Welcome to the How-To-Play page. Here you will find all the information you need to know to get started with our Play-to-Earn game Berserk. Berserk is easy to learn but hard to master. See you on the battlefield!

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How to Start

Welcome Mortal! Follow these steps to set up your account and get ready for Season 2 and Play-to-Earn!

  • Visit Web or Download app
    Berserk is available on web, IOS and Android! Find it in the Play store and Apple store or at the Berserk site.
  • Sign up
    Set up a FREE My Forge account at the Berserk site or in the app. Vulcan Forged is the developer of multiple blockchain games and the biggest play-to-earn economy ever build!
  • Choose your vulcanite
    A Vulcanite is your in-game companion. Each vulcanite is tied to 1 of the 4 quadrants of Vulcan Verse:
    Arcadia, Boreas, Hades or Notus.
    Make sure to check out the Vulcanites webpage to read about the different quadrants and stats of the Vulcanites.
  • Create a Deck
    Each player will be granted with all available free to play cards. Create the deck you think will suit you best. You can always change your decks to your likings. We suggest you try out different cards. Practice makes perfect! Want to build your deck with NFT cards? Visit the MyForge marketplace .
  • Battle for XP / $LAVA Battle for XP
    Click ‘Play’ to choose your league and quick-find a match with an opponent in the same league. There are 3 different leagues based on card levels.
    Starter League, Mythic League & Legendary League
    You can also go to ‘Duel’ and practice against a bot or create rooms for friends to play against each other.

Reading a card

To get started it's important to know how to read cards so you can build your deck. Here you go!

  • Lava Cost
    This tells you how much lava the card costs to play.
  • Rarity Gem
    This colored Gem provides an indication of the rarity of the card (typically correlated with power and value).
  • Name of the Card
    The middle of the card displays the Name.
  • Attack Strength
    This tells you the base attack stat for the card (only creature cards have an attack stat).
  • Health
    This tells you the base health stat for the card (only creature cards have a Health stat).
  • Ability Text
    This explains what effects the card may have, either when played, or when attacking.

Board Layout

  • 1. Main Board
    Here is where you and your opponent will place your cards (drag and drop). Each opponent can have a maximum of 7 cards on the board.
  • 2. Deck
    This is your deck and you can see how many cards you have left. Every player starts with exactly 30 cards and you can build your own deck in the menu. When you run out of cards you will not lose the game immediately, but you will stop drawing cards.
  • 3. Graveyard
    The graveyard shows all the cards you have played this game. Both players can see all cards in either graveyard.
  • 4. Your Hand
    These are the cards you have in your hand. You can have 𝐦𝐚𝐱 𝟔 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 in your hand.
  • 5. Lava Counter
    The lava counter displays how much lava you have left during your turn. You'll get lava at the start of every turn.
  • 6. Health Points
    Each player starts with 30 health points. The goal of the game is to get your opponents health points to 0 by attacking him directly.
  • 7. Turn Timer
    The duration of each turn is 65 seconds. During your turn you can summon cards, beasts and spells. When the timer runs out your turn is over.

  • Be sure to 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 early when you are finished. This will keep gameplay fast-paced and will be appreciated by both you and your opponent.
    *The board is mirrored for your opponent.


At the start of each game you'll enter the 'Mulligan' where 5 cards will be shown. You are able to choose the cards you'd like to replace in your starting hand. Those will be replaced at random by different cards from your deck.

You start the game with 5 cards and will not draw a card in yout first turn.

Each turn has 3 distinct phases.

  • Start of Turn
    During the beginning of your turn, your available lava is set to the maximum available for this turn. You then drawn cards, and status effects wear off if applicable.
  • Main Phase
    During the Main Phase you can play cards and attack with creatures (drag & drop), you can do this in any order you like, the main phase lasts for 65 seconds, but you can choose to end your turn early. You may attack any creature you choose, or the enemy hero directly, unless prevented from doing so by the effects of a card.
  • End of Turn
    End of Turn cancels any active spells if you haven't selected a target, and applies any DoT (Damage over Time) effects where applicable.


To reduce confusion for new players we'll explain the lava distribution system right here!

Lava is not carried over from one turn to the next; anything you don't use is wasted, and your total, refills at the beginning of each turn. So make sure to make good use of your Lava!

You cannot hold more than 10 lava at one time.

As seen in the picture:
Player 1 starts on 1 Lava and Player 2 starts on 2, to offset the advantage from going first and being able to play a card first. After turn 3, Lava increases by l point each turn up to a maximum of 10.


Your deck is the most important aspect of the game. You will start with a basic deck but you are able to change it to your likings right from the start. In the video below we explain how and where you can change your deck.
Pro Tip: Learn from other players and the cards they use. Change your deck often to try and test cards en combinations.

Check the list below for all the effects

- Blessing: Increases the attack and/or defence stat of the minion.
- Undead: Creatures with undead have the ability to attack immediately.
- Confused: Attacks a random target after the initial target.
- Curse: Reduces your target's damage by half.
- Deal Damage: Deal damage to a (random) enemy card.
- Draw: Add extra card(s) to your hand.
- Gain Lava: Gains Lava (u can't get more than 10 lava).
- Heal: Restore health points to your Hero.
- Immortal: While this card is on board, your hero can't take damage.
- Lifesteal: Steals health with each attack.
- Poison: Applies a point of damage over the course of 2 rounds. Does not stack with other sources that cause poison.
- Rage: Creature gains +1 attack on the start of each round.
- Reborn: When the creature dies, will be reborn with base atk/hp.
- Sacrifice: Hero loses 10 HP, but will destroy every card on the battlefield.
- Stone Skin: When this creature takes damage, the attacker will be stunned.
- Strike: A creature with strike has multiple attacks.
- Stun: A creature that is stunned won't be able to defend itself or attack in the next turn.
- Summon: Summon an extra beast to the battlefield.