The point of this build is to use Rough Rider’s 0 shield to skip the shield recharge phase of Calm, Cool, Collected, and go straight to the good stuff. Mainly Action Skill Duration and Cool down reset, but if you need it that health regen is mighty nice.
I suggest an Infiltrator mod for the ~20% damage bonus at all times from having no shield. My mod has +2 to Like a Ghost, but if you can find a +3 with good mods… go for it.
Play style is simple(ish)
Drop clone with a badass gun in its hands (i recommend a cryo weapon for chance at self refresh) and try to keep it up as long as possible by freezing enemies and not getting pwnt.
Trees are as follows
I quite enjoy the night hawkins as my personal cryo application weapon. It crits very nicely, and is very kind when it comes to aim.
I recommend a incendiary resist rough rider for obvious reasons, and damage reduction on your class mod, as well as a incendiary resist or elemental resist artifact.
I go with icebreaker otto idol for the damage to frozen targets, and the 18% health recovery on kill. 18% max health is HUGE with rough rider.
The first 5 skillpoints in the green tree are a total waste, however what you get out of green tree later on are worth those wasted points.
5% heatlh regen all the time is amazing
16% damage resist to last type is very nice
15% damage resists and converting elemental away from dreaded incendiary
-50% less being a human torch
and the coupe de grace is of course… cool calm collected.
Since you have no shields, ignore the first part, the skill will.
If you have any health damage you will get 3% MORE regen on top of your already decent regen numbers.
If you are at full health (with regen not tooo hard) you will reset action skill cool downs and DURATION.
I’ve seen a clone stay out for entire rounds of the slaughter shaft.
Thats my “zaney” take on zane.