Berserk blood essence

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The berserk blood essence is one of the blood essences players can craft after the quest River of Blood. Using Haemalchemy, players can combine 100 congealed blood with a 4-dose weapon poison++ potion; doing so requires at least 400 vyre corpses to be cremated in the Columbarium. When received as a one-time gift from Vanescula Drakan after the quest or created manually, it will have 1,000 charges. Additional charges can be added by using more congealed blood on the essence, giving 10 charges each, to a maximum of 5,000 charges. If charges are completely exhausted, the essence's effects no longer function, but it can still be worn.

According to the book Haemalchemy (Vol. 2), this blood essence is described as:

This essence will passively increase the amount of testosterone in your blood, and when consumed it will flush a near-lethal dose of the hormone around your system.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

When worn, it has a passive effect that has a chance of boosting your offensive stats based on main hand weapon style by (14% + 2) for 4 seconds when taking damage. When activated, it boosts your offensive stats based on main hand weapon style by (14% + 2) for 20 seconds. Both effects stack with other boosts, but neither can activate while under the effects of overload; attempting to use the active effect gives a message: A more powerful effect is active.

The active effect can be used once per minute. This cooldown is shared with other blood essences, except the tireless essence. Unlike the other blood essences this active cannot be used in PvP zones. Each activation of the passive effect consumes 1 charge and each use of the active effect consumes 50 charges.

A popular way berserker blood essence is used is to stack it with supreme potions. This can boost combat stats up by up to 34 levels.

This conflicts with any kind of extreme or overload potions, including supreme overloads.

There is a bug associated with the berserk blood essence where if the passive effect triggers while the user switches to a shield with no main hand weapon equipped, all boosted combat stats expire immediately. If the user fights with two or more combat styles, boosts those combat stats, and wears the berserk blood essence, its passive effect will remove the boosted stats of the other combat styles that is not of the style they are currently using.

Having a blood essence equipped and attempting to enter the Mausoleum notifies the player "You have a blood essence equipped which makes the ravenous ghouls aggressive. Are you sure you wish to proceed?"

Cost[edit | edit source]

Cost of charges
Blood essence Price per 1 passive effect Price per activate
Berserk 12.3 615
Cost of producing
Weapon poison++ (4) Congealed blood x100 Total price
45,380 12,300 57,680

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • The Berserker Blood Essence buff will no longer remove unrelated buffs when it expires.
  • patch 18 April 2017 (Update):
    • Activating berserk blood essence will now display a cooldown buff icon.