My main gear is an Intense Harold, the Heartbreaker (or a fire Omen), a Slagga, and the third slot is usually a corrosive Omen or some other powerful weapon. Accessories include a Blockade, longbow slag transfusion, appropriate BoA, and a L. Binder, as you might have guessed.
@Ronnie_Rayburn I did try one round with a Neo / Blood of the Ancients. Didn’t go so well. This build does fine with the rest of the WEP. Perhaps 10/5 Helios isn’t exactly necessary, although after two or three hits of Subsequence, Ruin / Helios is enough to kill a weakened enemy without firing a shot. The strategy is positioning - if you can put a group of baddies into a corner with Converge and you’ve got a powerful weapon (Harold, Omen, etc.) the red dots will be going away very fast. Plus, with Thoughtlock, your target will help you chip away at health bars. (I’ve even had loaders steal kills from me a few times!) As for this particular battle, I’ve found that the Butcher is a huge help. I think I’ll give the Good / Bad Touch a try for heals, so thanks for the tip. The only real problem is lack of cover - the Bee helps a ton, but obviously one hit takes it down and a chunk of health, so staying alive with 4/5 Ward (as opposed to my usual 9/5 as a L. Siren) is tough. Plus, in Bloodwing’s shock phase, she fires that stupid shock breath at you -_- It was hard enough dealing with her aerial attacks.
@khimerakiller I’ll look into Fastball usage. Thanks!! Although I might save Phaselock for the skags and try to put some extra damage on Bloodwing with a slag gun.
@miles_wimbrow Yeah you’re pretty much right. I’ve always been in love with the Binder Thoughtlock build, but this is my first time taking it through the main game at OP8. Bloodwing is my first real challenge so far, and I’m sure after this it will be pretty much smooth sailing until The Warrior. (I’ll be using the Blurred Trickster strat for Bunker and Saturn)
Side question - I’ve been considering the Pimpernel and the Florentine as my slag weapon. Am I good with the Slagga or should I switch?