We know Fl4k has taken a beating as far as the nerf bat goes. It has hurt his crit build. It is still a good boss killing build but lost a lot of luster in some of the endgame content such as Proving Grounds and Circle of Slaughter.
I have been working on a build here and still have a lot of Optimizing but I am able to solo Proving Grounds with out any issues. Here is a link for those who would like to see in action.
For those who can only read. This build is concentrating on 2 trees Stalker and Master. It gives you the player the damage you need while making your pet a tank to take damage and pull aggro off from you if solo and team if playing as a group. You will also help keep the team topped off on health.
Link to my skills
First off must have mod is Red Fang. If you have that you can start running this build. This is what makes your pet Taunt and take agro. Any mod that gives more area damage or gun damage is great and also if it gives points into Power Inside, Hidden Machine, or Barbaric Yelp bonus for your damage.
Beast and Action Skill Set up
Great Horn Skag-Gives 5% Damage 10% Gun Damage Gets boosted to 15% damage and 30% Gun Damage from Barbaric yelp base.
Gamma Burst with Atomic Aroma modifier and Endurance. This helps extend time and spread Radation damage to get bigger chain effects.
As far as why I picked the skills I did. Any health or health regen skill is needed to keep your pet alive. So you need to pack these skill in. Loose your tank and you start to hurt on this build. Personal damage is greater then pet damage. Currently in Mayhem 3 Pet damage is bad So after I got my pet tanky putting as much effort to maximizing my damage. This helps kill quicker and gives health to the pet.
Guns to look for
Getting any of the meta guns with Anointed Perk, Gamma Burst gives 65% more damage while up to weapon. You gain 65% more damage this is huge with how long you can Keep Gamma Burst up and running. Guns like Lucians Call, Rohan’s Call, Ludya’s, Flakker, Night Hawkin with that perk are great. Plus many others
Shields/ Anything that gives health Regen or Action skill cool downs. Movement speed. I am still playing with it. Damage boost drops.
Artifacts. I would say anything that starts with Atom Balm or Elemental Projector with Victory Rush or Otto Idol. As far as stats Action skill cooldown, Area or Effect Damage, Gun Damage, Movement Speed, Grenade Damage, Radiation Damage, Magazine size.
This is not a finalized build video I Posted. I am still looking for Iteams.
Better Class Mod Gives better Skills and better additional Perks.
Either a Atom Balm Victory Rush or Elemental Projector Victory Rush.
These guns with Gamma Burst Gives 65% damage while active.
Ludya sniper rifle
If anyone can help me once I min max the build I will post another video in hopes to do 5 mins or less Proving Grounds.