I found an a good use for the skill Duty Calls (in UVHM)

(I'm not a real doctor) #1

I was using the SMG class mod that gives +5 Forbearance to take out Bloodwing, but I found another similar mod that gave me +6 to the skill Duty Calls.

I had completely given up on this skill in UVHM (though I abused it heavily in TVHM and NVHM), but getting that mod made me want to give it another go…

Well I found something amazing! It works AMAZINGLY with the Lascaux SMG! (a Light Lascaux I was using). The +33% smg accuracy boost DOES work with Lascaux I can confirm, it brings the bullets closer together give the gun better range! But it was doing awesome damage at short and mid range. A non-elem Emperor (still haven’t found one) or Fox SMG in other slot to snipe with makes the build very viable in UVHM. I like to use Vladdoff fire grenades also to do fire damage that my guns are lacking in.

I managed to get some video of footage of me using this design, hopefully I can upload it here soon.

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What did you do in your most recent session, PT2!
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A N-E Bone Shredder should work great with setup too ; same with a Tattler, but that’s slightly more work to get :wink:

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(Bearer of Pie/Best user of English/Flat earth expert) #3

Axton can do good things with jakobs gear even on OP8

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#4

I’m guessing he’s using the much maligned Specialist COM which increases SMG accuracy and boosts Ready as well for better reload on those pokey Bandits.

I never did get around to trying a Jakobs Axton. I think I might just do that now.

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(Bearer of Pie/Best user of English/Flat earth expert) #5

I knew it he was using a specialist com, but his comment about giving up on duty calls needed a rebuttal. Yes it’s a small additive bonus, but for an all non elemental load out it’s not a bad pick up

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#6

Alright - so I tried out the Jakobs build and that went as expected (good, obviously).

But I tried out the Bandit Specialist, and DAMN!

  • non-elemental Bone Shredder and Tattler
  • Slagga
  • Tediore Plasma Caster for Second Winds (although in retrospect, a Badaboom may have been more appropriate)
  • Bandit relic ( mine had damage and fire rate )
  • Military Specialist COM

Used a variation on the Jakobs build :

The COM’s accuracy improvement is impressive :

I had Mighty Morphin’ open - I managed to inject three pods at the same time :laughing:

Between all the fire rate, accuracy and reload buffs this was pretty much awesome.

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(I'm not a real doctor) #7

I don’t like Jacobs much at UVHM, but I’m sure the right player can be very good the DC fire rate buff would be good for those blue Jacobs snipers I guess.

Anyway as promised here is footage of my Duty Calls SMG Axton:

Btw still can’t do Hyperion Slaughter 5 with him :tired_face: Looks like I’m gonna have to get the corrosive hail (again) and rely on it (again) :laughing:

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(I’m Nat and just a Number.) #8

that is awesome!. I like it.

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