Berserk pulse

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Berserk pulse

Berserk pulse

Generate an overwhelming rush of undirected rage in everyone near the target point.

Base Stats



Psylink Level
Psyfocus Cost
Neural Heat Gain
Casting Time
60 ticks (1 sec)
14.9 tiles
Effect Radius
2.9 tiles
10 ticks (0.17 secs)
(Modified by Psychic Sensitivity)
Goodwill Impact

Berserk pulse is a level 6 psycast that drives pawns insane in its area of effect.


There are two ways to acquire the psycast Berserk pulse:

  1. Upon reaching psylink level 6, a random psycast of level 6 is granted regardless of how this level up is achieved. This won't apply if the psycaster already knew one or more level 6 psycast.
  2. Berserk pulse can also be acquired from a psytrainer naming it. See the psytrainer page for further details.


The area of effect of the pulse when targeted on the middle tile.

All creatures within a 5-tile-by-5-tile square go berserk, attacking the nearest creature regardless of previous affiliation. Duration scales with target's Psychic Sensitivity

−75 Faction Relations when used on allies.


Berserk Pulse causes a dangerous increase in neural heat on all but the most well-equipped of psycasters, but is capable of defeating entire raids using only this psycast. Only the best psycasters can use this twice in a row, unless they have neural heat dump (or are willing to risk heat overflow).

Extremely powerful against tanky enemies, who can kill non-affected enemies for an extended period of time.

Works through walls! The target cell must be within line-of-sight (but can be cast on the wall itself), but the effect also applies to targets in range on the other side of the wall. This can be used to great effect by funneling enemies into a U-shaped pathway around another (unconnected or blocked-by-door) hallway with your caster in it. Berserk Pulse can be targeted at the end of the hallway your pawn is in and hit 13 cells in the U-shaped hallway surrounding it. Since enemies do not have collision with each other until they enter combat, this can potentially catch a very large number of hostiles in the area. Best use is alternating sandbags or stone chunks in that section of the U-shaped hallway to slow down the invading army specifically at that point, causing them to bunch up even more.

Version history[edit]

  • Royalty DLC Release - Added.
  • 1.1.2571 - Cost increased from 60 to 65, range reduced from 25 to 15, duration reduced from 60 to 15.