Author Topic: Empires of Kunark Berserkering  (Read 36856 times)

Fintank

  • Slacker
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: +5/-0
  • freelance raider
    • View Profile
    • Email
Empires of Kunark Berserkering
« on: February 05, 2017, 08:49:07 PM »
Disciplines and AA's:

Burning Discs:

Frenzied Resolve - Increase Chance of Additional 2H Attack by 105%, Increase Min Hit Damage by 315%, Increase Chance to Hit by 32%, Self Root
Cleaving Acrimony - Increase Chance to Critical Hit by 275%, Increase Chance to Crippling Blow by 230%
Brutal - Increase Hit Damage by 120%, Increase Min Hit Damage by 610%
Avenging Flurry - Increase Chance of Additional 2H Attack by 125%, Increase Chance to Double Attack by 10000%, Decrease Weapon Delay by 20.3%, Increase Chance to Flurry by 16%
Disconcerting - Increase Chance to Critical Hit with all weapon skills by 53%, Increase Chance to Critical Hit with Frenzy by 53%, Increase Base Hit Damage by 11%
Furious Rampage - Increase Chance to AE Attack by 100% with 15% Damage, Increase Chance to Repeat Primary Hand Round by 100%
Untamed Rage - Increase Chance to Double Attack by 50%, Decrease Current HP by 3000 per tick, Add Melee Proc: Untamed Rage XV (Azia) (Untamed Rage refresh), Increase Melee Haste v3 by 25%, Decrease Current HP by 2% up to 10000, Increase ATK by 310, Increase Chance to Hit by 40%
Savage Spirit - 1: Increase Critical All Weapon Skills damage by 280% of Base Damage, Increase Critical Frenzy Damage by 280% of Base Damage
Reckless Abandon - Increase Hit Damage by 66%
Juggernaut Surge - Increase Hit Damage Bonus by 225, Increase Critical Hit Damage by 60% of Base Damage
Blinding Fury - Increase ATK by 510, Add Melee Proc: Blinded by Fury X (Increase Chance of Additional 2H Attack by 100%, Increase Chance to Double Attack by 10000%, Decrease Weapon Delay by 15%, Blind
Second Spire of Savagery - Increase Chance to Hit with Throwing by 50%, Increase Min Throwing Damage by 60%, Increase Throwing Damage Bonus by 120

Spammable Discs - (Abilities that should always be on CD):

Desperation - Increase Melee Haste v3 by 25% (Just regular haste, already will be max on raid)
Blood Pact - Add Melee Proc: Blood Pact Strike XXII (2750)
Amplified Frenzy - Decrease Frenzy Timer by 3s, Add Skill Proc: Amplified Frenzy Strike II (4.6k)
Sapping Strikes - Add Melee Proc: Sapping Strike II (4 Procs), Decrease Current HP by 9027, Returns 40% of Damage as Endurance, Max Per Hit: 4333
War Cry of the Braxi - Increase Hit Damage Taken by 13% (30 Hits) (Always hit before Dichotomic)
Bubbling Rage - Add Melee Proc: Bubbling Rage Strike II, 2H Slash Attack for 254 with 53% Accuracy Mod (2 Strikes)
Binding Axe - Throwing Attack for 500 with 10000% Accuracy Mod
Shared Cruelty - Increase all weapon skills Damage Bonus by 457
Demolishing Frenzy - Frenzy Attack for 196 with 10000% Accuracy Mod (3), Cast: Overpowering Frenzy Effect (Increase Frenzy Damage Taken by 25%, Increase Throwing Damage Taken by 25%)
Demolishing Volley - Throwing Attack for 218 with 10000% Accuracy Mod (4)
Demolishing Axe Throw - Throwing Attack for 592 with 10000% Accuracy Mod
Axe of the Aeons - 2H Slash Attack for 669 with 1000% Accuracy Mod, 2H Slash Attack for 920 with 1000% Accuracy Mod, 2H Slash Attack for 1171 with 1000% Accuracy Mod
Rampage - AE Attack (4 Rounds)
Arcslice - Frontal AE Attack (4 Targets) 2H Slash Attack for 250 with 1000% Accuracy Mod (2)
Vicious Cyclone - AE Attack (12 Targets) Decrease Current HP by 4083 (Shares timer with Arcslice)
Distraction Attack - Add Melee Proc: Distraction Attack Strike XVIII (Decrease Hate by 2500, Decrease Current Hate by 1%) (Can hit with burns if you want, honestly doesn't help too much)

Upkeep Abilities:

Cry Carnage - Increase Chance to Critical Hit by 100%, Increase Accuracy by 21 (Lasts 10 mins now)
Battle Leap - Increase Hit Damage by 45% (Only need to hit this once per zone, unless you've died)

Randoms - (Abilities that are situational):

Agony of Absolution - Decrease Current HP by 2800 per tick, Purify (20) (Used to cure some bad shit if your group healer is slacking or dead)
Uncanny Resilience - Absorb Melee Damage: 50%, Max Per Hit: 26250, Total: 175000 (Reflex AA, I'd recommend an "oh shit" key for this if you get agro)
Blood Sustenance - Lifetap from Weapon Damage: 50% (Max 500 hits) (Can't be activated with Furious Rampage, great for heavy AOE events or if you get agro on an add)

Specials:

Vehement Rage - Increase Hit Damage by 15%, Increase Min Hit Damage by 45% (Next to worthless, honestly doesn't do much at all, hit when nothing else is up)
Bloodfury - Decrease Current HP by 29000, Decrease Current HP by 3000 per tick, Cast: Bloodshield II on Fade (35k Rune) (Used to drop health for Amplified Frenzy and Frenzied Resolve)
Communion of Blood - Decrease Current HP by 30000, Increase Current Endurance by 15017 (10 minute CD, use wisely)
Phantom Assailant - Swarm Pet (Minimal DPS, sometimes detrimental to use swarm pets)
Demolisher's Alliance - Provides your group with an 8k-ish Proc, can trigger a large nuke on the mob if enough Berserkers are on it in raid.

War Cry: (Called for by the Raid Leader or Zerker Lead for raid adps, Cry of Battle AA used to MGB):

Battle Cry of the Mastruq - Decrease Weapon Delay by 9%, Increase ATK by 50 (Bought off Merchant)
Ancient: Cry of Chaos - Decrease Weapon Delay by 11.3%, Increase ATK by 60 (Quested, GoD)

Auging:

Currently the best Heroic stat to aug for is Heroic Dexterity. There have been many people who have parsed the differences and Dexterity has come out the winner on all of their conditional parses. If you'd like to see for yourself you may have to do a little digging on the Everquest forums to find the results. Another thing to do is get your Spell slot 3's to increase their damage or decrease reuse time. Currently the useful ones are for Demolishing Axe Throw, Demolishing Volley, Axe of Numicia and Vicious Cyclone. Once you have all of the relevant ones start filling empty slots with ATK augs from LDoN's.

Disc Rotation:

Main Burn - Amplified Frenzy, Savage Spirit, Brutal Discipline, Second Spire, Blinding Fury, Untamed Rage, Epic 2.0, Silent Strikes, Furious Rampage (If allowed, Focused Furious Rampage if mezzed adds).

Inbetween - Disconcerting Discipline, Glyph of the Cataclysm

Secondary Burn - Cleaving Acrimony, Reckless Abandon, Shaman Epic, Epic 2.0

Inbetween - Frenzied Resolve, Juggernaut Surge

Tertiary Burn - Avenging Flurry, Vehement Rage, Shaman Epic, Epic 2.0

For the Main Burn you will most likely have Shaman Epic being cast since generally we hit shaman epic when we call full burn, so the in-betweens are teamed with the shorter cool down discs alongside the no longer stacking critical multipliers.

Attentive Stacking - In order to maximize your sustained DPS throughout the fight you're going to want to not use Blinding Fury when Quick Time is up. These 2 abilities are almost the same, Blinding Fury is a little better so if at all possible use this before Quick Time so you can pop it later on in the event. Both abilities are HHE's (Hundred Hands Effect). Quick Time is 14.5% and Blinding Fury is 15%. Blinding Fury has some other benefits to it as well but you never want to waste HHE's especially as a berserker. The Beastlord's Dichotomic Fury and Ruaabri's Fury are also something to watch for, but with the current up time and recast time on Dichotomic Fury it's near impossible to 100% max out your use of Blinding Fury.

General Knowledge:

With the Epic still having a cast time make sure you never click it while actively burning. The only time you should hit epic while attacking is when you either have Res Affects or have nothing running. Otherwise you're losing more DPS than you're gaining during the cast time. Another thing to mention is to wait to hit your spam DPS button till after your burns are going. Don't hit them as you pop burns or you're wasting a lot of DPS potential.

Not sure if Derresh was going to repost an update but since the old post is lost here's one I put together.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2017, 07:49:54 PM by Fintank »

Fintank

  • Slacker
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: +5/-0
  • freelance raider
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Empires of Kunark Berserkering
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 07:51:35 PM »
Finally got around to editing since the fix to Disconcerting. This is based on past knowledge and dealing with other changes, I haven't raided on my berserker since November-ish so it's possible this isn't the number 1 way to do it.

Furro

  • Global Moderator
  • Pies Anonymous
  • *****
  • Posts: 5640
  • Karma: +18/-12
  • freelance raider
    • View Profile
Re: Empires of Kunark Berserkering
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 04:53:42 PM »
Thanks for the updates Fintank.

If other Berserkers that raid with us want to contribute with your RoS disc lineup, by all means feel free to do so.  Ideally, it'd be nice to have all of Team Berserker get involved in the thread, to get on the same page, and share knowledge.

Thanks! :)

Edit: Sticky posted this topic.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 05:11:32 PM by Furro »

Immi

  • Slacker
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Empires of Kunark Berserkering
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 08:45:18 PM »
Change out ToV discs for CoV and updated.

Pre-engage:

Before you do any fight you wanna active Battle Leap. This fades every time you zone. this can be done with eye of zomm clicky ( golden ticket - Casino reward ) if you don't have eye of zomm…. you need one it makes life 100% easier. find someone with all tradeable rewards so you can just need 1 - 2 tickets and get eye of zoom since other items lore its almost guaranteed. I use the following hotkey to make this work. > See Below <
Battle Leap Activate:
Line 1: /pause 45 , /useitem Holgresh Elder Beads
Line 2: /pause 5 , /tar Eye_of_yournamehere (obviously change to your name !)
Line 3: /pause 5 , /alt act 611 (611 is Battle Leap AA)
Line 4: /pause 5 , /blockspell add me 323
Line 5: /blockspell remove me 323

Other useful clickies that are easy to obtain and will help you within:
Ganak Familiar ( ROS paragon reward )
Jann Mask ( TBL paragon reward )
Poison Pots ( from rogues )
Shrink clicky ( I mean who doesn't have one ! )
Blood Drinker's Coating ( Small effect in theory of a SK epic for 3 min )
EOK raid / group BP clicky
Zerker 2.0 ( not super useful anymore but if your dex is high enough )

Make sure you always have bloodlust aura up and hit your group cry carnage, and if your smart can split zerks up and have them to each group to buff individual groups with cry carnage because it can be instantly group buffed to all groups.

Directly before fight starts about 2-5 seconds try and - Activate magnified frenzy line with a hotkey (hotkey below) that hits you with bloodfury AA and follows magnified ( might have to click couple times to drop below the health % and get it to trigger ) ( never use ritual scarification in raid the loss of max HP isn't worth it.
Hit EOK BP
Hit epic but if don't have it, don't stress or if you HDex is over 2500 it won's matter
Turn tribute on.
Magnified Frenzy Hotkey:
Line 1: /alt act 752
Line 2: /disc Magninfied Frenzy Rk. II (put which ever rank you own)


Here is a list of Disciplines you should have rank 3 from:
Mangling Disc (ROS) - Rk 3 from RoS or TBL 108 raid runes.
Brutal disc (ROF) - Rk 3 from RoF 110 raid runes - can do Velishan raid with single group and will always drop glowing.
Cleaving Acrimony (HOT) - Rk 3 from HoT 86 raid runes - can do The Grounds with few people long as can get requester.
Frenzied Resolve (VOA) - Rk 3 from VoA 94 raid runes - can do Beast domain raid King of the Beast with few people if have requester
Avenging Flury (HOT) - Rk 3 from HoT 89 raid runes - can do The Grounds as well as long as have a requester.
Disconcerting (EOK) - Rk 3 from EoK 104 raid runes - Currently its kinda tough to just go solo and EOK raid but it is hardly used in raids however Droga will be you easiest raid to obtain it.

For Cleaving and Avenging you will be faction in HoT expansion to get the quest to hand rune in, I recommend sitting in HoT lower and do all the merc quest over and over took me all of 30-45 min to obtain. No lockouts, and super easy.


BURN AAs:
>Name then cooldown timer<
Furious/Focused Rampage - 20m
Desperation - 20m
Untamed Rage - 15m
Reckless Abandon - 10m
Blood Pact - 10m
Blinding Fury - 10m
Savage Spirit - 10m
Spire of the Juggernaut - 7.5m
Juggernaut surge - 6m

SPAM Buttons:
Vindicating Frenzy
Axe of Derakor
Vindicating Volley
Vindicating Axe Throw
Seething Rage
Shared Atavism
Magnified Frenzy ( See hotkey up above how to activate easy )

Here is my burn buttons and how I roll It:
Mangling Burn:
/Line 1: /disc Mangling Discipline Rk. II
/Line 2: /alt act 379 (Focused Rampage)
/Line 3: /alt act 465 (Savage Spirit)
/Line 4: /alt act 3710 (Reckless Abandon)
/Line 5: /alt act 373 (Desperation)
BURN 2 (followed after hitting mangling instantly)
/Line 1: /alt act 610 (Blinding Fury)
/Line 2: /alt act 1500 (Spire of Juggernaut)
/Line 3: /alt act 961 (Juggernaut Surge)
/Line 4:/alt act 387 (Blood Pact)
/Line 5: /alt act 374 (Untamed Rage)

If you wanna use Brutal instead of Mangling because of whatever reason:
Brutal Disc Burn
/Line 1: /disc Brutal Discipline Rk. III
/Line 2 /alt act 379 (Focused Rampage)
/Line 3: /alt act 465 (Savage Spirit)
/Line 4: /alt act 387 (Blood Pact)
/Line 5: /alt act 373 (Desperation)

Typically after the main disc fades I follow up with this
Second After burn:
/Line 1: /disc Cleaving Acrimony Discipline Rk. III
/Line 2: /alt act 800 (Vehement Rage)
/Line 3: /timer 11400

The Strat:

In most fights you're gonna want to hit your full burn at the start. This is the Mangling followed by burn 2 key. Do all your pre engage things before fight starts as well, you want to wait until you get FE and QT from your bard before hitting any burn buttons to MAXIMIZE your DPS. Make sure Vindicating Frenzy is used before Dissident Rage and Rampage, as our synergy will stack with those abilities and increase their dps. Its why I usue Vindicating frenzy in beginning of spam button. I Manually hit Braxi Howl and Dissident Rage and have a trigger to tell me when their up to hit. Always hit Braxi before Dissident.

Mangling last 1 min as well as the biggest of our burn AAs, or even less. After mangling drops, you'll want to hit brutal, this is your secondary biggest burn if the bards on their shit and you hit immediately after mangling you'll be covered the entire fight of that FE click from bard. After brutal goes down you have a choice to make either to hit frenzied or hit nothing for a full min, which do you pick? frenzied roots you in place so at this point it might be safe or not safe. pending each raid. Stacking FR with QT is powerful amounts of dps, but its also powerful with FE. After FR fades or you have been "disc less" for a in then you wanna hit the "secondary burn button" With cleaving in it. its technically not a secondary burn but that's what I consist it of. CA knocks off Cry carnage so beware and be weary to click cry carnage again when its over. Once CA fades you can reactive Cry carnage and hit Avenging, once Avenging Fades your basically out of discs for a min, about 5 min later you'll reacquire your 10min burn AAs included Reckless Abandon . YOU CAN HIT RA BUT DON'T HIT 10m BURNS TILL Brutal is up. once RA fades your brutal disc should be up so pop 10min burns and hit brutal with it. As hotkey below.

10 min burn hotkey:
/Line 1: /alt act 610 (blinding flurry)
/Line 2: /alt act 387 (blood pact)
/Line 3: /alt act 1500 (spire of juggernaut)
/Line 4: /alt act 961 (juggernaut surge)
/Line 5: /alt act 465 (savage spirit)