- Reaper is actually woman and have gun?
Phantasmal blades is super cool skill, it’s ninja skill - throwing knives around and vitality casters are very tanky creatures. So combining these two qualities results in very fun character. Vitality PB can be build in multiple combinations like WH, Reaper, Trickster and Dervish. Each one have pros and cons. Credit for this build is to @mad_lee Dervish and old Reaper by @sir_spanksalot
Update for 184.108.40.206
GRIM TOOLS LINK https://www.grimtools.com/calc/O2GnM9qN
Update for 220.127.116.11, technically for 18.104.22.168. Build suffered few nerfs to PB, so it’s changed to compensate for them. New MI medal, Seal of Basti and green shoulders are used for elemental to cold conversion. Also Impurity relic for +1 Necro and nice proc. Also devotion map with Wendigo and Scales. Few videos:
Update for 22.214.171.124
GRIM TOOLS LINK https://www.grimtools.com/calc/DV9Lwol2
Since the original build was made, PB skill was slightly nerfed and Blade Spirits were added extra +1 summon at level 24/16. So I took Reaper pants+green MI belt +1 Necro and chaos to vitality conversion. To get PB skill capped at 26/16 you need of Butchery affix, it’s gonna be easier to get it I guess next patch. Also changed devotions a bit, slightly more aggressive map with Wendigo and no Ghoul.
Here’s Crucible video of great 5:23!
And also fast SR 75 video:
- permanent buffs only. DPS is for single knife.
GRIM TOOLS LINK https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lNk8aOD2
Main class here’s Nightblade, it should be empowered by + skills. PB blades is the main attack, it’s good to ensure as many attacks as possible without interruptions.
What’s Necro doing here?
Fist is the passive RR boost, also Spectral skill line provides OA and health. HoS exclussive skill have cast speed and boosts slightly damage. RE is good for procing stuff, but main function is the damage reduction. Mark of torment is top defensive skill, should help against bosses.
Demonslayer set is the key. Off hand is better than MI, +1 all Nightblade skills and RR proc. Relic is somewhat strange choice, but have very good amount of % vitality damage. Shoulders are here for Stun resistance. Also I crafted item with extra stun. Boots are here for physical resistance and slow. Pants are good here, but is close call, between them, Barbaros and Tranquil Mind.
Devotions are two T3- DG and Rattosh. Bat is being used on blade spirits and may favorite Turtle find place
Build is really strong in Crucible environment. With little positioning you can achieve over 90% success rate in Gladiator. Only chance for dying is, to get greedy and stand still in middle of the arena. 169 is little tough if you have Anasteria and Korvaak. But Annie dies quickly, so focus fire on her. In 170 kill Grava and Alex quickly. They die in second, but if you leave them they can create troubles.
Without recording managed to do 5.50 run, but recording adds little lag.
Here’s video from Gladiator 150-170 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqawYc0paI&feature=youtu.be
If you want to level this build look for this guide by @malawiglenn https://forums.crateentertainment.com/t/sir-spanksalots-malawiglenns-beginner-guide-for-phantasmal-blades-reaper/50452
So add another fantastic build to PB collection. I personally loves the feel of this skill, especially in Gladiator. And please don’t nerf it further