Berserker Skill Tree


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The Berserker skill tree is a Barbarian skill tree themed with a ferocious fighting style, and has skills to reflect this.

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Berserker Skill tree as of BlizzCon 2009.

Berserker skills[edit]

The Berserker tree focuses on creating barbarians whose main role in battle is to deal damage to multiple enemies at once, to buff himself to become better at it and to maintain fury so he can continue fighting at a fast pace. As such, the tree has skills that the Barbarian can use to buff himself, making him stronger, to hit multiple enemies at once and to be faster than barbarians of other builds. Also, like any skill tree focusing on any element of gameplay, it cannot be called a skill tree if it doesn't have signature skills that can actually kill. Luckily for us, the Berserker tree has a few cool skills that makes enemies easy to kill, like Battle Rage, Leap Attack and Whirlwind.

Tier I[edit]

  • Battle Rage
    • Active skill that increases damage and Critical Hit chance for a while.
  • Bad Temper
    • Passive skill that helps gain and maintain Fury.

Tier II[edit]

  • Sprint
    • Active skill that increases movement speed.
  • Double Strike (required for Slashing Strike)
    • Passive skill that gives a chance to hit with both weapons instead of one in melee.

Tier III[edit]

  • Frenzy
    • Passive skill that increase attack speed on successful hit.
  • Threatening Shout
    • Active battle cry skill that decrease enemy damage.

Tier IV[edit]

  • Leap Attack
    • Active skill that lets the Barbarian jump, causing damage when he lands.
  • Slashing Strike (requires Double Strike)
    • Passive skill that gives a chance to strike all enemies in range.
  • Berserker State (required for Onslaught)
    • Passive skill that gives a chance to enter a Berserker state.

Tier V[edit]

  • Whirlwind
    • Active skill that turns the Barbarian into a cyclone of damage.

Tier VI[edit]

  • Wrath of the Berserker
    • Active skill that increases numerous Barbarian combat stats.
  • Onslaught (requires Berserker State)
    • Active skill that increases crit and dodge chance.