My FL4K isn’t at all tanky or survival focused. Very squishy! But, if you have enough skill to consistently get critical shots it offers some very powerful gameplay. Because of the focus on damage at the cost of survivability, cover and other similar tactics need to be implemented wisely. I admit this is not the best build in the world, but you do feel like a sniper! And it’s a whole lot of fun.
If you’d prefer playing a more tanky and survivable FL4K, that is better for newer players, please check out my Gamma build! And of course, if you have any ideas or thoughts that I didn’t include let me know and we can talk about them.
This is a Stalker+Hunter focused build.
Fade Away- For those insane crits.
Not My Circus- This is a little more stable, and can help you survive when you’re not invisible.
Until You ARe Dead- My personal choice, this offers movement speed and health regen. I think it’s more fun.
Guerilla’s In The Mist used to be amazing, and most crit focused builds include it. But after it was nerfed, honestly it just doesn’t hold up. The other ability augments are just more useful.
Gunslinger Jabber- His buff offers more crit damage and highest dps.
Spiderant Scortcher- She gives more health regen and bonus elemental damage.
To maximise the build, Gunslinger Jabber is generally more useful unless the current Mayhem modifer is something like -crit or -kinetic damage. However, it’s really up to preference. I personally always go for Jabber.
Monacle- Base damage is aweful, but crit is +500%. In the right hands this is absolutely insane. This weapon can overkill a regular enemy, so if you have the guardian perk that lets you transfer overkill damage to the next shot, you can stack it up to deal more than 50k damage in a single shot.
Headsplosion- This will make an aoe explosion when you get a headshot. This is a great aoe weapon for when you’re dealing with a lot of smaller enemies and don’t need the Monacle’s insane crits for a big enemy.
The Ice Queen- A cryo weapon that will launch two cryo rockets with every crit. Against jetpack enemies, or anytime you are fighting armored or fast enemies you need to slow down, this weapon is very useful. When the Mayhem condition has -kinetic damage this weapon is also useful.
Lyuda- That is the most powerful sniper rifle at the moment, but it’s fully automatic. So it’s not really good for this build, but the reason we include it is because since it’s so powerful we need it when we miss a crit or against enemies that we can’t get a meaningful crit on. It’s also good for melting down an enemy in Fight For Your Life.
King’s Call and Queen’s Call- They are really great element pistols. On crits they ricochet 3 bullets to the nearest enemy, including the original target. So they’re great burst dealers. I use them when I specifically have to use a certain element, or when the Mayhem condidition reduces sniper damage or increase elemental damage.
Unforgiven- It’s basically a pistol version of Monicle, and can be used when I can’t use a sniper rifle or an elemental pistol because of the Mayhem condition.
One Pump Chump- This gun has insane base damage and with an annointed option built in it can become even stronger. The Overkill perk it can destroy enemies. Based on preference, it can be used for close range.
Cutsman- When the enemy has armor that is too thick, or they are lacking a weakeness, a good element weapon is important. Cutsman fills that role perfectly. Lyuda is also an option in this situation, but Cutsman is more reliable at getting elemental effects to prock.
Flakker- A shotgun that does AOE. The weakeness of crit FL4K is that he’s not great at dealing with situations where he’s surrounded. Flakker gives him a way to effectively deal with that situation, though. It’s also another good option for Fight For Your Life.
Transformer or Stop Gap, annointed. They both enhance survivability of FL4K.
Deadeye- This enhances one shot burst damage of sniper rifles.
Hex with one of the following prefixes. Cloning, MIRV, MIRV-Tacular, Mitosis, or Recurring. Some people love spamming this grenade, but for crit FL4K we use it for crowd control.
Any relic is fine as long as it has the Snowdrift prefix. I personally recommend Otto Idol. Snowdrift adds a ton of mobility to FL4K, which is is otherwise fairly lacking in.
-Throw Hex when your action skill is on cooldown.
-You can save your pet while you’re invisible. But, especially when you’re solo and the game will pause with your menu open, just switching pets will instantly revive them.
-Take Advantage of invisibilty to find god locations not just for crits, but for cover once you’re ability wears off. Positioning is really important.
-Use guns that have elements that work against your current target. This makes a huge difference.
-This is the most important tip of all. Choose a great skin and head for your FL4K! Just because you’re invisible doesn’t mean you can’t look good, too.
-Don’t be afraid to retreat for a moment to recharge shield and find health, or get a better location for sniping.
-Jakob’s guns make it incredibly easier to play solo. They ricochet critical shots, taking out more than one enemy at once.
-Don’t headshot goliaths, which will heal them to full health and enrage them.
-This build has some health regen and movement speed buffs, so use that additional speed wisely. You can take advantage of it to get away and restore your health and shields very quickly.
-Melee causes an enemy to stumble for a second, allowing you time to do what you need. Reload, retreat, or get off that perfect headshot.
This is a video showing me soloing Slaughter Shaft. I left the Mayhem condition completely random. I’m not the best player in the world- of course not! But you can get the basic idea and feel for the build by watching. The reason it says “Spend Skill Points” is because I was trying out some different builds and had extras, but I am using exactly what I have in this guide for the build. I also didn’t use the pet swap tactic to revive my pet, because I understand not everybody can do that. (btw I swithed english voice to korean voice because I normally play korean one with english voice)
Honestly, these days people are super focused on stable builds. Gamma Burst, or Stalker+Master builds. To me, though, they were boring! With those builds, what I do is just shooting guns the way any other characters can. I feel like those builds, while viable and advantagous, sacrifice their uniqueness. It felt like, while FL4K isn’t even good enough to strive in end game content, people tried to make them work as well as Amara or Moze. I just felt as though the reason I’m playing as FL4K is because I love them, and I want to play them for who they are. With those builds it’s more like I’m disgracing them, and should just play somebody else. I wanted to use FL4K in FL4K’s style. This isn’t the most effective or efficient build at all, but somebody wants to live in the old days and feel like they’re doing some Mordecai or Zer0 stuff, this is the build for them. It’s challenging, but very rewarding and fun.