Well…it certainly did not seem any “easier”…LOL took me 5 tries as I’m a bit rusty at the Peak…and I was experimenting with some of the new skills and weapons.
And I got waaaay to bold a couple of times and paid for my stupidity.
But a Peak run “might” be a bit faster now since you can play Axton a tad more aggressively and with additions like a Corrosive Bearcat and the new Seeker…AR’s are now not only viable but a HUGE help to balancing your ammo usage and eliminating any running short issues.
Heck…I took out Dukino’s Mom strictly with a Bearcat. Yup…you read this right…a BEARCAT! Explosive Axton is STILL the most dangerous killer…but with the oddities of the way the Peak handles elemental matching…Corrosive Bearcats, Blasters, Shreddifiers, Hornets and SMG’s like a Tattler and Actualizer are all perfectly viable at OP8 at the Peak.
Phalanx Shield is just soooo much better now…LOVE IT! and Ranger is definitely worth the points after this patch. I did not test Nuke but suspect it would be good but the fire DoT may not because of the Peak’s oddities.
The Turret feels right again…actually kills from time to time…LOL
Kind of a tossup now whether Quick Charge out performs Forbearance now that Forbearance has damage reduction, albeit small.
I tried the Legendary Grenadier and the Legendary Soldier but fell back on my FAVORITE Axton mod…Chaotic Neutral Ranger with a +6 in Ranger and a + 5 in Impact
That makes Ranger 11/5 and a 22% boost to 7 skills is just the cat’s meow. The mod is less survivable than the Legendary Soldier…but puts out more hurt FASTER than anything I have tried…
If I was going to go the Fastball route NOTHING can touch the new Legendary Grenadier…NOTHING!
Used this build…Heavy DPS…less survivable: http://bl2skills.com/commando.html#55055100415005415015005050140000