Mask of Bakris was originally introduced when Beyond Light came out, but now we have a few other Stasis tools in the game that make this Exotic a must-have for all Hunters out there. Today I’m going to look closer at Mask of Bakris, how to get it, plus put together dual-purpose support and DPS build working with Ager’s Scepter. Once you try this build, it’s going to be hard to go back to anything else.
Mask of Bakris
Mask of Bakris is an Exotic Hunter Helmet and comes with the perk
Light Shift – Replaces your Stasis subclass dodge ability with a longer range, a faster-moving shift that partially cloaks you during use. After shifting, your Arc weapons deal increased damage to combatants for a short time, and you deal increased damage to all slowed or frozen combatants.
I’m going to be putting together a build focused around stasis, Mask of Bakris, and Ager’s Scepter. Mask of Bakris is great for DPS, given all targets affected by stasis take a 10% increase in damage when Light Shift is active. This damage buff also stacks with other damage sources.
How to get Mask of Bakris
Mask of Bakris is one of the newer Exotic pieces of armor introduced in Beyond Light, specifically Season of the Chosen. You can target farm Exotic armor pieces through Legend and Master Lost Sectors. If you complete these activities solo, then there’s a chance at the Exotic armor to drop for you. Every day the Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotate, with two available each day across the planets and moons.
As well as the location for Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotating, the rewards rotate too with different armor pieces for the head, arms, chest, and legs. If you want to check the location and the rewards, then you can do so in-game by completing the Lost Sectors on the regular difficulty and then checking on the map.
To get Mask of Bakris, you want to look out for the Exotic Helmet Reward. Then if you complete the Legend of Master Lost Sector Solo as a Hunter, you’ll have a chance for that reward. If you don’t get it the first time, keep trying and you’ll get it after a few tries.
Mask of Bakris Hunter PVE build
This is stasis-focused support build, and I’m going to use a combination of Mask of Bakris and Ager’s Scepter, the Exotic Stasis Trace Rifle from Season of the Lost. This build is great because you’ll be able to support your teammates, freeze opponents, supply melee energy to your fireteam and bolster your shields, making you nearly impossible to kill, making this build perfect for endgame PVE like Nightfalls, Raids, and Lost Sectors.
The only must-have weapon here is Ager’s Scepter. The other two are fairly interchangeable, but make sure they are Arc weapons, as Mask of Bakris gives you the benefit of your Arc weapons dealing increased damage to combatants for a short time.
Kinetic – Ager’s Scepter
Ager’s Scepter is an Exotic Kinetic Trace Rifle that has some very interesting perks, and this synergizes really well with Stasis builds. Let’s check out the perks:
- Ager’s Call – Final blows with this weapon generate a slowing burst around the defeated target.
- Rega’s Refrain – Stasis final blows transfer ammo to this weapon’s magazine from reserves.
Energy – Wolftone Draw
Wolftone Draw is a Legendary Energy Combat Bow with a Precision Frame meaning longer draw time optimized for damage.
For PVE Agile Bowstring, Carbon Arrowshaft, Impulse Amplifier, and Dragonfly would be a decent roll. AGile Bowstring greatly increases handling speed and slightly improves stability, Carbon Arrowshaft increases stability. Impulse Amplifier increases projectile speed and reloads speed and finally, Dragonfly creates elemental damage explosions. This is like a mini Trinity Ghoul with Dragonfly.
To get this one you can pick it up from the Astral Alignment activity in Season of the Lost, but you will need the season pass.
Power – Tarantula (Linear Fusion)
Tarantula is a Legendary Power Linear Fusion Rifle that deals Arc damage with a Precision Frame meaning it fires a long-range precision energy bolt. This weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.
For PVE Feeding Frenzy and Wellspring would be a good roll. For PVP Moving Target and Snapshot Sights would be the roll to go after. The most popular roll out there with the community at the moment is Feeding Frenzy and Dragonfly for those elemental damage explosions.
For this build, we’re using the Revenant Hunter Stasis subclass. Given we’re focusing on Mask of Bakris for the build, this does require the stasis subclass. We’re going to be using Ager’s Scepter as our Exotic in the Kinetic slot to create stasis shards to refund melee energy. Given it’s our stasis subclass we have access to a number of aspects and fragments for different combinations, and with the right combination we can boost our over shields and super regeneration speeds. Combine this with Marksman’s Dodge and that’s going to keep Ager’s Scepter pumping up that freeze without breaking its perk, Will Given Form, meaning freezing more enemies more of the time, and helping out your fireteam.
Looking at the Aspects we want:
- Grim Harvest – Defeating slowed or frozen combatants creates Stasis shards. These shards grant melee energy when picked up by you or your allies.
- Touch of Winter – Duskfield Grenades cover a larger AoE and spawn a small crystal, freezing enemies on contact.
Looking at the Fragments:
- Bonds – Defeating frozen targets grants Super energy.
I’m going for Whisper of Bonds here given defeating frozen targets gives super energy, which is good for Ager’s Scepter.
Let’s check out the mods for the build.
- Focusing Lens – Your Light abilities do bonus damage to combatants affected by Stasis.
- Hands-On – Gain super energy on melee kills. Get this from the Seasonal Artifact.
- Font of Wisdom – Picking up an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type grants a temporary bonus to weapon damage of that same elemental type.
- Elemental Charge – Get charged with light when picking up an elemental well
- Elemental Armaments – Combatant weapon final blows with a damage type that matches your subclass element have an escalating chance to spawn an elemental well.
- Elemental Shards – Stasis shards count as Stasis elemental wells for you.
- High-Energy Fire – Increased damage when charged with light.
High energy fire increases damage plus we have the Mask of Bakris boosting damage, making this build both great for support but also DPS too. The elemental well mods are doing two things, charging up our super and helping us increase damage output with charged with light mods.
Check out the build, see what you think, and let me know if it can be improved.
Let me know what you think of Mask of Bakris and let me know your build tips.
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