SWTOR 3.0 Infiltration Shadow DPS Guide by Artorias

SWTOR 3.0 Infiltration Shadow DPS Guide by Artorias of Ebon Hawk. This is to replace Evolixe’s guide since he no longer players the game. Last Updated August 2, 2015

Intro to 3.0 Infiltration Shadow

Infiltration is the polar opposite of Serenity. Serenity being the spec with some intense rotation management and flat sustained, Infil is the burst no set up required spec. Infiltration is closer to it’s older self than the 2.10 version due to some reverts on the devs part.

Infiltration is a positional and stealthing rotational spec, meaning you need to be behind the boss and keep your Stealth out ready for in rotation abilities/buffs and energy Management. Infiltration pulls slightly behind Serenity’s numbers but has great AOE Capability and great burst. It has harder damage to spawn from the spec but if done correctly is viable for all raids.

Infiltration can be brought into any fight so long as your target is not consistently turning to you which can throw off some minor resource windows and damage spikes, so if you’re in a fight where adds may be consistently aggroing to you, Infiltration may not be the best option.

Utility Selection

Skillful

clip_image002 Shadowy Veil: Increases your armor rating by 30% while Force Technique or Shadow Technique is active.

Choose between

clip_image002[5] Celerity: Reduces the cooldown of Mind Snap by 2 seconds, Force of Will by 30 Seconds and Force Speed by 5 seconds.
clip_image004 Misdirection: Increases your movement speed by 15% and your effective stealth level by 5.
clip_image006 Lambaste: Increases damage done by Whirling Blow by 25%. (AOE Fights only.)

Masterful

clip_image002[8] Mind Over Matter: Increases the duration of Resilience by 2 seconds and Force Speed by 0.5 Seconds
clip_image004[5] Fade: Reduces the cooldown of Blackout by 15 Seconds and Force Cloak by 30 seconds. [[Mandatory]]
clip_image006[5] Force Harmonics: Reduces the cooldown of Force Wave by 2.5 Seconds and Force Potency Grants 1 additional charge when activated.

Heroic

clip_image002[10] Shadow’s Shelter: Increases all healing recieved by 3%. In addition, deploying Phase Walk also deploys Shadow’s Shelter, increasing the healing done by those within 5 meters of the Phase Walk by 5%.

Notes:

These utilities are pretty much what you’ll be taking most of the time. How ever a fight may call for some changes to be taken. For example Egress may be needed for Underlurker HM due to the slow, it’s ideal out of all of your abilities to sacrifice Mind Over Matter for such ability. The reason is that there are not a lot of abilities Resilience works against that are continuous damage, most of which is actually one big spike hit i.e (Grav Missile, Heave, Soaring Smash, HK-47 grenades), as such an extra 2 seconds isn’t too important to you if the fight demands something more practical.

For fights such as Sword Squadron, a utility like Cloak of Resilience is ideal to have a second Resilience to use. How ever this is sort of troubled since it may require you to delay Blackout further to use it on the big attacks.

For Torque taking Mental Defense is ideal as it’ll reduce the damage of his Shackles if your healers are a touch slow getting to you, you can easily sacrifice Celerity or Misdirection for this case.

You can also Sacrifice 3% healing from Shadow’s Shelter but if your healers need your particular shelter, it’s best served giving them a 5% heal bonus for their output on the rest of the raid, but this is all dependent on your group composition and how much moving needs to be done on their part.

Rating

  • Single Target Dps: 7
  • AoE Damage: 7
  • Group Utility: 4
  • Rotation Difficulty: 8
  • RNG Dependency: 3
  • Burst: 8
  • Sub 30% Talent or Ability Buffs: Yes

Gearing and Stats Priority

  • Accuracy: 100% Melee (110% Force). 1% from Companion, 760 Accuracy Rating from Gear.
  • Surge/Alacrity: 70% / 30% distribution
  • 250-385 Critical Rating (1% from companion) or 650 to 720.
  • All other secondary stats in Power
  • Augments: Resolve (Willpower)
  • Relics: Serendipitous Assault & Focused Retribution
  • Set Bonus: 6 Piece Stalker or Dread Master Stalker 4 piece. (explained below)
  • Technique: Shadow Technique

Alacrity is a decent buff to Infiltration, a fast acting rotation will allow reliance on surge to drop off a touch but too much Alacrity actually hurts the rotation’s finished damage. I’ve tested with a Full alacrity build, even alacrity build (50/50 split with surge) and low Alacrity, the low Alacrity consistently pulled a head for me.

You either want to head for a high power build and rely on the slightly rare but amazing crits to do a bulk of your damage or go a high crit build and rely on more frequent but slightly weaker crits to create your sustained. Both options are viable.

Relics are a given, you should run Revanite as double proccing doesn’t occur often enough in the rotation do benefit from the weaker Resurrected relics as Battle Readiness is your only source of healing.

The old set bonus Vs. the new is a valid argument either way. I have done parses with both and gotten the same numbers. The old set bonus gives better force regen due to stacking the 2-piece with Shadow’s Training and the 15% Crit chance on Clairvoyant Strike means your most used ability will crit more often on top of having Force Synergy, the sacrifice to this is your passive 2% power gain, 1 minute autocrit, 15 second reduced CD on Potency and your Willpower. It would appear the Dread Master 4 piece will be more viable upon acquiring a full Revanite Set, currently in Resurrected Gear, the damage difference isn’t a lot.

How Infiltration Works

Infiltration works in the manner of charging up your main attack, Force breach, to deal a decent amount of damage. The rotation attempts to make Force Breach prepped as fast as possible due to Clairvoyance, the rotation outside of Force Breach is dealing damage and making sure your next Force Breach occurs as soon as possible since it’s a very hard hitting ability, though this is where the minor rotational RNG comes into play for Infiltration.

Buffs/Passives

clip_image002[14] Shadow Technique: Melee attacks have a chance to deal additional internal damage and generate a stack of Breaching Shadows.
clip_image004[7] Breaching Shadows: Damage dealt by Shadow Tecnique generates Breaching Shadows which stacks up to 3 times, each stack increasing the damage dealt by Force Breach.
clip_image006[7] Clairvoyance: Psychokinetic Blast has a chance to automatically trigger Shadow Technique off of its normal rate limit. Stacks 2 times
clip_image008 Circling Shadows: Stacks up to two times, each stack reducing the cost of Project and Pyschokinetic by 6 Force per stack.
clip_image010 Shadow’s Respite: Force Regeneration increased by 50% for 6 seconds.
clip_image012 Infiltration Tactics: Damage dealt by Shadow Strike increased, cost reduced. Can only occur every 11 seconds.
clip_image014 Profundity: When Shadow Technique deals damage, it restores 9 force over 9 seconds, cannot occur more than once every 12 seconds.
clip_image016 Kinetic Barrier: Dealing critical damage generates Kinetic barrier, Increasing Damage Reduction by 3% per stack, stacks up to 3 times.
clip_image018 Force Synergy: Critical hits with Force Abilities increases your melee Critical chance by 5% for 10 seconds.

Abilities

clip_image002[18] Force Breach: Deals kinetic damage on a single target depending on if stacks of Breaching Shadows are present. This ability is of your utmost priority and should never be delayed. Caps at 3 stacks of Breaching Shadows and should never be used at any stack lower. This ability also makes the target Vulnerable, increasing the damage received by force abilities by 5% for you and your raid members.
Cost: 20 Force
clip_image002[20] Clairvoyant Strike: Strikes the target twice for weapon damage and builds Clairvoyance stacks. This ability replaces Double Strike and is your most used Melee ability.
Cost: 22 Force
clip_image002[22] Psychokinetic Blast: Blasts the target for kinetic damage and also has a chance of dealing a second weaker hit as a result of the Upheaval passive. When used under the influence of Clairvoyance, it triggers your Shadow Technique, generating a stack of Breaching Shadows off of the rate limit. Shares a cooldown with Project, as such should be used instead of Project.
Cost: 32 Force (reduced to 16 under 2 stacks of Circling Shadows)
clip_image002[24] Shadow Strike: Deals a large amount of weapon damage. Requires you to be behind the target. Damage dealt is increased under the affect of Infiltration Tactics. This ability thanks to Shadow’s Mark now sunders the target, reducing the armor by 15% for 45 seconds, arguably the best debuff in game.
Cost: 40 Force (Reduced to 10 Force under Infiltration Tactics).
clip_image002[26] Low Slash: Deals weapon damage and stuns the target for 4 seconds. Damage prematurely ends this effect. Now has a range of 30m and deals slightly more damage than basic attack.

Reserve use for when target is out of range.
Cost: 20 Force.

clip_image002[28] Spinning Strike: Deals high amount of weapon damage and has a low cost. Makes your Execute flow nicer as a result and also generates Circling Shadows, becomes your highest priority Melee ability in the execute.
Cost: 15 Force
clip_image002[30] Whirling Blow: Your only AOE ability. Very powerful as a result of the Whirling Edge passive, making it competitive to even Serenity’s AOE level. Is buffed even further by Lambaste. Also generates stacks of Circling Shadows and Clairvoyance, allowing you to maintain 100% uptime on these buffs during down time or to pre proc.
Costs: 22 Force
clip_image002[32] Saber Strike: Your main and only filler, used to buy you some time and generate resource. The force regen on Shadow Training is per hit which means you can generate anywhere from 1-3 Force per activation, as such is slightly RNG plagued.

Offensive Cooldowns

clip_image002[35] Force Potency: Grants 2 (or 3) charges of Force Potency, each increasing your next Force Ability’s critical chance by 60%. Also generates 3 stacks of Breaching Shadows upon use, should never be used when 1 or more stacks of Breaching Shadows is present. Exiting Combat / Stealthing out reduces the Cooldown by 1 minute.
Cooldown: 1 min 30 (1 min 15 w/Set Bonus)
clip_image002[37] Battle Readiness: Heals you for 15% of your Health, heals you when your technique deals damage and also increases the chance of your technique to trigger by 25% and the damage of the technique by 50%. Reduces some of the RNG of Breaching Shadow generation.
Cooldown: 2 minutes.
clip_image002[39] Blackout: Grants Shadow’s Respite outside of Stealth, increasing Force Regeneration by 50%. Stealthing out finishes the active cooldown.
Cooldown: 1 minute (45 seconds w/utility.)
clip_image002[43] Force Cloak: Causes you to enter stealth mode, leaving combat. Reduces the cooldown of Potency by 100% and finishes the active cooldown of Blackout.
Cooldown: 2 Minutes (1 min 30 w/Utility)

Rotation

Opener

There are a few ways of opening with Infiltration. Each one is up to personal preference and fight situations. It is always ideal to open from stealth to allow Shadow’s Respite to linger in the opener and as such counter act the greedy force requirement of your opening abilities. The rotation for Infiltration comes from a priority method as the rotation floats to an extent due to the RNG timing of Breaching Shadows Generation and your Force Regeneration.

swtor-3.0-infiltration-shadow-dps-guide-simple-opener

The Simple Opener is how it sounds. It lacks difficulty but is a bit less effective than the alternative. It opens out of stealth with breach, keep in mind you can activate breach while stealthed and you will not exit stealth. You pop Potency, gain your stacks and hit your adrenal right before Force Breach. From there you hit Clairvoyant Strike twice to gain both Clairvoyance stacks to generate Breaching Shadows off of the rate limit and Circling Shadows to reduce the cost of the following Psychokinetic Blast. Your opening Breach will proc Infiltration Tactics, allowing you to use it at greater damage and a reduced cost, then fill in with a Clairvoyant Strike to get your third and final stack of Force Breach, allowing you to use it at max damage. If you’re unlucky, your 3rd Clairvoyant Strike will fail to generate a third stack, if this happens, merely use another one. Pyschokinetic Blast will then generate the 1st stack of your next cycle of Breach Shadows and Blackout will help undo any of the Force Cost previously encountered.

swtor-3.0-infiltration-shadow-dps-guide-precast-opener

The Pre-cast Opener frontloads your Clairvoyance and Circling Shadow stacks prior to pulling the boss/dummy by using Whirling Blow twice before going into stealth. This means you can skip the opening Clairvoyant Strikes of the Simple Opener in favor of Psychokinetic Blast and Shadow Strike occurring earlier, thus better damage and easier Force Consumption since 2 Clairvoyant Strikes = 44 Force Vs. Psychokinetic Blast (16) and Shadow Strike (10) = 26 Force. This isn’t a big deal since we have Blackout coming soon.

The window to pulling is rather tight as you need to hit Force Breach and Psychokinetic Blast before Circling Shadows falls off. After your second Pyschokinetic Blast, Infiltration Tactics will be procced off of your first breach and you fill in the time before the CD of Pyschokinetic blast by using Clairvoyant Strike twice. Your second Breach will be coupled with Blackout to undo the cost of the rotation.

swtor-3.0-infiltration-shadow-dps-guide-mindcrush-opener

The Mind Crush Opener is my preferred opener. It makes use of Mind Crush to apply an opening decent hit and apply a short timed but powerful DoT while you’re hitting the target. It also front loads the precast to circumvent the Double Clairvoyant Strikes in the opener. You pre-cast your stacks with Whirling Blow, stealth, generate 3 stacks with Potency, Precast Mind Crush, activate your Adrenal shortly before hitting the target with Breach then Pyschokinetic Blast. The Damage will cause Infiltration Tactics to Proc, which you then couple with a double Clairvoyant Strike until Pyschokinetic blast comes off CD again to generate your third and final stack of Breach which then goes with Blackout. This rotation is a bit hard to get your head around at first but deals decent damage and is worth the time to learn Vs. the Simple rotation.

All of these openers a susceptible to the same problem of not knowing when your Shadow Tecnique will proc. This can cause it to occur later (or even earlier) than you may anticipate. It’s worth your while to keep an eye on when your non-Psychokinetic Blast stack was generated as it’s at least 4GCD’s (6 seconds) from that point when the second one can occur, same as the cooldown of Pyschokinetic Blast.

You can use Battle Readiness to increase the chance of it proccing, but in my opinion Battle Readiness is best saved for the defensive capability when in raid situations due to how minimal of a damage increase it is over all. This is where most of the RNG comes from in the spec, the other RNG spots are the previously mentioned Saber Strike RNG and the Potency 60% chance which means even under a Potency Window abilties are not guaranteed to crit.

Rotation

Infiltration has rules to follow, these are what creates your rotation instead of a usual A -> B -> C rotation which is used for other classes.

First and foremost. When Breaching Shadows Procs, it needs to be used instantly, any delaying could result in the generation of a 4th stack of Breaching Shadows which obviously will be consumed and not actually be of any benefit to you. You want to ensure every stack of Breaching Shadows goes to use in rotation since you can sometimes strain to get your third stack, so there’s no point throwing them away. You’ll notice the stacks hitting 3 due to the unique body animation which takes form of blue rings cascading from your arms and the border of Force Breach turning golden.

2) You should maintain a 100% uptime on Clairvoyance. This may sound easy but if you get too DPS hungry you can let it fall off in the execute by using Shadow Strike, Spinning Strike, Psychokinetic Blast and Breach on Cooldown as well as juggling Saber Strike. Outside of the execute, this task is rather simple due to how over Clairvoyance is used in rotation, but sub 30% the rotation and force management benefit from the use of Spinning Strike being used. Don’t get cocky kid.

3) Psychokinetic Blast should be used only under 2 Clairvoyance stacks and 2 Circling Shadow stacks. For the first point, a 50% chance on a rotation that demands the stacks of Breaching Shadows ASAP isn’t favorable to be dared upon, play it safe and spend the extra GCD to get your second stack. 12 Force, even 6 is a big difference in rotation, every costly melee ability that’s supposed to be used will generate a stack of Circling Shadows, as such there is no reason to go flat out with 1 or no stacks.

4) Your Execute should be an Execute, make use of Spinning strike and don’t worry about using it on cooldown so long as this priority doesn’t delay the use of Force Breach or the use of Psychokinetic Blast. You may need to delay the use of Spinning Strike to refresh Clairvoyance, it is ideal to do this by delaying Shadow Strike. Infiltration Tactics lasts a long time, long enough that delaying it will not cause you to sweat to try and use it before it falls off, the ICD of Infiltration Tactics triggers upon gaining the buff not expiring. As such you can delay Shadow Strike in favor of Saber Strike if resource demands it.

5) Never Shadow Strike outside of an Infiltration Tactics window. This can cause huge DPS loss in the form of both resource drain and a sub par damage output. Shadow Strike does a lot more harm than good if used outside this window and occurs often enough so that you won’t feel obligated to touch Shadow Strike outside of this time frame.

6) Saber Strike should be used to gain Force when needed. Blackout has a 45 second cooldown and you will spend a lot of force during the 6 second down time. You will have moments of back to back Blackout and it’s nice, but do not relly on it coming off cooldown in say 9 seconds so go a head and burn yourself out. 50% Force regen isn’t a lot so make use of it, make sure you balance out your saber strikes enough that you don’t over do it and that you don’t need them. I find a good balance of location is around your infiltration Tactics, you’re using your lowest costing ability of 10 coupled with a free ability that also gains your Force.

7) Force Cloak is destructive to your rotation if you don’t know how / when to use it. Using Force Potency at an inconvenient time is also just as bad. You never want to Force Cloak and clip Blackouts CD nor do you want to Stealth out if your Potency is pushing to nearly off cooldown. Blackout and Potency take priority over Blackouts use, you can waste a 3rd Blackout and a 2nd Potency if you carelessly use it. As I mentioned above if you use Potency with stacks generated of Breach, you’ll over write the original stacks, effectively wasting it. It’s more ideal to wait the extra few seconds and do a back to back Potency combo, keep in mind it is costly.

Execute

In the execute window, priorities can shift. When Spinning Strike is available, it’s optimal to delay Force Breach if the third stack generated on Breaching Shadows is not the result of your Psychokinetic Blast. What this means is, when you use Spinning Strike after the ability that has generated your 3rd stack i.e Saber Strike, Shadow Strike, Clairvoyant Strike and so on, Spinning Strike is not capable of generating a third stack, as such delaying will pose no issue for possibly wasting a potential stack of Breaching Shadows. This in turn means you can use Spinning Strike more often with the potential of Force Breach remaining the same.

Parse and Video

Parse

swtor-3.0-infiltration-shadow-dps-guide-parseThis is a parse taken from one of my Parsely logs. Notice the big opening spike that slowly drips to sustained (blue line) and at the end begins to curl up as it begins to enter the execute. If you look at the Red which is the damage done rather than the DPS, you’ll see the massive spikes of the rotation.

  • From top to bottom is listed the most damaging ability to the weakest, you can also see Mind Crush’s direct hit is the lowest due to how little it was used (once).
  • Force Breach should be the highest damaging ability you have since it’s used so often and how much damage it does, if it’s lower on the list either you aren’t using it often enough or you have terrible crits,
  • After Breach is Psychokinetic Blast, it’s a very powerful ability as well as very powerful critting ability and is used pracitcally every 6 seconds. This means that a rough 4-8k Hit is occuring every 6 secs, leaving it pushing near Breach’s territory.
  • Clairvoyant Strike is used more than Psychokinetic blast how ever the damage vs PB is lower, as a result making it slightly less contributing to your total damage.
  • Shadow strike has a wide variable due to crits, it can become a large percent or borderline embarrassingly low. Since it only used every 10 seconds, it means that it’s potential damage is rellies on crits rather than frequency, unlike Clairvoyant Strike.
  • Your Technique actually deals decent damage all things considered, sort of an old damage proc relic on steroids. It can crit for over 2k in decent gear and causes Force Regen rather than consumption, due to how often it occurs in the parse, its total damage over shadows Spinning Strike.
  • Spinning Strike used practically on cooldown falls into a slightly deeper hole of reliance on crits to contribute more than Shadow Strike. You have a small window to use it as such it doesn’t get a large time to shine in parses/fights but it’s still an amazing ability.
  • Saber Strike deals added fluff but isn’t considered realisticfally an ability to contribute to total damage. If the spec could function without it, it’d never appear in parses.

The optimal APM for Infiltration sans any Alacrity is 44 minimum, 1 alacrity is a rough zone of 45.3 or higher. Two alacrity would begin to enter the realm of a 46 APM. I’m a clicker and I still reach this APM so it’s not impossible. It’s all how about and when you hit your Blackout, Battle Readiness, Potency Adrenal and Blackout since all are off the GCD.

Video

About the author

Hey there! My name is Artorias, I wrote both the Rage and Immortal guide for juggernaut. I have decided to do the Infiltration/Deception guide from here on due to Evolixe leaving the game. I currently run HM TOS and Ravagers on my Shadow Sinais in both DPS specs.

  • Be the first to comment

    Done.

    • Vodorlo

      Congrats on your life achievement.

    • Olrodov

      Well done.

  • Vodorlo

    Why did Evolixe stop playing the game?

      • Vodorlo

        Thx, Dulfy

    • TheHarbingersKwerty

      I believe its cause he’s mad gunnery got the decoy buff. He raged hard when he found out mercs/mandos weren’t free kills in PvP anymore

      • :^)

        gg no re

      • That’s funny, lmao

      • Pacman

        You are totally blshting yourself there.

        Don’t know how many month took you to whine and cry in the forums so they will give some buffs to your preferred class.

        • TheHarbingersKwerty

          So I started VG DPS in 2.6, right when its only PvE viable spec was removed. From then, there are only 3 cases I can think of when I complained about anything:

          There was that time I posted in the VG/PT second round of questions because Assault spec sucked at the time and alacrity was the worst stat ever (which got addressed), and then there was the time they ruined plasmatech (which is being addressed), and the last one is my sig having RIP Plasmatech 3.0-3.1.1 in it.

          Now would I like better DCDs for PvP? Sure! But for that, some burst has to go (for Tactics at least). I only just got my mando to 60 anyway and have no intentions of PvPing with him cause I have a hard enough time on my VG (Did I mention I suck at PvP?)

          • ManPac

            I understand you.
            Pvp is not for everyone, its a total different play style than pve and I enjoy Pve much better.

            it always depends what each person likes.

            Evolixe was one of the top masters of that class so I hope he gets back sometime even if he just plays casually once a month.

  • Bers

    Nice Guide !

    Sad to know that Evo is abandoning the game though.
    🙁

    • Artorias

      Thanks!

    • Solicron

      No… Evo leaving is an amazing event. He was a tumor in the community.

  • Deceptive Infiltrator

    Oh, huh. This guide doesn’t basically call me an idiot for liking this spec in the intro. Maybe I’ll actually pay attention to it. Thanks!

    • Artorias

      <3 The only idiot here is me.

    • Doors

      You can play what you like anyway.
      Now if it matters to you how a spec performs in dps thats another chapter.
      But the choice is always yours.

  • BickDutt

    A guide that isn’t saturated with whining and griping like Evo’s.

    Good work.

    • Ghost

      Still wont change what the truth is.
      And the truth is that this spec is far behind in damage output than it should be.
      It needs some serious buffs to make it viable in pvp, its so n so in pve and a bad player will make it sink to the bottom

      • BickDutt

        “a bad player will make it sink to the bottom”

        It’s not idiot proof like some of the popular specs. It’s not the FOTM like its brother Hatred in PvP.

        It needs some burst and that will come in time. Your type of mindset comes from the people who need to play the best classes at the time.

        • Ghost5

          You don’t know what you are talking about.
          Hatred is even more hard to make the desirable damage while keeping the energy above 0.

          We don’t write posts and guides only for the Elite players but have in mind the average and low level players which are the majority of people that play the game anyway.

          And with all the winers and crybabies out there that always ask for endless Nerfs I don’t see it coming back any time soon.

          It was my favorite spec once but they messed it up, hope they will make it what it once was, so many people are waiting to go back to that spec, if it ever becomes good again.

          • EvosEgo

            Yes.

            Hatred is even more harder.

            Go to bed. We know it’s you posting anonymously, Evo.

            • GoFish

              If you play powertechs all of your life then wtf you write posts about Assasins anyway.

              • NiceRead

                Why are you talking about Powertechs? You’re the only one who has mentioned them.

                Dem reading skills bruh

              • Pacman

                Stop the Damn meaningless posts already.
                Powertechs are mentioned because you are making posts under a guide for a class that you don’t play.

              • Toxic

                How do you know he doesn’t play this spec? How do you assume he plays powertech?

                Assumptions and logic like that don’t help your cause.

            • Why would I do that? Roflmao, you really think I care? 🙂

              It’s funny to see you posting things like that thinking I’d actually be that butthurt over it <3

  • Voth

    Rotation difficulty 8/10 ? Either this is an error, or a bad judgement, but this is by far the easiest spec in the game. (not saying it’s not fun)

    • Artorias

      There are much easier specs that do more damage with less work, Infiltration is a lot harder to get damage from.

      • Voth

        Linear ressource regen, small 4 GCD block dps dynamic, any error is easily forgotten due to that quick to play priority management and the constant energy regeneration withouth having to actualy generate much of it

        Sorry to disagree, but there are a hell lot of classes harder to play, to begin with non linear ressource classes, where any error include a very hard drawback during the course of the fight, and really not many classes easier than this one. (From my point of view, none at all).

        Nothing against the whole guide, which is pretty good and well written, I just totally disagree on the difficult rating.

        • Artorias

          Oh of course and you’re entitled to your opinion and I appreciate it. But it’s always good for me to over play the difficulty than of course under value it and people say “Why is this difficulty 3?!” But I thank you for the input, if more people think it deserves a lower rating, I’ll pass the updated number along.

        • Crazies

          Firstly Understand what you are saying.
          There are easier specs than this thats a fact.

          So what you argue about, if there are more difficult ones ?
          Sure there are.
          So what is the big deal about it ?

          You want an award because you are playing a more difficult class ?
          Tell us what that is so we can judge for ourself.

        • Why does it have a high difficulty rating?

          Because if someone is able to do legit proper dps with Infiltration they can literally do it with any class. The timings have to be perfect, mistakes cannot be afforded even once over the course of 500 global cooldowns per fight.

          Making Infiltration work is easy. Doing well with it is pretty much impossible for the current generation of players. It used to be just me and MK. Aelanis can probably keep up by now.. but he is also the only one still playing the game of the 3 of us.

          Once you can match him, you may call it easy. Untill then, you havn’t got the slighest clue.

          And to the OP, I really don’t feel like the guide was anywhere near needing an update yet. But it’s Dulfys own choice either way.

          It’s alrightly written, the info is good, I would’ve just waited for 3.1.2 first, but alas.

          • Sixx

            Maybe you shouldnt have ragequit? 🙂

            • I didn’t ragequit 😉

            • I didnt, it was a well thought decision I’d been wanting to make for a while 🙂

  • Chris

    “Surge/Alacrity: 70% / 30% distribution” – how much surge/alacrity do You suggest?
    Surge: 360 points in gear and Alacrity : 155 points in gear – is it good ?
    Thanks for answer 🙂

    • Artorias

      I suggest 1 piece in full 192’s and 198’s. It jumps from 111 to 138? from Resurrected Enhancement to Revanite.

  • Rondowar

    is the stealth opener (spinning kick iirc?) worth it in the opener?
    and isn’t it a good idea to use combat stealth in the opener, like, when force potency hits the 1min mark, so you go breach->stealth+potency->(spinning kick?)->breach->stuff
    pretty new to this spec, and mostly play pvp (serenity fotm sucks :P), so I’m not sure if it’s worth it in pve

    • TheHarbingersKwerty

      Because spinning kick doesn’t hit that hard, and is a force attack, its not really worth it. Especially since it can (and usually does) eat a force potency stack, and you’d be far better off having that potency stack being eaten by Force Breach or Psychokinetic Blast

    • Artorias

      It should say 1 minute, sometimes I get caught up in super fast typing and I derp, I’ll have that fixed and what Kwerty said, it does minimal damage because of the stun tied to it so it’ll crit for like 2.4k vs the 12k of Breach, it like Low Slash has no place in single target rotation.

      Come the change to Low Slash it will be used as a Gap Closer but Spinning Kick will retain its uselessness.

      • Rondowar

        yeah, checked ingame, I thought it did more dmg :/
        but you learn something new every day ^^

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  • Artorias

    Deception translation was sent off. Expect it soon.

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  • Dave Lightning Renshaw

    Spinning kick is a situational move for pvp that lost its flair when they removed the knock down, your better off using leg slash as it’s now 30m range. It’s abit like mind crush being situational use to be a great follow up after spinning kick knock down. Still infil cud still be buffed up more and shadowstrike still sometimes goes buggy

  • Dean

    After patch 4.0 comes out, will this build be pretty much the same or will there be (big) changes?

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