I’m not sure where the issue (outside of any broken skills) lies at then. My pet kills stuff as I boss him around. I mean, they aren’t one shotting things on Mayhem 10, but I do play on M10 and my pet does noticeable dmg to the enemies with each attack and gets kills. If I let them do EVERYTHING and didn’t assist them AT ALL, then I guess it may take a little bit to clear out mobs of enemies or a boss. No speed running or anything.
Example from last night. I was farming Turn Key Tim. I use Gamma Burst and send my pet around using attack commands as needed. I am mostly invested in red tree and green, with enough in Blue to get Great Horned skag and Empathic Rage.
Other than the GB boost, my pets only dmg skills are Ferocity (4/5). Frenzy (5/5) and He Bites (4/3)
All my other skills are for dmg dealing with Fl4k. With just that minimal investment, my pet was hitting non badass enemies for what appeared to be around 10% of their health per hit, then add on the dmg reflect from He Bites and he was taking off decent chunks. Thats on M10 /w not even full investment in pet dmg. If I focused more on pet skills and items to help bolster those skills and style, I’d be doing a lot more, including the badass and super badasses.
Also, I don’t know if you guys know this, but you can swap Action Skills around on the fly. meaning you can use one as others are on cool down/not is use. So you can swap between GB and Rakk, having beasts all over the place doing dmg for you.
this tells me (again, outside of broken skills/mechanics) that if you put a good build together, your pets should be pretty damn helpful. Now, I’m not saying that there aren’t things that need fixing,but this ENTIRE conversation started because Boom wanted to argue that Fl4k can’t be played as a “Beast master”, and I think thats just flat out false.
Edit: Unless by Beast master, you mean your pet should be steamrolling everything on m10 in seconds. Which, in that case…I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t know if thats intended to be that way or not by Gearbox, but it seems that would be OP having a pet like that while also being able to deal tons of DMG as Fl4k simultaneously (considering how many skill points we have now). Sounds very unbalanced to me.