With the influx of infiltrator/cold melee builds i felt inspired to give it a whirl, and its been sometime since I’ve considered using this classic set from the good old glass cannon blade master days :rolleyes:. Itemization and synergy with inquisitor tree seemed to make more sense with this setup and makes for a more well-rounded build than the previous blade master setups of old, and all the cold conversion being put to good use it actually feels like this set shines much better in the current state of the game.
(Stats with perma self buffs, Deadly Aim, Lethal Assault and Inquisitor’s Seal)
-Hits like a truck
-Lots of survivability and sustain despite the relatively small health pool(It’s recommended to grab Empyrion’s Guidance in crucible anyway)
-Resists are well overcapped
-Boasts a potential RR shred of -200%
-still susceptible to ground aoe and shot gunners unexpectedly so reaction at times is needed
-Low health pool
-stun/cc resist aren’t as capped out as id like them to be, but stun resist can be remedied by switching wolverine constellation with empty crown and a point in crossroads, while switching living armor on helmet with leathery hide if desired
Most important buffs are Ulo and Empyrion but i like to throw in Amatok for the extra OA and clear speed. As for Play-style, its pretty simple keep buffs/Lethal Assault and Blade Spirit up, and coat mobs with Reaper’s Mark. Stand on Inquisitor’s Seal while dpsing if you notice your health dipping to ground aoe just move out with shadow strike and repeat. During Alex/Reaper combo you wanna focus reaper and just pop Blade Barrier or move out of meteor if its on cool down Reaper is most likely to die before the second meteor comes out if you time it right.
Thanks! yeah i didn’t feel SS was the way to go this time around even though its still totally viable and adds huge burst, Aura of Conviction works pretty good i agree and makes better use of the conversion since the RR shred is a little excessive, i just find the damage reduction way too valuable to pass up.
Thanks guys! This would be the first melee infiltrator build i’ve tried my hand at since it was previously running a cold ignaffar setup, but it’s easily the strongest melee character i’ve built since AoM hit.