Heya Buddies, the new raid boss, Hemovorous the Invincible, just came out in the director’s cut Season Pass 2 dlc yesterday and to help all the Amara, Flak, Moze & Zane mains out there I created this Guide / Build that will have everything you will need to defeat the raid boss. This will also include some helpful tips and tricks that will be helpful during the raid boss Fight w/ Hemovorous the Invincible.
Click Here for a Video Showcase & Explanation:
The Easiest way I found to kill the raid boss every single time with every character, no matter the build I use, is actually quite simple. All you gotta do is abuse the healthgating system that is build into the game. Heres a quite summary on what healthgating is: When maximum health is above 50% your character will be unable to be one shot into FFYL due to a few seconds of immunity you receive once you get to 10%/5% HP, this gives the player a chance to recover or escape in the face of extremely powerful enemies. The health gate does not protect against damage-over-time effects or environmental damage such from exploding barrels. Healthgating will not work if your maximum health is set below 50% health with a deathless or 3 points into Thin Red Line. Because of this DO NOT Run any Urad Related Builds unless you wanna get your booty kicked.
How to Abuse the Healthgating System: Lifesteal, Lifesteal, & Lifesteal; That’s all you need. Now Lifesteal isn’t as easily accessable to every vault hunter so lets first go over the generic Lifesteal anyone can get. There is an anointment that can drop on any weapon that reads: On action skill end - Gain 15% Lifesteal. Because of the fact that weapons deals millions of damage end game you are often able to regain all your HP from a single shot from any weapon you choose to use. As briefly mentioned before some Vault Hunters have another option for Lifesteal; for Example:
- Zane . As every Zane Main knows by now, Zane has the Action Skill Point Salvation which reads: Kill Skill: Life Steal: 2% of damage dealt per rank. Duration: 8 seconds. Since Zane is beast at activating Kill Skills this is basically always on and thus you are able to enjoy an easy way to abuse Healthgating.
- Amara. Amara’s ugly cousin to Salvation is Sustainment which reads: Amara gains Life Steal whenever she deals Elemental Damage with her weapon. “A non-elemental weapon cannot directly cause Sustainment to heal the player, even if elemental damage is added by Infusion or Forceful Expression, or by class mods, anointments etc. granting such bonuses.” Due to this a generic Lifesteal anointment can be useful if you don’t wish to use any element weapons. Use Phasegrasp to Proc ASE Anointment since it has the lowest cooldown. I don’t believe Fakegrasping works anymore.
- Moze. Moze has an… interesting approach to her built in Lifesteal in the form of Vampyr which reads: Whenever Moze damages an enemy with a thrown grenade, for every enemy hit, she restores a portion of her missing health. Only a Portion so not as great of lifesteal as everyone else before her but hey its something. Basically just grenade spam with something that deals explosive splash damage often like the Cloning Maddening Tracker (CMT) (Random Epic Drop so no link, there are videos online like this for it: https://youtu.be/yom5FdXYuSA?t=327 ). Due to the most optimal way to proc Vampyr is a admittingly hard to obtain grenade I would recommend trying to just use Generic Lifesteal ASE as well, It can be tough since Moze Iron Bear doesn’t come back as quick as others but you could climb into the back of the turret on iron bear to obtain invulnerability. Also jumping into Iron Bear gives a few seconds of invulnerability as well so keep that in mind if you are looking for a on demand get out of jail free card.
- Fl4k. Fl4k Doesn’t have any build in Lifesteal for himself, only for his pet so your best bet is to use Rakk Attack (Like I did in my vid) to activate ASE as much as possible to obtain the generic lifesteal Anointment often. There is one additional way to obtain generic Lifesteal that doesn’t rely on any anointments or anything I’m sure everyone is already thinking of so lets go over that one next:
Most Consistent Form of Generic Lifesteal: Knife Drain Artifact. This combined with a Face-Puncher allows you to get your HP back immediately with one shot no matter how bad you aim; Unless you of course miss. Knife Drain can be obtained on any artifact so go ham any farm for that.
If you wanted too you can have both forms of Generic Lifesteal in your backpack just in case you ever need to us both. I recommend having both just in case, that is what works for me and I haven’t been killed (FFYL Meter Drain Death) by the boss except once & I attempted with multiple builds with all Vault Hunters.
I believe that covers everything. Alrighty that’s all I have for today, I hope this helps someone & have a great day everyone
Feel free to add any tips you think will help another player in the comments, you will probably help a fellow vault hunter out & strengthen us as a community.