For Honor Berserker Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about playing as Berserker, playing against Berserker, and tips to win.
Berserker in For Honor primarily relies on close-quarter combat and increased mobility. This guide basically teaches you how to play to Berserker’s strengths and how to be successful even in bad match-ups.
For more help on For Honor, read out our Peacekeeper Guide, Best Characters Guide, and Beginner’s Guide.
For Honor Berserker Guide
In our For Honor Berserker Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing as Berserker and playing against Berserker.
For Honor Beserker Feats
- Stun Trap – Trap that stuns enemies
- Bounty Hunter – Passive – Gain health and stamina when you kill another hero
- Rush – Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration
- Doom Banner – Nearby enemies have lower defense and attacks while within range
- Revenge Attacks – Attacks fill the revenge meter
- Bear Trap – Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks
- Sharpen Blade – Attacks gain Bleeding over a short period of time
- Fury – Raise speed, attack and defense stats for a short duration
- Throwing Axe – Throw an axe that deals medium damage
- Berzerker – Significantly raise your speed, attack and defense
- Fear Itself – Enemies around you have lower attacks and defenses
- Fire Flask – Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect
For Honor Berserker Blocking
Blocking as Berserker is a tad advanced as compared to other classes.
The rule of simply pointing the right analogue stick in the direction of an incoming (up, left, right) does not apply to the Berserker. As mentioned earlier, blocking as Berserker is a little complicated.
In order to execute a successful block, you need to press the right analogue stick after moving it in the direction of an incoming attack.
It’s important that you do it before the attack connects. You should’ve ample time to do so properly.
For Honor Berserker Special Attack – Deflecting
Deflecting is easily one of the Berserker’s many strengths and is pretty simple to execute.
When executed at a proper time, deflecting as Berserker allows you to successfully carry out a Guard Break followed by one or several attacks; preferably light attack. As mentioned earlier, deflecting as Berserker is fairly simple.
In order to do so, dodge in the direction of an incoming attack – before it actually connects – and immediately press the Guard Break button.
For Honor Berserker Special Attacks – Depleting Opponent’s Stamina
Another powerful tool at Berserker’s disposal is the ability to drain his opponent’s stamina using the Forward Throw.
During the course of a skirmish, you need to keep a close eye out on your opponent’s stamina meter and as soon as you see it dropping low, head in with a forward throw to drain it completely and leave him/her at a major disadvantage.
There are multiple ways of punishing your opponents for having no stamina e.g. uninterrupted Guard Break, chain attacks, etc.
For Honor Berserker Movement and Dodging Tips
Thanks to your enhanced mobility, you’re at the liberty to simply dodge away instead of blocking.
There are a couple of benefits of doing so. Firstly, if you manage to time your dodge in the direction of an incoming attack properly, you’ll deflect the attack leading to a Guard Break or multiple follow-up attacks.
However, even if you don’t pull off a well-timed dodge, you should easily be able to force your opponent into whiffing their attacks.
On the other hand, if you’re about to whiff an attack, note that you can always cancel your attack by dodging to any side. In order to pull off a successful attack cancellation, simply press the dodge button and you should be good to go.
Finally, in case you’re bested in a duel, don’t simply run back and try to execute a backward Zone Attack.
It’s a pretty simple attack which can be executed by pressing Light Attack + Heavy Attack + Down. It does, however, cost a lot of stamina so don’t try to spam it. If you manage to pull it off while getting chased down, you should be able to get away without any trouble.
For Honor Berserker Abilities – Dance of the Paired Blades
It goes without saying that the Dance of the Paired Blades is the best tool available at Berserker’s disposal.
This ability basically allows Berserker to launch a seemingly endless mix of attacks until the stamina lasts. On top of it, every fifth attack becomes uninterruptible and costs less stamina.
Only if it does not deal a whole lot of damage, it should definitely force your opponents into blocking, dodging, or even running away.
It’s a pretty good ability and should be mastered by anyone who wishes to main Berserker. It is, however, important to note that the Dance of the Paired Blades cannot begin with a Top Heavy Attack and immediately ends if you go with Top Heavy Attack.
For Honor Berserker Counters and Match-ups
One of the first things you need to know about Berserker is that the class does not boast a decent range.
Due to this, the class tends to struggle against heroes with long reach poke. You need to take advantage of this and try to remain at a safe distance to lessen any advantage that Berserker players can have over you.
It’s also important to note that every fifth attack of the Dance of the Paired Blades is uninterruptable so don’t try to block.
Since you cannot interrupt every fifth attack from the Dance of the Paired Blades, you either need to dodge away or simply move to another location. Do so and you should be good to go.
Another weakness of Berserker is the inability to quickly recover after being blocked.
Keeping this in mind, you should always try and block a Light Attack from Berserk which should allow you to follow-up with a successful Guard Break and dish out a massive amount of damage before backing off.
Due to this, if you know your opponent is good at blocking light attacks; tread carefully!
For Honor Berserker Best Combos and Moves
For Honor Berserker Dance of the Blades
It’s executed by Light Attack into Heavy Attack or Heavy Attack into Light Attack. Every fifth attack is uninterruptable.
For Honor Berserker Bear Mauler
It’s executed by Heavy Attack – Heavy Attack – Heavy Attack.
For Honor Berserker Boar Rush
It’s executed by Heavy Attack while sprinting.
For Honor Berserker Head Slicer
It’s executed by Forward + Dodge into Light Attack.
For Honor Berserker Spin Chop
It’s executed by Left or Right + Dodge into Light Attack. It’s an uninterruptable attack.
For Honor Berserker Head Crusher
It’s executed by Forward + Dodge into Heavy Attack. It’s an uninterruptable attack.
For Honor Berserker Slashing Rush
It’s executed by Back + Light Attack + Heavy Attack. It’s an uninterruptable attack.
This is all we’ve on our For Honor Berserker Guide. Don’t forget to share your own tips and strategies with us in the comments section below!