This is a story about ignorance/bias and time.
Since the launch of BL3 I considered Flesh Melter (FM) builds to be a gimmick and not worth my time. Then I saw a clip from @GimmickBuilds where he hit 4M in M3/SS with Zane and a Breath of the Dying (BotD) AR. I tried to replicate it w/o his modifiers and found the TTK of BotD lackluster and when I did get kills I kept getting killed by BotD’s legendary effect. Because of the lackluster TTK building and maintaining FM stacks was neigh impossible. I gave up and went back to thinking BotD is and FM is a gimmick!
During the intervening four months since my failure the following changes occurred in the game.
- Some of Zane’s action skills stack
- Maliwan Takedown was released
- Seein’ Dead is a thing
- A 3 point level cap increase that across the board and independent of the skill points themselves increased baseline player power between 1% and 30%.
- GBX buffed Dhal ARs by 35%
These changes set the stage for a successful (after MANY failed attempts though ) TVHM/M4/TMT Dhal AR Flesh Melter raid run. Bring some popcorn and a beverage and sit in your comfy chair and enjoy …