i have recently completed mayhem 3 run with 0 modifier farming on zane with only non red text gear and here are my findings:
jacobs pistols-best in slot destardly ranger both in masher and single shot variants
cov pistols-splainer or holey man x2/3
vladof pistols-probably double barrel variation of ones that have big mags like creech
torgue pistols-??? i think magnum but they lose out to cov and jacobs hard
atlas pistols-?? i really can not see their place in mayhem 3 settings always non elemental and therefore behind jacobs
tediore pistol- i guess whatever has big mag rite? anything tht mirvs
all of the repeaters a re struggling from same problem while torgue and jacobs do massive dmg for short mag and cov does good dps due to long mag. vladof maliwan and dahl are stuck in a weird place where they have neither mag nor dmg to truly shine.
dahl smg-wolfhound but hyena is also good
hyperion smg- really not a fan of those all i kept finding was powerplay and low fierate puts them below dahl hyp has bigger mag size but with reloads of sub 2 sec dahl excels
maliwan smg- quasar imo edges out pulsar and nebula comfortably
tediore SMG- just what ever mirv reloads
dahl AR-puma seems to be decent but i can not really tell how jackal is different you just got to get lucky with full auto
Jacobs AR-Carabine is nuts’
Atlas AR-Q-system but tbh atlas is just garbage if you are good aimer anyway carabine beats it very nicely and so do bizzukers
Vladof AR- no idea but they are decent usually either chain gun or underbarrel nade launcher
Torgue AR- no idea they need to be full auto super annoying to tap fire unlike jacobs or dahl
Vladof sniper- leaning towards bratchy
Dahl sniper-diamondback probably?
hyperion sniper- why do they even exist?
maliwan sniper-particle rifle i think these are second best behind jacobs triple burst is annoying but at least damage per shot is high unlike other sniper manufacturers these pack a punch and elemental matching lets them compete with jacobs.
out of heavy weapons i take either mortar vladof or sticky torgue with 4-5 in mag or cov shredda with x3/x4
hyperion shotgun- probably downsizer but not sure
jacobs shotgun- 3 ammo per shot coach imo
tediore shotgun-super everblast (that is x2 prefix)
anyway what am i missing or am i blind to? i tried almost everything but i still do not have much praccy with atlas and dahl. give me an opinion based on 1.Mayhem 3 performance 2.should perform on every character.