Berserk is a special ability only available for Minsc, who may activate it at will, or passively under certain conditions for 120 seconds.

This ability is similar to Barbarian Rage and Enrage.

Effects Edit

Entering it grants +2 bonus to Strength and Dexterity, +15 HP but Minsc become uncontrollable while the effect is active – Minsc in a berserk is as likely to attack friends as enemies and due to being blinded with rage and may be easy for opponents to outwit. During this, Minsc also get the following Status Effects:

Once the effect duration ends, Minsc loses 15 hit points, to a minimum of 1 HP, causing them to fall unconscious.

In addition Berserk activates automatically when:

  • Dynaheir and Minsc are both in the party and Dynaheir is killed in combat (
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  • Aerie has become Minsc's new witch through dialogue and is killed in combat (
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In the cases mentioned above, Berserk lasts only for the duration of the the battle.


Minsc becomes enraged for 2 turns. While enraged, he gains a +2 bonus to his Strength and Dexterity and becomes immune to charm, confusion, fear, feeblemind, hold, level drain, maze, stun, and sleep. He also gains 15 temporary Hit Points, which are taken away at the end of the berserk spree (possibly knocking him unconscious).

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