Lost Ark Berserker Builds – Best Skills for PvE and PvP

A guide on basic Berserker skill builds in Lost Ark.

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A Berserker build in Lost Ark is usually focused on offense and staggering, making sure that you don’t give your opponent the chance to strike back. If you play as a Berseker in Lost Ark, you’re the type who likes to use brute force and destruction against everyone who oppose you.

Lost Ark’s character progression can be overwhelming, especially with the abundance of skills. Yes, you can just slash away through hordes of enemies and pick whatever skill you fancy, but at some point you’re gonna wanna have to focus on a skills build to make your crusade of destruction a bit more efficient and visually rewarding.

In this guide, we’ll look into the possible Berserker builds that you can try depending on your type of gameplay. We will mainly focus on the skills build with max level 60 and assuming all quests that provide extra skill points are completed (380-414 skill points). With the latest updates and the raised level caps, certain skills can be leveled up to 11 and 12, but we will look into those on a separate guide.

PvE Berserker Build – Lost Ark

PvE Berserker Build – Lost Ark

For the Lost Ark PvE Berserker build, you want to focus on dealing massive damage within a wide area. Instead of going for skills that have knockback where you will have to chase after enemies, you would want to pull them closer to you first before dealing your strikes. In short, this Berserker build is meant to excel at controlling crowds.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Red Dust

10

Nimble Movement (Atk. Speed +36.0%)

Weak Point Enhancement (Weak Point Lv.2)

Red Wave (Damage +125%, Range +25%)

Wind Blade

10

Acceleration (Move Speed +24.6%)

Vital Hit Point (+60.0%)

Squall (Total Damage +119.6%)

Whirlwind

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -14.0s, Hold Duration -1.0s)

Great Wheel (Damage Up +6%-+60%)

Vacuum Slash (AoE Radius +20%, Damage +80.0%)

Aura Blade

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -6.0s)

Destruction (Ignore Def. 70%)

Space Slash (Damage +167.8%)

Maelstrom

10

Focus (Fury Gain +75%)

Vital Hit Point (Crit Rate +38.8%)

Flame Spin (launch, Damage +70.0%)

Strike Wave

10

Fast Wave (Charge Time -36.0%)

Limit Break (Charge Lv +1, to Lv 2 -0.1s, Overcharge Damage +40%)

Blaze Wave (Damage +94.8%)

Sword Storm

10

Vital Hit Point (Crit Rate +40.0%)

Rear Blast (back-blast, Damage +45.0%)

Flame Storm (Burn Dmg 287.2/sec for 6.0s, HP <50% Damage +120.0%)

Hell Blade

10

Absorption (pull enemies within 5m.)

Lava Jet (Zone Damage +80% for 6.0s)

Earth Flip (Damage +120.0%)

Tips for Berserker PvE:

  • As a Berserker, you would want to start your attacks with Red Dust to inflict bonus damage to enemies.
  • Other opening skills are Aura Blade, Wind Blade, and Maelstrom to close the gap between you and the enemies, and then round them up for the next damaging skills.
PvP Berserker Build – Lost Ark

PvP Berserker Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark Berserker build for PvP is slightly different. Since you’ll be fighting against other players who are on par with your aggressiveness, this build includes skills that knockback and stun the enemies to keep them at bay.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Red Dust

10

Nimble Movement (Atk. Speed +36.0%)

Blood Slash (Paralysis +0.5s, Bleed 362.5/s for 5.0s)

Red Wave (Damage +125%, Range +25%)

Chain Sword

10

Excellent Mobility (Dash 5m)

Decimation (+Attack @ 200%)

Quick Prep (Cooldown -7.0s, -39% Dmg)

Crime Hazard

10

Muscle Spasm (Knockdown +0.5s)

Focus (Fury gain 150%)

Red Lightning (launch, Dmg 113.5%)

Diving Slash

10

Excellent Mobility (Fly dist. +4.0m)

Muscle Spasm (Trip 1.0s)

Sword Fragment (Bleed 194.1/s for 4.0s)

Finish Strike

10

Bleed Effect (Bleed 98.9/s for 5.0s)

Muscle Spasm (Trip 1.0s)

Lights Out (2nd attack @ 205.5%, Cooldown +6.0s)

Mountain Crash

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -4.0s)

Numbing Effect (For Atk Spd. -28.8%, Move Spd. -57.6% 4.0s)

Earthquake Shock (8m, Add’l Atk Dmg 20%, Damage 120%)

Power Break

10

Keen Strike (Crit Rate +40.0%)

Defenseless Target (Damage to Pushed Foe +70.0%)

Whirlpool (Spin, Damage +83.0%)

Tempest Slash

10

Nimble Movement (Atk. Spd. +18.0%)

Vital Hit Point (Crit Rate +60.0%)

Storm Slash (AoE Radius +20.0%, Damage 119.6%)

Tips for Berserker PvP:

  • Instead of performing a Red Dust first, do for a Diving Slash to make a quick first strike. Then try to maintain the juggle with your other launchers like Tempest Slash or Crime Hazard.
  • Chain Sword with Excellent Mobility can be used to make a quick getaway aside from your dash.
  • Mountain Crash and Power Break can be used to get a bit of breather if your enemy is super aggressive.
Mixed PvEvP Berserker Build – Lost Ark

Mixed PvEvP Berserker Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark Berserker Build for PvEvP is a balance between the aggression and crowd-control capabilities between the PvE and PvP build.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Red Dust

10

Nimble Movement (Atk. Speed +36.0%)

Weak Point Enhancement (Weak Point Lv.2)

Red Wave (Damage +125%, Range +25%)

Diving Slash

10

Excellent Mobility (Fly dist. +4.0m)

Muscle Spasm (Trip 1.0s)

Sword Fragment (Bleed 194.1/s for 4.0s)

Whirlwind

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -14.0s, Hold Duration -1.0s)

Great Wheel (Damage Up +6%-+60%)

Vacuum Slash (AoE Radius +20%, Damage +80.0%)

Mountain Crash

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -4.0s)

Numbing Effect (For Atk Spd. -28.8%, Move Spd. -57.6% 4.0s)

Earthquake Shock (8m, Add’l Atk Dmg 20%, Damage 120%)

Maelstrom

10

Focus (Fury Gain +75%)

Vital Hit Point (Crit Rate +38.8%)

Flame Spin (launch, Damage +70.0%)

Strike Wave

10

Fast Wave (Charge Time -36.0%)

Limit Break (Charge Lv +1, to Lv 2 -0.1s, Overcharge Damage +40%)

Blaze Wave (Damage +94.8%)

Tempest Slash

10

Nimble Movement (Atk. Spd. +18.0%)

Vital Hit Point (Crit Rate +60.0%)

Storm Slash (AoE Radius +20.0%, Damage 119.6%)

Chain Sword

10

Excellent Mobility (Dash 5m)

Decimation (+Attack @ 200%)

Quick Prep (Cooldown -7.0s, -39% Dmg)

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