Intruders in Black

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Intruders in Black
Intruders in Black quest icon.png
Required Yes
Start Talk to Greust
Objective Investigate the Blackguards in the Chamber of Sins
Completion Talk to Greust
Boss Fidelitas, the Mourning
Fidelitas, the Mourning
Key Item  Baleful GemBaleful GemThe withering glare of corruption, made
corporeal and pellucid in crystal.

Walkthrough

A strange device housing the Baleful GemBaleful GemThe withering glare of corruption, made
corporeal and pellucid in crystal.

This quest is given by Greust, as soon as you arrive at the Forest Encampment. The goal is to investigate the Chamber of Sins.

Quest Notification.png Investigate the Blackguards

Investigate the Blackguards that are searching the Chamber of Sins.


Greust: I have seen warriors in black in the east. They are from your Oriath. Better fed, better armed than you, exile. Oriath did not want you, so why does it follow you here?

You will understand what you see more than I. Go east and find these warriors in black. If there is danger to us, I need to learn of it.

Trivia: rather bizarrely, the area in the game has never actually contained Blackguard monsters. The Chamber of Sins is instead largely full of undead necromancy; the Blackguards actually encountered in Act 2 actually appear in the The Western Forest.

Quest Notification.png Kill Fidelitas

Kill Fidelitas and rescue the girl from the monsters in the Chamber of Sins.


Helena: That thing... it slaughtered everyone. Help me!

Quest Notification.png Talk to the girl

Talk to the girl who was hiding from Fidelitas and the other monsters in the Chamber of Sins.


Helena: Piety was after a creation of Maligaro’s called the ‘Baleful Gem’. It’s nearby, and it’s something that heartless bitch must never get her hands on.

Please find it and meet me at that Azmeri village by the river. My days with the Ebony Legion are done!

Quest Notification.png Get the Baleful GemBaleful GemThe withering glare of corruption, made
corporeal and pellucid in crystal.

Get the Baleful GemBaleful GemThe withering glare of corruption, made
corporeal and pellucid in crystal.
from the Strange Device in the Chamber of Sins.

Quest Notification.png Meet Helena in Town

Meet Helena back in The Forest Encampment, and bring the Baleful GemBaleful GemThe withering glare of corruption, made
corporeal and pellucid in crystal.
with you.


Helena:' Here I stand, in the light of day. An impossible dream for a woman caged in horror.
Thank you again for saving my sorry hide. Sorry in so many ways that I simply can't begin. Actually, that's not true. I can begin by offering you more than mere thanks. I offer you my allegiance and my mind... the sharpest weapon that I possess. My knowledge is your knowledge, saviour.

Quest Notification.png Quest Complete

Quest Complete - You have rescued Helena from the Chamber of Sins and have been rewarded by Greust.


Greust: The Oriathan girl... she is alive. She wants to stay with us, not to go back to her people. I say we take her traitor's heart to their chief. Ask that the warriors in black leave us be.

I sleep less but know more, thanks to you. Helena gave me one of her shiny stones, in peace. I give it to you.

Quest rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2
DesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (11-26)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Requires Level 16Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area. The corpses will be chosen from the monsters in the current area and any Spectres that have existed in this instance.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Cast Speed10% increased Chaos Damage3% chance to spawn an additional CorpseEach Corpse spawned has 1% chance to be a Forgotten CorpseBase duration is 4 seconds
Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
Spawns 5 corpses
Spawns corpses up to Level (20-100)
Maximum of 10 corpses allowed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Desecrate skill icon.png
Blade BlastBlade BlastSpell, AoE, Physical
Mana Cost: (6-16)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Requires Level 16Deals spell damage in a targeted area. When this spell deals damage, if your Lingering Blades or Blade Vortex blades are nearby, it will detonate them, dealing damage again in an area around them. Up to 50 Blades can be detonated this way.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect+0.5% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier0.5% chance to Impale on Spell Hit0.5% increased Cast SpeedDeals (13-279) to (20-418) Physical Damage
35% more Area of Effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated
Unnerve Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit
+(0-2) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blade Blast skill icon.png

Summon SkitterbotsSummon SkitterbotsTrap, Mine, Spell, Minion, Cold, Lightning, AoE, Aura
Mana Reserved: 35%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Summon a Chilling Skitterbot and a Shocking Skitterbot, which will trigger your traps and detonate your mines. Mines detonated by Skitterbots will re-arm and can then be detonated again. The Skitterbots grant you more trap and mine damage, and cannot be targeted or damaged.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent2% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions have 1% increased Area of EffectMinions have 0.5% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on EnemiesSkitterbots grant 10% more Trap and Mine Damage
Maximum 1 Summoned Skitterbot of each type
Shocking Skitterbot's Aura Shocks Enemies near it
Chilling Skitterbot's Aura Chills Enemies near it
Minions have (0-19)% increased Shock Effect
Minions have (0-19)% increased Chill Effect
(0-76)% increased Minion Movement Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Skitterbots skill icon.png
Ensnaring ArrowEnsnaring ArrowAttack, Projectile, AoE, Bow
Mana Cost: (8-10)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (140%-175%)
Requires Level 16Fires an arrow that remains in the ground behind its final target, tethering that enemy to it. Ensnared enemies always count as moving, and have less movement speed while trying to break the snare. The snare will break if they leave the area of effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Attack Speed1% increased Area of EffectEnsnared Enemies take 0.5% increased Spell DamageDeals (140-175)% of Base Attack Damage
Each Snare applies 40% less Movement Speed to Normal or Magic Enemies
Each Snare applies 30% less Movement Speed to Rare Enemies
Each Snare applies 25% less Movement Speed to Unique Enemies
Ensnared Enemies take (15-20)% increased Projectile Damage from Attack Hits
Maximum 3 Snares per Enemy
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ensnaring Arrow skill icon.png
Flesh and StoneFlesh and StoneSpell, Aura, AoE, Stance
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Requires Level 16Casts an aura that affects you and nearby enemies differently depending on your stance. Using the skill again alternates between Blood Stance and Sand Stance.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery RateBuff grants 0.5% increased Evasion Rating and ArmourBuff grants 1% increased Damage if you've changed Stance recentlyNearby Enemies are Blinded while in Sand Stance
You take (9-11)% less Damage from Attacks from Enemies that aren't nearby while in Sand Stance
Nearby Enemies are Maimed while in Blood Stance
Enemies Maimed by this Skill take (13-16)% increased Physical Damage
(0-50)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flesh and Stone skill icon.png
Herald of PurityHerald of PuritySpell, Herald, Minion, Duration, Physical
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff which lets you deal more physical damage. When you kill an enemy while you have this buff, this skill will summon a Sentinel of Purity, or refresh the duration and life of an existing one instead if you have the maximum number of them. The Sentinels of Purity have a single-target melee attack and an area melee attack.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions have 0.5% chance to Taunt on HitSummoned Sentinels have 1% increased Cooldown Recovery RateBase duration is 12 seconds
Maximum 4 Summoned Sentinels of Purity
20% chance to Summon a Sentinel of Purity when you Hit a Rare or Unique Enemy
Grants (9-12)% more Physical Damage
Summon a Sentinel of Purity when you Kill an Enemy
Minions deal (0-95)% more Physical Damage
Minions have (0-38)% more Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Purity skill icon.png

Wave of ConvictionWave of ConvictionFire, Lightning, Spell, AoE, Duration, Physical
Mana Cost: (9-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
Requires Level 16An expanding wave of energy surges forward, damaging enemies in a cone-shaped area over a duration. Each enemy hit is inflicted with Exposure matching the element of which they took the highest damage. Only one Wave of Conviction can be active at a timePer 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Elemental Damage1% increased Area of Effect1% increased Skill Effect Duration1% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold DamageBase duration is 0.5 seconds
Deals (32-972) to (48-1459) Physical Damage
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base secondary duration is 4 seconds
Exposure applies -25% to Elemental Resistance matching highest Damage taken
(0-38)% increased Skill Effect Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Wave of Conviction skill icon.png

Vendor rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓

Version history

Version Changes
2.4.0
  • The "Intruders in Black" quest in Cruel now also offers a Bismuth Flask as a reward.
0.10.0c
  • Corrected a problem with the quest rewards for the Merciless difficulty "Intruders in Black" quest for the Witch.