Not sure if I’ll get a response at this point, but it’s worth a try. I recently got the urge to play again, so I re-downloaded the game. Unfortunately, I’m running into a bit of an issue with Athena: I have no idea what to do with her. I was originally going to try a Melee build, but some research made it clear that Athena can’t go full facetank melee like Zer0, and if I’m shooting at all, I’ll forget to melee, so that’s out. This leaves a Phalanx/Ceraunic Storm build, but even that can go so many ways. I’ve looked at a few of the builds here, but nothing has really caught my interest. The build im currently looking at is this:
As far as weapons, I’ve defaulted to SMGs in every game in this series, and TPS hasn’t been any different. I’ve been liking the Hyperion SMGs for accuracy under sustained fire, especially given that Athena can’t ADS while her shield is up. A Hyperion Laser with the Dahl barrel could probably fill the same role, but I haven’t seen one yet, and I’m not sure how one would compare to an equivalent SMG. I also don’t really click with Shotguns, and I never Slam.
Under normal circumstances, if I didn’t know what to do with a character, I’d just leave them be. However, I really like Athena as a character, and the game seems to make the most sense with her as the Vault Hunter, so I really want to have a good endgame build for her. I’m just completely lost on how to build her.