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About

Berserker the hunter, clad in armor wrought from the legendary Rathalos. Having deemed the beast a worthy adversary, he set out to take it down that he might truly know what it is to feel alive. The hunt promises to be his ultimate satisfaction.

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Justin Dominic Hiroki Yasumoto
Flame
Sword
Attack
Rathalos Berserker
Obtainable as a 5

Character Stats

MAX HP 754
MAX STR 505

Overview

Berserker dons a suit of Rathalos armor, appearing as a flagship of Primal Crisis Part 1. Though joining the most saturated of archetypes, Berserker plays nothing like a traditional Sword user. Forsaking basic combos, Berserker is content to spam empowered Force Strikes from ridiculous ranges and is granted knockback immunity while doing so. Alas, Berserker faces fierce competition, courtesy of Mana Spirals. Naveed scales better over time and Euden inflicts Burn, although neither can top the novelty of Berserker’s unique playstyle.

Strengths

Titanic Force Strikes 

The range of Berserker’s Lvl. 3 FS rivals that of Bow/Wand users, whereas traditional Sword users suffer from limited reach and must play on the front lines. Lion’s Maw cranks the modifiers even higher, resulting in enormous spurts of burst damage. 

DEF Reduction Uptime 

Due to the modified Force Strike SP gains, Moonbreaker is fully charged off two Lvl. 3 Force Strikes. This is significantly faster than the DEF reduction’s duration, enabling essentially 100% uptime.

Weaknesses

No Burn 

Berserker cannot contribute to Burning Punisher comps like Euden can. If the team lacks a Xania/Rena, Elegant Escort setups will not function. 

Clunky 

The new Force Strike animations are long and cannot be cancelled midway. Furthermore, they offer nothing in terms of mobility; a mistimed Force Strike can easily lock players into dangerous situations.

Dragon Recommendations

Cerberus provides the most consistent boost to overall damage.

Arctos meshes well with Reduced Defense Devastator. 

Ifrit is a serviceable budget pick, granting a solid 45% STR bump.

Weapon Recommendations

Budget Option: Blade of Glory

Wyrmprint Recommendations

Pair 1

Pair 1: Focuses on Berserker's Force Strikes and Crit capabilities. Slot 1 may be replaced by Mega Friends, while Slot 2 may hold any %STR Wyrmprint or Elegant Escort if running with Burn allies. 

Skills

Skill 1

Moonbreaker
Lvl 1 Deals flame damage to enemies directly ahead.
100
Lvl 2 Deals flame damage to enemies directly ahead, and reduces their defense by 5%. This defense reduction effect will not stack.
200
Lvl 3 Deals flame damage to enemies directly ahead, and reduces their defense by 5%. This defense reduction effect will not stack.
300
SP Cost 2630 Iframe Long

Skill 2

Lion's Maw
Lvl 1 Increases the damage of the user's next force strike by 60%. This damage increase will not stack.
100
Lvl 2 Increases the damage of the user's next force strike by 80%. This damage increase will not stack.
200
Lvl 3 "
300
SP Cost 5600 Iframe Medium

Abilities

Ability 1

Great Sword Expertise +1

Grants the user a unique force strike, and increases force strike damage by 20%. Their force strike has three increasingly powerful charge levels and deals 20% more damage to enemies in break state. In addition, they are immune to knockback while charging their force strike.

80
Upgrades To
Great Sword Expertise +2

Grants the user a unique force strike, and increases force strike damage by 30%. Their force strike has three increasingly powerful charge levels and deals 20% more damage to enemies in break state. In addition, they are immune to knockback while charging their force strike.

100

Ability 2

Sleep Res +50%

Reduces susceptibility to sleep by 50%.

60
Upgrades To
Sleep Res +100%

Reduces susceptibility to sleep by 100%.

100

Ability 3

Reduced Defense Devastator +15%

Increases critical rate by 15% against enemies with reduced defense.

80
Upgrades To
Reduced Defense Devastator +20%

Increases critical rate by 20% against enemies with reduced defense.

100

Co-Abilities

Dragon Haste +8%

Increases dragon gauge fill rate by 8%. Benefits your whole team.

170
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Increases dragon gauge fill rate by 9%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases dragon gauge fill rate by 11%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases dragon gauge fill rate by 12%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases dragon gauge fill rate by 15%. Benefits your whole team.