Young girl had a cold stare. She was one of the few ones who wasn’t scared to look Olexra directly in the eyes. “This is not your war. I can’t have another one of my followers death on my hands”. Girl kept staring at her. “You hear me? This is not another one of your knifes throwing show, a lot of our people died for this”. Sometimes Olexra thought she never knew this girl despite nurturing her from young age and teaching her the art of Spellbreakers. Long ago she found her - an orphan travelling with a band of bandits, remnants of Cronley’s Gang, who transformed themselves into a travelling circus show after Cronley was killed and Black Legion started to enforce the Imperial Law again in Cairn after victory in Malmouth. She always amused audience with her knife throwing skills, always hitting the target, no matter how small it was or what obstacles were before it.
Girl kept looking at Olexra with her cold blue eyes, silent. Olexra knew that there was no way that girl doesn’t follow her. “All right”, said Olexra. “There is one last thing I have to teach you. If you want to shatter your foes with your knifes - you will have to learn how to freeze them first”.
*This build was born after Stupid Dragon asked me if I know any Phantasmal Blades spam Spellbreaker builds. Well, I didn’t. And what a silly idea, PB spam Breaker. Right? Well…
18.104.22.168 Remade this build for Forgotten Gods. It deals slightly less damage then Harra but offers different kind of playstyle. It’s still a lot of fun with Olexra’s deep freeze.
*craft for Stun resist.
While cold PB spam Infiltrator should in theory be better in damage deparment, Spellbreaker in Mageslayer set is just much more comfortable and fun to play. Zero mana problems, almost capped casting speed, respectable cooldown reduction and just massive Crowd Control with Olexra’s Flash Freeze (with -%Freeze resistance), Nullification, Circle of Slaughter.
Mageslayer set offers a massive support to basically any kind of Elemental caster that has Arcanist or Nightblade in it. It’s a core of the build that gives us pretty juicy resist reduction and enables Olexra’s Flash Freeze to actually freeze and debuff enemies. Rings/Relic/Belt/Medal are there to get PB to 24/16 (when extra projectile is added) and gives us other vital stats. Pants + boots are covering our resists (especially slow res) as well as offering us some skill points. Weapon + Chest is something that I tested quite a bit, and those ones fitted build the best. Especially weapon, the only thing that will be better is a sickly rolled Ugdenbog’s Chillstrife (although it would have to roll +Phantasmal Blades on it).
Oh, and craft everything at Angrim for stun resistance.
Skills and Devotions
I found Ultos to be a great source of AOE as well as weapon damage to leech from. Everything else is more or less standard with stars on this one. Revenant is there mostly to counter Reapers (but casting speed is great too obviously).
When it comes to skills I just had to let Lethal Assault go. It was driving me insane and making this build clunky and awkward as hell. Its flat damage bonus is lost on PB anyway, so I just compensated for OA loss with gear/augments. Freed up skill points were used to take Night’s Chill to 19/10, which is pretty big for a cold caster build. And without Amarasta’s Blade Burst this build is just a pure pleasure to play.
With permanent buffs + Pneumatic Burst
Magical (with Barbaros’ proc)
Man felt a grip of deathly chill paralyzing his muscles and slowly draining the life out of his body. He couldn’t move. Memories of his service in Black Legion flashed before him. He knew that enrolling as a guard in house of Malakor was never a good idea but he had no choice, there was hardly any way to make a living in Cairn after Grim Dawn happened. “My father”. He looked up and saw a young girl holding few throwing knifes with blood dripping from them. His blood. Somehow her standing that close to him made him feel even colder. “My father” she repeated. He wanted to curse, but he couldn’t speak, his jaw seemed to be frozen. After a bit of struggle all he could hiss out was “Wench!”. “My father”, continued the girl calmly, “You remember his name. You were in the party that captured and killed him”. Man felt like he was fading but girl’s cold gaze somehow kept him awake. “His name”, she said, “His name was Fabius”. Last thing he saw was a cold flash of a dozen of blades hurled his way. Or was it girl’s eyes. There was noone left alive to tell for sure.