This is a revamp of a build I put together awhile back. It is conceptually inspired by Rooster Cogburn, from ‘True Grit’. If you’re not familiar, he’s basically a very salty and nasty Marshall, who is stubborn and dangerous.
That idea lead me to fall in love with a generally disregarded skill, and the frequently written off COM that boosts it. I’m talking about Resolute, and the Role Model class mod. Specifically, we’re going for 11/5 Resolute, which gives us +35% damage resistance and +77% gun damage for a few seconds after taking damage. This skill is incredibly easy to keep up, so Jackster is typically running around with a lot of extra durability and punch.
The build I used to record and test the 2.0 version is this:
The right tree is the most variable. We want 5/5 High Frequency Trading, Money is Power, 5/5 Absolute Advantage, and Sponsored By. The rest can move around as desired.
Key skills of note:
1/5 Persistence becomes 6/5 with a blue mod, and it helps us a lot between uses of our AS.
Sponsored By allows us to throw important effects onto our Jakobs pistols and shotguns. I mostly use cryo, but shock and corrosive are very useful against the raids.
Absolute Advantage helps mitigate ammunition consumption considerably. That is a must with the Flayer.
Just Compensation is quietly amazing. If you throw to empty, it can give you an extra couple of trigger pulls between reloads. That is very cool with the Flayer, often turning it into a 7 shot weapon, without factoring in AA.
Take Their Freedom is underrated. Conventional Wisdom is that TTF and Resolute are counterproductive for a sacrifice build, but that is moot if you move. The digi-Jacks will die, and you will keep getting health re-ups to go with your regen, damage resistance, and shield re-ups.
Most sacrifice builds are pretty tanky. This is especially so.
Shield of the Ages
Oz kit can vary by area, but Tranquility is very good
Superstar Role Model, blue, +6 Resolute, +5 Persistence
Various Maliwan guns for Sponsored By
Jackster visiting RedBelly and a little mobbing on the way:
Jackster mobbing through Felicity:
Jackster vs Bosun: