In this guide we’ll talk you through how Tech and Combat mix for a silent-but-deadly combo in the Infiltrator profile in Mass Effect: Andromeda. The Infiltrator profile acts as the opposite of the Vanguard profile. While the Vanguard profile is meant to be played aggressively and up close, the Infiltrator uses stealth to prowl around the outskirts of the battlefield and take enemies out from afar.
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How to Unlock the Mass Effect Andromeda Infiltrator Profile
The hybrid nature of the Infiltrator profile means you’ll have to invest skill points in both the Combat and Tech Skill Trees. Three points in each tree will unlock the Infiltrator profile for use.
Mass Effect Andromeda Infiltrator Profile Unique Bonuses
Two bonus abilities come with the Infiltrator that will allow you to get the drop on your enemy. Battlefield Awareness allows you to see enemies behind walls when peering through a scope, perfect for Sniper Rifles. The Infiltrator also can cloak momentarily when they evade. This will break any targeting the enemies have on you until you decloak.
Mass Effect Andromeda Infiltrator Profile Rank Requirements and Boosts
The Infiltrator is a blend of the Tech and Combat skills. To unlock and continue to rank up the Infiltrator profile, you’ll have to spend skill points in both of those skill trees.
|Rank 1||Rank 2||Rank 3||Rank 4||Rank 5||Rank 6|
|Skill Points Required (Tech and Combat)||3||12||27||50||78||116|
|Tech Recharge Speed||20%||25%||30%||35%||40%||45%|
|Headshot/Weak Spot Damage Bonus||50%||60%||70%||80%||90%||100%|
Recommended Strategies and Skills for Use With the Infiltrator Profile
The Infiltrator’s unique abilities and boosts make it an obvious choice for those who prefer to play as a sniper. Investing points into the Sniper Rifle skill in the Combat tree is a no brainer. Tech abilities that help the most are Tactical Cloak, which will cloak you while you move into position for a kill, and Energy Drain, which will lower enemy shields so you can follow up with a sniper shot. Energy Drain also has the perk of being able to detonate combos, so you can still team up with a squadmate for extra damage.
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