*Note, this unit is no longer in the game. To see the unit that replaced it, see the Dual-wielders page.

Bersekers appear to be a stronger version of the common Viking Infantry and Normans. They are faster, have better defence and more health, but don't have throwing axes.
They usually appear in groups of 2, 4 or 5, occasionally in greater groups like 8 or more. These troops are far more aggressive, ignoring your buildings in order to chase down your soldiers.

The Berserkers were replaced by the Dual-wielding Vikings in the Jotun edition expansion.


  • A stronger version of the Viking Infantry and Normans.
  • Much improved shields.
  • High speed.
  • As of version 1.5, they can tank hits the same way as Viking Brutes.
  • Due to their speed, numbers, shields and health, they are the best at overwhelming your pikeblocks frontally.
  • They are stronger than Veteran Infantry.
  • Resistant against level 1 Plunge, Volley, and Pike Charge.


  • Can't block ranged attacks when engaged in melee combat.
  • Pikes and choke-points are the most effective against them.
  • They ignore your houses and attack your troops, so you can bait them to the best choke-points on the island.
  • If all your troops are Replenishing, berserkers will just stand still and wait for them to come out.
  • You can rescue a unit from berserkers by going into a house to Replenish.
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