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For the Moze skill in Borderlands 3, see Short Fuse (Moze).

Short Fuse is a Tier Three talent in Brick's Brawler tree. For every skill point invested in this talent the cooldown of Brick's Berserk ability will be reduced by six seconds, with a maximum of a thirty second cooldown reduction with five skill points, effectively halving the normal cooldown.

Skill Progression[]

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Cooldown Reduction (seconds) 6 12 18 24 30

Additional levels may be acquired through the use of class mods.

Level 6 7 8 9
Cooldown Reduction (seconds) 36 42 48 54


This ability is a must-have for any Berserker character relying heavily on Berserk. When selected alongside the Endless Rage talent the Berserk active ability becomes a much more reliable tool throughout the game. A Skirmisher Class MOD with a +4 bonus to Short Fuse reduces the cooldown of Berserk to a mere 6 seconds, allowing Berserk to be used to pummel virtually every opponent you can get your hands on.

Short Fuse also compounds the effectiveness of other talents that affect Berserk, such as Prize Fighter, Sting Like a Bee, and Blood Sport, making them actively available more often.

Brick skills
Brawler Tank Blaster