The Ardat-Yakshi – by Mr. Wonderful
Asari Adept - Justicar
Biotic Sphere: Radius (4), Enemy Weakness (5), Warp Effect (6)
Reave: Radius (4), Recharge Speed (5), Damage and Duration (6)
Pull*: Radius* (4), Expose* (5), Duration and Combo* (6)
Asari Justicar: Duration and Capacity (4), Power Damage (5)
Fitness*: (1), (2), (3)
*Some people don’t seem to like Pull very much, so for you guys, leave pull at 3 and max out Fitness for Health and Shields. I use pull on all the unarmed enemies to damage their shielded/barriered neighbors with the pull/reave combo (so that’s why I ranked it up to 6) and then teammates can finish them off.
Anything with a high recharge rate. I like the Avenger (stability/pierce) due to the rapid fire rate, but you likely won’t need to use it much – especially if you have another biotic on your team.
The Ardat-Yakshi build centers on abilities to suck the life forces from your opponent. Reave and the Warp Effect and the Biotic Sphere makes this work nicely.
The basic strategy of this build is to place your sphere in a choke point at the beginning of the round (with the duration powers, it lasts almost a minute) and watch the chaos. While it is not the most lethal biotic explosion, the Sphere/Reave combo has a high area of effect (and if you knock an enemy out of your bubble and they step back in, they are vulnerable to another Biotic explosion immediately).
While this build is effective as the only biotic on the team, it is devastating with a normal Asari as a teammate. The Reave/Warp/Throw combos have already been established with the Drell/Asari mix, but using the sphere at choke points make this even more lethal allowing you to cover multiple angles with just two biotics. When the sphere goes down, you can either cast it on yourself (for a minimal damage reduction) or race out to place it in a closer choke point – as long as you can make it back alive. With two biotics, you can take down large enemies very quickly (and as long as you keep spamming Reave, your other biotic teammates can keep throw/warping them and create even more chaos).
N00b Rating: (scale 1-5, 1 is easy for everybody!)
3.5. While not the most difficult build to play with, you are still squishy and need to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Also, without the ability to detonate all of your own biotic setups (grenades or throw), you will survive better with a nice team of biotics.
Have fun and enjoy the fireworks!
Black with Gold accents would look like Morinth…but I haven’t opened enough cards to see where the highlights show up yet, so good luck and enjoy!
-edits by Lucien Midnight