After finishing my first story run with Moze, I jumped into Mayhem 1 so I could finish old side missions and have everything scale with me. It was a lot of fun, a really good balance of challenge and enjoyable gameplay. Then a few of the folks in the Moze forum suggested taking Iron Bear into M10 to level up and farm for some nice weapons.
Doing this in Iron Bear was great, but the moment it ended and went into cooldown I was completely useless. Almost no damage at all from my weapons (and I was using legendary ones I had just found, at the current level). Went out into the regular game world and it was the same thing, taking half my ammo to kill a band of skags.
I only picked up the game recently so haven’t really been around the community as the Mayhem levels were released…not sure how it feels about them. But is it this way for all the classes? By that I mean, guns barely do chip damage, and the only source of real power comes from action skills? I don’t mind putting up with it for some power leveling and farming weapons, but it seems to take so much away from the dynamic gameplay that Borderlands 3 excels at.
On a related note: After I get to level 65, will there be any difference between guns that are Mayhem 1 or 2 versus a Mayhem 10 gun. Like, do the ones at M10 always have more raw damage, or is it still RNG?