Berserker

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Berserkers are referring to a cycle of cards introduced in Battle of Helm's Deep and Ents of Fangorn, representing the unarmored berserkers in the Culture Isengard.svg Isengard army assaulting Helm's Deep. Each of these minions gets stronger based on the number of wounds they and their assigned Companion have, and usually have an ability which can exert themselves (and which usually interacts with Machines, another source of easy exertions).

This mechanic was more or less encoded as the Enduring keyword in later sets, and although various minions named "Berserk" or "Berserker" showed up again, they seldom followed this subculture's identity.

Berserker Cards[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Berserk Rager (5U45) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

Berserk Rager is strength +1 for each wound on a character in its skirmish.

Skirmish: Remove 3 Culture Isengard.svg tokens from a machine and exert Berserk Rager twice to wound every ally twice.

Berserk Savage (5R46) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

Berserk Savage is strength +1 for each wound on a character in its skirmish.

Skirmish: Remove 4 Culture Isengard.svg tokens from a machine and exert Berserk Savage twice to make it strength +8.

Berserk Slayer (5R47) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

Berserk Slayer is strength +2 for each wound on a character in its skirmish.

Skirmish: Remove 5 Culture Isengard.svg tokens from a machine and exert Berserk Slayer twice to wound every companion.

Uruk-hai Berserker (5U63) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

This minion is strength +1 for each wound on a character in its skirmish.

Berserk Butcher (6R60) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1. Berserk Butcher is strength +1 for each wound on each character in its skirmish. Maneuver: Remove an Culture Isengard.svg token from a machine and exert Berserk Butcher twice to prevent all wounds to Uruk-hai until the assignment phase.
Berserker Torch (12U136) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Toil 1. (For each Culture Uruk-hai.svg character you exert when playing this, its twilight cost is –1.)

Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai.

Bearer is strength +2 for each wound on each character in its skirmish.​




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