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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default Explosion element underated?

Hi this is just something I noticed. My family was playing borderlands together today and I got an explosion element revolver. From what I have been told that element is awful so I just rolled my eyes and gave it to my brother. However he took it and was just destroying everything in sight. So I kindly asked for it back so im just wondering is that just a coincidence we are only level 20 at the moment. Or is explosion highly underated.

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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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The biggest problem is that nothing other than Rakk and Scythid (which are easily killed with anything, really) are weak to it. and since you have to rely on procs to do real damage with it, you're usually better-off just going non-elemental and getting consistent damage.

That's just my experience with it, though.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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Explosive is win......end-o-story.

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And, All explosive snipers are 100% procs, so they win too.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #4
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Well proc for me insnt a problem. It is x2 however im playing a slinger mord so I shoot 2 shots at once quite consistently. So things turn into mulch fairly quickly.
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Default Re: Explosion element underated?

Well elemental revolvers proc 100% of the time so they win.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #6
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Yes explosive is underrated.

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And, All explosive snipers are 100% procs, so they win too.
Also the S&S Crux is another gun made of pure win.
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The legendaries, and a couple other weapon types, but that's more the weapon than the element. Make an Ogre fire or corrosive and it would probably be much stronger...
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Just because a gun is not OP doesnt make the gun fcking awsome. Ya, If the ogre was fire it would be the second most OP gun in this game, next to the HF. Which in turn makes gameplay a lot easier, Which i dont find very entertaining. I like eplosive cause its the most "interactive" element,And somwhat least "harmfull". if that makes any sense. basicaly i can fell like im rambo'ing through people while realy take it slow and savering the game. JMO. Sense it has no Dot it iliminates the shoot and hide technique.

So i guess in short. I like the game play with Exlposive weapons much more than other elements.
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I'm just trying to make a difference between certain guns being good, and the element as a whole being good.

I tend to find that the damage loss isn't worth it unless the weapon procs a lot, so it's really the weapons that are great. I guess I just prefer more consistent damage over the boom or bust approach.
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I'm just trying to make a difference between certain guns being good, and the element as a whole being good.

I tend to find that the damage loss isn't worth it unless the weapon procs a lot, so it's really the weapons that are great. I guess I just prefer more consistent damage over the boom or bust approach.
Although Explosive has one advantage over the other elements. EVERYTHING is weak to it. And in my opinion Explosive is better then Shock. Not saying all Shock weapons suck. Because that is not true. (See Orion.) But if i want a weapon that does DoT then i would use Incendiary and Corrosive. But then again it depends on what you are fighting at the time and what type of weapon you are using.

But that's just my opinion.
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