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This page is about the Ascendancy class. For the Ascendant passive, see Berserker (Ascendant passive).
Berserker ascendancy class
The savage path is always swift and sure

The Berserker is an Ascendancy class for Marauders.

Overview[ | ]

The Berserker is an offense oriented class that gears towards being in the heat of combat, with skills that offer unparalleled power at a downside. Berserkers can be built around Rage and make it even more powerful at the cost of life degen with Rite of Ruin, trade consistent critical strike chance for faster attacks with Blitz, or gain straight-up more damage for vulnerability with Aspect of Carnage. The class also offers bonuses to leech and warcries.

Passive skills[ | ]

Ascendancy skill tree Berserker

Berserker skill tree

Minor skills[ | ]

This class has the following minor passive skills:

Physical Damage, Attack Speed
DmgAttackSpeed (Berserker) passive skill icon
10% increased Physical Damage
6% increased Attack Speed [1] [2] [3]
Physical Damage, Critical Strike Chance
DmgCrit (Berserker) passive skill icon
10% increased Physical Damage
15% increased Critical Strike Chance [1] [2]
Physical Damage, Life Leeched per Second
DmgLeech (Berserker) passive skill icon
10% increased Physical Damage
30% increased Recovery per second from Life Leech [1]
Physical Damage, Warcry Speed
DmgWarcry (Berserker) passive skill icon
10% increased Physical Damage
20% increased Warcry Speed [1]

Notable skills[ | ]

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
CloakedAgony (Berserker) passive skill iconFlawless Savagery 50% increased Critical Strike Chance
+25% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Adds 20 to 30 Physical Damage if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
Physical Attack Damage, Critical Strike Chance
Blitz (Berserker) passive skill iconBlitz Gain a Blitz Charge on Critical Strike
2% more Attack Speed per Blitz Charge
8% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Blitz Charge
+20 to Maximum Blitz Charges
Flawless Savagery Physical Attack Damage, Critical Strike Chance
DefyPain (Berserker) passive skill iconDefy Pain Gain Defiance for 10 seconds on losing Life to an Enemy Hit, no more than once every 0.3 seconds
25% increased Armour per Defiance
50% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech while you have Defiance
At 10 Defiance, take Reflected Physical Damage equal to maximum Life, then lose all Defiance
Physical Attack Damage, Life Leeched per Second
WarBringer (Berserker) passive skill iconWar Bringer Warcries grant 10 Rage per 5 Power if you have less than 25 Rage
Warcries Sacrifice 10 Rage if you have at least 25 Rage
Exerted Attacks deal 50% more Damage if a Warcry Sacrificed Rage Recently
Physical Attack Damage, Warcry Speed
CombatFrenzy (Berserker) passive skill iconCrave the Slaughter Gain 1 Rage on Hit with Attacks, no more than once every 0.3 seconds
+10 to Maximum Rage
Physical Attack Damage, Attack Speed
RiteOfRuin (Berserker) passive skill iconRite of Ruin Inherent effects from having Rage are Tripled
Cannot be Stunned while you have at least 25 Rage
Lose 0.1% of Life per second per Rage while you are not losing Rage
Crave the Slaughter Physical Attack Damage, Attack Speed
AspectOfCarnage (Berserker) passive skill iconAspect of Carnage 10% increased Damage taken
40% more Damage
Physical Attack Damage, Attack Speed

Version History[ | ]

Version Changes
  • Minor nodes now grant 10% increased Physical Damage (previously 12% increased Attack Physical Damage).
  • Pain Reaver has been replaced with Defy Pain.
  • The small passive leading to War Bringer no longer grants 20% increased Warcry Duration. It now grants 20% increased Warcry Speed.
  • Cloaked in Savagery has been removed. Pain Reaver has moved and is now a standalone notable.
  • Added new Berserker notables - Flawless Savagery and Blitz.
  • The small passives leading to Flawless Savagery and Blitz each grant 12% increased attack physical damage and 15% increased critical strike chance.