Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (2024)

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Conditiondamage and Control

Designed for: PvP Conquest

Difficulty:

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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 Skill Variants
  • 3 Template Code
  • 4 Specializations
  • 5 Equipment
    • 5.1 Equipment Changes
  • 6 Usage
  • 7 Top Streamers

Overview

A PvP Berserker build which combines high stacks of various conditions and CC for an all-out condition burst to make up for its low sustain.

Skill Bar

Mace/Shield

Sword/Torch

Utility

Skill Variants

Weapons

  • Off-hand Sword over Shield - trades CC, a leap finisher and a better block for more damage and more frequent access to a blocking skill.

Utility

  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (1)Balanced Stance over Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (2)Shattering Blow - a better defensive skill which could help against both CC and Power damage, but makes it harder for you to build adrenaline and deal with projectiles.

Template Code

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Specializations

Variants

  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (3)Shield Master improves adrenaline generation and makes your blocks reflect projectiles, which opens up new and creative ways to pressure enemies. You do lose some Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (4) Weakness application however which removes a cover condition from the build and decreases your sustain a little.

Equipment

Mace

Shield

Sigil

Sigil

Sword

Torch

Sigil

Sigil

Rune

Amulet

Relic

Equipment Changes

Rune

  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (5)Rune of Orr - makes your Sword/Torch and Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (6)King of Fires burst a bit weaker but adds more defense against conditions without giving up offensive stats.
  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (7)Rune of Undead - this fills the same purpose as Orr but against Power damage.


Sigils

  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (8)Sigil of Cleansing over Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (9)Sigil of Smoldering - adds extra cleansing to the build.


Relics

  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (10)Relic of the Demon Queen - makes your Mace burst damage a bit worse in exchange for better Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (11) Poison uptime and higher healing reduction from it.

Usage

Elite specialization mechanics

  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (12) Berserker grants Warriors acceess to Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (13)Berserk, a mode during which they gain new burst skills.
  • To Enter Berserker mode you must have full adrenaline (30/30). The Berserking burst skill Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (14)Skull Grinder (Mace) and Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (15)Flaming Flurry (Sword) become available during this time frame, these cost 10 adrenaline (which amounts to 1 regular adrenaline bar, 1/3 of the cost of what it took to enter Berserker mode).
  • Rage skills like Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (16)Head Butt and Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (17)Sundering Leap are important adrenaline management tools. They're especially useful for getting back to full adrenaline just before Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (18)Berserk recharges so you don't have to waste time building adrenaline while Berserker is available. Even in Berserker mode they are useful, allowing you to quickly fill up the adrenaline bar for back-to-back burst combos.


General

  • Both the initial cast and the landing strike of Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (19)Sundering Leap restores adrenaline, so try to land on top of enemies. The skill also applies useful cover conditions for burst combos and could act as a gapcloser.
  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (20)Versatile Rage restores 5 adrenaline on weapon-swap. This is great at instantly getting that last bit of adrenaline you'd need for burst skills especially if you're having difficulty building adrenaline (like getting outranged or Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (21) Blind spammed).
  • Aside from Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (22)Brawler's Recovery most of your cleansing is tied to bigger CDs like Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (23)Mending and Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (24)"Shake It Off!". Proper CD management is necessary when it comes to surviving condition pressure. Bridge the gaps in your sustain with proper use of blocks, stuns, and leaps.
  • Much of the pressure comes from spamming Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (25)Skull Grinder and detonating Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (26) Fire Auras using Berserker skills made possible by Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (27)King of Fires. Any skill related to the elite specialization could detonate Fire Auras: Rage, Torch, or Berserker-mode skills.
    • Sometimes Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (28)Blaze Breaker can proc the Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (29) Fire Aura from King of Fires on one of its early strikes, and then detonate said aura when the skill ends. This is because crits can give you Fire Aura, and Torch skills count as Berserker skills that detonate these auras, but the trait will only check if a Berserker skill has been used once the skill has successfully finished its entire animation.
  • While Mace/Shield is more defensive because of the blocks and CC, Sword can help you survive too with proper use of Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (30)Savage Leap to leave enemies behind, especially if you jump from one ledge to another or behind a pillar/wall to deny line of sight. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (31)Flames of War is also a great condi cleanse.
  • CCing a target grants Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (32) Stability via Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (33)Stalwart Strength. This trait procs before the self-stun of Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (34)Head Butt, so you never have to worry about that part of the skill anymore.
  • Both weapon sets could combo Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (35) Fire Aura in Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (36)Flames of War:
    • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (37)Savage Leap on Sword/Torch.
    • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (38)Shield Bash on Mace/Shield.
    • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (39)Sundering Leap is a utility skill therefore works on both. It's also a Rage skill capable of detonating the aura, so using this inside a Fire field first gives you an aura and then detonates it on impact right away for burst damage.


Survival

  • Entering Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (40)Berserk gives you an Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (41)Endure Pain-like effect via Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (42)Savage Instinct, turning the skill into a formidable defensive tool. Not only that but the Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (43) Superspeed from Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (44)Burst of Aggression could help you run away from enemies if you're being focused.
  • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (45)Savage Leap and Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (46)Sundering Leap both have inherent defensive value as mobility skills, you could use these to quickly disengage from fights and resustain before heading back in. Being mobility skills these could also break you out of Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (47) Immobilize, making it harder for enemies to pin you down.
    • Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (48)Sundering Leap even has Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (49) Aegis to cover your escape. Of course if you use this to run away you'll only get half the adrenaline, but that's a small price to pay for survival.
  • Always factor in what other cleansing CDs are available before you'd heal with Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (50)Mending as this is your best mass cleanse. If the answer is none and you heal with no conditions on you in a condition matchup, you might get killed a few seconds later due to the lack of cleansing. Sometimes it's worth holding onto for a few extra seconds just to be safe.
  • CC shouldn't be much of a problem for you with the amount of Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (51) Stability access and stun breaks in the build. Deciding which stun break to use depends on the situation, for instance:
    • If you're getting condi bombed then Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (52)"Shake It Off!" might be the clear winner.
    • If the target is in melee and has no Stability you could counter-burst with Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (53)Head Butt.
    • If you're sitting in a Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (54)Gravity Well with 3 people on you then the damage mitigation of Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (55)Savage Instinct or Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (56)Balanced Stance (if taken) is what you need.


Burst combo examples

Using both sets

  1. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (57)Flames of War Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (58)Savage Leap for Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (59) Fire Aura
  2. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (60)Head Butt
  3. Enter Berserker mode, cast Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (61)Flaming Flurry while they're stunned and you have Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (62) Quickness
  4. Weapon Swap
  5. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (63)Shield Bash for 2nd Fire Aura while Flames of War is still up
  6. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (64)Skull Grinder to detonate the aura again


From range

  1. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (65)Flames of War
  2. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (66)Sundering Leap for Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (67) Fire Aura and to close the gap, also to detonate said aura upon landing
  3. Weapon Swap
  4. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (68)Berserk
  5. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (69)Skull Grinder


Opener/Without Berserker mode

  1. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (70)Blaze Breaker hoping for a Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (71)King of Fires "double" proc (both an aura and an aura detonation, as mentioned earlier)
  2. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (72)Flames of War
  3. Build:Berserker - Condi Macezerker (73)Sundering Leap for fire aura and an aura detonation upon landing

Top Streamers

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