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A berserker is a subclass of barbarian, introduced in the Heroes of the Feywild rule book.[HotF:42]

Creating a Berserker[]

Creating a Berserker is similar to a Barbarian, with the following differences:

Armor proficiency[]

A berserker also begins with light shield armor proficiency.

Class features[]

Berserkers don't have any of the class features of the Barbarian. Instead they have the following:

Berserker Fury[]

When you use a barbarian primal attack power, you enter berserker fury until the end of the encounter. Alternatively, you can use a minor action while you are bloodied to enter the fury. The fury has the following effects,

  • Your defender aura ends, if it was active, and you cannot use defender aura or vengeful guardian until the fury ends.
  • Some of your powers, such as your barbarian martial at-will attack powers, gain additional benefits, as noted in those powers.
  • Your melee basic attacks deal 1d8 extra damage. This extra damage increases to 2d8 at 11th level and 3d8 at 21st level.


Defender Aura[]

Berserkers with the Defender Aura class feature gain defender aura as an at-will utility power. Defender aura creates an aura 1 that penalizes unmarked enemy attack rolls against allies without a defender aura by −2.[HotF:43]


A berserker chooses one of the following terrain types and gains the corresponding benefits.[HotF:43]

Heartland terrain 1st-level benefit 4th-level benefit
Arid Desert +3 bonus to AC and +2 bonus to Reflex while wearing cloth armor or no armor and not using a shield resist 5 fire
Level 14: resist 10 fire
Level 24: resist 15 fire
Frozen Land +1 bonus to Fortitude and +1 bonus to Will resist 5 cold
Level 14: resist 10 cold
Level 24: resist 15 cold
Temperate Land +2 bonus to damage rolls with a one-handed weapon while wielding a one-handed weapon and using a shield +1 bonus to speed during a charge

Poised Defender[]

Berserkers with the Poised Defender class feature gain a +2 bonus to AC when their defender aura is active and they are not wearing heavy armor.[HotF:44]

Vengeful Guardian[]

Berserkers with the Vengeful Guardian class feature gain vengeful guardian as an at-will attack power. Vengeful guardian can be used as an opportunity action triggered by enemies within the berserker's defender aura shift or attack an ally without a defender aura.[HotF:44]