Badass Round Win


#1

Just finished the Badass Round on my second attempt ever (starting with no Avalanche or Duchess stacks), had never actually tried it prior to the Baroness. Loving her so so much and am so grateful that Gearbox has done such a good job. Possibly going to do my first full write-up on my build that I use for her. Hoping to really flesh about my build in the coming days/weeks and possibly start timing my attempts on the Badass Round. Has anyone else gotten to 60 and attempted it yet? I really had a great time considering how much of a glass cannon she is.


(Angrywaffle2) #2

I’m only at 46 but I feel like she was made with the holodome in mind. I fell like the first time I go there with her it’s going to be almost to easy lol.


(Glass cannon par excellence) #3

Took me 5 tries to solo the badass round even with top gear at lvl 56. The skill tree and equip that eventually worked were a sniper / cryo build with an inflammable quick shield, celestial com, transfusion grenades, Eddie, a cryo snider, cryo bullpup, fragnum and corrosive droog.
Stuff died reasonably fast, but I found that in multiplayer games, all the crit spots are offset and I have a real hard time hitting those. Anyone else had that?


(CDR_Shepard) #4

[quote=“Hana_N, post:3, topic:69500, full:true”] … The skill tree and equip that eventually worked were a sniper / cryo build with an inflammable quick shield, celestial com, transfusion grenades, Eddie, a cryo snider, cryo bullpup, fragnum and corrosive droog.
Stuff died reasonably fast, but I found that in multiplayer games, all the crit spots are offset and I have a real hard time hitting those. Anyone else had that?
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By inflammable shield, you don’t mean one with fire nova – that’d be a no-no, right (if you take the Avalanche skill)? I’m supposing you mean – grants immunity to fire? I pulled out a grounded black hole I’ve had (immunity to shock) that worked well. I haven’t been having more problems than usual with the Holodome (level 60), though I just unlocked the Badass round with her. Been using: celestial com, quasar, Vladof cryo Vengeful Anarchist (revenge for Zarpedon’s beating :heartbeat: ), Vladof Longnail (but I may move to Maliwan Snider 'cause that Longnail dumps ammo bad), a cryo Bullpup, and a shock Maliwan Blaster (mostly for those Opha & Garguant (sp?) shields).

Re: that “offset” – what system? I’m, on PS3 & haven’t noticed much. Then again, my approach is to get in their faces and blast away, nothing precision.


(Glass cannon par excellence) #5

I had the offset on PC. Meaning that whenever I’m in multiplayer where I do not host the game, if I try to shoot the usual crit spots, it won’t crit. Maybe because there is a delay between when the enemy is displayed at the host of the game and when he is displayed on my screen. Will test it when I host a game myself. It could have been my host there having a slow connection.


(CDR_Shepard) #6

OK, I’m mostly hosting when playing with others (nothing like host advantage!) I can see how lag problems would be more of an issue with a precision approach (vs. my spray & pray approach).


#7

I completed the Badass Round without going into FFYL by using the build I just posted. That’s using the best gear possible and still found it pretty tough. Tried to repeat my success and died many times trying different guns.


(Glass cannon par excellence) #8

so here’s my ugly badass round with my sniper build, and a couple risky ffyls. Advice welcome.


(Jakobs Public Relation) #9

Yeah she is pretty amazing in the Holodome. I am only at level 32 doing the normal mode badass rounds…can’t wait to get her to 60.

Cyro Longnail + Custom Loads + Ammo Regen Moxxi Tails = Never have to swap your weapon again, its awesome.

You are bypassing shields, and you always have Cyro + Another Element to all your shots. She is made for OP Levels.


(CDR_Shepard) #10

Congrats on your solo! I get so impatient with how long it takes I prefer playing it with others. Don’t feel pro enough to give advice (u better than me!) but, why not use your badass points (aside from making some point re: anyone can do it?) You earned 'em you deserve 'em!

You do that scoped-in sniper a lot – a playstyle I haven’t used in TPS (quite a bit more with Zer0 in BL2). I use my sniper sort of medicinally (to get health) & with the tougher, more distant enemies. For instance, I carry a shock maliwan blaster and use it a lot to take shields off, then blast with a cryo Bullpup.

Curious why you use the 3DD1.E OZ when you have no laser loaded?

I’ve also found no need for a corrosive weapon in the Holodome – cryo seems to do the job just fine.


(Glass cannon par excellence) #11

Thanks, I always thought the BA ranks were indeed an etiquette thing about anyone can do it.

About the scoped sniper: With the left capstone, you get 30% of your damage added as elemental, and if you head shot, you additionally do novas with 15% extra damage. So scoping means at least 45% extra free damage. If you count synergies like explosive on cryo or shock on shields, it’s up to a whopping 135% free damage just for scoping, 45% of it being AoE novas, that can outright kill frozen enemies near your current target. Especially with a fast sniper like the droog, it’s a substantial DPS boost.
About medical sniping, I fully agree. I found close quarter sniping in the face to be the better choice due to the extra heals you get from the healing novas.

I’ve been using the corrosive drrog only for flameknuckle and felicity, and sometimes for spamming headshots for a quick revive, but I really should try some cryo options too, maybe there’s something that can even outdamage the 2.75 bonus that corrosive damage has on their armor.

The 3ddi.e should supposedly help with its instant shield recharges for even more bitter riposte darts, as well as with its care packages (I always hope for healing syringes and sniper ammo), but I gotta experiment more with high resistance juggernaut kits and tranquility kits for defensive and offensive purposes.