Lost Ark Berserker Build Guide - Best PvP and PvE Skills

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Looking for the best Lost Ark Berserker build? The Berserker is one of Lost Ark’s premier DPS classes, capable of dealing huge amounts of damage to a wide area, making it invaluable during endgame content such as Guardian Raids and Chaos Dungeons. The drawback is low mobility and long skill cooldowns, though played right, you won’t really have to worry about that.

This guide breaks down the best leveling, PvP, and Raid builds for the Berserker, explaining which skills to prioritize and the best tripods to augment them.

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If you’re looking for more Lost Ark, check out our Sorceress and Bard build guides, along with how to get gold and what to do with the Powerpass.

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Lost Ark Berserker Build - Best Berserker Leveling Skills

Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Finish Strike10Tenacity, Weak Point Detection, Lights OutThrusts your sword into the ground to deal heavy damage
Shoulder Charge4Excellent MobilityCharges forward and deals damage to all foes in the path
Whirlwind4Sustain Enhancement, Cracked BladeSpins around for three seconds and deals damage
Tempest Slash10Quick Prep, Enhanced Strike, Driving HitCharges at foes and slashes, launching them. In a combo, it deals a spin attack and slams foes down for two extra hits
Diving Slash4Excellent MobilityLeaps high and slams into the ground, launching foes
Strike Wave10Quick Prep, Cerberus, Blade WeaveCleave the ground with energy. Charge for full effect
Red Dust10Quick Prep, Vital Point Hit, Red WaveSwings the sword up and deals damage. Affected enemies continue to take damage
Hell Blade10Leap, Melt, Earth FlipThrust sword into the ground, deals greater damage when held

The leveling build is fairly straightforward, designed to maximize the Berserker’s damage potential while throwing in some movement skills to help alleviate the mobility issues. You’ll still need to time your skills carefully to avoid getting stuck with nothing during cooldown. However, you’re able to deal so much damage, there should be a clear space around you until cooldown ends anyway.

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Lost Ark Berserker Build - Best Berserker PvP Skills

Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Finish Strike10Tenacity, Weak Point Detection, Lights OutThrusts your sword into the ground to deal heavy damage
Shoulder Charge7Excellent Mobility, Chain ChargeCharges forward and deals damage to all foes in the path
Mountain Crash10Enhance, Numbing Effect, Earth ImpactAoE attack that inflicts Earthquake
Tempest Slash10Nimble Movement, Enhanced Strike, Driving HitCharges at foes and slashes, launching them. In a combo, it deals a spin attack and slams foes down for two extra hits
Diving Slash7Excellent Mobility, Swift MoveLeaps high and slams into the ground, launching foes
Wind Blade10Quick Prep, Focus, WIndswiftCharging sword attack
Red Dust10Quick Prep, Vital Point Hit, Red WaveSwings the sword up and deals damage. Affected enemies continue to take damage
Sword Storm10Nimble Movement, Tenacity, Earthquake WaveLeaping sword smash

The Berserker’s PvP build is designed pretty much to just smash as many foes as possible. In place of skills granting mobility perks, your Tripods will help boost your movement speed and let you travel further or, in emergencies, retreat. Tempest Slash remains one of the most important moves in the set, thanks to its combo potential and the fact that it deals such heavy damage multiple times. Red Dust is also a standout addition, given its ability to continue inflicting damage while the skill cools down.

Lost Ark Berserker Build - Best Berserker Raid Skills

Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Finish Strike12Tenacity, Weak Point Detection, Lights OutThrusts your sword into the ground to deal heavy damage
Shoulder Charge4Excellent MobilityCharges forward and deals damage to all foes in the path
Hell Blade12Leap, Melt, Earth FlipThrusts sword into the ground and deals AoE damage. Hold for greater damage
Tempest Slash12Nimble Movement, Enhanced Strike, Driving HitCharges at foes and slashes, launching them. In a combo, it deals a spin attack and slams foes down for two extra hits
Chain Sword10Excellent Mobility, Swift MoveUpward slash that launches foes
Wind Blade12Nimble Movement, Swift Attack Prep, Quick PrepCharging sword attack
Red Dust10Quick Prep, Vital Point Hit, Red WaveSwings the sword up and deals damage. Affected enemies continue to take damage
Sword Storm10Nimble Movement, Tenacity, Earthquake WaveLeaping sword smash

Our Raid build opts for the Berserker’s Technique Class Engraving, since you need as much health as you can get. It removes the Exhaustion debuff after using Burst as well, so it’s a much more practical choice for Raids. Otherwise, this build is essentially a hybrid of the PvP and leveling builds that lets your Berserker deal with weak points and, for Guardian Raids in particular, destroy armor with a few hits.