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"The vast forests of our lands are said to be filled with the spirits of beasts. Sometimes those beasts join us on the battlefield: Berserkers. Wild, free, and utterly without fear, they fight with twin axes but their true weapon is their passion. There is an ancient riddle: what is stronger than steel? Blood is our answer; blood and fury."


Berserkers are a playable hero class in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

Chaotic and brutal dual-axe-wielding Vikings. That is the simplest way one can describe the Berserkers. Their savage love of combat strikes fear into the hearts of most, friend and foe alike. The Berserker fights relentlessly, capable of vanquishing foes before they can mount a decent defense. Unconcerned with their personal safety in putting up a proper defense, these vicious warriors focus instead on killing as many enemies as they can.[1]

ArmorEdit

Historically, berserkers have been described as warriors who would charge into battle without armor, instead wearing the pelts of whatever animals they believe themselves to be possessed by. Like their historical counterparts, the Berserkers wear little armor, only light leather shoulder pads and animals pelts with a mask over their eyes.

WeaponEdit

Viking Hand Axe - The Viking have turned a common tool into a vicious, highly effective weapon. The hand axe combines speed of handling with the balance required for accurate throwing over short ranges. Their lethality is legendary when placed in the hands of the blood-crazed Berserkers, especially when they come as a set.
Viking hand axe1

Viking Hand Axe

TriviaEdit

  • Historical texts and Icelandic literature describe the berserkers as Viking champions who would charge into battle in a trance-like, almost animalistic, fury.
    • At the time, it was believed that this uncontrolled fury was the result of them being possessed by the spirits of animals on the battlefield. In the present, some speculate that this trance was the result of them consuming a hallucinogenic mushroom while others believe it was self-induced hysteria brought about by concentration and sheer force of will.
    • Despite popular belief, a berserker's act of going berserk was not due to any form of psychosis, rage or insanity. Many texts describe berserkers capable of holding proper conversations before and during battles.
  • Icelandic literature describes several tribes that were classified as berserkers, each one with a totem animal they worshiped.
    • One tribe in particular was called "the berserkir" because of the bear skins that they wore to mark their status. This is because berserkir translates roughly into "bear-shirt".
  • Berserker's Signature, "Number One" is a homage to Stefán Karl Stefánsson, a voice actor and performer who had died from bile duct cancer on August 21, 2018. Stefán has been credited ambiguously to lines for the Viking faction in For Honor, some sources noting that he did the voiceover for the Viking faction in the initial 2016 trailer for the game.
    • The Berserker's pose and the Signature's title references "We are Number One," a musical number from the Icelandic Children's TV Show, "Lazy Town." Stefán stared in singing this song as the show's central villain, with the song becoming an internet phenomenon a few years after the song had aired on the show. This was the highlight of Stefán's popularity.
    • The credibility of this claim is further compounded by the subtitle of the signature: "In Memoriam - To our Number One villain."
    • Some sources state that Stefán had played the role of the Berserker, be it in Multiplayer or as an enemy during the Story Campaign. Having this Signature on the Berserker may be a confirmation to this rumour.

Quotes[2]Edit

  • Icelandic: "Þú ert dauður!" – English: "You are dead!"
    • Head Crusher
  • Icelandic: "Náði þér!" – English: "Caught you!"
    • Deflect
  • Icelandic: "Drepa, drepa, drepa!" - English: "Kill, kill, kill!"
    • Recognition Emote

Fighting StyleEdit

Berserkers are intimidating Viking engines of death. They combine close-combat harassing abilities and have infinite chain attacks that can be initiated many different ways.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Harasser fighting style
  • Short-range fast attacks

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Some attacks can hit multiple targets in a row
  • Charging attacks that harass opponents
  • Deflect ability

FeatsEdit

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Bounty Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

BountyHunter Icon-0
Stun Trap

Trap that stuns enemies.

StunTrap
Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration

Rush Icon
2 Revenge Attacks

Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter

RevengeAttack Icon
Bear Trap

Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks.

BearTrap
Doom Banner

Nearby enemies have lower defense and attacks while within range.

DoomBanner
3 Throwing Axe

Throw an axe that deals medium damage.

ThrowingAxe
Sharpen Blade

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

SharpenBlade Icon
Fury

Raise speed, attack and defense stats for a short duration.

Fury
4 Berserker

Significantly raise your speed, attack and defense.

Berzerker
Fire Flask

Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect.

4 - Fire Flask
Fear Itself

Enemies around you have lower Stamina regeneration and defenses

FearItself-0

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown in 1v1 fights, by killing enemy Heroes, and getting killing streaks to unlock your feats in a match.
  • Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptable. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense:Reflex - Your Guard Stance only remains active for a limited time, lasting for one second.
  • Deflect - Dodge in the direction of an incoming Attack just before impact to Deflect it. A Deflect can be followed up with Brute Force.
  • Bear Mauler Finisher - Bear Mauler Finishers are Unblockable.
    • Dance into Mauler - The Dance of the Paired Blades Infinite chain can flow directly into the Bear Mauler chain.
  • Top Heavy Finisher - A Top Heavy Attack cannot be chained further, even as an Opener. If it's not a Chain Opener, it will be Unblockable but has decreased damage.
  • Unstoppable Feint - Basic Chain Openers initiated immediately after a Feint are Uninterruptible.
    • Unstoppable Onslaught - Attacks after a Chain Opener all have Uninterruptible Stance.
  • Alternating Infinite - During Dance of the Paired Blades, Attacks need to alternate between Light and Heavy to continue.
    • Light Chain Starters - Head Slicer, Spin Chop and Skilled Slash can act as Chain Starters, but have to be followed by a Heavy Attack.
    • Heavy Chain Starters - Zone Attacks and Slashing Rush can act as Chain Starters, but have to be followed by a Light Attack.
  • Close Combat - If you miss any Basic Attack or a Head Crusher, the missed attack's recovery can be cancelled by a Zone Attack, Slashing Rush or a Dodge.
  • Head Crusher Sprint - If a target is outside normal leap range when attempting Head Crusher, Berserker will sprint before initiating the leap.
  • Cancel Heavy Attacks - You can cancel the startup of a Heavy Opener with a dodge.
  • Undodgeable Spin Chop - Spin Chop is undodgeable.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Dance of the Paired Blades Infinite icon LMB, RMB or RMB, LMB Infinite icon RB, RT or RT, RB Infinite R1, R2 or R2, R1
Chain Attack icon Bear Mauler RMB, RMB, RMB RT, RT, RT R2, R2, R2
Boar Rush (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↓ + R2
Spin Chop A or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS→ + A, RB LS← or LS→ + X, R1
Uninterruptible Stance icon Head Slicer W + Space + LMB LS↑ + A, RB LS↑ + X, R1
Uninterruptible Stance icon Head Crusher W + Space, RMB LS↑ + A, RT LS↑ + X, R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Slashing Rush S + LMB + RMB LS↓ + RB + RT LS↓ + R1 + R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Skilled Slash Parry icon, LMB Parry icon, RB Parry icon, R1
Brute Force Unknown, MMB Unknown, X Unknown, ⬜

ExecutionsEdit

Work The Leg

Work The Leg

This. Is

This. Is. Valkenheim!

Double Your Efforts

Double Your Efforts

Severe Amputation

Severe Amputation

Blood Rage

Blood Rage

Final Dance

Final Dance

Punch Drunk

Punch Drunk

Cannonball Dropkick

Cannonball Dropkick

Timber! (Berserker)

Timber! (Berserker)

Move It Along!

Move It Along!

Watch This!

Watch This!

Vehement Axe Stomp

Vehement Axe Stomp

Head Cracker

Head Cracker

Spark It Off

Spark It Off

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Despair

Despair

Chopped

Chopped

Axe For Victory

Axe For Victory

Major Fail

Major Fail

Show Off

Show Off

Flipout

Flipout

Berserker Coin Toss

Berserker Coin Toss

Kill Card (Berserker)

Kill Card (Berserker)

Recognition (Berserker)

Recognition (Berserker)

Solet (Berserker)

Solet (Berserker)

Fighting Stance Edit

Lift Off

Lift Off

Handled

Handled

Crossover

Crossover

Axe Twirl

Axe Twirl

Chest Beat

Chest Beat

Throat Slitter

Throat Slitter

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Model

  • Default Arm (Gunteric)
  • Default Chest (Gunteric)
  • Default Helm (Gunteric)
  • Acamar Chest (Front)
  • Acamar Chest (Back)
  • Acamar Helm

Weapons

  • Default Heads (Dynthor)
  • Ranka Head
  • Lusia Head
  • Bjort Head
  • Fylgia Head
  • Default Handle (Dynthor)
  • Ranka Handles
  • Lusia Handles
  • Bjort Handles

Stills

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-CA/game-info/heroes/berserker.aspx
  2. https://redd.it/5um0u9


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