It sends the character into an extremely enraged state that provides +2 Strength; +2 Dexterity; +15 HP but they become uncontrollable while the effect is active. A person in a berserker rage is as likely to attack friends as enemies and due to being blinded with rage and may be easy for opponents to outwit. Characters also receive some spell immunities:
They also become physically unstable and will lose 15 points of health on exiting the berserk state, which might kill a character with low health.
Berserk as a special abilityEdit
Minsc is the only character in-game that has Berserk as a special ability and can activate it at will for 120 seconds.
In addition Berserk activates automatically when:
- Dynaheir and Minsc are both in the party and Dynaheir is killed in combat (Baldur's Gate (game) only);
- Aerie has become Minsc's new witch through dialogue and dies in combat (Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn only).
In the abovementioned cases the duration of Berserk is only during the battle.