I’ve just finished BL3’s main campaign for the first time (Amara), level 50, and am finding myself overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff to take in. It’s having a paralyzing effect on me.
Do I do DLC? Which one(s)? Do I turn on Mayhem mode? Which level? What are these “Bloody Harvest” etc. things? Should I turn those on? What Vault Card should I activate? Should I do TVHM? Arms Race? Takedown?
And that’s the least of it.
Weapons now have Mayhem levels and anointments, and it’s very obvious from messing around a little on Mayhem 11 that even a load out (at level 50, nb) with all Mayhem 10 guns isn’t going to do a lick of damage without… well, I don’t know. I don’t understand why Mayhem 10 guns don’t do damage to Mayhem 10 enemies. Is it my weapons? My anointments? The fact that I don’t have a full skill point build yet? Why would I need that at level 50?
The upshot is that I tried - am trying - to dig into anointments, and I don’t understand how these work either. It’s said that they don’t stack if the anointments are “the same.” But what counts as “the same”? For instance, I have a shield that gives ASE +50% radiation, and I have a weapon that, for some reason, gives ASE +40% radiation. These are “the same” in terms of their category, but not in specifics. Will they stack or not?
I don’t see a lot of helpful info. on how to make a build or create a full loadout with synergized anointed gear. It’s usually just taken for granted that people already know this stuff.
What I’d like, just so I can envision what I’m shooting for (a basic, simple, viable Phasegrasp “Hellzerker” Amara at endgame), is to understand how to maximize my mixture of anointments. All I do now is put + Rad or Cryo on my shield and whatever-I-don’t-have-on-my-shield on my grenade. Don’t know what else to do. But then what do I put on my guns if the effects don’t stack?
I’m going in on the anointment question first because gear is the essence of things. Once I can get a handle on anoints I can understand builds better and the game will slow down for me. As of now, though, I feel at sea without a port and don’t have a clue what I’m looking for or what to do next.
EDIT: Sorry, I should add that one reason I’m messing around with Mayhem 10/11 so early is that I’m trying to level up to 72 as fast as possible. I have a bunch of gold keys, so I’ve got plenty of Mayhem 10 gear with the types of anoints I mentioned above. Maybe this is a bad idea? What if I just played through the DLC without Mayhem levels on and ran with Mayhem 10 gear? Would it take a while?
Again, just looking for pointers to help streamline the process and save time on experimentation which I don’t really have.