Pharsa of the Crow people is one of the most prominent mages in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Her race originated in the Askati Forest which was led by the Crow King Osana. They are feared for their powerful magic that allows them to fly and cast spells over a long distance. However, this magic can only be used by those whose blood is awakened.
As a noble princess, Pharsa was expected to possess a power that was beyond the ordinary because of her unknown blood type. During her wedding, an unexpected attack from the army of Alice led to huge damage and the death of many in the Crow Kingdom.
At the height of the battle, Pharsa’s vision darkened and her body started to transform after her blood was awakened. She ascended to the sky pouring out an immense power that is horrific enough to drive Alice away.
The love of her life, Verri, couldn’t bear the sight of her life of blindness and loneliness so he decided to use magic that will link himself to her. He will be her companion for the rest of her life and will serve as her eyes. Because the evil Alice has taken everything from her, Pharsa can’t help but prepare a plan to get vengeance.
Pharsa may be from the Crow race but she can transform into a scarecrow with her frightening ultimate skill that covers a wide area. Like crows flying away from the cornfield, her enemies will start scattering in random directions to escape her anger pouring out from the sky. She’s also one of the most elusive heroes to catch because of her bird transformation ability that allows her to fly away fast and even cross through walls.
This guide will be based on the effective techniques of the Global Top 1 Pharsa, PrincessViolet `chard. We’ll discuss what are the best build, emblem and spell that worked perfectly on the gameplay that helped her earn the top spot for this hero. Great job PrincessViolet `chard!
Passive: Spiritual Unity
Verri shifts his mode into a Hunting State every 10 seconds. During this mode, Pharsa’s next attack deals 150 + 100% Total Magic Damage and reduces the enemy’s movement speed by 60% for 1 second. This can activate Spell Vamp and Magic Lifesteal.
First Skill: Curse of Crow
Pharsa can strike this spell in a selected location to deal 300 + 120 Total Magic Damage then leave a mark on the enemies for 4 seconds.
When Pharsa attacks the marked enemies, it will stun them for 1 second. This can also trigger Spell Vamp and Magic Lifesteal.
Second Skill: Energy Impact
This skill lets Pharsa strike a magic force in a straight direction that deals 425 + 145% Total Magic Damage to the enemies. This can activate Spell Vamp and Magic Lifesteal.
Third Skill: Wings by Wings
Pharsa transforms into a mist surrounding Verri in order to fly and accelerate her Movement Speed by 80% for 5 seconds. This state can be canceled by either clicking the skill again, doing a basic attack or using any skill. Pharsa can’t be blocked during this state.
Ultimate: Feathered Air Strike
Pharsa ascends in mid-air and then launches airstrikes on her enemies within a certain range. This will last for 8 seconds for 4 rounds.
Each attack deals 570 + 160% Total Magic Damage to her enemies. This can trigger Spell Vamp and Magic Lifesteal.
Best Pharsa Build
Magic Shoes. As a hero who tends to quickly respond and escape a lot, this item is definitely a priority. It doesn’t just speed up your movement but your cooldown as well. This item is really cost-effective considering that the amount of cooldown reduction it provides is the same as most of the bigger items.
Clock of Destiny. This is one of the most affordable magic items yet it’s packed with features that are perfectly suitable for Pharsa. Aside from the large magic damage and mana pool that it provides, it also adds a hefty amount of HP. Not to mention its passive skill that keeps on stacking HP and magic power to the hero which will make Pharsa more durable. When the stack reached its max, she’ll get more magic power and mana as well which will make her a more powerful magic spammer.
Lightning Truncheon. Inflicting tremendous pain to a group is what this item is all about. Aside from adding a decent mana pool and reducing Pharsa’s cooldown, its default magic damage is higher than the average. The more fearsome feature of this item is its resonate that echoes huge damage to up to 3 enemies.
Genius Wand. It’s ideal to get this item close to the late part of the game because its main feature is Magic Penetration and Magic Defense reduction. Your enemies will have a certain amount of Magic Defense by the time you get this item. Its high Magic Damage and added movement speed are good factors as well to get this item.
Late Game Items
Holy Crystal Percentile. This item might seem to be second to Blood Wings only when it comes to Magic Damage because its initial output is one-third lower. But consider the huge magic percentage that it adds then compute it based on your overall magic damage. Make sure to add in your computation all of your previously acquired Magic Damage from items and upgrade. This practically adds an insane amount of magic damage that can incinerate your enemies in a flash.
Divine Glaive. Breaking the enemy’s Magic Defense is the pure form of this item. Beyond its above-average magic damage, it has the highest magic penetration among all the magic items. This penetration is made even higher by its passive that keeps increasing it based on the Magic Defense of the enemy.
Pharsa Emblem Set
The custom mage emblem is what worked best for our Global Top 1 player. The only other option for mages is the more basic magic emblem but it’s rare for players to continue using it after leveling up their mage emblem. The next question is, what’s the best configuration for the mage emblem?
As shown above, we can see that PrincessViolet `chard maxed out Agility for optimal movement speed. That’s on top of the default movement speed that the Mage Emblem already provides. This makes the already fast and flying Pharsa almost impossible to catch. Next is the Observation feature that ensures her magic attacks deeply penetrate her opponents despite their Magic Defense.
For the final feature, she selected Magic Worship which works perfectly with Pharsa’s barrage magic attack. This emblem feature gives three times the burn to enemies who are hit by the hero’s magic three consecutive times within five seconds. Pharsa’s ultimate skill alone can do that, how much more if it’s combined with her 2 other skills.
Flameshot. This is the most used spell for mages because it’s not just about Magic Attack but a great defense mechanism as well. Its knockback feature can help you push away an enemy in case it got too close. This will help Pharsa get the chance to run or fly away to escape. Take note that the power of this spell increases as your Magic Damage levels up.
Flicker. The trick with flicker and Pharsa is that you can use it while she is casting her ultimate. If your enemies somehow managed to escape your ultimate skill’s range, you can use this to put them back and hit them. Let’s not forget the fact that Flicker can also help you escape from your enemies.
Arrival. If you want Pharsa to be the most punctual teammate, this spell is another good option. Imagine Pharsa flying to the bottom of the map to assist a teammate then suddenly appearing on the opposite corner of the map to join a clash. Considering the short cooldown of her skills, this would make Pharsa a very annoying enemy who will always pop up out of nowhere whenever a battle erupts.
Curse of Crow. Unlike Pharsa’s second skill, this first skill has a longer cooldown and lower damage but you need to make it a priority because of its stun feature. In this fast-paced game, a one-second stun could mean a lot. There are plenty of things that you can do with your stun. You can stun an enemy to help your teammate escape or even help yourself escape. Stunning an enemy who’s within the range of the tower would be a big upset. You can also cancel a channeling spell, like Odette’s Ultimate and even cancel Balmond’s ultimate.
Feathered Air Strike. Your ultimate is what turns you from a crow to a scarecrow so you need to upgrade it as soon as it’s available. If you cast this during a clash, your enemies will start to panic and have second thoughts if they should continue with the fight or run. Some will try to get close to you to stop you only to be killed by one of your teammates.
Energy Impact. Despite having high initial damage compared to the first skill, this shouldn’t be a priority. Although it has an Area of Effect, the way it works is on a straight line, unlike the first skill which is a circle. It’s less likely for the enemies to fall in line during a clash compared to standing side-by-side which can fit in a circle-shaped attack.
Wait for Passive + Skill 1 + Basic Attack
This is your first combo at the start of the game. The passive which only takes 10 seconds, increases the damage of your basic attack. Stunning your enemy first will ensure that the powerful basic attack won’t miss.
Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Skill 3
Starting your combo with a stun is always the best way to make sure that your enemy gets hit with the rest of your attacks. You will most likely stick to this combo for the entire game for assists and clashes.
Skill 1 + Skill 3
You might occasionally use this combo in instances where the enemy managed to move beyond the range of your Skill 2 after casting Skill 1.
Escape artist. It was mentioned that Pharsa’s bird mode allows her to pass through walls. The other trick she has on her sleeve is that she can also fly outside the wall at the edge of the map. This is ideal when you’re in a situation where a group of enemies thought they’ve surrounded you. Simply transform into a bird, then fly beyond their reach.
Group stun. We discussed how the first skill plus the basic attack can stun an enemy but that will only affect one hero. If you want to stun multiple enemies who are too close together, cast the first skill to them then the second skill which has an Area of Effect. This combo will stun everyone hit by the splash damage.
Ultimate FYI. You should take note that Pharsa can still use her other skills while on ultimate mode. She can use Flicker as well. Be careful when selecting her other skills while on ultimate mode because you might end up making her move and cancel the ultimate.
Enemies to Avoid. Put a great distance between you and heroes like Zilong, Guinevere and Saber because they can definitely cancel your ultimate. Tigreal’s flicker and push will have the same effect.
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