This was originally started by Wingsday and ThatOneGuy42, but Wings is busy with college stuff and TOG is busy with…stuff.
This is meant to be a guide for new players to break down Clappy’s skills. This thread is a part of [BlutFatal’s Dear Doctor Dumbass: A guide to min/maxing thread]. If you disagree with anything I have in here or have anything to add, links, math, opinion, anything let me know and I will gladly update and change it. I’ll include descriptions of the various action packages Clappy’s different skills can unlock.
I’ll be using this rating system:
Terrible: These skills are a waste no matter what and should always be skipped.
Sub-par: These skills either are just bad or did not scale well. You might be able to make them some what usable combined with other skills or gear making them an ok choice to pick if nothing better is available.
Average: Can help, not bad choices for going down trees.
Great: These skills will make the game much easier and shoud be taken always if you are at that point in the tree they are located in.
Outstanding: Skills of this rating will be game changers that you base your build and play-style around.
VaultHunter.exe (from the [wiki]):
Upon activation, VaultHunter.EXE will analyze the current situation, including Claptrap’s health, shield, teammate as well as enemy presence, and will bestow a “Action Package” depending on the criteria met. The effects of some Action Packages may extend to nearby allies. More outcomes can be made available by investing in certain skills in the skill tree. VaultHunter.EXE may occasionally select an Action Package not relating to the current situation, as well as sending a random package if the situation meets multiple Action Packages’ criteria at the same time. Regardless of Action Package type, activating VaultHunter.EXE always instantly fully replenishes health and grants health regeneration in the duration. Any skill that affect teammates will also inform them (with a “You’ve been Claptrapped!” message as well as the Action Package’s name.) along with a duration bar on screen.