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Berserker

Generic portrait berserker fe12.png


Seasoned pirates who fare well in mountains or on water and often deal critical hits.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Berserker (Japanese: バーサーカー Berserker) is an advanced infantry class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. They originated there as an enemy-only sword-using class, with their modern incarnation being properly introduced in Thracia 776 and The Binding Blade as fearsome, wild axe-wielders and the promoted form of numerous axe-wielding classes.

In combat, Berserkers are extremely dangerous, sporting enormous strength and good speed compared to their fellow axe-wielding class, the Warrior. Despite their skill stat being lacking, impacting their ability to reliably hit foes, this hides their biggest advantage: an abnormally high rate of dealing critical hits. Most games give Berserkers massive bonuses to their critical rate or skills which improve their odds of scoring criticals under certain conditions. Berserks are also relatively frail, as despite their good maximum HP, their defense and resistance are below average which makes them risky to use, but rewarding if luck is in their favor. Berserkers are also well-known for their mastery of terrain which other infantry units cannot handle, with the unique ability to cross both seas and mountain peaks.

As a class change option, the Berserker is primarily associated with the "criminal" axe classes: Brigands in The Binding Blade, Pirates in the five Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS games, Bandits in Path of Radiance, and Barbarians in Awakening. In Fates, Berserkers replace Warriors as one of the class change options for Fighters.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Mystery of the Emblem 26 8 -- 8 12 0 8 0 7 -- -- Sword: 5
Thracia 776 32 12 0 12 10 0 8 -- 7 12 -- SNESRankAxe.png B
The Binding Blade 24 7 -- 6 7 0 6 0 6 13 -- Axe C
Fire Emblem 24 7 -- 6 7 0 6 0 6 13 -- Axe C
The Sacred Stones 24 7 - 6 7 0 6 0 6 13 -- Axe C
Path of Radiance 28 8 0 5 7 0 6 0 7 14 16 GCNRankAxe.gif C
Shadow Dragon 24 7 0 2 7 0 6 0 7 -- -- DSRankAxe.png D
New Mystery of the Emblem 24 9 0 2 9 0 6 0 7 -- -- DSRankAxe.png D
Awakening 30 13 0 5 11 0 5 1 6 -- -- 3DSRankAxe.png E
Fates 24 12 0 8 9 0 5 0 6 -- -- 3DSRankAxe.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Sword: 20
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankAxe.png A
The Binding Blade 60 30 -- 24 28 30 22 24 15 20 Axe S
Fire Emblem 60 30 -- 29 28 30 23 21 15 20 Axe S
The Sacred Stones 60 30 -- 29 28 30 23 21 15 25 Axe S
Path of Radiance 60 30 20 24 28 40 35 27  ?  ? GCNRankAxe.gif S
Shadow Dragon 60 30 20 24 28 22 24 20 32 -- DSRankAxe.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 30 20 24 28 22 24 20 9 -- DSRankAxe.png A
Awakening 80 50 30 35 44 45 34 30 8 -- 3DSRankAxe.png A
Fates 70 40 25 32 33 25 27 25 8 -- 3DSRankAxe.png S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Mystery of the Emblem 80% 30% -- 20% 20% 0% 30% 0% -- --
Thracia 776 70% 20% 0% 15% 15% 10% 10% -- 20% --
The Binding Blade 58% 35% -- 25% 12% 15% 10% 10% -- --
Fire Emblem 75% 50% -- 35% 25% 15% 10% 13% -- --
The Sacred Stones 75% 50% -- 35% 25% 15% 10% 13% -- --
Path of Radiance 80% 60% 10% 25% 40% 25% 35% 15% -- --
Shadow Dragon 80/90% 40/50% -20/0% 15/10% 10/20% 0% 0/50% -15/10% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 70/90% 30/50% -20/0% 15/10% 30/20% 0% 0/50% -15/10% -- --
Awakening 50% 25% 0% 15% 20% 0% 5% 5% -- --
Fates 30% 25% 0% 15% 15% 0% 0% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Thracia 776
Awakening
Is 3ds wrath.png Wrath Thracia 776: Innate.
Awakening: Learned at level 5.
The Binding Blade +30 crit Innate.
Fire Emblem
The Sacred Stones
Path of Radiance
+15 crit Innate.
Path of Radiance Shove Innate; hidden.
Path of Radiance Is gcn colossus.png Colossus Occult skill.
New Mystery of the Emblem +10 crit Innate.
Awakening
Fates
Is 3ds axefaire.png Axefaire Learned at level 15.
Fates +10 crit, -5 dodge Innate.
Fates Is 3ds rally strength.png Rally Strength Learned at level 5.

Class change

Mystery of the Emblem, Thracia 776

Base class
Bs fe05 enemy berserker hammer.png
Berserker


The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 geese pirate axe.png
Pirate
and
Bs fe06 gonzalez brigand axe.png
Brigand
Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 gonzalez berserker axe.png
Berserker

Fire Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe12 playable pirate axe.png
Pirate
Using a Ocean Seal*/Master Seal* after reaching level 10. Bs fe12 playable berserker axe.png
Berserker

The Sacred Stones

Trainee-like class Promotion method Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 ross journeyman axe.png
Journeyman
Reaching level 10, and choosing at beginning of next battle. Bs fe08 ross fighter axe.png
Fighter
or
Bs fe08 ross pirate axe.png
Pirate
Using a Hero Crest after reaching level 10.


Using an Ocean Seal after reaching level 10.
Bs fe08 ross hero axe.png
Hero
or
Bs fe08 ross warrior axe.png
Warrior
or
Bs fe08 ross berserker axe.png
Berserker
Promotion choice criteria: In both cases, the player can freely choose.

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Bandit
Using an Master Seal after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Berserker

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds barbarian playable.gif
Barbarian
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10. Ma 3ds warrior playable.gif
Warrior
or
Ma 3ds berserker playable.gif
Berserker
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10.
Brave Hero
or

Berserker
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Berserkers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Garret The Binding Blade
Hawkeye Fire Emblem
Dozla The Sacred Stones
Largo Path of Radiance
Darros New Mystery of the Emblem
Playable Berserker units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Berserkers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Scott The Binding Blade
Guerrero The Binding Blade
Maggie The Binding Blade
Rose The Binding Blade
Georg Fire Emblem
Gashilama Path of Radiance
Legion New Mystery of the Emblem
Mustafa Awakening
Algol Awakening
Victor Awakening
Vincent Awakening
Morristan Awakening
Zanth Awakening
Enemy Berserker units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Berserkers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Fargus Fire Emblem
Playable Berserker units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.