The Berserker is an advanced class under the Warrior class. This is one of Lost Ark's heavy-hitters, with its Mayhem Engraving build being one of the most popular in the game right now.
This guide covers how the Berserker plays, some of the best abilities and Tripods, as well as a short look over a sample Berserker build.
Berserkers are a wild force on the battlefield. They wield a giant great sword and deal huge damage with large AoE attacks, albeit with a slow animation time for certain attacks.
Enter into the rage-induced Berserker mode, and you can sweep through huge pools of enemies with ease. Attack speed and critical damage chance are boosted massively in this form. This is basically the Berserker's power mode, and it's filled by attacking enemies. The brand new Berserker Mayhem Engraving rework has made this one of the most popular classes in Lost Ark currently. Of course, these balance changes are always subject to further updates. As we have been told a million times: don't play a class because it's meta, because next week there'll be a new meta.
Overall, the Berserker is a relatively simple class to play with the potential to become a PvE or PvP powerhouse.
- Simple, easy-to-learn mechanics
- Berserker mode is very satisfying in PvE
- Can be used in both PvE and PvP
- Long animations for most attacks
- Long cooldowns for burst damage
Best Berserker Engravings
Engravings are passive buffs that increase the customization of your class tenfold. We'll run over some of the best Berserker Engravings below. First up, the two class bonus Engravings. These impact your "Burst" ability, or your Berserker-mode, i.e your Identity Skill.
The new version of Mayhem is very popular at the moment after a total rework of the Berserker class. Berserker's Technique is now the much less commonly used class Engraving out of the two.
Mayhem allows you to have a permanent rage mode. You take a lot less damage, but your health is also reduced by a massive 75%. This turns the Berserker into a much, much squishier class. You balance out increased damage with reduced survivability. Does it really matter? No. No it doesn't. The Mayhem Berserker is a lot of fun to play.
Recommended Engravings For The Berserker
Considering the popularity of the Mayhem Engraving build in the current meta, you should use these Engravings alongside to get the most out of your build. These are always subject to change and the balance meta of Lost Ark does change, albeit fairly infrequently.
|Keen Blunt Weapon
These are easily the most common Engravings you'll see in Lost Ark. Grudge and Cursed Doll are pretty much staples in Tier 1 content, and Keen Blunt Weapon is idea for any crit-heavy burst-damage class, which the Berserker most certainly is if you're playing in Mayhem mode.
Best Berserker Skills
We're going to provide a very simple PvE skill build here for the Berserker - just something to help you get started. We'll cover these in more depth in our PvE, PvP, and general Berserker build guides. This doesn't reflect the Mayhem build in particular. That will be detailed separately.
This is what we call the "spin-to-win" build, mostly designed to make the most out of Whirlwind while you level. Check out the different Tripod skills (unique enhancing perks for each skill, essentially) to see how we've crafted this build to dominate in PvE.
|Prepare Fast Attack
Some skills appear a lot, like Quickly Prepare and Focus. This is just a rough overview of what you can do with Lost Ark's complex skill tree. You can find out more in our dedicated Berserker build guide.