[1.1.2.5] Chillstrifes Infiltrator on medium budget-mostly blues

Preview

Infiltrator is my favorite class and favorite build is N&O mega killer by John Smith.With meta will shift,I wanted to post the build use to play before I found all great purple items.Some people said that power of Infiltrator is based on Nex and Ortus being OP or elemental rings.But this build will show you,that you don’t need them or top tier purple set or even many legendary items,you can create slaughtering machine with subpar and more budget gear.The best form of defense is offense and killed,before being killed.


pic with self buffs

Gear

Core here is Silver Sentinel set-very common one,i have dozen at least from each one and even without many hours in game a lot of people have it.Weapons are Chillstrife,they are farmed from bosses Janaxia and Larria.Look for attack speed suffix-Voracity is BiS,but Fury and Alacrity are also good.Option is Mallaker blade and maybe even good rolled Spectral sword.Boots are blue and are crafted,like amulet,non mythical version of belt if you don’t have mythical also.Rings are blue Alkamos,if you play SoT(and you should) also are common.Medal is only not possible to craft purple and I keep it cause there so many options like dreadchill,luminari,direwolf and etc,just go for offense instead off defense here.


greatest hit:rolleyes: probably Chtonic.

Crucible
I am not fastest and most experienced player and with minor lag my best time is 7.20,best players can cut up to 1 minute of time.If you don’t die you can do 3 runs in same buff duration with no problem.Kuba is really tough on this setup and double Reaper requires some concetration.Here are my thoughts how to deal with tough waves-cruci of dead with banner*
154-watch out for Kuba blood pools and breath,others are easy
159-kill Sentinel in bottom left,and then Ekket Zul
161-fast Shadow strike in Alex in bottom left before healers arrived
162-don risk facetanking Mad Queen
163-dont stand in AoE pools-they are lethal,kill Council members one by one
169-lure Teo near banner,kill his first form,then two big guys and Teo again,last is Anasteria
160,165,170-start bottom left but react quickly if Kuba or Reaper spawns.
Links

Video-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRogwHPnq7c&feature=youtu.be
GT-[https://www.grimtools.com/calc/qNYYA4rN](https://www.grimtools.com/calc/qNYYA4rN)

Conclusion
DW melee builds are fun and test your skills as well.In last patch some many great ones were created,my congratulations on all players,hope this aggressive and direct style will continue to be great and like you can’t wait to test new builds in FG.Enjoy!]

update for FG
https://www.grimtools.com/calc/wV1brE7Z
Added Inquisitor seal,remove DG.Build is super solid,can clear 3x times in same buff duration.

Added leveling guide

https://forums.crateentertainment.com/t/1-1-2-5-dw-cold-infiltrator-for-beginners-build-diary/51041

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Reserved,btw mistake on title mostly blues,not greens:o

Nice one, I have thoughts of doing a “blue only” build series at some point. The Silver sentinel set is really good.

I have also plans to make a budget DW cold /pierce infiltrator in the same vein as my other builds so this will serve as a nice benchmark

I am surprised you did not use Inq seal. Not needed?

Ellena necklace is pretty cool too, and has good mods as it is so not need of getting hold of a “fancy” rollh
ttps://www.grimtools.com/db/items/7828

These faction weapons are good too:
https://www.grimtools.com/db/items/7699
https://www.grimtools.com/db/items/7743

Nice work again! Keep these budget builds coming dude

Sentinel is nice and some of other blue items are decent too.Beronath amulet is way better +1 to all skils,attack speed and flat.This build have nice speed and RR as well-chillstrife mode helped with that so no need of necklace or even Combustion relic.I usually avoid Seal in DW melle build,for survivabilty I rely on life steal,heals and twin fangs proc+damage reduction on Censure.

here is a pierce version I made with the “Blind assassin” set btw

https://www.grimtools.com/calc/qNYYAXeN

Can become a bit stronger using the new devos I think, the pierce devos in FG look pretty promising

Like it.I have tried belgo Infiltrator and have some energy problems,so good call use on Harp constellation.In my setup also use Crab and like the proc.This is first time I noticed this medal:D,it’s good alternative for Direwolf crest.Btw why two Razors?

I could not find another good pierce based blue weapon. Mythical Assassins calling comes to mind though. And it is pretty easy to farm a decent Dermaperand slicer actually.

The medal is a pretty good faction one.

There are some new faction gear in FG that is related to pierce dmg too.

I think I said that to you in another thread, energy means dps loss and lack of survivability :wink: harp is nice for pierce builds since you need the affinity anyway and you get some +% pierce damage (and nice OA/DA, slow res etc) pretty overlooked devo if you ask me!

Thanks again for posting this great build. 7min 20 sec cruci is very good for a build with 90% blue items

I am the person,who usually neglect energy regen:D,but Harp is nice,cause it is in your devotion points region,but i hate going off track to get it.I have more than 20 builds and used it currently in 1.My cold Infiltrator don’t have any energy problems.The only problem I think is low HP.But test it against some of campaign nemesis-Benni,Moosi and Valdaran and no problems.Actually i record Benni killing and is 10 sec,if my Sentinel proc activates in first or second hit it will be even 2 or 3 sec faster,but acually have no idea how much time it should take,so cant make comparesement.

Yeah, there should be a similar devo to the left side of the tree. Perhaps if Chariot of dead proc gave DA and Energy regen instead of DA and life?

I do like that Mark of Illusion gets DA boost in new patch, should make for a vital option over Runebound topazes in energy hungry melee builds.

Ravager eyes in weapon? Less flat dmg and armor but more health and DA. Well not that much more health. And 8% less wpn damage means 10% less life steal so

In crucible 150-170 use Royal jelly essence-easy and cheap to craft,sometimes see number like 400 possible crafts.I agree with Chariot energy regen idea-right now is just siphon for points 7 for 5 affinity and unless you are CDR stacker the proc will not be used most of time.Even before Mark of illusions buff I used it with Forcewave Tactician,so that is good alternative.

yeah the Jelly potions are really nice budget potions.

I realize you have only been at the forum for a month or so. You have big impact here, glad you joined :slight_smile: Keep up the good work

Thanks,for your kind words!I return in this patch after some time of absence in the game and decide finally to make profile in this wonderful forum.I will continue to be active after FG is released.

Added update for FG,soon will finish build diary!

One of the cool new features is that you can edit title yourself.

Finally is in correct state :relieved:

I still see [1.0.7.1] :scream:

I don’t remember what patch was updated,lets say current :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

It was written greens,that’s corrected to blues :smile:

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does this still work after all the latest patches/nerfs? i mean doing 170 crucible on this low budget with short time.
Also after all the latest patches, what do u think is a better budget build, cold infiltrator, pierce infiltrator, or pierce blademaster?

Hmm, tough question. If you want to play it in Crucible, I suggest using this devotion map maybe? https://www.grimtools.com/calc/vNQOQEjV

DW melee as whole taken some hits, but Infiltrator is still excellent class, probably it won’t be with 80-90% clear rate now, but definetely is one of the cheapest monster melees in the game. And cold DW Infiltrator trumps other options in my mind. Just seal alone+second heal and damage reduction from Censure is excellent. Btw if you don’t have some of the items, write them and I can get you list of suitable replacements.

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I didn’t see this one when you posted it, Nery. Something to consider if I may offer a friendly advice:

  • maybe Nightscorn rings as a cheap purple Alkamos replacement? But I think blue Alkamos is still acting king in the absence of the purple ones

  • I know it’s supposed to be budget but since you got that medal and belt already… maybe you could bend a little further for Hagarrad gloves…?

  • buff to the Throne seems godgiven but I’d still take all points from purple and push for Revenant

  • since you got 1000000% aether overcap I’d sacrifice one Malmouth Redemption (on off-hand) for Ravager’s Eye, that would free some point from Vigor and Shadow Dance overcap. I’d also maybe cancel Shadow Strike nodes and use Beronath for Rumor. And normalize Elemental Awakening. With those points I’d take some RoH (1-12-1). It’s stil 250 da shred and some frostburn for cheap.

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