Condi PS Berserker Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Condi PS Berserker Guide for Guildwars 2. Here you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Condi PS Berserker in a raid environment.

Class Overview

Difficulty
Personal DPS
Crowd Control (CC)
MetaEffectiveNot Recommended
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1. Strengths

  • Reliable breakbar damage on a short duration cooldown (Headbutt).
  • Can easily obtain even more breakbar damage while giving up a small amount of personal damage (Shattering Blow -> Wild Blow).
  • Provides fury (permanent fury combined with Mesmer Shares) also functions as the most reliable might source.
  • Provides 3 of the strongest unique damage buffs in the game – Empower Allies, Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline.
  • Extremely high personal damage for a support spec.
  • Can hit targets far away with properly placed Scorched Earths.

2. Weaknesses

  • Relies on high alacrity uptime to properly execute the rotation.

3. Current Viability

With the August 8, 2017 Balance Patch Condi PS received a huge buff to Blademaster and a new Condition Duration Trait.

: This trait now increases condition duration by 20% for sword skills instead of increasing sword critical-hit chance against bleeding foes by 20%.

: This trait replaces Berserker’s Fury. It now grants +120 Precision at level 80 and converts 7% of Precision to Expertise.

These changes combined with the changes to Food and Utility  increased the personal DPS of Condi PS even further and also allow for a variety of different Food/Sigil/Rune combinations to maintain might on the group.

4. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 2 pages:

Changelog

  • 14 August 2017:  Added section

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