I’m a Fl4k main since day 1, I have since then played through all skills and difficulties.
After trying all, on m4 I settled with Rakks cause I enjoyed them most, just my playstyle - my build never was THE meta build, even after the level cap increase I never went for a second capstone cause I also love my skag puppy and didn’t want to give him up. Kinda unusual, but it worked.
I still could solo slaughters and takedown - it wasn’t one of my favourite things to do, but I’ve done it.
Now on m10 I’m facing some issues.
the pets in general; damage was never high, but now they would really need some severe work to have any use at all; only thing they’re good for is the revive - I’ve always run without it, now on m10 I feel I need it, so I respeced to get at least that, in case the he pet even lives long enough
the rakks; while on m4 2 or 3 charges of rakks could kill stuff, now of course they don’t even scratch on the surface; m10 scaling for an action skill like that would be highly needed
the gear; the new anointment 200% asa damage really got me excited; till I noticed rakks don’t really work with it cause they’re not out long enough; so we have to continue with the 100% against enemies with 12k% health and shields. Some of my favourite weapons feel like toys now (and I don’t expect to oneshot everything, not at all).
So, where are we with Fl4k now?
Started as a promising character, then got a nerf, a re-buff, a little pet damage increase.
Since then, mostly untouched.
In the meantime Zane became insane, Moze is now a damage tank, Amara op as always, getting buffs, getting helpful class mods, getting new anointments to compensate for the new mayhem mode…
And then there’s Fl4k.
Getting a class mod not only utilizing the worst skill they have, but even that only in the case ot a pet kill laughing in m10
pets even more useless now
Rakks not keeping up anymore
no anointments to keep up with that insane health increase, instead still stuck with 100% damage anointments - or of course the option to give up my favourite skill
a modifier reducing their now only strength for 75%
I love Fl4k, and never did I regret my decision to stick with them through all difficulties.
I also know that the other two builds would probably work out better now, and you can say just respec, use a different skill - but we have three to choose from, right? So each of them should work on all difficulties.
I’m also sure some streamer will also find a way to make rakk build great again, if we are lucky enough to get that EXACT gear with that EXACT anointment and use that EXACT build.
But I dont wanna be forced to do that. I loved the variety of possibilities!
At the moment as a Rakk Fl4k I really feel kinda left behind and ignored. I really hope that future patches show some love for the Beastmaster
Thanks for the read