This is my sniper build for Amara. It’s an endgame build that requires you to be able to hit crit shots consistently. If you’re looking for a build that is defensive, then this one is not for you. It does require some skill with aiming. It relies on extended FFYL. It can use multiple weapons, including the most powerful in the game as of this writing.
What you need to understand is that if you can’t hit crits, you’ll most likely die, a lot. But with practice, you’ll have as much fun as I do when playing with this build. What I cover in my video is not a Wotan killing build, although you can use the base of it and make a few switches with some different gear to take on the TTD.
COM–> Nimbus, yes, a Nimbus.
What you need to understand about this COM is that it creates a cloud once you phasegrasp an enemy. Do not run through that elemental cloud. It will put you into FFYL almost immediately. It does this because you will be spec’d into Anama with 5 points.
Try to find one with crit damage or Jakob’s crit damage. One or both will be much more effective. I have a god roll COM, but it’s not necessary.
Shield --> Front Loader
I use a Front Loader to get my health bar under 50%. I do this because my builds make use of the Unhealthy Rad anointment, 50/150 rad. You can use any shield you want, but if it’s not a front loader, then you need to use a deathless artifact to make use of this anointment. In my build, I use both the front loader and the deathless. Combined, it gets my shield up to nearly 50k. That’s plenty for general game play and most boss fights. Wotan needs a change to the Pearl and any shield you like except the front loader. You will also need to switch your guns to a 50% element chance on the next 2 mags, or a consecutive hits anointment for that fight.
Artifact --> Snowdrift Deathless and Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge
As mentioned earlier, I use the deathless for general game play and the pearl for boss fights like Wotan. Stats I use are mag size increase, area effect, and an elemental damage increase, in my build, it’s the cryo damage so I can match most of the weapons I use (Koason and Clairvoyance).
Grenade --> Any with 50% elemental effect chance for 10 seconds
Kinda self explanatory. I’m looking to increase overall damage, and this anointment on grenades and shields will do that. Try to get two different elemental effects, though. It just helps in taking down multi health bar enemies.
Weapons --> See video for indepth info
Until the next patch hits, I use the Unseen Threat as my sniper, a Clairvoyance Masher, the Kaoson, and a Yellowcake. Once we get better balancing, you’ll be open to experiment with a lot more weapons!
Skill Tree --> see picture below
Guardian Rank --> maxed out in all three trees on the right
I explain in more detail in the video which GR skills are most important. I think it takes somewhere around 150 points to max all three out. So just plan to do that.
Mayhem Mode–> M10 with Holy Crit
When it comes to Mayhem mode, I play in M10 and nothing else, unless I’m leveling a character from the beginning. The first three modifiers are a personal choice, but I find that Lootsplosion, Mob Mentality, and Chain Gang are the least disruptive when it comes to game play. The most important one is Holy Crit. That gives you ‘free’ damage by boosting crit hits by 25%. The drawback is that you take a reduction in body hits of 50%, but with the amount of damage you will be doing, that’s trivial.
Here’s my explanation video and some playthrough. I hope you enjoy this build as much as I do!
The video is still loading, so here’s a testing video with the same build but using the Pearl: