I know Flak has been getting some great bug fixes and buffs.
However…it has come to my attention that after 6 builds with Flak his survival skills are a bit lacking.
I thought for awhile maybe I could tools to substitute that like the grenades that give help and/or shields back. Heck maybe even run something like relic that grants health back on kills. That didn’t go so well as I hoped…
Flak is REALLY good when it comes to damage in my opinion but surviving is like such a downfall for him. Moze, Zane, Amara can basically do really high damage insane actually with really good survival skills and tools for the job. Flak just has damage but oh my no way to counter all that damage other than ways to basically avoid danger all together or health back on demand.
Red Fang class mod
Falconer’s Feast (Technically to me the only thing that gives health back on demand)
Burst Aid (Technically to me it’s just another regen bonus though a powerful one)
and last but not least…Fade away. Maybe with the augment Not my Circus for 6 seconds.
I been playing with Gamma burst because I LOVE radiation and I tried out the augment Burst Aid. Currently I love this augment however I felt it could of been better to help with Flak on the survival side.
What if the rift followed Flak around as long as his action skill was active because I thought it was pretty lame that you have to be in one spot to take advantage of it since that’s basically how it’s played. Yes yes you could put it in the middle of the battlefield but then you gotta hope that regen is enough but to my testing that regen can’t help you survive all that damage. “That’s a lot of damage”
Reworking it to move with you would be pretty nice and helpful in team play as well as solo. I think a lot more would love this rather than all going straight for a Deathless build and Red fang for survival.
Another alternative idea would be to make a mod that makes it so when Flak or his pet kills an enemy while Gamma burst is active they create a Burst Aid rift at that exact location and yes there can be multiple rifts up. This would get people to run other mods with Gamma burst besides Red Fang. (I really don’t want Red Fang to be the only thing people choose to run for survival I feel that’s an issue.
How does fix Flak survival as a whole? Honestly to do that they could also consider giving him more ways to get health back on demand like I don’t know maybe one of his Hunter skills should grant life steal or maybe make it so his pet gives him health back on damage dealt. Maybe finally rework the worse skill that I see NOBODY uses which is Dominance. They could make the enemy gain the same benefits that your pets get in gamma burst AND/OR make it so the bonuses your pet gains like Frenzy, Psycho on a stick all these other skills heck even make the passive pet bounces stack from the dominated enemy as well as make it so the health from the target that gets taken away is also being put into Flak for more survival skills and buff how much it takes per seconds as well as maybe for how long it last. From 12 up to 15. Although the timer doesn’t need a buff everything I said would make it viable and actually worth going for.
Because lets face it that skill is COMPLETELY useless for the most part. Heck even the mod that does something similar could use a buff or rework. They could do the same thing to the mod or add some bonuses to it like bonuses damage and life steal for activating it until it ends.
Sorry this was a long one but I felt Flak compared to the other vault hunters is a bit meh. His damage is amazing, his pets useful and pretty dang amazing, yet his survival is just awful it seems. Took me having to play him for awhile and make 6 builds just to realize how bad that part is compared to the other characters that I felt like Red Fang was needed 100% no matter what if I wanted to play a Gamma burst build. Sigh…hope they do give him a lot more buffs like they did for the other three vault hunters. STILL enjoying Flak though and the builds I made for him don’t get me wrong.
Anybody else having thoughts on his survival skills? Am I just that bad at Flak DUN DUN DUUUUN! Nah but for real anybody have any thoughts on him?
(ALSO FLAK’S DLC MOD NEED SOME FIXES AND REWORKS! AT LEAST ONE OF THEM!)