Berserker Class Guide
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Berserker Class Guide

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Last updated: 30th July 2020



Introduction

Remember that class guides are a rough explanation of the class, designed to give you an idea of the class and what you should be aiming for. You should really adapt the guide and follow your own instincts to match your play-style! I also highly recommend looking at as many different sources as possible and gathering as much information as you can about your class before deciding what is best for you and how you play. The class discords are a great place to start, most have their own guides and resources as well as plenty of skilled players willing to help with questions.

The Berserker class is a melee tanky/bruiser class from the “Giant” race and one of the original 4 classes. They are a very chaotic and fun class to play with a unique play style due to their size. Berserkers can wildly stomp, grab and throw enemies with ease. Then when they are finished playing, deal some real damage. Their main weapon is duel handed axes and their secondary weapon is an ornamental knot. At level 56, Berserker unlocks their awakening weapon which is the Iron Buster (hand cannon).

DIFFICULTY

PVP

PVE

SIEGE

Awakened Berserker is quite a fast grinder in both low and high end grinding spots. They do struggle in 1v1 situations because although they have many grabs, they have long animations and lots of gaps in their animation where they can be caught out. In group PVP however, they are definately one of the best classes to have on your side. They have long range CC with high damage they can spam, using their cannon during their Q buff. They are also great in node wars as part of a bomb squad because they can easily engage and deal high burst damage to get lots of kills in seconds.

Check out the video below to see some examples of character combat.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcO-TjLkDNzvYrlPkOHgnfA/videos

PROS

  • Mixture of range and melee skills
  • Heavily desired for node wars
  • High burst damage
  • Lots of grab skills
  • Fun to play
  • Unique race

CONS

  • Requires a lot of skill points
  • Can feel clunky to some players
  • Long animations






Succession


Berserker succession can be unlocked after level 56 after speaking to the Black Spirit and completing the Succession quest under the suggestions tab. This will give you a totally seperate skill tree that enhances your main hand skills and only has a few awakening skills. Your awakening weapon still effects your succession damage but is not as much of a priority. You can get away with using a Green/Blue grade TRI Ultimate weapon without losing too much damage. This is because only 30% of your Awakening AP is applied to the damage of Succession skills, as well as the additional item stats, such as Human/Species Damage and Accuracy.

Succession is considered to be slightly better if not the same for 1v1 and awakening is still better for group fights and largescale. Succession and awakening berserker is around the same for end game PVE as well. I would recommend taking the time to try out both and see which you prefer. For new players I would advise sticking with awakening for now since it requires less skill points to be functional. Once you reach around 1,400 skill points you can try succession and pick whichever you prefer.

In each section of the guide you can find additional information about succession skills.



Skills


Post-Awakening skill build – Level 56 (392 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/72528/

Low-tier skill build – Level 59 (759 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120354

Mid-tier skill build – Level 60 (1252 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120355

End-Game skill build – Level 60 (2141 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120356

Always prioritize Awakening skills before leveling your Absolute Skills.



Succession Starter skill build – Level 60 (901 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120360

Succession Core skill build – Level 60 (1480 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120359

Succession End-Game skill build – Level 60 (2122 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120361


  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.
Skill descriptions are still in development and you should either skip this section or take it with a grain of salt.
GENERAL

Elastic Force
[LMB]

This is your auto attack skill. As you rank it up you will deal more damage, gain accuracy and range. The longer you attack, the more damage you will deal with each hit. Holding W as you attack will move you forward and deal more damage at the cost of stamina. You can also strafe left and right as you swing, if if you hold A or D. The Berserker class is one of the only classes where your auto attack is actually good to rank up.

Evasion
[SHIFT] + [A] OR [D]

This is your dodge. The Berserker class has the shortest ranged dodge out of all of the classes. You can only strafe diagonally to the left or right. You cannot dodge backwards, limiting the class and forcing you to fight head on.

Shake Off
[RMB] + [A] OR [D]

Shake Off is very similar to your Evasion skill but will cost more stamina. Instead you will deal damage to all enemies you pass through.

Seizing Fear
Passive

This is your passive. You should be maxing this skill as soon as possible because it will increase your critical chance.


GRABS

Grabs are excellent in PvP and it is vital to know how to use them effectively. However, in PvE most monsters can’t be grabbed.

Smack Down
[E]

This skill is one of your two grab skills. Grab an enemy and to smash to ground to knock them down temporarily. Using this skill will also give you a short armor buff so it’s great for rushing into battle and grabbing a vulnerable target. At higher ranks you can smash your target to the ground multiple times. You will also gain more armor. Combos with the following two skills.

Corpse Storm
[LMB]

Using this skill after you have grabbed an enemy will spin the target around before smashing them to the ground.

Undertaker
[SPACE]

Using this skill after you have grabbed an enemy will cause you to jump in the air before smashing your target to the ground.

Rock Smash
Skill Bar

This skill is your other grab skill. It doesn’t have a key combo so you will need to put it on your skill bar/quick-slot. Your target will be held in the air while you make your decision of what to do next. You can press W to run with your target, press SPACE to hard smash your victim, or press Left-Click to cancel and instantly slam them to the ground. If you don’t make a decision fast enough the target will be slammed to the ground automatically. Using this skill will also give you a short armor buff so it’s great for rushing into battle and grabbing a vulnerable target.

DAMAGE

Storming Beast
[F]

This is your kick. It will knock back up to 5 enemies and deal high damage. You can spam the skill to stomp forward or combo it with many other skills.

Headbutt
[RMB] + [W]

This is your headbutt. It will lunge you forward head first into your enemy, knocking them down and dealing a decent amount of damage. You can combo it with Evasion or hold SHIFT to charge it and deal more damage. The skill has a long cool-down but can be ignored to deal less damage, and will not knock down enemies.

Tackling Rock
[W] + [F]

This skill is similar to Headbutt but instead will charge and slow up to 2 targets by 30% for 5 seconds at max rank. If you fully charge the skill it will knock back enemies as well.

Predatory Hunt
[S] + [F]

This skill will cause you to jump toward your enemy. With each rank it will increase the number of times you can jump in a row, up to a maximum of 4 at max rank. Each rank will also give you extra damage and at max rank a critical chance buff for 10 seconds, if you hit a target.

Frenzied Destroyer
[LMB] + [S]

This skill will charge your auto attack. It does use more fury but you can also press both Left-Click and Right-Click to double slash. At higher ranks you will be given a damage buff and the skill will pull enemies towards you. It also extends into another combo where if you hold SHIFT as well, you will knock down enemies.

Fearsome Tyrant
[SHIFT] + [Q]

This is your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill. It is an AoE taunt which can be used in PvE. It will also give you an armor buff. The skill has a long cool-down which cannot be ignored so make sure you use the skill wisely.

Raging Thunder
[LMB] + [RMB]

This is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill. The skill is also known “Spin2Win”. Holding both Left-Click and Right-Click at the same time will spin you around much like Garen from League of Legends. You can move as you spin using W/A/S/D. The cool-down cannot be ignored but the cast time is quite long so can pretty much spam this skill. It’s a great skill for PvE, perhaps even making things just a little too easy.


Skill Combos


The following skill combos are very basic combos/cancels and some additional tips/tricks for your class. I recommend using video guides to learn more complex skill combos, because it is much easier to see exactly what you should be doing, rather than reading it and trying to wrap your head around it all. There are some recommended skill combo videos in the Useful Links section and the end of the guide!

  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.


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Required skills: Smack Down, Storming Beast, Frenzied Destroyer, Ground Lifting, Blasting

[E] > [A/D] > [F] > [S] + [LMB] > [S] + [LMB] > [SPACE] > [S] + [LMB]

This combo is a short PVP combo to practise. You can spam Blasting at the end until your target is dead. The air attacks on blasting do a lot of damage. It is a bit risky to use but is great to start with before moving onto the combos below.


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Required skills: Smack Down, Storming Beast, Frenzied Destroyer, Ground Lifting, Flow: General Disarray, Blasting, Flow: Ancient Wave, Flow: Split Shot, Flow: Slugfest

[E] > [A/D] > [F] > [S] + [LMB] > [SPACE] > (Quickslot: Flow: General Disarray) > [S] + [LMB] x2 > [SHIFT] + [A/D] > [SHIFT] + [S] + [RMB] > [LMB] > [SHIFT] + [LMB]

This combo an extrended version of the one above. You can fit in Frenzied Destroyer twice (like in the version above) but it is safer to just use one.

 

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Required skills: Smack Down, Storming Beast, Frenzied Destroyer, Headbutt, Ground Lifting, Titan Step, Flow: General Disarray, Flow: Ancient Wave, Flow: Split Shot, Flow: Slugfest, Flow: Shooting Mobility

[E] > [A/D] > [F] > [S] + [LMB] > [S] + [LMB] > [SHIFT] + [RMB] > [SPACE] > [F] > [SHIFT] + [A/D] > (Quickslot: Flow: General Disarray) > [SHIFT] + [S] + [RMB] > [LMB] > [SHIFT] + [LMB] > [S/A/D]

This combo is the most advanced of the three and the longest since it has a lot of filler damage in case your enemy doesn’t die.

 


Locked Skills


These are the skills I recommend locking:
Tackling Rock , Falling Rock, Weakling Hunt, Flow: General Dissaray, Raging Thunder*, Beastly Wind Slash*

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To lock a skill, press the lock icon on the top of each skill icon in the skill window (K).

*New players may want to lock Raging Thunder and Beastly Wind Slash during PVP because they can conflict with Frenzied Destroyer.


Rabam Skills

Level 56
Feral Rage – Requires [Raging Thunder VI] and [Wrath of Beast III] (Preferred Choice)
Feral Stampede – Requires [Raging Thunder VI] and [Tackling Rock III]


Level 57
Wailing Beast – Requires [Beast Roar III] and [Wrath of Beast III] (Preferred Choice)
Axe of Destruction Requires [Beast Roar III] and [Frenzied Destroyer VI]



Skill Add-ons


Below are some examples of viable skill add-ons you can take. I recommend experimenting with your add-ons and figuring out what is best for you, because it really depends on your personal preference and how you play your class. If you’re simply not sure what to take then you can blindly follow the examples below and they will still be effective.

ou can also check our Skill Add-on guide for a complete list of all Berserker Skill Add-ons.

PVX Skill Add-ons [Awakening]

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[Level 50] Storming Beast

Attack Speed -4% for 7 sec. for target
Inflicts 45 Pain Damage per 3 sec. for 12 sec. for target

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[Level 52] Smack Down

All Accuracy +4% for 12 sec. for self
Attack Speed +4% for 5 sec. for self

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[Level 54] Frenzied Destroyer


All Accuracy +5% for 12 sec. for self
Critical Hit Rate +20% for 9 sec. for self

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[Level 56] Blasting

Attack against monsters +20 for 8 sec
Critical Hit Rate +20% for 9 sec. for self

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[Level 58] Ground Lifting

All Accuracy +4% for 12 sec. for self
Attack Speed +4% for 5 sec. for self

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[Level 60] Devastation

Attack against monsters +30 for 8 sec
Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec. for self

PVX Skill Add-ons [Succession]

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[Level 50] Beastly Wind Slash

Attack against monsters +20 for 8 sec
Movement Speed +4% for 10 sec. for self

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[Level 52] Storming Beast

PVP Attack +5 for 5 sec. for self
Movement Speed -4% for 7 sec. for target

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[Level 54] Smack Down


All Accuracy +4% for 12 sec. for self
Attack Speed +4% for 5 sec. for self

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[Level 56] Frenzied Destroyer

All Accuracy +5% for 12 sec. for self
Critical Hit Rate +20% for 9 sec. for self

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[Level 58] Raging Thunder

Instantly Recovers 10 HP per hit
Attack Speed -4% for 7 sec. for target

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[Level 60] Prime: Devastation

Attack against monsters +30 for 8 sec
Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec. for self



Weapons/Armor

The best weapons in the game are currently dropped from World Bosses.
For more information on this click here to view our World Bosses guide.

Primary Weapons:

iconRosar Axe
The Rosar Axe is what you should be aiming for to level your character. You should enhance it to at least +7 for leveling and then PRI or higher as soon as possible if you don’t have Liverto/Kzarka. Aim to buy a +15 Rosar Axe if you can to save your enhancing resources. Ideally you will want to buy or make it ultimate (yellow) to close the AP difference as well. Make sure you also make use of the gem slots to get your Attack Speed and Critical Hit up to 5.

Another alternative is the Styd Axe for leveling if you are having trouble obtaining a Rosar Axe. This weapon can be bought from a Blacksmith and will give you 18 – 22 AP as well as a lot of accuracy.

iconLiverto Axe
Liverto is the fourth strongest mainhand and much easier to obtain and enhance than Kzarka. I personally would not invest in a Liverto because it will just slow your progression. Go to a kzarka as early as possible. If you do already have liverto and have already invested into it, you will want to upgrade it to PRI or higher as soon as possible. I would recommend getting it to TRI at most and then you really want to switch to Kzarka. The liverto has slightly more AP than Rosar, but it also has a Critical Hit Rate +3 item effect.

iconKzarka Axe
Kzarka is the main weapon you will be using. It has the same AP as Liverto but more accuracy and an Attack Speed +3 item effect.

iconOffin Tett’s Radiant Axe
Offin Tett weapons are usually not worth investing in because of the loss in accuracy. It can help you push to the next AP bracket but at higher AP brackets the extra AP you get is smaller and you’ll be losing hit chance % at the same time on both your preawakening and your awakening. So really you’re actually losing damage overall since you won’t be hitting the enemy as much (unless they are full DR). Offin Tett can be good when you reach certain AP brackets and if your class doesn’t depend on accuracy as much as others, but if you’re unsure whether you should be using this weapon or not, it’s much safer to just use Kzarka.

iconBlackstar Axe

Blackstar is considered the current best in slot mainhand weapon with higher base AP than Kzarka. It must be crafted using items in Star’s End and then following a questline. The weapon is also harder to enhance so most players only switch to Blackstar once they already have TET Kzaraka and very high AP with no easier upgrades. It has a Damage to All Species +10 and Attack Speed +3 item effect, as well as other bonuses when enhanced. The weapon cannot be enhanced with Caphras stones though. Blackstar is considered best for PVE at endgame but eventually a PEN Kzarka will outscale.


Offhand Weapons:

iconOros Ornamental Knot
Oros Ornamental Knot is what you should be using to level. You should enhance it to at least +7 for leveling and then PRI or higher as soon as possible. Aim to buy a +15 if you can to save your enhancing resources. Ideally you will want to buy or make it ultimate (yellow) as well to close the AP gap between Oros and Kutum/Nouver.


iconKutum Ornamental Knot
This shield gives a mixture of AP and DP with added monster damage and accuracy. The Kutum weapons also have a 10% ignore resistance. The higher AP makes this weapon a best in slot for PVE and is also good for PVP in late game. When you are 261 (using Nouver) it is actually better to use Nouver in PVE as well because of the bonus AP given in the AP brackets. Once you reach over 261 AP (with Kutum) it is better to switch back to Kutum for PVE. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here

It also has 2 crystal slots. The Kutum can also be modified using an Inverted Hearth of Garmoth to give extra stats (Max HP +150, Max Stamina +100, Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%).

iconNouver Ornamental Knot
Nouver is currently considered the best in slot choice for PVP until you reach very high AP brackets. You should aim to have TRI gear before switching to this offhand. The shield gives pure AP and an all resistance +10% item effect and can be modified using an Inverted Hearth of Garmoth to give extra stats (Max HP +150, Max Stamina +100, Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%).

When you are 261 (using Nouver) it is actually better to use Nouver in PVE as well because of the bonus AP given in the AP brackets. Once you reach over 261 AP (with Kutum) it is better to switch back to Kutum for PVE. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here



Awakening Weapons:

iconRough Iron Buster
This is a green grade weapon which is sold by some Blacksmith/Arms dealers. You will also receive a +10 weapon when you complete your awakening quests. This weapon has lower AP than the other options but it is still viable for PvE due to it’s Damage Against Every Species +5 item effect. It’s also much cheaper to enhance and repair max durability than the other options so if you don’t have a lot of money or participate in a lot of PvP, then this weapon is a good alternative until you get Dandelion.

icon Upgraded Iron Buster
This is a blue grade weapon which is given to you when you complete the awakening quests. The only ways to obtain this weapon is through the quest or night vendor. This makes is hard to obtain and it can be more expensive to repair. The weapon is good for PvP and has higher AP than the green version. It also has a Damage Against Human +7 item effect which is good for PVP.

icon Dragon Slayer Iron Buster
Dragon Slayer weapons are very comparable to the Dandelion weapons with their stats. They have slightly less AP but are much cheaper to repair and much less hassle. However, the Dragon Slayer weapons cannot be placed on the marketplace and must be crafted by the player themselves.

icon Dandelion Iron Buster
Dandelion weapons are the BiS awakening weapons. It has much higher AP but it is only obtainable from a Dandelion Weapon Box (Karanda world boss loot) or from the night vendor.


Armor:

The best armor in the game is currently dropped from Bosses. You will want to aim to get the boots and gloves first.


icon Griffon’s Helmet (helmet) – dropped from Griffons in Kamaslyvia.
iconDim Tree Spirit’s Armor (chest) – dropped from Dim Tree Spirit.
icon Bheg’s Gloves (gloves) dropped from Bheg.
icon Urugon’s Shoes (shoes) – dropped from Urugon (Gaifinrasia Raid Captain Scroll).

icon Giath’s Helmet (helmet) alternative choice – dropped from Giath.
icon Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) alternative choice– dropped from Monastery Leader.



The best in slot armor for Berserker is Griffon’s Helmet, Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor, Bheg’s Gloves and Urugon’s Shoes.

The full set will give you Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +200, Max Stamina +200, Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1, Movement Speed +1 and All Resistances 5%. You will also get higher Accuracy, Evasion and Damage Reduction from these pieces.

In the mean time you should be using one of the following armor sets:

A popular armor choice for new players is to go full Grunil set because it increases your maximum HP and will give you 2 socket slots on each piece, along with extra AP +7 set bonus. Another advantage of using this set is that it is viable on any class, allowing you to swap to another class easily.

Full Heve set is also a very popular choice and what I would recommend to a new player because it has an easier transition to boss gear. As soon as you get one boss item with Grunil, you lose the set bonuses which Grunil weaker.

Another alternative is to use is the Akum set. It has comparable stats to boss armor and also a very useful set effect that gives Damage Reduction and Hidden AP. If you are unable to get boss armor, then the Akum set is a good cheap alternative that will be good for both PVP and PV. Investing in this set may slow you down in your progression towards softcap, but is much cheaper once you factor in repairing and enhancing.

 

 

Accessories


There are a lot of choices available when it comes to accessories and it really depends on what you can get your hands on.

Earrings:

If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Earrings (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 7 AP and also has very good set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares earrings for 2 AP and switch to Witch’s Earring as soon as possible for the 5 AP.

You want to aim for DUO/TRI Witch’s Earrings (9 AP/11 AP) before swapping to a DUO Tungrad Earrings (11 AP) because of the huge difference in cost. Tungrad Earrings are one of the best earrings you can get. The other alternative is Black Distortion Earrings which give the highest amount of AP (21 AP at PEN), but reduce your DP as well.

The Capotia Earring is also worth mentioning. It is available at level 62+ only but is a very good earring because of it’s high AP. It makes a perfect backup for enhancing and is essentially a free TRI Tungrad Earring.

Base DUO TRI / TRI / TRI / DUO TET / TRI / TET TRI / TET
7 AP 9 AP 10 / 11 / 8 /11 AP 10 / 13 / 13 AP 15 / 15 AP
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Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Earring

2 AP

1 AP

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Jarette’s Earring

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimon Eye Earring

(Asula Set)

7 AP
Health 25

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Blue Coral Earring

4 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

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Red Coral Earring

2 AP

Accuracy 14

Max Stamina +50

2 AP

Accuracy +4

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Witch’s Earring

5 AP
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

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Blue Whale Molar Earring

5 AP

Max HP +100
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

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Fugitive Khalik’s Earring

5 AP

Max Stamina +50

Max MP/WP/SP +50
Accuracy 2

2 AP

Max Stamina +20

Max MP/WP/SP +20
Accuracy 2

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Tungrade Earring

7 AP

Black Spirit Rage +10%
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

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Capotia Earring

13 AP
Accuracy 8

Accuracy 1 (alternating)
DP 1 (alternating)

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Black Distortion Earring

6 AP
Accuracy 6
0 DP

3 AP
Accuracy 2
– 1 DP



Rings:
If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Ring (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 7 AP and 2 DP as well as damage reduction and strong set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares rings for 2 AP and switch to Mark of Shadow as soon as possible for the 5 AP.

Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch is also available through the Valencia part I and II quests. It can’t be enhanced but it is a good alternative until you can get Ring of Crescent Guardian or Mark of Shadow to PRI/DUO.

The current best in slot, is a Tungrad Ring.

The Capotia Ring is also worth mentioning. It is available at level 61+ only but is a very good ring because of it’s high AP. It makes a perfect backup for enhancing and is essentially a free TRI Ring of Crescent Guardian.

Base PRI PRI / DUO DUO / TRI TRI TET / TET
5 AP 7 AP 8 / 9 AP 11 / 11 AP 14 AP 17 / 18 AP
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Item Name

Base stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Ring

2 AP

1 AP

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Jarette’s Ring

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Ring

(Asula Set)

7 AP
2 DP
Damage Reduction +2

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Blue Coral Ring

5 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25
Accuracy 2

1 AP
Max MP/WP/SP +5
Accuracy 2

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Mark of Shadow

5 AP
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

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Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch

7 AP

Max HP +25

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ring of Crescent Guardian
OR
Eye of the Ruins Ring

5 AP
Accuracy 2

3 AP
Accuracy 2

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Capotia Ring

14 AP
Accuracy 8

Accuracy 1 (alternating)
AP 1 (alternating)

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Tungrad Ring

6 AP
Accuracy 2

3 AP
Accuracy 2



Necklace:

If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Necklace (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 11 AP and 3 DP as well as damage reduction and an amazing set bonus. Otherwise use Bares Necklace for 4 AP and enhance this to DUO/TRI for 8 AP/10 AP. Enhancing a Bares Necklace is much cheaper than using an un-enhanced BiS necklace. You then want to swap to a DUO Serap’s or PRI Ogre/Tungrad.

The Manos Necklaces are also an alternative for PvP, if you don’t have a DUO Seraps already, due to their item effects. I personally wouldn’t bother with them though because you will want as much AP as possible.

Base PRI DUO / PRI TRI / DUO TRI / TRI TET
11 AP 12 AP 16 / 15 AP 20 / 20 AP 25 / 25 AP 30 AP
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Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Necklace

4 AP

2 AP

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Jarette’s Necklace

(Jarette Set)

7 AP
Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Necklace

(Asula Set)

11 AP
3 DP
Damage Reduction +3

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ancient Guardian Seal

(Ancient Weapon Core Set)

6 AP

3 DP

Set Effect: Accuracy +20
Accuracy 4
Damage Reduction 3

2 AP

1 DP
Accuracy 4
Damage Reduction 1

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Manos Necklace – Topaz

6 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

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Manos Necklace – Ruby

6 AP

Grapple Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Grapple Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4
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Manos Necklace – Emerald

6 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4



3 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4



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Manos Necklace – Diamond

6 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +10%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +1%
Accuracy 4

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Manos Necklace – Sapphire

6 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

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Sicil’s Necklace

7 AP

3 DP
Evasion 3
Hidden Evasion 6

3 AP

2 DP
Evasion 2
Hidden Evasion 4

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Serap’s Necklace

8 AP

Max HP +50
Accuracy 4

4 AP
Accuracy 4

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Ogre Ring
OR
Latenn’s Power Stone

10 AP
Accuracy 4

5 AP
Accuracy 4

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Tungrad Necklace

10 AP

Black Spirit Rage +20%
Accuracy 4

5 AP

Accuracy 4


Belt:

If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Belt (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 6 AP and has amazing set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares Belt for 2 AP and swap to Tree Spirit Belt as soon as possible for more AP and high accuracy.

You want to aim for a PRI/DUO Tree Spirit Belt before swapping to DUO Basilisk’s because it is much cheaper and easier to get hold of. Basilisk’s Belt and Valtarra are very good belts but Tungrade is currently the best in slot.

Base DUO TRI / PRI DUO TRI / TRI TET
6 AP 7 AP 9 / 8 AP 11 AP 14 / 14 AP 17 AP
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Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Belt

2 AP

Weight Limit +40

1 AP

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Jarette’s Belt

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Belt

6 AP

Weight Limit +100 LT

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ancient Weapon Core

(Ancient Guardian Seal Set)

4 AP

4 DP

Weight Limit +60 LT
Damage Reduction 4
Accuracy 2

Set Effect: Accuracy +20

1 AP

1 DP

Weight Limit +10 LT
Damage Reduction 1
Accuracy 2

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Tree Spirit Belt

5 AP

Accuracy +6

Weight Limit +80 LT

2 AP

Accuracy +10

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Basilisk’s Belt

5 AP

Weight Limit +80 LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Accuracy 2

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Valtarra Eclipsed Belt

5 AP

Health 0
Weight Limit 80LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Health 25
Accuracy 2

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Tungrad Belt

6 AP

Black Spirit’s Rage 20%
Weight Limit 80LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Accuracy 2

Sockets (Crystals)

These are an example of the best sockets for your class. Magical Crystal of Infinity – Evasion has been tested and proven to give more survivability than JIN/BON Cobelinus crystals and is also much cheaper. You can also swap Corrupted Magic Crystals for Red Spirit Crystal for more survivablity and precision crystals for Crystal of Elkarr

iconBlack Magic Crystal – Precision x2
(weapon)

Accuracy +8, Ignore All Resistance 10%

iconCorrupted Magic Crystal x2
(sub-weapon)

Critical Hit Damge +10%, All AP +2, All Damage Reduction -2, 2 set: Critical Hit Damage +2%

iconHAN Magic Crystal – Hoom x2
(helmet)

Hoom 4 set – 8 Accuracy, 7% Resistance, 420 HP, 10 Damage Reduction, 8 Evasion

iconMagical Crystal of Infinity – Evasion x2
(chest)

Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%

iconJIN Black Magic Crystal – Viper x2
(gloves)

Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1, Accuracy 20

iconHAN Magic Crystal – Hoom x2
(shoes)

Hoom 4 set – 8 Accuracy, 7% Resistance, 420 HP, 10 Damage Reduction, 8 Evasion


These are an example of some cheaper crystals for your class if you don’t have as much to spend and want to go cheap crystals that will aid you while grinding.

iconMagic Crystal of Infinity – Precision x2
(weapon)

All Accuracy +8

icon Magic Crystal of Infinity – Critical x2
(sub-weapon)

Additional Critical Hit Damage +10%

iconMagic Crystal of Infinity – Agility x2
(helmet)

All Evasion +8

iconMagical Crystal of Infity – Evasion x2
(chest)

Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%

iconMagic Crystal of Infinity – Assault x2
(gloves)

Attack Speed +2

iconMagic Crystal of Infinity – Swiftness x2
(shoes)

Movement Speed +2

Example Gear Builds

I highly recommend using BDOPLANNER.COM to help you plan your build and track your progression.

The build you choose completely depends on your playstyle and what role you want to play in PVP. Below are some example builds to help you decide what is best for you.

Leveling build: link
Here is what to aim for when leveling and before you get your boss gear. You should focus on enhancing your weapons first and then your armor. Try to also ultimate all your pieces as soon as possible, especially your armor because it will give quite a big DP boost.

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Low-Tier build: link
Here is a mid-tier build to use if you are looking to improve your gear before you get boss gear. You may want to use Red Coral Earrings or Witch’s Earrings instead but they can be quite expensive compared to the rest of the gear.

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Mid-tier build: link
Here is a mid-tier build to use once you have boss gear. You want to aim to get TRI as soon as possible and then work on your accessories. You want to try to make sure you have a minimum of 300 accuracy when using Nouver. You can also use a TET heve and TRI Muskan’s shoes instead but Griffon’s and Urugon’s shoes are currently considered best in slot in the gear meta.

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Softcap build: link
Here is what to aim for if you are going for. It takes a long time to get to this stage, and there are lots of small improvements and other accessories you will use along the way, but this is ideally your softcap build for PVP.

For PVE, you want to be using a Kutum with Corrupted Magic Crystals. Once you reach 261 AP with Nouver, you will want to stop using Kutum for PVE however, until you reach 265 AP with Kutum. After many tests, it is confirmed that Nouver performs better than Kutum in these brackets. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here

You may also want to consider starting to put Caphras stones into your gear for bonus stats to help you get to the next AP bracket. Begin by getting level 4 in your main hand for the extra 4 AP. Then you will want to move on to putting level 2 into each armor piece before getting them all up to level 4 as well.

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End-game build: link
Here is what to eventually aim for. It takes a long time to get to this stage, and there are lots of small improvements and other accessories you will use along the way, but this is ideally your end game build for PVP. Make sure to put Caphras stones into your equipment for extra stats. You can also swap out both of the Black Magic Crystal – Precision for Crystal of Elkarr (best in slot) instead but these are very costly and harder to obtain.

For PVE, you want to be using a Kutum with Corrupted Magic Crystals. Once you reach 261 AP with Nouver, you will want to stop using Kutum for PVE however, until you reach 265 AP with Kutum. After many tests, it is confirmed that Nouver performs better than Kutum in these brackets. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here

For PVP, it really depends. If you are only doing tier 1 node wars for example, then it is better to stick with Kutum because the node is AP capped anyway and the extra DP can push you to a higher DP bracket.


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Consumables

When grinding, I recommend using the Simple Cron Meal. It offers various bonuses and is also the only food which will give you an skill points experience buff. If the cron meal isn’t available, you can use EXP Elixirs and Milk Tea, then other food of your choice such as Margoria Seafood and Serendia Special. It really depends on your preference.

For your food rotation in node wars/siege, I would recommend using Knight Combat Rations, Kamaslyvia Special, Valencia Special and then King of Jungle Hamburger in that order. This requires a 2 hour preperation. If you are late or lazy, you can use Exquisite Cron Meal. I would also recommend using the Giant’s Draught or party elixirs.

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Knight Combat Rations Dark Pudding x1, Ham Sandwich x1, Fruit Wine x1, Meat Croquette x1 All Attack +5, Damage against human race +5, All Damage Reduction +5 for 120 minutes
icon Special Kamasylvia Meal Rainbow Button Mushroom Sandwich x1, Coconut Pasta x1, Fig Pie x1 , Fruit Wine x2, Rainbow Button Mushroom Cheese Melt x1 Max HP +150, Max Stamina 200, Back Attack Damage +5% for 110 minutes
Special Valencia Meal Teff Sandwich x1, King of Jungle Hamburger x1, Couscous x1, Fig Pie x2, Date Palm Wine x2 Nullifying all Resistances +4%, Resistance against all Debuffs +4%, All Evasion +10, Decrease of damages from Monsters -6% for 110 minutes
icon King of Jungle Hamburger Teff Bread x4, Pickled Vegetables x2, Lion Meat x4, Nutmeg x3 Ignores All Resistance +3%, Critical Hit Damage +5% for 110 minutes

In addition, you may want to use Perfume of Courage (buff lost on death) and Tough Whale Tendon Elixirs. Usually these are not required for node wars.

Other buffs you may want to collect can be found here: [link]



Useful Links


Change Log

  • 03/01/2016 – posted the first version of the guide
  • 16/06/2020 – complete rework of the guide
  • 30/07/2020 – updated skill builds for the new UI update, added link to skill add-on list.

3 comments

  • Sep 22, 2017 @ 11:41 am

    Could you please update this guide ? I cant seem to find an up to date one one berserkers anywhere :/

  • Mar 30, 2016 @ 18:44 pm

    what are your personal recommendations for skill awakening?

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