toe to toe a dragon boss.. sustained about 3,400 armor in fight + at least 1,000 in every elemental armor category and almost 10,000 hp =)
Last Edit: xCry0x (Oct 8th 2012, 6:24 AM)
  • Posted on Oct 6th 2012, 7:26 AM
Very nice build. It is sad that there are not many guides out there, but if I had the time to write one, I would. I also understand when you say you see people with miss-matching weapons -- I admit, I am one of those people, but I choose whatever is stronger (DPS and attribute-wise) than my current weapons. I learnt a few things from this build itself, thanks.

Other than that, I think it's a nicely planned build and has the potential to maximize the damage a Berserker does (which as far as I can see, it has!)

Thanks for posting this, best of wishes~.
  • Posted on Oct 6th 2012, 9:01 AM
One of the big things you can do is buy weapons from the random item vendor (the dice guy). It is a gamble but for like 6-7k a pop you can get up to level weapons. So what I have been doing is every 5 or so levels ill go buy the swords or axes he has and see what comes out.

I base my purchase of swords or axes by checking the armory here and seeing which weapon type has a weapon I want. IE the lvl 70 ish axes are better than lvl 70 ish swords so I bought axes at lvl 65. I ended up getting the icy hand of death and the cruel hand of fate, both top end uniques.

At lvl 55 ish I bought swords and got the lizard tooh (I think) which had +20% or 25% charge rate on EACH aka +50% charge rate total.. they were godly.
  • Posted on Oct 6th 2012, 5:27 PM
Below is the link to a fairly comprehensive build guide on the Runic forums from Shek333, who has collected a list of forum post links to other players' guides:
  • Posted on Oct 11th 2012, 4:14 AM
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  • Posted on Oct 24th 2012, 5:42 PM
I'm starting the build and I'm having a lot of fun but instead of putting as much into Rampage I'm trying out Howl. It is awesome for debuffing enemies and is easy to cast before a fight. Thoughts on it?
  • Posted on Oct 25th 2012, 2:42 AM
Doesn't Howl increase the damage you take?
  • Posted on Oct 27th 2012, 11:50 PM
i played using berserker in normal difficulty but i don't know what went wrong because i [b]died a lot[/b] like 30+ times at lvl 71. maybe my early build was wrong. can you guide to berserker build at early game. what should i up first? dex or vit? and what skills are the most useful in early game?
  • Posted on Nov 1st 2012, 7:19 AM
my build is pretty much the same, main difference is the focus on raze and shadow burst also my stats are a bit different.
where you have focused on strength and dexterity, my focus is on dexterity and vitality.
I'm currently veteran NG+ lvl 81 using the Synergies mod (among other features more, bigger and harder mobs) and as long as I keep hitting I'm pretty much unbeatable
Last Edit: strukto (Dec 12th 2012, 11:17 AM)
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