Shock and Awe – by Beleghost
N7 Shadow Infiltrator
Tactical Cloak: (4) Duration, (5) Regen, (6) Bonus Power
Electric Slash: (4) Damage, (5), (6)
Shadow Strike: n/a
N7 Shadow: (4) Damage & Capacity (5) Power Bonus, (6) Weapon Damage
Sword Mastery: (4) Durability, (5) Shield Delay/Speed Increase, (6) Armor Damage
Carnifex with armor piercing mod (use this on every gun ever) and I prefer LWM but go with what you want. Other weapons with high regen bonus work as well. I just prefer the high damage and overall sex factor of the carnifex
Omni-Capacitors V or anything else that gives you high regen. I enjoy the damage bonus this also gives
I used to like SS until I realize you get killed A LOT doing it and that honestly, it didn’t feel to be as useful as ES until I realized something. ES can be used after you pop out of cloak. For some reason the game lets you use ES WHILE your TC is recharging! How cool is that?! Now you may be thinking “well SS does a crap ton more damage” and I’m not going to argue with you on that, however let us do a little math and rational thinking.
Even if ES is doing half the damage SS does there are a variety of reasons I prefer it. For starters you are not flung like a squishy Drell Vanguard into a plethora of enemies. Also, if you notice, ES can shoot thorough walls and in the skilled hands of a frequent user, can hit multiple enemies all in ONE shot! The range is equally amazing sending electric slash bursts half-way across most maps! Now think about that, even if ES was doing half the damage of SS (which if speced right it shouldn’t) you’re hitting as many as three-four times the number of enemies and essentially doing a huge amount of damage. What’s even more awesome is it staggers too!
Now comes the coolest part, YOU ARE IN COVER AND/OR CLOAK WHILE USING IT! Use your head, pop tac cloak, slash, wait, RIGHT when that regen bar hits back, pop out of cloak and immediately start mashing that ES behind cover or through a wall. Done properly the only times you should EVER have to show your mug to the enemy is when reviving teammates.
Reviving teammates is a little more tricky, make sure you are in TC, go revive an ally, RIGHT when you exit TC, hit ES and you will once again ES while your TC regens. Now you must back flip/side flip your way to safety which honestly is the hardest part of this build. Your speed increase, TC, and ES stagger make you the ultimate one-woman rescue team for your allies.
With this build you will almost always top games you come in, have grateful allies, and likely tons of people friending you for being such a good and helpful player. Not to mention earning some freakin’ style points with everyone and their mom using SS and getting killed half the time. I have nothing against that build, however I feel too many inexperienced people attempt it. If this is your first time with the Shadow I HIGHLY recommend going with this FIRST.
N00b Rating: (scale 1-5, 1 is easy for everybody!)
1 on bronze and silver. 2.5 on gold, and 5 on platinum because platinum just plain sucks no matter what you play. HIGHLY noob friendly build and has way more versatility than the Shadow striking glass Shadow most run with.
Appearance: I prefer going with purple and black/grey/white camouflage combination. Just looks fitting on her to me.