This write-up is a request by someone on my steam friends list after they viewed a video I posted to Youtube recently.
When I thought up that name it sounded way better in my head then when I said it out loud to my friend. So it’s 5T or Torgue Toast. This is not an allegiance build. Torgue just has the best explosive weapons. Plenty of non-Torgue in my backpack.
Torgue Toast is a Hellborn/Explosive gun build for mobbing. The heart of the build is the +150% gun damage from 10 into Pain is Power. Leverage that into high damage explosive weapons and mobs melt. The up to +250% from Bloodbath is gravy.
The Rough Rider build uses 10 points in Hellborn tier 1 to self-ignite as often as possible. The Firehawk build has no problem self-igniting.
I do not use Elemental Empathy with the Rough Rider. The Rough Rider builds only have shock grenades, Hellfire Halitosis, Fire Fiend melee strikes, and Raving Retribution for delivering DOTs (with my standard loadout). I prefer to spend the points elsewhere and just Moxxie or TotK heal.
The Firehawk is the opposite. Constant novas with constant fire DOTs make E.Emp well worth it.
- Pro tip : If you are Firehawking, always carry a Rough Rider with you. If you go into FFYL, if you get back up and are still in combat, open your inventory and equip the Rough Rider. It will make things so much easier until you clear the area and can re-equip the Firehawk.
Spam slag shots and shock grenades until you are on fire then splatter them onto the pavement with lots of lovely, lovely explosions. No mercy on those grenades too. To rip a line from Axton, “You get a grenade, and you get a grenade. Everybody gets a grenade!!”
As I lead into gear, something to remember : You have negative synergy with sniper rifles with the heavy investment into Pain is Power.
COM : Power Toast (+5 Pain is Power)
Shield : Rough Rider or Flame of the Firehawk
Grenade : Quasar, Electric Chair, Stormfront, Chain Lightning. Your preferred shock grenade.
Relic : Explosive Elemental
- Replacement : Blood of the Seraphs or Blood of the Ancients if you are feeling too squishy and want more health.
Slot 1, Slag Healer : Booze Cannon (Grog Nozzle)
- Replacement : Any slag Moxxxie
Slot 2, Bloodbath Generator : Casual Carnage
Replacement : Kerblaster, Peek Opener, Seeker, Bearcat, Torgue Torpedo, Tediore reloads, Launchers
Something from the guaranteed part of the Bloodbath guide found here
Slot 3, Wrecking Machine : Double Penetrating Unkempt Harold
- Replacement : Unicornsplosion, Swordsplosion, Ravager, Twister, Omen, Unkempt Harold with a different prefix, Ogre, Torgue Assualt Rifles, Something with both high damage and splash damage that can proc Bloodbath. Demonite’s splash damage guide found here.
Slot 4, Utility : Casual Flakker
- Replacement : THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT FOR THE FLAKKER. ARE YOU STUPID? FLAKKER >
Replacement : Whatever. Extra slag. Kitten, Butcher, or Conference Call for Flyers. Something from the replacement lists for slots 2 and 3 to add variety, a different ammo pool, longer range, or something for FFYL (like Tediores and launchers). Interfacer to inter their face. Bekah cuz awesome. You get the idea.
Top Gear for Krieg’s got you covered right here.
I had thought about posting a new thread for the UCP version, but decided against it. It’s just the Toast part of the name is out the window because I use a different class mod with the Firehawk version. It’s still basically the same build though, Hellborne/explosive, so I’ll just put it here.
The one point into Blood Overdrive is for double-dipping Blood Euphoria on your bullet impact kills that don’t trigger Blood Bath.
The Slayer of Terra/Firehawk combo gives slightly less health than the Toast/Rough Rider combo while the Firehawk is pounding everything with AOE damage. It’s glorious! Rough Rider tanking with everyone screaming and burning!
The playstyle is the same. All the gear listed above is as good or better in the UCP.
With the extra health and healing of the Terrahawk, I often drop the Slag Healer and just go with a Slagger and let Elemental Empathy do its thing (using the Stormfront adds a high degree of safety). The Slagga and slag Pimpernel stand out, but the UCP has made the Chulainn a BEAST for this roll. It doesn’t slag you anymore, and its stats have been increased. Slag and shock without the slow bulletspeed of the Florentine… fargin kickass!