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Wrath of the Berserker
Wrath of the Berserker

Class: Barbarian (Diablo III)
Required Level: 30
Skill Category: Rage
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Enter a berserker rage which raises several attributes for 20 seconds: Critical Hit Chance, Attack Speed, Dodge Chance and Movement Speed.

Damage Type: Physical
Other Stats: Shapeshift; Can be cast on the move; Does not interrupt casting; Breaks Crowd Control effects; Can be used under crowd control effects

Wrath of the Berserker is a Rage Barbarian skill.


When activated, changes the appearance of the Barbarian, turning them into a giant with molten skin and pale hair. While in this form, the Barbarian is liberated from and made immune to all forms of Crowd Control, retains all their usual skills, and gains the following attribute bonuses:

These buffs are not multiplicative to other similar effects.



The Barbarian's WotB forms for male and female characters

  • Arreat's Wail: also deals 3400% damage as Fire to all enemies within 15 yards of the Barbarian when activated.
  • Insanity: also increases all damage done by 50% for the duration, not multiplicative to other similar effects.
  • Slaughter: while active, Critical Hits have a chance to create an explosion of blood on the target, dealing 300% damage as Physical to all enemies within 15 yards of the victim.
  • Striding Giant: also reduces all damage taken by the Barbarian by 50% for the duration.
  • Thrive on Chaos: also grants additional Life per Fury spent for the duration. The amount of Life per point of Fury spent scales with level, up to 826 at level 60 and 5364 at level 70.

Non-rune enhancements[]



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Originally, Thrive on Chaos rune was prolonging the duration by 1 second for every 25 Fury spent. However, this was making it the best possible choice (as WotB form could be sustained infinitely), and in Patch 2.0, it was changed.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • The appearance change of the Barbarians during their berserker form may be a reference to or inspired by the Super Saiyan forms from the Dragon Ball franchise and/or Augus from Asura's Wrath.
  • This is the Barbarian's transformation skill which boosts powers and changes appearance, each class (barring the Witch Doctor) has one and all of them give the added bonus of immunity to Crowd Control; the other class equivalents are: Vengeance (Demon Hunter), Akarat's Champion (Crusader), Epiphany (Monk), Land of the Dead (Necromancer), and Archon (Wizard).