In the most recent patch, it’s damage was increased by 540%.
Yup. With 8% lifesteal.
I just cleared the True maliwan takedown on my first try with:
2 Crits (one with ASE fire and one with ASE corrosive)
Cosmic Hunter with no relevant passives
Big boom blaster shield
Pearl of Knowledge
And this was absolutely the easiest time I have ever had doing the true takedown. Even with pretty garbage gear, the absurd lifesteal combined with damage that shreds through every enemy was honestly hilarious.
Weirdly, I think the Crit has absurdly good synergy with the Terror Ammo Regen anointment. With much less downtime reloading, you’re shooting much more often, which is arguably the weakness of the weapon (you die when reloading)
The Crit is now both the best SMG in the game, and by far the easiest one to farm. So, go try it if you’re interested in making the game into a cakewalk.