POE Items: Berserker

Last time we tackled on an Ascendancy Class of Marauder, the Juggernaut. Now let’s take a look on another Ascendancy Class of Marauder, the Berserker.

Berserkers love taking damage as it empowers them even more. The more damage they receive, the stronger berserkers get.

Path of Exile Items: Overview

We got a little overview of Berserker from the Path of Exile Gamepedia:

“The Berserker is an Ascendancy class for Marauders.

The Berserker’s skill tree revolves around bonuses received when being hit, usually in a four second window. These bonuses include life leech, attack speed, movement speed and reduced damage taken. War Bringerbenefits the player’s warcry skills. This class aims for attack-oriented character builds.”

Damage makes Berserkers go ever more, well, berserk. Lifesteal makes Berserkers even tough. As they takes damage from enemies, they get more powerful. Thus, their lifesteal even stronger and just regens the damage dealt by opponents.

Let us see what passive skills make Berserkers so dominant

Path of Exile Items: Passive Skills

Pain Reaver ·         2% of Damage leeched as Life and Mana if you’ve Killed Recently
Cloaked in Savagery ·         100% of Damage Leeched as Life if you’ve taken a Savage Hit Recently

·         20% increased Damage if you’ve taken a Savage Hit Recently

·         20% increased Attack Speed if you’ve taken a Savage Hit Recently

War Bringer ·         Recover 10% of Life and Mana when you use a Warcry

·         100% increased Warcry Cooldown Recovery Speed

Rite of Ruin ·         6% reduced Damage taken if you’ve Killed Recently

·         Cannot be Stunned if you’ve Killed Recently

Crave the Slaughter ·         25% increased Attack Speed if you’ve been Hit Recently

·         15% increased Movement Speed if you haven’t been Hit Recently

Aspect of Carnage ·         40% more Damage

·         10% increased Damage taken

A Savage hit is a hit that removes at least 20% of maximum life. It does not apply to energy shield that is removed.


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So there are various ways to make a Berserker stronger. You can make it tough so it can take more damage for a long period of time and at the same time the berserker gains increase attack power. Or you can go all damage, have an insane lifesteal which makes you impossible to kill.