Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I tested this and my initial observation was that it doesn't.

However, I only used the starting destruction spell flames as I didnt want to progress too far before finding out my Orc Mage was not viable. Using flames made it difficult to see if a 2x bonus was occurring.

Am I correct in assuming the berserker ability does not affect spells?

share|improve this question
It would surprise me. Magic is traditionally not an Orc's forte, and berserking shouldn't improve magic (nor damage dealt with magic). – Konerak Nov 15 '11 at 13:52

The strategy guide confirms that it does not affect spells (emphasis mine):

Berserk: For 60 seconds, you take half damage, and inflict double damage in melee combat.

Melee combat consisting of one-handed and two-handed weapons, not spells or bows.

share|improve this answer

Berserk works with bows. I just tested it with a plain old not enchanted bow and a bear.

I do not know about berserk with magic, summon, or enchanted weapons.

share|improve this answer
This isn't really an answer to the question, which was about spells, not bows. – fredley Nov 5 '12 at 17:12

It works for Bows and any Melee Damage (Including Conjuration Weapons). It increases your Physical Defense, but Magic resistance does not apply

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.