Fairly new sal player

(MR TORGUE APPROVES!!!) #1

Ok so I got sal to op8 a while ago and played him a little but very quickly got bored and now I just see him as a gimmick/glitch reliant character. Mainly because i only ever see anyone use him for DPUH/Grog, Pimp/Ahab and rocket jumping.
Am I wrong in thinking this? Are there less cheap and more fun ways to play him at op8 that are still viable?

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(I’m Nat and just a Number.) #2

Pretty sure Deputy Build surpasses the Sheriff Build in terms of popularity.

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#3

Here are a few unconventional approaches

And from yours truly ( works best at OP4 but works at OP8 if using a ROM ) :

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(MR TORGUE APPROVES!!!) #4

I’ll definitely try these, thanks both! Think I’ll watch derch’s sal skill guide too

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(Ask me about Jack Monkey Squat!) #5

Dunno if it’s anything particularly special or unique, but I use this build with a Leg. Gunzerker COM and elemental Hyperion shotguns (Thinkings, Interfacers, and Conference Calls primarily) and an off-hand slag Rubi. The idea is to exploit the Hyperion accuracy boost to hit crits as much as possible (yes, Sal can crit with a bit of skill)…I think of it as the Critical Sal build.

And Derch’s vids are WELL worth the time.

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(Carlton Slayer) #6

You could check out my Forever in Pain (Brawn focused) build, but make sure to read thru it as I’ve added some changes to the later part of it…

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(MR TORGUE APPROVES!!!) #7

Definitely will when I get home

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(Sheriff) #8

Also check out any build based on the Hoarder COM, like Kittehzerker or any basic Lyuda build.

Almost none of the time trial runs use Harold/Grog or RL/Pimp, so that should tell you a lot about the diversity.

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(MR TORGUE APPROVES!!!) #9

It’s the deputy himself :wink: thanks for the info, I’ll definitely look at some after work

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(I’m Nat and just a Number.) #10

We need more deputy build run in the TT. Still waiting for @Kurtdawg13’s entries

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(Sheriff) #11

I’m not expecting them to show up there honestly. The build isn’t optimized for speed.

Almost all Sal entries for mobbing are using a Sniper rifle, either the Moloko, the Lyuda or the Pimp, and that playstyle is too different for the Deputy setup to compete.

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(Vault Hunter - Borderlands Addict) #12

I’ll see what I can do. :thinking::smirk:

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(MR TORGUE APPROVES!!!) #13

Lmao this can only end well, right?

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(Vault Hunter - Borderlands Addict) #14

I’ve never done a time trial, so I don’t know the rules? What map should I attempt? BAR room brawl? Tier 3? using the Dep Build. any restrictions to pay attention to?

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(Sheriff) #16

I would suggest you start by watching a few of the top runs on YouTube to see if it is even feasible.

These guys know of the possible builds to use and they probably tried it already with a Deputy to try and get a better time.

Good luck my friend :slight_smile:

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(Vault Hunter - Borderlands Addict) #17

That would be wise, which I am not. :wink:
I just did this last night after power leveling a friend from 0-40. I decided to run through with the Dep Build. not a very impressive time by any means, but its a starting point that i can “gaige” from.

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(MR TORGUE APPROVES!!!) #18

I did this with a quad with Zer0 lol can’t remember how I got it so high…

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(Sheriff) #19

Zero + accuracy boosts + Crit bonus + point blank range + deception bonus + OSOK + slag + death mark + Jakobs Crit bonus + well-placed shot.

:stuck_out_tongue:

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(Axton Man) #20

Full on Chuck80 build. Roll with deputy. Speaking of Deputy, when I see sal players online with ranDUMBS, all I ever see, is norfleets, harolds, and Pimperhab. So, go Deputy sal for general sal builds.

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