So this is a guide for those who maybe interested in the “coolest” DoT type out there.
Scroll down a little and you’ll notice Evil_Baka’s guide to a Ranged variant in the second post of the thread.
Infiltrator - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/0V0PLg1V
*Screenshot with Aura of Censure, Veil of Shadows, Pneumatic Burst, Word of Renewal and Deadly Aim
*Screenshot with Pneumatic Burst
Why not use Fiend on the Spellbreaker?
The result is decent but not mind blowing, taking fiend actually reduces your Frostburn potential so go for it if you like but I won’t recommend it.
Why no Nightfall on the Spellbreaker?
Well I stretched too thin in terms of skill points so decided to drop Nightfall.
Is so much duration bonus required?
Yes, currently your duration bonus allows you to simply spam your skills and walk away w/o looking back. The DoTs will vaporize everything with ease.
Which is better b/w the Spellbreaker and the Mage Hunter?
Well the Mage Hunter is obviously better in terms of ticks, the spellbreaker has Mirror of Ereoctes, CDR and Nullification. So both are good in their own ways.
Are Silver Sentinel Shoulders BiS then why doesn’t the Spellbreaker use it?
Chilldread Mantle and Deathmark Shoulderguard are also good options but Silver Sentinel’s 30% conversion takes the cigar.
The Spellbreaker needs to cap its resists and other things so it can’t really afford it.
Why is Olexra’s Chill being used and not the Mythical Version?
The weapon is perfect because we get OA and DA bonuses. The Mythical version isn’t usable here as it lacks the proc that is an extra source of Frostburn Damage for us.
Why no Amarasta’s Blade Burst?
As shocking as it may sound that skill is a pretty poor source of Frostburn Damage despite the skill mod
Why use Iceskorn Talons on Infiltrator but not Spellbreaker?
Flat Damage and Duration bonus are the reason why I use it on the Infiltrator. One the Spellbreaker you loose out on valuable +skill to Frozen Core, overall it’s a net loss to switch to Iceskorn on that setup
Why not put more points in Rune of Hagarrad and Inquisitor Seal?
The first one isn’t needed, it’d increase kill speed but the build will turn into just another generic Rune Caster.
Inquisitor Seal on the other hand feels counter intuitive since I rarely stand in a single spot. Even the summon limit isn’t going to cover me on this. In most cases you spam your skills and move away and let the Duration bonus take care of the rest.
Is Silver Sentinel Set usable here?
Besides a few survivability issues I had with the set when compared to this setup I’d say Silver Sentinel would be pretty solid for this build.
How is Energy Management?
Well energy management can be a problem if you’re blindly spamming buttons but even then you most likely won’t run out of energy in a boss fight. The duration bonus helps counter energy problems but if that doesn’t cut it then replace one of the ring components with Ectoplasm. Mostly timing your energy potions (use it when bar is 60-70% empty) covers it nicely.
Are the Nightblade WPS usable here?
They are and they’ll increase your damage output even further. Problem is they reduce QoL. The build is a caster and therefore has great QoL, by adding in melee playstyle you kill-off the build’s QoL
Is the medal there purely for the circuit breaker?
Yes, switch it with anything you find it appropriate but I prefer to sticking with Mark of Divinity. On DoT builds Mark of Divinity is much more preferable to me since it allows reckless play.
Bosses (Infiltrator) -
An old friend -
Mr. Loudmouth -
Be sure to scroll down slowly to checkout Evil_Baka’s Northern Wyrm version of a Frostburn Caster.
My second profile was a Dreeg’s Hunter and till date that happens to be the profile I use whenever exploring new areas/content. Before I tried the infiltrator build nothing had ever come close to the amount of fun I had piloting that build, not even Burn, Devastation and Electrocution builds managed to do that.
The visuals, the damage and playstyle, it’s all just so fluid. The infiltrator is my second favorite build now and will likely be the primary farm character for the upcoming Forgotten Gods expansion.
I hope you guys find this enjoyable as well.