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Power Banner Berserker

Squad
Offensive support

Armor

Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of the Thief icon
Berserker's HelmSuperior Rune of the Thief
Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of the Thief icon
Berserker's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Thief
Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of the Thief icon
Berserker's ChestSuperior Rune of the Thief
Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of the Thief icon
Berserker's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Thief
Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of the Thief icon
Berserker's LegsSuperior Rune of the Thief
Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of the Thief icon
Berserker's BootsSuperior Rune of the Thief

Weapons & Sigils

Axe icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's AxeSuperior Sigil of Force
Axe icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's AxeSuperior Sigil of Impact
Mace icon Superior Sigil of Severance icon
Berserker's MaceSuperior Sigil of Severance
Mace icon Superior Sigil of Paralyzation icon
Berserker's MaceSuperior Sigil of Paralyzation

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Assassin's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Berserker's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Berserker's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Berserker's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Assassin's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Berserker's Ring

Food

Peppercorn-Crusted Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Peppercorn-Crusted Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Utility Skills

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Rotation

After the Opening use the different combinations and Auto-attacks to spam Decapitate. Do not cancel your Axe Auto-attack chain while outside Berserk.

Opening

  1. Head Butt
  2. Enter Berserk
  3. Decapitate
  4. Blood Reckoning
  5. Decapitate
  6. Dual Strike
  7. Cyclone Axe
  8. Whirling Axe
  9. Decapitate

Power Berserker is one of the easier builds to pick up. It provides group support in form of CC and Banner of Strength & Banner of Discipline.

Keep in mind you will often be picked to do mechanics, as your DPS will be lower than dedicated DPS players. Another factor in sending you to do mechanics is your access to CC.

Build Fundamentals

The goal of your rotation is to use Decapitate during Berserk as many times as possible. To generate enough Adrenaline for the next Decapitate you need to hit your target 3 times. To achieve this you can use a following combinations:

Important Notes

The cooldown on all your Banner skills is reduced by 60 seconds when you pick them up. This allows you to have permanent uptime on Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline. Replace banners during downtime in encounters if possible or when not in Berserk.

Having 100% critical chance is extremely important for this build as critical strikes with Axes generate 3 Adrenaline due to Axe Mastery and non-critical strikes generate only 1 Adrenaline.

Flank enemies to benefit from Superior Rune of the Thief.

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

Utility Skills

Weapons

  • Shield offhand instead of Mace if you notice Tremor not being off-CD during CC phases.

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