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The Berserker is one of the most popular - and strongest classes - in Lost Ark. In particular, the Mayhem build for the Berserker is extremely popular across all three regions of the game.

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This build guide covers three main builds: a Chaos Dungeon build for clearing content with lots of enemies, a Raid build that is suitable for Guardian Raids and some early game Abyss Dungeons, and a PvP build for those who want to take part in PvP islands or arena.

Want to learn more about the general mechanics and playstyles of the Berserker? Check out our Berserker class overview here.

Berserker Mayhem PvE Raid Build

The Mayhem Berserker build is one of the most satisfyingly powerful in the entire game. It's an extremely popular build through T1, T2 and T3 content, with the only weak stage being the very first raids, Dungeons and other T1 content before you have your Engravings properly online. That being said, it's power spike and generally fun playstyle isn't for everyone. To understand why we've got to take a closer look at the Mayhem Engraving.

  • Mayhem means you have a totally flexible rage meter which you can jump in and out of at will. At level 3, it increases your overall damage output by a massive 18%, although this is much lower at 4% down at level 1. Attack speed and movement are also increased.
  • However, your health is also reduced to next to nothing, 25% of your total health. All incoming damage is reduced by 65% to balance this slightly, but rolling around with hardly any health is still a bit of a drastic change from what you're used to.

During the early game it's not unheard of for Berserkers to go down the route of Berserker's Technique route (the alternative class engraving) just for a little more survivability as they grind for endgame tier content.

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First, here are the skills you want to take for a Mayhem Raid build. This is a beginner endgame build, i.e, the build you can create with 250 points.

Ability T1 T2 T3
Finish Strike
  • Low cooldown, decent damage, one of your main Stagger abilities
Tenacity Weakpoint Detection Lights Out
Shoulder Charge
  • Movement ability, good for repositioning (essential with the Mayhem engraving because you've got to dodge a lot)
Excellent Mobility
Tempest Slash​​​​​​​ Quick Prep
Hell Blade
  • Huge damage ability, should be used off cooldown - can also be used to dodge incoming attacks
Leap Deadly Blow Earth Flip
Chain Sword
  • Long charge time, so we've added the Nimble Movement Tripod
Nimble Movement
Strike Wave Wave Limit Break Earth Flip
Red Dust Quick Prep Vital Point Hit Red Wave
Sword Storm Quick Prep Weak Point Detection Flame Storm

For your Awakening skill, you should take Berserk Fury in this Mayhem build as you don't need the meter gain from Chain of Vengeance.

Although a lot of guides will point you in the direction of Grudge and Cursed Doll, do not pick up these Engravings in the early tier 1 or even tier 2 content. They need to be maxed out at level 3 to be really worthwhile, and the massive downsides - particularly Grudge's massive increase in incoming damage of 20%. These Engravings are unforgiving and can cause some problems with survivability early on.

Instead, focus on these Engravings in Priority order.

  • Mayhem - This is a staple part of this build. At T1, you can double-slot your Mayhem Engraving to get it close to level two. Depending on the rarity of the Engraving you currently have equipped you can hit level 2 before T2.
  • Master's Tenacity - Master's Tenacity is the first Engraving you should grab with your Combat Engraving Uncommon and Rare books when you find them out in the world.
  • Keen Blunt Weapon
  • Cursed Doll
  • Raid Captain
  • Master Of Ambush

If you're unsure of how Engravings work (fair enough, they're complicated things) we've put together an Engravings guide to introduce you to the mechanics.

In terms of stats, Mayhem Berserkers should focus on Crit & Swiftness. Crit is for extra damage and Swiftness is to help you navigate tricky Raid engagements. Because your health is so low, a good understanding of Raid mechanics and how to dodge incoming attacks is pretty much essential.

Berserker PvE Dungeon Guide

Coming soon.

Berserker PvP Guide

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Berserker's Technique Berserker Build Guide

Coming soon.

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