Warrior PvE | Fun Axe/Axe, Longbow | Damage The Berser-King (+) Duel Axer

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Summary

My newbie take on a berserker. "This build is kinda like a layout to create an even better berserker pretty much..."


I. Weapons and Skills

Berserker's Axe
  • Weapon Strength: 857-1048
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Axe
  • Weapon Strength: 857-1048
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Celestial Longbow
  • Weapon Strength: 920-1080
  • Power: 113
  • Precision: 113
  • Toughness: 113
  • Vitality: 113
  • Condition Damage: 113
  • Healing Power: 113
  • Ferocity: 113
  • Weapon Strength: -
Berserker's Harpoon Gun
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Harpoon Gun
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
  • Eviscerate
    Burst. Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
    Level 1 damage: 487Level 2 damage: 609 Level 3 damage: 731 Combo Finisher: LeapRange: 300
  • Chop¼
    Chop your foe.
    Damage: 227Range: 130
    • Double Chop
      Chop your foe twice.
      Damage (2x): 480Range: 130
    • Triple Chop
      Deliver three final chops to your foe.
      Damage (3x): 1,158Range: 130
  • Cyclone Axe½
    Spin around and attack all nearby foes.
    Damage (2x): 236x4Vulnerability: 8 sCombo Finisher: WhirlRange: 130
    • 0
    • 0
  • Throw Axe¼ 8
    Throw an axe that cripples foes.
    Damage: 225Crippled: 4 sCombo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Dual Strike½
    Strike your foe with both weapons. Gain fury with each hit.
    Damage (2x): 404x2Fury: 2 sRange: 130
    • 0
    • 0
  • Whirling Axe16
    Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.
    Damage (15x): 1,005Combo Finisher: WhirlRange: 1,200
    • 0
    • 0
  • Healing Signet16
    Signet Passive: Grants regeneration.
    Signet Active: Heal yourself and gain resistance.
    Healing: 3,320Resistance: 6 s
    • 0
  • Signet of Fury¼ 24
    Signet Passive: Improves precision.
    Signet Active: Gain adrenaline.
    Passive effect: 180 precisionAdrenaline: 30
    • 0
  • Signet of Might20
    Signet Passive: Improves power.
    Signet Active: Your next 3 attacks are unblockable.
    Passive effect: 180 powerUnblockable: Next 5 strikes
    • 0
  • Frenzy60
    Stance. Frenzy to gain quickness and might.
    Quickness: 6 sx5Might: 6 sBreaks stun
    • 0
  • Signet of Rage1 48
    Signet Passive: Grants adrenaline.
    Signet Active: Gain fury, might, and swiftness.
    x5Might: 30 sFury: 30 sSwiftness: 30 s
    • 0

Weapon and Skill Details

Do your own thing with the axes unless you wanna follow my possible rotation. The signets are usually my set up when trying to go for the highest DPS possible.


Traits

Strength

  • Reckless Dodge
    Deal damage to foes at the end of your dodge roll.
    • Death from Above
      Falling damage reduced by 50%. When you take falling damage launch foes away from your point of impact.
    • Restorative Strength
      Gain 5 stacks of might for 6 seconds when you use a healing skill.
    • Peak Performance
      Reduces the recharge of Physical skills by 20%. Physical skills deal 10% more damage for each bar of adrenaline you have accrued.
  • Building Momentum
    Burst skills restore 15 endurance if they hit.
    • Body Blow
      Stuns, dazes, knockbacks and knockdowns inflict weakness for 3 seconds and 2 stacks of bleeding for 6 seconds.
    • Forceful Greatsword
      Reduces the recharge of Greatsword and spear skills by 20% and increases damage of greatsword and spear skills by 10%. Additionally when you land a critical hit with these weapons you gain 1 stack of might for 5 seconds.
    • Great Fortitude
      Gain vitality equal to 10% of your power.
  • Stick and Move
    Deal 10% more damage while your endurance is not full. Adept
    • Berserker’s Power
      Gain a 10/15/20% damage boost for 8 seconds after using a burst skill based on how much adrenaline was spent.
    • Distracting Strikes
      Interrupts inflict 4 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds.
    • Axe Mastery
      Recharge on axe skills is reduced by 20% and gain 150 ferocity for each axe you are wielding. When you critical hit with an axe you gain 2 additional adrenaline.

Arms

  • Precise Strikes
    Your critical hits have a 33% chance to inflict 1 stack of bleeding for 4 seconds.
    • Berserker’s Fury
      Gain 2 adrenaline every 3 seconds while in combat. Striking a foe below 25% health grants fury for 5 seconds (can only trigger once every 10 seconds).
    • Signet Mastery
      Reduces recharge on signet skills by 20%. When you activate a signet gain a stacking 100 precision buff for 1 minute (maximum 5 stacks). Striking a foe below 50% health activates Signet of Might.
    • Opportunist
      Immobilizing a target grants fury for 5 seconds (10s ICD).
  • Rending Strikes
    Your critical hits have a 33% chance to inflict 1 stack of vulnerability for 8 seconds.
    • Unuspecting Foe
      Gain 50% increased critical hit chance against stunned foes.
    • Deep Strike
      Fury you apply also gives 150 condition damage.
    • Blademaster
      Reduces recharge on sword skills by 20%. Sword skills have a 20% increased critical hit chance against bleeding foes.
  • Bloodlust
    Deal 5% additional damage to bleeding foes. Bleeding you inflict lasts 33% longer.
    • Burst Precision
      Burst skills have a 100% critical hit chance.
    • Furious
      Gain 1 additional adrenaline when you critical hit. Additionally, you gain 8 seconds of Furious Surge whenever you critical hit which increases condition damage by 10 per stack (maximum 25 stacks).
    • Dual Wielding
      Increases attack speed by 15% while wielding a sword, axe or mace in your offhand.

Discipline

  • Versatile Rage
    Gain 5 adrenaline when you swap weapons.
    • Crack Shot
      Reduces recharge of rifle and harpoon gun weapon skills by 20%. Rifle and harpoon gun shots pierce.
    • Warrior’s Sprint
      Move 25% faster while wielding melee weapons. Using a movement skill removes the immobilize condition.
    • Vengeful Return
      The Vengeance downed skill has a 100% chance to rally you if you kill a foe while it is active. When you rally you regain 25% additional health and 100 endurance.
  • Fast Hands
    Reduces recharge of weapon swap by 5 seconds.
    • Inspiring Battle Standard
      Banners apply regeneration for 3 seconds every 3 seconds to allies in their radius while they are active.
    • Destruction of the Empowered
      Deal 3% additional damage to foes for each boon they have on them.
    • Brawler’s Recovery
      Remove 1 condition whenever you swap weapons (combat only).
  • Versatile Power
    Gain 2 stacks of might for 10 seconds whenever you swap weapons (combat only). Burst skill recharge is reduced by 15%.
    • Merciless Hammer
      Reduces recharge of hammer weapon skills by 20%. Hammer skills deal 20% more damage to stunned, dazed, knocked down, or launched foes.
    • Heightened Focus
      Striking a foe below 50% health grants quickness for 4 seconds (15s ICD).
    • Burst Mastery
      Burst skills deal 7% more damage. Regain 3/7/10 adrenaline when using a burst skill based on the amount of adrenaline spent.

III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 23492 (+4280)
  • Vitality 1428 (+428)
  • Armor 2410 (+199)
  • Toughness 1199 (+199)
  • Attack 3562 (+1514)
  • Power 2462 (+1462)
  • Critical Hit 61% (+61%)
  • Precision 2044 (+1044)

Secondary Stats

  • Condition Damage 199 (+199)
  • Critical Damage 89% (+89%)
  • Damage 1100 (+5%)
  • Defense 1211 (+0)
  • Experience from Kills 20% (+20%)
  • Ferocity 1339 (+1339)
  • Fury Duration 30% (+30%)
  • Healing Power 199 (+199)
  • Magic find 20% (+20%)

Boons

  • Aegis
    Block the next attack.
  • Distortion
    Allows mesmers to evade attacks for some time.
  • Frenzy
    Increases damage taken by 25%. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Frosty Armor
    Chills foes that hit you.
  • Fury
    20% critical chance increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Haste
    Regenerate endurance at 50% effectiveness when under the effects of this skill. It's typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Invulnerability
    Prevents the target from taking damage or receiving conditions. It is also placed on rallied players for one second.
  • Might
    X damage per attack increase. Stacks intensity.
  • Protection
    33% damage reduction. Stacks in duration.
  • Quickening Zephyr
    Prevents healing. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Quickness
    Makes all skills and actions 50% faster.
  • Regeneration
    Regenerates X health per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Rejuvenation
    Regenerates health. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession through the Virtue of Resolve.
  • Resistance
    Resistance temporarily negates the affected target of all effects caused by conditions.
  • Retaliation
    Does X damage to an opponent each time they hit you. Stacks in duration.
  • Smiting
    Causes every fifth attack to apply burning. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession.
  • Stability
    Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
  • Stealth
    Allows the user to be invisible to enemy players and avoid being spotted by enemy NPCs.
  • Swiftness
    33% movement speed increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Vigor
    Faster endurance regeneration. Stacks in duration.

Conditions

  • Agony
    Agony is an effect unique to Fractals of the Mists that removes a percentage of the player's health every second and reduces received healing by ~50%.
  • Bleeding
    Bleeding is a stackable condition that deals damage over time.
  • Blind
    Causes the target's next hit to miss instead.
  • Burning
    Inflicts X damage per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Chilled
    Reduces movement speed and skill recharge by 66%. Stacks in duration.
  • Confusion
    Inflicts X damage each time a foe uses skill. Stacks in intensity.
  • Crippled
    Crippled is a condition which decreases movement speed by 50%. Stacks in duration.
  • Fear
    Causes the target to run directly away from the caster.
  • Immobilized
    Immobilized is a condition which prevents movement and dodging. Victims also can't turn. Stacks in duration.
  • Poison
    Inflicts X damage per second. Reduces outgoing heals by 33%. Stacks in duration.
  • Slow
    Slow is a condition that reduces the activation time of skills and abilities.
  • Taunt
    Taunt is a control effect that forces the affected target to run towards the source of taunt with all skills except stun breakers disabled while using their auto-attack skill.
  • Torment
    Deals damage every second; deals additional damage if moving; stacks intensity.
  • Vulnerability
    Increases damage the target takes by 1%. Stacks in intensity.
  • Weakness
    Causes 50% of attacks to be glancing and reduces endurance regeneration by 50%. Stacks in duration.

Control

  • Break Stun
    Stun break is an effect which can break control effects on a character.
  • Daze
    Interrupts and prevents the target from using skills for a period of time.
  • Float
    Forces the affected target(s) to move towards the surface.
  • Knockdown
    Interrupts and causes the foe to be unable to move or use skills for a short duration. Knocked down foes fall to the ground.
  • Launch
    Interrupts and tosses a character into the air.
  • Pull
    Shortens the distance between the user and the foe by drawing one of them to another. If a foe is pulled, this can result in an interrupt.
  • Push
    Physically pushes foes away from the player and interrupts them.
  • Sink
    Forces the affected target(s) to move away from the surface.
  • Stun
    Interrupts, immobilizes, and incapacitates foes for a short duration.
  • Teleport
    Teleport to target location.
  • Teleport
    Teleport (alternatively, flash) is a mechanic that causes the user or target(s) to instantly move from one location to another.

Fields & Finishers

  • Dark Field
    Dark Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Blindness
    Leap Finisher: Blindness
    Projectile Finisher: Life stealing
    Whirl Finsher: Leeching Bolts
  • Ethereal Field
    Ethereal Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Chaos Armor
    Leap Finisher: Chaos Armor
    Projectile Finisher: Confusion
    Whirl Finsher: Confounding Bolts
  • Fire Field
    Fire Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Might
    Leap Finisher: Fire Shield
    Projectile Finisher: Burning
    Whirl Finsher: Burning Bolts
  • Ice Field
    Ice Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Frost Aura
    Leap Finisher: Frost Aura
    Projectile Finisher: Chilled
    Whirl Finsher: Chilling Bolts
  • Light Field
    Light Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Retaliation
    Leap Finisher: Retaliation
    Projectile Finisher: Remove Condition
    Whirl Finsher: Cleansing Bolts
  • Lightning Field
    Lightning Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Swiftness
    Leap Finisher: Dazing Strike
    Projectile Finisher: Vulnerability
    Whirl Finsher: Brutal Bolts
  • Poison Field
    Poison Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Weakness
    Leap Finisher: Weakness
    Projectile Finisher: Poison
    Whirl Finsher: Poison Bolts
  • Revealed
    Revealed is an effect applied when stealth is broken, for example by entering combat or exiting a Shadow Refuge circle prematurely.
  • Smoke Field
    Smoke Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Stealth
    Leap Finisher: Stealth
    Projectile Finisher: Blindness
    Whirl Finsher: Blinding Bolts
  • Super Speed
    Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
  • Water Field
    Water Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Healing
    Leap Finisher: Healing
    Projectile Finisher: Regeneration
    Whirl Finsher: Healing Bolts
Combo
  • Blast Finisher
    Blast Combo Effects

    Dark: Area Blindness
    Ethereal: Area Chaos Armor
    Fire: Area Might
    Ice: Area Frost Aura
    Light: Area Retaliation
    Lightning: Area Swiftness
    Poison: Area Weakness
    Smoke: Area Stealth
    Water: Area Healing
  • Leap Finisher
    Leap Combo Effects

    Dark: Blindness
    Ethereal: Chaos Armor
    Fire: Fire Shield
    Ice: Frost Aura
    Light: Retaliation
    Lightning: Dazing Strike
    Poison: Weakness
    Smoke: Stealth
    Water: Healing
  • Projectile Finisher
    Projectile Combo Effects

    Dark: Life stealing
    Ethereal: Confusion
    Fire: Burning
    Ice: Chilled
    Light: Remove Condition
    Lightning: Vulnerability
    Poison: Poison
    Smoke: Blindness
    Water: Regeneration
  • Whirl Finisher
    Whirl Combo Effects

    Dark: Leeching Bolts
    Ethereal: Confounding Bolts
    Fire: Burning Bolts
    Ice: Chilling Bolts
    Light: Cleansing Bolts
    Lightning: Brutal Bolts
    Poison: Poison Bolts
    Smoke: Blinding Bolts
    Water: Healing Bolts

Stat and Effect Details

Obviously there aren't many conditions with dual axes, but switch to your bow and you'll have conditions out the arse with extra +113 condition dmg added.


IV. Food, Armor, Trinkets & Upgrade Items

Food Nourishment

Dragon's Revelry Starcake
Duration: 30min
Power: 45
Precision: 45
Vitality: 45
Toughness: 45
Healing Power: 45
Condition Damage: 45
Ferocity: 45
Magic find: 20%
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Power: 45
  • Precision: 45
  • Vitality: 45
  • Toughness: 45
  • Healing Power: 45
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Ferocity: 45
  • Magic find: 20%
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Utility Nourishment

Superior Sharpening Stone
Duration: 30min
Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
  • Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Armor & Runes

Berserker's Draconic Helm
  • Defense: 121
  • Power: 60
  • Precision: 43
  • Ferocity: 43
Superior Rune of Rage
  1. Ferocity: 25
  2. Fury Duration: 10%
  3. Ferocity: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
  5. Ferocity: 100
  6. +20% Fury Duration; while under the effects of fury, gain +5% damage.
Berserker's Draconic Pauldrons
  • Defense: 121
  • Power: 45
  • Precision: 32
  • Ferocity: 32
Superior Rune of Rage
  1. Ferocity: 25
  2. Fury Duration: 10%
  3. Ferocity: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
  5. Ferocity: 100
  6. +20% Fury Duration; while under the effects of fury, gain +5% damage.
Berserker's Draconic Coat
  • Defense: 363
  • Power: 134
  • Precision: 96
  • Ferocity: 96
Superior Rune of Rage
  1. Ferocity: 25
  2. Fury Duration: 10%
  3. Ferocity: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
  5. Ferocity: 100
  6. +20% Fury Duration; while under the effects of fury, gain +5% damage.
Berserker's Draconic Gauntlets
  • Defense: 182
  • Power: 45
  • Precision: 32
  • Ferocity: 32
Superior Rune of Rage
  1. Ferocity: 25
  2. Fury Duration: 10%
  3. Ferocity: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
  5. Ferocity: 100
  6. +20% Fury Duration; while under the effects of fury, gain +5% damage.
Berserker's Draconic Legs
  • Defense: 242
  • Power: 90
  • Precision: 64
  • Ferocity: 64
Superior Rune of Rage
  1. Ferocity: 25
  2. Fury Duration: 10%
  3. Ferocity: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
  5. Ferocity: 100
  6. +20% Fury Duration; while under the effects of fury, gain +5% damage.
Berserker's Draconic Boots
  • Defense: 182
  • Power: 45
  • Precision: 32
  • Ferocity: 32
Superior Rune of Rage
  1. Ferocity: 25
  2. Fury Duration: 10%
  3. Ferocity: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
  5. Ferocity: 100
  6. +20% Fury Duration; while under the effects of fury, gain +5% damage.

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 1211
  • Ferocity 474
  • Fury Duration 30%
  • Power 419
  • Precision 299

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of Rage
  1. Ferocity: 25
  2. Fury Duration: 10%
  3. Ferocity: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
  5. Ferocity: 100
  6. +20% Fury Duration; while under the effects of fury, gain +5% damage.

Accessories & Jewels

Berserker's Amulet
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Berserker's Back
  • Power: 30
  • Precision: 21
  • Ferocity: 21
(Infused)
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Celestial Ring
  • Power: 42
  • Precision: 42
  • Toughness: 42
  • Vitality: 42
  • Condition Damage: 42
  • Healing Power: 42
  • Ferocity: 42
(Infused)
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Celestial Ring
  • Power: 42
  • Precision: 42
  • Toughness: 42
  • Vitality: 42
  • Condition Damage: 42
  • Healing Power: 42
  • Ferocity: 42
(Infused)
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Celestial Earring
  • Power: 35
  • Precision: 35
  • Toughness: 35
  • Vitality: 35
  • Condition Damage: 35
  • Healing Power: 35
  • Ferocity: 35
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Celestial Earring
  • Power: 35
  • Precision: 35
  • Toughness: 35
  • Vitality: 35
  • Condition Damage: 35
  • Healing Power: 35
  • Ferocity: 35
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15

Accessory Totals

  • Power:454
  • Precision:350
  • Ferocity:350
  • Toughness:154
  • Vitality:154
  • Condition Damage:154
  • Healing Power:154

Weapon Set Sigils

Berserker's Axe
  • Weapon Strength: 857-1048
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Axe
  • Weapon Strength: 857-1048
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.
Sigil of Superior Accuracy
+7% crit chance.

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Force

+5% damage.

Sigil of Superior Accuracy

+7% crit chance.

Celestial Longbow
  • Weapon Strength: 920-1080
  • Power: 113
  • Precision: 113
  • Toughness: 113
  • Vitality: 113
  • Condition Damage: 113
  • Healing Power: 113
  • Ferocity: 113
  • Weapon Strength: -
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.
Sigil of Superior Accuracy
+7% crit chance.

Weapon Set II

Sigil of Superior Force

+5% damage.

Berserker's Harpoon Gun
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Harpoon Gun
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.

Water Weapon I

Sigil of Superior Force

+5% damage.

Water Weapon II

Sigil of Superior Force

+5% damage.

Upgrade Item Details

Beats me. I'm kinda new to this.


V. Basic Gameplay

This build is kinda like a layout to create an even better berserker pretty much.


Main Skill Rotation

Throw Axe¼ 8
Throw an axe that cripples foes.
Damage: 225Crippled: 4 sCombo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900
Dual Strike½
Strike your foe with both weapons. Gain fury with each hit.
Damage (2x): 404x2Fury: 2 sRange: 130
Cyclone Axe½
Spin around and attack all nearby foes.
Damage (2x): 236x4Vulnerability: 8 sCombo Finisher: WhirlRange: 130
Signet of Rage1 48
Signet Passive: Grants adrenaline.
Signet Active: Gain fury, might, and swiftness.
x5Might: 30 sFury: 30 sSwiftness: 30 s
Frenzy60
Stance. Frenzy to gain quickness and might.
Quickness: 6 sx5Might: 6 sBreaks stun
Whirling Axe16
Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.
Damage (15x): 1,005Combo Finisher: WhirlRange: 1,200
Eviscerate
Burst. Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Level 1 damage: 487Level 2 damage: 609 Level 3 damage: 731 Combo Finisher: LeapRange: 300

This is probably what I would do myself if trying to get max DPS.


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