So I decided to start a Gaige playthrough, and although I am still in NVHM, I tend to pour into research and planning for my playthroughs and builds. Gaige is a little foreign to me, but her playstyle suits mine so far. I am going to link my build idea with general gear concepts below. I just want to see if I am on the right track with this. Especially since it didn’t seem to be very similar to the existing builds on the master list. Normally, I wouldn’t reach out to the board this early in the process, but I just couldn’t resist
**Note the point distribution isn’t finalized, and will likely change a little as I progress. Especially with BSS, Fancy Mathematics, and The Better half.
The idea: Put the majority of DPS in Gaige’s hands, with Deathtrap being able to be summoned frequently to draw aggro, and only really be able to kill trash mobs. Fighting is up close and personal, primarily due to Anarchy. Discord in case of an accidental reload, and to help manage stacks if they get too high for my needs at the time. I want to try and stay away from Moxxi weapons, but I don’t know if that will be feasible in the end.
ROM - bandit or jakobs grip so smaller, faster, lighter leaves it with a full single shot, and to keep healing going with cooking up trouble. Also acts as the main stack builder. The side affects are countered by Gaige’s kill skills
Harold - Useful and reliable for when the stacks are at a good level and the ROM becomes too inaccurate. (this and the next gun would be the reason I may spec more points into the better half)
Thunderball Fists - I’m boosting shock, and this is a shock monster. A storm would likely work well in this spot too
FFYL Launcher - I like bandit launchers but this will all depend on what I pick up along the way, shock element. Best would probably be a shock Norfleet if the RNG smiles upon me at some point. Topnea would be good as well. I could probably also get away with a Nuke.
Legendary Mechromancer - boots cool down, and has pretty good skill distribution
Shock Bone - more boost to shock and cooldown
Blockade - Gaige has the skills to keep this up, for better tanking
Magic Missle - my favorite lil magical slagger
Twister - this would be a monster with the shock bonuses, but a royal pain to farm
Hydra - kept in the backpack to swap out the ROM with when needed. Fixed pattern will help counteract high anarchy, I believe
Something for buzzards - I have no idea what would work for this just yet. Sans anarchy, there are a number of solid choices, but if my stacks are high, I don’t think i’m hitting anything at that distance. Solution will likely involve discord abuse
Storm - seems like a solid choice with Gaige
2 shot jacobs long rider or scatter gun (for pre-stacking needs if they arise)
Slag Transfusion - for additional healing when needed
Alright dudes, feel free to rip this one apart, I could use the learning.
EDIT: Build spec updated per initial advice that made a ton of sense