Updated Fri, Jan 02, 2009 by Savanja
Berserker Guide Index
Why choose berserker?
I happen to be the type of girl that cannot just stand idly back
and watch all the action happen before me. I want to be all up in it,
bashing away at the target and leading the way to victory. The berserker
is the kind of class that gives you that and much more.
These bad boys (or gals) can take the hits and make such and shine as an amazing tank. On top of that they can duel wield. And let me tell you, there is nothing more awe inspiring than a plate clad warrior, heading out into battle with two massive battle axes, one on each hip, or one clutched in each hand, readied for bloodshed.
The berserker is for the strong and the brave. Those that
want to taste the battle, and feel death's insidious breath of air on their
brow, just before they make that final victorious blow.
Can berserkers solo?
The berserker class has had a long and sometimes not so appealing journey through the Live Updates. They've been over powered and then they have been nerfed, and it seems that they have finally settled into a nice well balanced groove. What does this mean? Well, it means that they have finally found their place as both solo'ers and in groups. Yes, berserkers can solo. It's actually my belief that any class can solo, some just happen to do it slightly better than others. The key is knowing your class, knowing your skill, and knowing your limits. With those things, one can make a very successful solo'er.
What is a berserker's role in a group?
Easy. Main tank. This class was made for tanking, and makes one of the best main tanks in this game. Put on your defensive stance, and you are the brick wall that protects the rest of your group. You have fabulous taunts and abilities that give great aggro draw, and heavy armor that protects you from the direct attacks. If you aren't main tank, and in my opinion, on equal levels, this class makes the best main tank, then you do well as a back up tank. In which case, you'd want to use your offensive stance, and do some damage!
What's the best race for berserker?
This question gets asked a lot, and I am of the mindset, that it just doesn't matter much. With armor and item stats, and as you get higher up in levels, it all evens out race to race. But, if you really are stuck on those silly stats, then the bigger, stronger races are going to make the best berserkers;. Barbarians, Dwarves, Trolls, and Ogres. But truly, take my advice and go with a race that you will enjoy, and forget the stats. They really just don't mean all that much, and I have never given them a second thought.
How should I equip my berserker?
Berserkers wear plate armor. Beyond that, wear what you can get your hands on. The stats you are going to want to boost with armor items are strength, which is the primary stat of this class. Aside from that, giving a little love to the stamina will boost your health pool. As with any class, you are going to want to hit those armor quests for some nice gear. Plate can get expensive, good plate can be outrageous. Questing for armor gets you what you need, with the stats you need for free, plus you get rather nice experience on top of it.
Have questions or comments? Something to add to this guide? Feel free to email me!
Berserker Guide Index