OOH, the Pimpernel, the only sniper that works nice on everyone. So, what’s this deal about?. Easy, run Krieg with a Pimpernel treating it like shotgun. All of this comes from the @Chuck80 idea of testing my napalm-k build with gear I don’t usually use (e.g. the Pimpernel) and the @Derch Twisted Pimp build concept. Maya and Krieg are the best elemental dealer chars of this game, so why nobody hasn’t replicated it on K.
Works in OP8 and 72. Tested with Bandits and Loaders.
It’s almost 98% similar to the napalm krieg build, with two differences. One point in Thrill of the Kill (because Elemental Empathy is never enough).
The Pimpernel: the sniper with that most synergizes with Krieg on a Hellborn build. High DoT chance (even higher than the Hellfire) that gets buffed by Fuel the Fire. And with that, synergizes with Elemental Empathy, making the pimp a great tanking weapon. And can be used in all variants (shock, slag and corrosive)
The Butcher (corrosive and fire)
The shotugun that wanted to be a SMG. Stupidly high fire rate, works great for tanking too. Fire for COOKING BANDITS AND HAVING A BBQ EVERYDAY and the corrosive one for MELTING HYPERION PIECES OF JUNK (sorry, I released the beast there xD)
Alternatives: Conference Call, Omen, Twister, Blockade, Interfacer.
The Slow Hand
Because slag. This is a weapon only for slagging.
Rough Rider. We already know what’s the deal with Krieg and the RR. For those who don’t know: synergy with Salt the Wound (+shotgun dmg) and Embrace the Pain (+ fire rate) plus the 20% dmg resistance bonus and the healh bonus as well.
Alternatives: Flame of the Firehawk.
Legendary Torch: Almost mandatory for a OP8 Hellborn K. Gets the most from this playstyle.
Alternatives: Legendary Psycho (thanks @browesq !!), blue or purple torch
Quasar: Shield stripper, sets you on fire, groups the enemies for slagging them, deals shock damage. What else?
Alternative: our almighty, 5-in-1, always unappreciated all-purpose grenade, the Storm Front (yeah, I’m exaggerating xD)
Blood of Ancients: more space for more bullets, and the extra health makes our meat man more…err, uhm, ahem…cough cough…meaty.
[VIDEOS COOMING SON]
Q: Butchered Pimp?, isn’t that Derch’s Twisted Pimp Maya build?
A: Yes. But this is not Maya. It’s Krieg.
Q: what’s this build about?, “Butchered Pimp” sounds like a disemboweled night ladies’ boss…
A: Never thought about that. Well, being a Krieg build, everything related to meat, guts and blood is welcomed. Oh, and it’s a Krieg build around the Pimpernel and the Butcher. Hence the name. D’oh.
Q: HEYHEYHEYHEY, you’ve said gajillions of times you hate the Moxxi weapons, what the ■■■■ is doing a Slow Hand in the loadout?
A: because slag sake. And I gave alternatives.
Q: what’s the ■■■■■■■ deal with the ■■■■■■■ damned cap?
A: I like that cap. Deal with it. And I have a real one xD
Q: hey bro, love ur build, love krieg plz dupe me your stuff pls my steam id is x_X_Pu$$y_D3$trOY3R_X_x
A: ■■■■ you buddy, I can tell you where to farm the stuff though.
- Butcher: world drop, tubbies, red chests and loot midgets.
- Slow Hand: drops from Badassasaurus from DLC2 [Torgue]
- Pimpernel: quest reward, Don’t Copy that Floppy mission, DLC1 [Capt Scarlett]
- Rough Rider: Bulwark from DLC3 [Hammy]
- Quasar: ultimate badass varkids, loot midgets, world drop, red chests, Pyro Pete from DLC2
- Legendary Torch: tubby enemies from lv61 onwards
- Blood of the Ancients: loot midgets
Q: your build sucks buddy, doesn’t work ■■■■
A: stop wearing pants, and the build will work for itself
Any feedback will be welcomed. Credits to Derch for the twisted pimp build, chuck80 for the idea and browesq for the testing