Berserk (Diablo II)

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Berserk Icon.png Berserk
Effect: A powerful attack that leaves the Barbarian more vulnerable.
Class: Barbarian
Skill Tree: Combat Skills
Required Level: 30
Damage Type: Magical
Cast Delay: -
Active
Prerequisites: Bash (1), Stun (12), Concentrate (18)
Skill progression
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Damage
Attack Rating +% 100 115 130 145 160 175 190 205 220 235
Magic Damage +% 150 165 180 195 210 225 240 255 270 285
Duration (seconds) 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6
 
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Damage
Attack Rating +% 250 265 280 295 310 325 340 355 370 385
Magic Damage +% 300 315 330 345 360 375 390 405 420 435
Duration (seconds) 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3
Synergies
Howl +10% Magic Damage Per Level
Shout +10% Magic Damage Per Level
{{{Synergy6}}} {{{Synergy Effect6}}}

Description

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.

Lore

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?[1]

References

  1. Diablo II Manual, page 65. Blizzard Entertainment, 2000.