Haven’t got to end game yet and leveling couple characters concurrently and this is in-general question. I know there isn’t a precise X levels below a mob that a gun is considered under-leveled. The specific gun I’m sure also makes a difference. So two sub-questions:
1 - Purple weapons - excluding legendary and unique weapons that may be good for some long time because of some unique factor, taking purple weapons as a whole - any decent rule of thumb? e.g. no more than 5 levels under mob?
2 - At UVHM 50+, does the rule of thumb change?
-My normal and TVHM play I just finished seems to trend towards where you can use a purple weapon for a lot longer when you are lower levels (Normal), not as long in mid levels (TVHM) - not sure about TPS UVHM as I’m only low 50s with both chars at moment. So far going 50 to 55, my observation so far seems 5 levels is still ok but I start to definitely feel like I’m burning lot more ammo for same kill till I get a new gun at current level.
3 - Actually another sub-question - for legendary weapons, it seems too specific based on gun, build, etc to have an accurate rule of thumb but as rough SWAG, how long can you use legendary weapons once you hit UVHM ~level 50 before you should upgrade? 6-7 levels?