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Berserk
Berserk
A powerful attack that leaves the Barbarian more vulnerable.
Class [[Barbarian]]
Skill Tree Combat Skills
Level 30
Prerequisites
Damage Type Magical
Mana Cost 5
Other Stats Deals magical damage (more to come)
Synergies Howl, Shout
Berserk is a Barbarian Skill in Diablo II.
  • Active Effect : A powerful attack that leaves the Barbarian more vulnerable.
  • Required Level : 30
  • Prerequisites : Bash [1], Stun [12], Concentrate [18]
  • Gives synergy to : None
  • Receives synergy from :
Howl: +10% Magic damage per level
Shout: +10% Magic damage per level

UsageEdit

Berserk completely converts damage to magic damage so you cannot steal life/mana with Berserk, even with life tap. You don't take damage from Iron Maiden and Thorns if you just go "Berserk" because they only reflect physical damage, not magical. For the stated duration afterwards your defense is zero. You also do not receive the Iron Skin or Dexterity bonus. You can still block as if you are using a shield, however. A defense of 0 will let you block all the time, thus quite often hinder you from doing anything else. Consider not wearing a shield. Even those who don't want to use it as a main attack are advised to have at least 1 rank to combat the multiple physical immune opponents they will confront in nightmare and especially hell difficulties.

HistoryEdit

There is a fine line between passion and rage, something the Barbarian warrior knows well. A Barbarian must learn to tread this line while separating one from the other and drawing strength from both. One of the most powerful combat skills a Barbarian can learn is to cross that line into rage, expending the sum of his energy and slaying everything without regard for consequences. When you have slain all of your enemies, what is left to fear?

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 4
Converts 100% physical damage to magic

Level 1234567891011
Bonus Attack 100% 115% 130% 145% 160% 175% 190% 205% 220% 235% 250%
Bonus Magic Damage 150% 165% 180% 195% 210% 225% 240% 255% 270% 285% 300%
Duration 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6

Level 12131415161718192025
Bonus Attack 265% 280% 295% 310% 325% 340% 355% 370% 385% 460%
Bonus Magic Damage 315% 330% 345% 360% 375% 390% 405% 420% 435% 510%
Duration 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2
Barbarian Skills
Warcries HowlFind PotionTaunt ShoutFind ItemBattle CryBattle OrdersGrim WardWar CryBattle Command
Combat Skills BashLeapDouble SwingStunDouble ThrowLeap AttackConcentrateFrenzyWhirlwindBerserk
Combat Masteries Sword MasteryAxe MasteryMace MasteryPolearm MasteryThrowing MasterySpear MasteryIncreased StaminaIron SkinIncreased SpeedNatural Resistance

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