Is is just me, or are they really similar, at least in terms of their potential melee skills? They have 1 melee override skill that gives a massive melee boost every 10 seconds or so (Fist Full of Hurt=Power Fist), extra movement speed (Bus That Can’t Slow Down=Rapid Peinforcement+Overcharge), reload speed(All In The Reflexes=Keep Firing=Rapid Reinforcement+Afterburner+Overcharge) and, fire rate(Keep Firing+Lay Waste=Supression+Overcharge). And while Wilhelm may not be able to dual wield a grog nozzle and rapier, he does have Cold War for debuffing enemies.
The only thing that Wilhelm can’t do that melee Sal could is stack up to 250% melee damage bonuses, and he doesn’t have any passive melee buffs except for Laser Guided (at least Sal could get up to 40% with All In the Reflexes).
Still, with the softer scaling, and the fact that half of the characters in TPS have viable melee builds (haven’t seen Afro’s “Whipper Snapper” build in action in UVHM, so I’m not going to say 3 just yet, although melee probably works just fine with Nisha as well), is it too far fetched to believe that Wilhelm may have a viable melee build? Is this something that we should experiment with?