GT link: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4ZDL8pzZ
Youtube video: I’m an idiot and didn’t hit record till I hit wave 161.
As always, my thanks to the usual suspects. Ya’ll know who you are by this point.
To my knowledge, a chillspike centered infiltrator has not been done, and I personally find that strange. Intuitively, it makes sense to pair the best seal-granted skill with a class capable of adding disgusting amounts of flat damage and resist reduction to it.
In addition, chillspikes allows us to conveniently achieve 2 things
- We can bypass the skill point cost of the WPS line or that of Shadow Strike
- We can use 2H weapons without the disadvantage of their shitty attack animation.
This beast born from my madness is able (under perfect conditions) to shred crucible-Kuba in seconds.
>-140% Resist reduction:
i. 10% from ravager’s helm
ii. 10% from Ignaffar’s combustion
iii. 30% from Night’s chill
iv. 36% from Aura of Censure
v. 23% from rumor
vi. 32 from Throne
vii. Variable amount from viper
Sources of flat damage
i. Lethal assault
ii. Arcane empowerment
iii. Cold bonus to PB from undying oath
iv. Steel resolve
v. Ranged expertise
Conversion to cold
i. ~55% - 70% pierce to cold conversion from grips of hag-whatever and alkamos rings
ii. Up to 30% acid to cold conversion on silver sentinel shoulder
iii. 10% physical to cold conversion from seal of the night
I must confess that its defense is rather abysmal.
While the build does boast a respectable 3.15k DA, 2.2K armor, and 12.5k hp - its pathetic 3% phys res does get it swatted from time to time.
And for the life of me, I have no idea how to fix this. Any input here will be more than welcomed.
While more than adequate for stomping vanilla, this is build requires a lot of microkiting to excel.
Poor positioning will quickly spell your doom. This is especially true if you get surrounded by 4 nems in 170. However, if you manage to take down one of them, the rest is cake.
x1x1x1x2 and Fluff both use this trick to mitigate the above risk:
Put the banner on bottom left and it’s guaranteed to have an AoM nemesis there (and they’re all fast) so you won’t worry about slow nemeses spawning there.
This turns the fight into a 1 v 1 for a few seconds. Our stopping power allows us to quickly shred this poor fool, thereby allowing us to deal with the other 3 nems with relative safety.
- Cast seal
- Cast Rune of Hag-blahblahblah (Have blizzard bound to this)
- Use ABB for LA bonus (Have elemental storm bound to this)
- Spam chill spikes (Have rumor bound to this)
- Cast Northern wyrm’s breath (Have whirlpool bound to this) and a 2nd rune before kiting
- Ring of Frost when surrounded
- Time your repositioning with the cooldown of Seal. Blade barrier when kiting is not an option.
- Kite more than necessary when in doubt while casting RoH in front of you.
i. Purple crossroad
ii. Viper, eel
iii. Green crossroad
iv. Spider, Hawk, Quill, Wolverine
v. 3 nodes into crown, 4 nodes into Rumor
vii. 4 nodes into Amatok for blizzard
viii. Harp (THIS IS NEEDED FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT)
ix. Complete leviathan
Cheaper/Viable item alternatives:
i. Shoulders: Zantarin’s shoulderguard
ii. Shoes: Golemborn
iii. Helm: Clairvoyant’s hat
Nightschill, ABB, Aura of Censure