Well if you're an infiltrator, you really can't help set up a biotic explosion but i still recommend liara and upgrade it to a stasis bubble and you can snipe everyone. If you go to the normandy i'd recommend buying the power Carnage if you talked to James enough in you're first play-trough you'll be able to get it. Then set it to do armor damage as it helps with brutes, banshees and the atlas. If not then bring James because carnage really helps. But if you don't need James i'd say garrus he's a good mix between combat and his overlaod ability takes care of everything else. Trust me you can beat the game without biotic explosions.
Yeah I read Liara is one of the best to roll with you. Loved that stasis every since I used it in co-op. Pretty satisfying when a couple of them walk into it and you casually shoot them both in their heads or do a biotic explosion. Carnage does rock but I didn't choose it because I have Incinerate with extra armor damage as one of my main powers. I like how James gives the squad a 20% health and shield boost but he's a Mcbrodude which annoys me slightly. Usually bring Garrus as he's a pimp.
Just remembered that I helped you a week or two ago with that thing in the place and stuff. So are you going to get the second thing in the place and stuff?
Use Energy Drain as your bonus power. It will kill the enemy shields, making your sniper rifle far more effective. Also, be very liberal in your use of Tactical Cloak, both for offensive and defensive situations. I tended to bring EDI with me, since she had Overload and Incinerate, which made her as useful as Miranda was in ME2.
Good call. That's the power I chose as a bonus with my new playthrough. I have Incinerate mapped to LB and Energy Drain mapped to RB. Figured one for health and armor, and the other for barriers and shields. Yup pretty liberal with my cloak. I have it set for powers so I can use two before I uncloak. Like to get all up in their personal space, cast a couple powers, then end by shooting them point blank or melee.
Just don't clear your cache. For some reason the achievement progress is stored there so if you do all you Unwavering progress will be lost.
I've heard many people say Infiltrator w/ ED is a relative breeze on insane. I did it as Adept, which really only had a few crazy moments. Like payton said don't clear cache for any reason until you get the achievment. I got screwed by that and had to repeat many missions.
Good advice with not clearing my cache. I do that every few weeks so thank you both for the heads-up. That would be pretty frustrating to deal with.
Looking forward to doing it on insane. ME2's insane gave me a few problems but I beat it as a Soldier. ME3 seems waaaay easier so hopefully things will go as smooth as I think they will.
Off topic: So a buddy of mine asked if the new ending dlc only added things to the ending. I told him I assumed so but does it add any content to other parts of the game? You still have to get your military strength to or above 5000 right?