…REALLY ENJOYING IT! Thought I was going to have a rough time since I’ve played Normal multiple times with guns but I find it way easier killing most enemies with melee rather than with guns. For a few reasons:
-Shield enemies are way easier melee
-Badasses are way easier melee since they just want to go 1v1 me and stay still
-Enemies that run towards you are easy targets now
Only problem I am having as a Melee Amara is with bosses. My gear is all green so that is probably the reason (minus Buttplug) but man bosses are just so hard for me to kill I usually have to end up doing grenade spam and running around in circles for a long time. I’m going to be fighting Grave in a minute and am dreading how I’m going to kill him melee-style.
With that said I am awfully missing having a more ‘melee mode’ Action Skill akin to Brick or Krieg or Zero. With either of those characters I would use my Action Skill and just run around going into Hulk mode and killing everything while my Action Skill was active. To contrast this Amara does not have a ‘mode’ she goes into and while I do enjoy how unique and varied her playstyle is I just wish a future DLC would add a more ‘melee’ Action Skill of old.
Phaseslam: I’m just not getting used to this no matter how many times I use it and more often than not it costs me going into FFYL. I’ll see a Badass and run to them and do my Slam only for the Badass to kill me as I’m about to slam down. In a group of enemies I slam down and sometimes land totally off or get stuck somewhere. If barrels are nearby I die. In Boss fights it is just hard for me to hit them with the actual Slam.
Phasecast: Tried using it for an extended time but I just can’t get the aiming down. The enemies always seem to dodge this or I just clip them and it does little to no damage.
Phasegrasp: The only ability I actually like and it is a rehash of Maya. The only problem is sometimes the grasp floats the enemies too far and I can’t melee them and if I’m going into the melee tree then I lose out on Slam bonuses and the way Action Skill Damage skills work.
Kinda just wishing Amara could have gotten a more straightforward Action Skill giving her melee destruction powers with a nice flow instead of me having to stop attacking and do my Action Skill animation. (Which almost always disorients or kills me)