I’ve been experimenting with this build for quite a while, and so far it yielded quite the results ; so I decided to share it with y’all !
If the name isn’t clear enough : this build uses grenades to dish out ridiculous amounts of damage, and if played right it has the potential to give Grenade Axton a run for its money under many circumstances.
It’s also without a doubt one of the best Krieg builds you can find in terms of raw effectiveness.
Without further ado, let’s get to the build :
Here is my spec for this build, you can change some things based on your personal preference.
(updated for Level 80)
MANDATORY SKILLS :
[11/5] Fuel the Blood : this is basically this build’s bread and butter. +220% Grenade Damage and +22 Bloodlust Stacks on a Melee kill is ridiculous. To put into comparison, Axton can pile up +142% Grenade Damage. So yeah … you’re quite OP.
[1/1] Bloodsplosion : This is where the magic begins …
Well known for having the potential to wreck many bosses in a very short amount of time, Bloodsplosion with this build is ridiculously powerful to the point where it can consistently reach the damage cap ! Since the Bloodsplosion Novas are Grenade Damage, Fuel the Blood essentially comes twice into the equation (once in the overkill damage, another time in the actual Bloodsplosion damage), making it NUTS.
[10/5] Blood Bath : not only does this skill give you massive gun DPS, but it also provides you with a near-infinite amount of grenades for you to throw, which is a godsend in a Grenade-centred build. Also note that Bloodsplosion kills count towards Grenade kills, which means these will also proc this skill.
Evisceration Grog Nozzle / Skewering Kitten : best Slag options for this build. While the Grog Nozzle gives you more reliable Slag, the Kitten can prove to be a devastating weapon up close, setting up Slag Bloodsplosions and therefore slagging even more enemies. Bladed accessory is preferred on both.
Baby Maker / Tediore Plasma Caster : Tediore SMGs are the best chucking weapons, and with this Krieg boosting both Magazine Size and Grenade Damage MASSIVELY, they go absolutely crazy. With both of these you can kill a slagged Ultimate Badass with a single reload and set up Raid-killing Bloodsplosions. Bandit Grip and Damage Accessory are preferred.
Top Gear : this build makes pretty much every weapon work thanks to Blood Bath, so feel free to use whatever you like to fill your empty slots. See : Krieg Top Gear.
Fastball : arguably the best grenade in the game and hands down the best option for this build, generating enough Overkill damage to waste Raid Bosses with Bloodsplosion. It’s also powerful enough to kill enemies without Fuel the Blood active, or harm them enough for you to run to them and finish them off with a couple Melee strikes, activating Fuel the Blood in the process.
The Electic Chair / Antifection : the new Effervescent grenades. They are TREMEMDOUSLY overpowered, especially the Electric Chair. Dealing even more damage than their legendary counterparts, and rather easy to farm as well.
Storm Front / Fire Bee / Pandemic : while not as effective as the Fastball, the good old Vladof AoE grenades are pretty fun and effective alternatives by covering large areas and spitting high amounts of Damage to anything within their range. They can also stack Bloodlust and heal through Elemental Empathy, which is also an amazing advantage.
Quasar : extremely high damage coupled with crowd control make this grenade a pretty effective killing tool for this build.
Fire Storm : massive AoE and high amounts of damage coupled with high DoT and grenade regeneration make this grenade pretty damn awesome with this build.
Crossfire / Bouncing Bonny : while probably as dangerous to use as the Contraband Sky Rocket, with Fuel the Blood active they will absolutely destroy anything in their area. Crossfire > Bouncing Bonny though, but the Bonny can do the job as well.
Muvv / Fuster Cluck : underrated MIRV grenades that cover a large area and deal a massive amount of damage. The Muvv can have a Longbow delivery system but the Fuster Cluck’s delivery system is pretty fun and it deals more damage.
Contraband Sky Rocket : not only this is probably the easiest item to farm in the game, but it also has pretty massive potential with this build. 11/5 in Fuel the Blood gives this grenade mod the damage boost it needs, and coupled with its massive AoE and DoT, it starts to shine. It does need some getting used to, as its trajectory is kind of odd and it definitely has the potential to kill you if you’re in its radius.
CLASS MOD :
- Diesel Blister : single best COM for this build that provides you with everything you want : +6 boost to Fuel the Blood, extended Kill Skill duration, and +6 Grenades added to your backpack.
Hide of Terramorphous : hands down the best Roid Shield for this particular build, providing you with the highest Roid Damage in the game. You will need a Roid Shield for this build, as you need enough Melee Damage to be able to kill a squishy enemy with Melee to activate Fuel the Blood.
Love Thumper / Order / Pun-chee : while worse than the Hide of Terramorphous, they remain the best Roid Shields in the game and are infinitely easier to farm.
Blood of the Ancients : best Relic for mobbing, as you don’t need to boost your damage further. Instead, you want to stack as much survivability as you can possibly get so that you don’t get instantly deleted. The Ammo boosts are also quite nice in conjonction with the Baby Maker and the Kitten.
Bone of the Ancients : way better for raiding, but worse for mobbing for reasons stated right above.
GAMEPLAY VIDEOS :
Friendship Gulag :
Southpaw Steam & Power :
Pyro Pete :
DAMAGE EXPLAINED :
For those that want to know the math behind Bloodsplosion and why it reaches 999999K so easily, here is a mathematical explanation of my Pyro Pete kill :
So that’s pretty much it for this insane build, feel free to give me some feedback and advice to improve this build or just tell me how you destroyed everything in your path with it.
Thank you very much for reading !