My first build ever that cleared Gladiator 170 was cold DW melee Infiltrator, so I posted the initial version. Now decided to rework it into something different, build that uses mostly blue items, few greens, no random legendary items or full sets.
- permanent buffs with lethal assault charged, damage for Beronath’s fury
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/DV97DelN
Where to get the gear?
Random blue items are Silver Setinel set, gloves, boots and medal. Blue items pool is smaller and they drop pretty often. Silver Sentinel set is the one I had the most copies of.
Crafted gear- Amulet(faction bought), also rings are low level crafts
MI gear - monster infrequents are daggers(farmed from bosses Larria and Janaxia act 5 AoM content, pants from Kuba, not mandatory, belt from new FG zone enemies.
All affixes are common yellow one expect daggers that have green suffixes, they are farmed legit in campaign.
Devotion route is standard for cold melee, you can replace Dying God if you hate the health cost in campaign change it or don’t assign skill to the proc.
Also devotions can sustain their cost, for example you need to pick red affinity or Jackal, then take Revenant and remove red/Jackal, this could confuse newer players. Also it’s good idea to bind your auto attack to -RR devotion,in this case Beronath’s Fury.
This is classical DW melee build, auto attack+Nightblade WPS skills, attack scales with attack speed.
Amarasta"s Lethal Assault is our main OA and damage buff skills.
Shadow Strike for mobility and also is great skill for procing stuff.
Ring of Steel is for fumble melee attacks.
Renewal+Pneumatic burst for stats and portable heals, don’t let them expire.
Seal is for defense here, good way to delete small DoT damage and trash mobs, also can proc devotions.
Passive Skills are Aura of Censure+Veil for instant -RR and also nice debuffs, Coldstone form component for damage, Deadly Aim is always must for 12 points for OA and crit damage, Blade Spirits as 1 pointer too.
So try to isolate enemies 1vs1, put seal underneath you against tough enemies, attack with left button, put Amarasta on right mouse for easy apply and zip around with Shadow Strike. Cool build
Without being reckless and know some waves you can have decent clear rate, tried in current patch and clear 3 out of 3, times between 6:50-7:15 small margin actually.
Toughest enemy is Kuba for every cold build out there, nasty healing pools and breath attack is dangerous. Also be aware of MadQueen red aura, Anasteria meteors, Korvaak in 169, disrupt enemies.
Video from Gladiator, 6:52!
Here’s my tips for leveling cold DW melee Infiltrator.