Black Holes are the most fascinating things in the universe.
Aside from science, it’s been a while since I didn’t post anything !
So, I was messing around with Gaige and some underused items and I tried out building her around the Black Hole shield. And I really got awesome results out of it.
The Unofficial Community Patch went ahead and buffed DoTs in UVHM and OP levels, making them actually very powerful with a bunch of characters (especially Maya, Gaige and Krieg).
This build’s playstyle revolves around DoTs, Elemental Damage and crowd control. Surprisingly, you will not care at all about **Anarchy** since this is not a gun build. All the damage will come from Gaige’s DoT boosts and **Blood-Soaked Shields**. Deathtrap will also help us a bit here.
Obviously the key item to this build is the Legendary Maliwan Black Hole Shield which releases a singularity and a high damage Nova upon depleting. It is a very underused item, but it becomes really great with this build.
Grog Nozzle : this is probably the only weapon you will really need for this build, since the rest is entirely up to you. Use the Grog for staying alive thanks to all the DoTs going on, “Shock and AAAGGGGHH!” and for some easy Slag as well. Rubi can work as well.
Slow Hand : it’s not imperative to the effectiveness of this build, but a low level version of this baby gives you another option to strip your Shield aside from Grenades. Obvioulsy as a Moxxi weapon it will heal you as well, making it a more than decent option for this build. Shock element only.
Any decent weapon : just look into Gaige’s Top Gear and use whatever you want.
PLEASE NOTE : accuracy in this build isn’t an issue here at all since you’d be wasting your time trying to build Anarchy stacks when you can stomp with only DoTs and Novas.
CLASS MOD :
- Legendary Catalyst : probably the best COM for this build to get the most DoT Damage you can get. A basic blue Catalyst COM should do the job just fine if you don’t have the Legendary variant.
- Black Hole : obviously, it’s the main item here. It provides major crowd control with free Singularities and a Nova that hits like a truck, and **Blood-Soaked Shields** makes it so you can spam it if you strip your Shield and kill someone immediately.
Chain Lightning : the best Grenade for Shock DoTs, Shield stripping and healing with the Grog. Also comes with a passive ability that regenerates grenades.
Storm Front : arguably one of the best grenades in the game. It provides a lot of DoT stacking, and you still can strip your Shield with it.
Quasar : if you want more DoTs and more crowd control, the Quasar is for you ! Decent DoT damage coupled with a Singularity and pretty high Damage.
Magic Missile : the best way to Slag enemies : throw and forget.
O-Negative : good Slag grenade, but also heals you and homes into enemies.
Bone of the Ancients : choose between Fire and Shock depending on how you like it. It’s the best for DPS and more DoT Damage.
Grenade Stockpile Relic : since you don’t 100% need full Damage, you can use a Stockpile Relic to get more grenades, allowing you to strip your Shields more often.
GAMEPLAY : COMING SOON.
So, I hope you enjoyed this build and I hope you had fun with it ! If you have some feedback or advises, please comment down below and tell me what you think of this build, and see ya around !