Axton has bad skills like the other characters. Why not fix him too?
So, I apologize if this has been addressed and also if this is in the works, but like the title says what about Axton. I feel like a lot of his skills need a looking at. I wouldn’t have even brought it up but for the fact GBX came back and did a pass through of what I can assume are the most popular characters that are not OVERpowered as $#!& (Salvador). I know Axton isn’t super popular but I played roland then axton and wilhelm. I like the idea of the class. So…
-Anyway,the way his HP scales before COM bonuses or how %HP bonuses scale the penalty on turtle shield (as far as I could test at least. please correct me if I am wrong). By my estimation with both of these things changed I could run a full Pangolin Hoplite and still healthgate if I had the right build. Stuff like health relics would have to be looked at too though in case they become overpowered with %HP regen. Axton has 65% boost possible in his tree so it could get out of hand.
-Also how horrific the laser sight is on turret. Looks awesome to me but the aiming is already slow and sketchy enough when mag locked on walls and ceilings. Just make it have a chance to body crit like nisha and be done with it.
Crisis Management, Overload, Last Ditch Effort, are jokes and should be changed. I don’t know anyone that takes them seriously.
-CManagement is only really OK on a rough rider (on maybe the best shield user in game…).
-Overload is meh and almost never taken.
-Last ditch would be great if it were multiplicative, but everything I have tried showed that not to be the case. I have tested it in normal mode with non elemental gun before and after LEG Soldier COM.
-I can’t for the life of me figure out how Grit works or what that % is actually doing. I can go down on first try or GritString for 2 minutes straight. Before we get intellectual, I have read threads and I understand math at a functional level. I just don’t like skills that don’t tell me what they are actually doing. Go 11/5 grit and tell me the percentage is correct. I’ve heard it has multiple “rolls”, or that percent is straight wrong, that RNG just works that way, nothing really definitive.
-Phalanx Shield has uses but could be better with numeric or mechanic changes.
-Double Up hurts its dps on “slagged type” enemies and doesn’t actually get the full Slag bonus on normal enemies (the exact thing its there to produce. Bad synergy is bad).
Don’t get me wrong, Axton will always be my favorite character and BL2 is great. But to come back after all this time and skip some of the oddest, vaguest, poorly designed skills just kind of hurts. I’m glad the other characters got some QOL but again what about Axton.
This turned into a book sorry!!!
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