*Inquisitors still looking fresh after all the nerfs from Crate and forums rollback
**Spellbreaker build is in a second post
The last clashes with the house of Malakor forced Olexra into another exile. Malakor himself pulled some strings within the newly rebuilt Emperor’s court and now the whole Inquisition was on her tail. Another thing that was bothering Olexra was a strange feeling of deja vu, like she had lived this timeline before but somehow she was returned back in time to relive it all again. To add insult to an injury Malakor’s new allies found a way to destroy Olexra’s new enchanted swords by nullifying their enchantment and thus greatly diminishing their power. Olexra’s luck was running out. She felt a powerful presence getting close to her, or did it all happen to her before. Olexra knew it could be none other than the Shadow Queen herself, Inquisition’s most lethal assassin: Harra.
So the idea here was to create another very strong caster based on an Inquisitor mastery, an all-around setup with no weakness that is able to tackle everything game can throw at it. I decided to try out new Harra’s set on an Infiltrator, so yes, it’s a cold Phantasmal Blades spam build, and it has been done before the Harra set was introduced. This time however it has no weaknesses its predecessors had (that was mainly mana and other QoL problems and some difficult to attend green items).
Reinvented the spec a bit. Still a very strong top-tier build. With Arcanum Dusts in jewellery mana stopped being a problem. Added a video of 6:09 Crucible run.
Decided to rework a build to make up for the damage loss after Harra nerf. Now build has Revenant instead of Elemental Storm.
After nerfs to Harra and Inquisitor caused by this very build new spec has to use Arcanum Frigis pistol to make up for the damage loss. Overall build is slightly less damaging, but still god-tier (6 seconds instead of 5 for Mad Queen and maybe ~10-20s off Crucible timer).
<<<<<BOSS KILLER SPEC>>>>>
(3x Skyshard Powder just to troll Mad Queen, Gargabol, Lokarr or any Nemesis, not recommended otherwise)
Core of the build is Harra’s set and Mythical Speaker for the Dead off-hand. Designed for Spellbreakers/Sorcerers and even a class know as a Sabouter (only thing being sabotaged is their viabity from patch to patch) it works pretty great on an Infiltrator. I have tested several setups including ones with Nightblade’s relic and a dagger (like Chillwhisper for example) but they all can’t sustain themselves in terms of mana. And in reality the damage and sustain are the best with Iskandra’s relic (try to craft one with high cost reduction roll) is too good. I tried using Grey Magi boots at first, but after tweaking devotions a bit and getting Lantern I decided to get Golemborn, they fit the build perfectly. Craft everything at Angrim for those still juicy armor bonuses (~2130 armor before Golemborn proc and ~2500 armor with it).
Skills and devotions
Pretty basic cold caster’s setup in terms of devotions. Build is actually not a piano build and plays pretty smoothly. 1-pointer Storm Box as a Rumour proccer is something I have just discovered for myself (used it on my previous builds as Arcane Mines and Bat proccer) and it works wonders. Skill distribution is pretty obvious as well, Ring of Steel has a 85% chance to proc Elemental Storm (so works pretty much always as long as there are two or more enemies) and is taken for its Circle of Slaughter modifier (that gives us very important Fumble).
Positioning is the key with Phantasmal Blades builds - it affects build’s performance a lot both in terms of damage output and survivability. Try to herd as much mobs as possible before you and be sure your blades are not hitting any obstacles. Reposition with teleport or just by using regular movement. Don’t repop Storm Box unless necessary.
Look for the leveling guides on these forum. Don’t forget that this is an end-game build and can’t be replicated without core gear.
Pneumatic Burst and Word of Renewal up (no Deadly Aim)
Magical (with Hungering Void, Deadly Aim and Iskandra’s relic proc).
Phantasmal Damage snapshot with Deadly Aim and Iskandra’s relic proc up
Lokarr 17 seconds kill (boss spec) (~25 seconds in regular spec, because can’t crit him with 2690 OA )
Crucible 150-170 6:37 run (much faster on a good pc)
Shard 75 run(Really messy piloting so died few times)
“They have destroyed my weapons and my magic”. Olexra was trying to catch a breath but she felt blood gulping in her throat. “They will destroy your magic too, you don’t understand! This… This happened before…”. Harra didn’t reply. She couldn’t believe that the bleeding small woman standing on her knees before her, defeated, was a famous and once feared rogue mage Olexra. In a way Harra felt a connection to Olexra’s magic and the whole thing felt eerily familiar. At the same time she remembered what kind of job Inquisition expects her to do (or did she do it all before?). “They will take away your power just as they took away mine…” Olexra couldn’t finish. She suddenly felt a cold blade piercing her throat (“Did I fail again?”), preventing her from breathing. Everything went dark.