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Alexri
01-04-2014, 07:28 AM
I just finished leveling to 5000, where the last 120 levels or so were done with weapon levels, including infectors to 20. I never used infectors much before that, and still don't know that much about them, but I quickly realized one thing:
They work much better as AoE weapons than single target weapons.

Basically, if you read Chev's infector guide (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?56673-Infector-Guide) and learn the difference between various infectors you'll see that most spawn bugs on death. Against large groups of low HP mobs this feature is pretty devastating, because continuously firing into a group will infect them, they'll die, and their spawned bugs will help kill the rest.

I'm done with infectors now, but recorded a video showing this in action:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0bauV3bk-0

This is on one of the high density zombie emergencies that I've posted a map of here (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?145242-Map-of-high-density-zombie-emergency-spawns-for-AoE-weapon-leveling).

Those who recognize the emergency will realize just how much death goes on behind those crates, as the loot pile at the end also attests to. The weapon used is a legendary Proliferator, a DLC 2 named variant of the Invader unless I'm mistaken. Epic/rare ones of these are easy to get in minor arkbreaks, and they always have three reload rolls.

Running the route from the map linked above is how I leveled infectors, and if you have at least one loot bonus enabled you will essentially get rich doing it.