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"Torchlight 2": Berserker Build Guides for Beginners

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Berserker, Copyright Runic Games

Berserker, Copyright Runic Games


Berserker is the intense melee damage dealer in Torchlight 2.

If you are looking for sample builds to make your own berserker variants, this article can help you do that.

Please take note that I will update this article from time to time if there are needed changes or for providing more builds.


1. Critical Striker Dual Wield Berserker Build

This is a typical Berserker build that relies on fast and powerful basic attacks.

Points are usually distributed on passive skills such as:

Executioner to increase chance of execute and charge rate.

Cold Steel Mastery that increases physical and ice damage of melee attacks.

Rage Retaliation to counter attack foes with your heavy damage.

Shred Armor that makes your enemy more vulnerable each time you hit, and steals their armor. Rampage

A single point on Rampage and Shatter Storm is enough for some extra bonuses.

Whenever you land critical hits, Blood Hunger heals Berserker and Red Wolf may proc extra damage.

Active skills that you can cast are buff, debuff and summon such as:

Howl that decrease enemy’s movement, attack, and cast speed. It also increases damage they take.

Battle Rage increases your all damage and decreases physical damage taken the more enemies nearby.

Wolf Shade summons wolf that deals damage to enemies and steals health for Berserker.

Single point on Savage Rush is used to move faster from one place to another.


Skills

  • Howl 15
  • Battle Rage 15
  • Blood Hunger 15
  • Executioner 15
  • Rampage 1
  • Cold Steel Mastery 15
  • Shatter Storm 1
  • Rage Retaliation 9
  • Wolf Shade 15
  • Savage Rush 1
  • Shred Armor 15
  • Red Wolf 15


Stats

  • Strength 40%
  • Dexterity 60%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Dual Claw Weapon
  • Ice Damage
  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Life Stolen on Hit
  • Attack Speed
  • Extra Health


2. Ravage Raze Berserker Build

The build’s primary sources of damage are from active skills.

Use Raze to inflict devastating damage on single target and perform Ravage on multiple enemies. Both skills can be cast endlessly with a full level Battle Standard.

Battle Rage increases your all damage and decreases physical damage taken the more enemies nearby.

Whenever you land critical hits, Blood Hunger heals Berserker and Red Wolf may proc extra damage.

A single point on Rampage is enough for some extra bonuses.

Rage Retaliation to counter attack foes with your heavy damage.

Shred Armor that makes your enemy more vulnerable each time you hit, and steals their armor.

Wolf Shade summons wolf that deals damage to enemies and steals health for Berserker.

Single point on Savage Rush is used to move faster from one place to another.


Skills

  • Raze 15
  • Battle Rage 15
  • Ravage 15
  • Blood Hunger 15
  • Rampage 1
  • Rage Retaliation 15
  • Wolf Shade 15
  • Battle Standard 15
  • Shred Armor 15
  • Red Wolf 10
  • Savage Rush 1


Stats

  • Strength 50%
  • Dexterity 50%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Life Stolen on Hit
  • Attack Speed
  • Extra Health


3. Frost Mage Berserker Build

A Mage type Berserker that concentrates on Focus to inflict powerful Ice Damage on enemies. The build provides crowd control by either freezing or immobilizing enemies.

Start the fight by casting Permafrost then Glacial Shatter. When both skills are on cooldown, spam Northern Rage. You can spam all skills without worrying about mana by casting Battle Standard whenever possible.

Since you use Ice element and freeze enemies often, Shatter Storm complements well with this build.

Use low level Shadow Burst for healing or when need to conserve mana.

Battle Rage increases your all damage and decreases physical damage taken the more enemies nearby.

A single point on Rampage is enough for some extra bonuses.

Rage Retaliation to counter attack foes with your heavy damage.

Howl that decrease enemy’s movement, attack, and cast speed. It also increases damage they take.

Wolf Shade summons wolf that deals damage to enemies and steals health for Berserker.

Single point on Savage Rush is used to move faster from one place to another.


Skills

  • Northern rage 15
  • Permafrost 15
  • Glacial Shatter 15
  • Shatter Storm 15
  • Rage Retaliation 15
  • Howl 15
  • Battle Rage 15
  • Rampage 1
  • Battle Standard 15
  • Shadow Burst 5
  • Wolf Shade 15


Stats

  • Dexterity 20%
  • Focus 60%
  • Vitality 20%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Bonus to Ice Damage
  • Bonus to All Damage
  • Faster Cast Rate
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Extra Health



Feel free to try your own variants



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