If you are looking for one of the best weapons to use when you are starting out in Defiance you can do a lot worse than the Infector but you do need to know how to use it properly.
This post will give you some pointers and tell you why it is such a powerful weapon.
One of the first things that you will want to bear in mind when you are using the Infector is that the (DoT) Damage Over Time is not the same as the Infected Indicators and you will find that it will stop a long time before the indicators disappear.
You will therefore have to refresh using it quite a bit for the full damage.
The good thing is that it is great to use against multiple enemies as you will be able to spread the infection and if you infect enough enemies the gun will create a chain reaction.
Once the first enemy dies, the bug hatched will damage the next target and so on so think of the Infector as an awesome weapon that builds damage up over time. The only downside of the gun is that the initial shots that you will be firing will not be very powerful until you start to infect a lot of enemies.
In my opinion you should focus on the “Canker” and “Invader” versions as Canker will give you increased DoT and make up for lack of bug damage while the Invader will rely more on bugs so pick one to match your playstyle.
If you are starting out with Defiance it is well worth learning how to use the Infector Gun:
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