Long time BL player (BL1-3, PS, & Telltale’s BL). I’m playing as Fl4k with a crit build. I’m lvl 50, on Mayhem 1, grinding gear, focused on closing out Crew Challenges, and working on Bloody Harvest. I’ve been watching a lot of vids on Legendaries and builds.
I think I am gearing wrong. When I get new gear I compare it and whatever has the highest dmg (for guns and grenades) or shields I generally equip. But now that I’m hunting legendaries I feel like I’m hyperfocused on the wrong thing.
Example: I know from lots of vids that a Lyuda is a great sniper, considered to be one of the best. I have a purple and a green sniper rifle doing 3k plus damage. I pick up this Lyuda and it does liek 1.6k, compared to one of my other snipers it’s less than half.
What things should I be looking for? I have been running pretty much any legendary I pick up and seeing how I like it. A video today I saw a guy in Mayhem Mode running a Hex with only 646 dmg. When I have a green grenade sporting over 3k dmg, how I do know that the Hex is better (save for the fact that there are thousands of videos telling me it is)?
Basically, I feel that I’m over weighting dmg/shields, when there is so much else I should be considering. I know that this is late as I’ve been playing this way since BL1 and honestly I get I “should know better”, which is what I’m trying.
I don’t want to just rely on some random streamer to tell me what is good. I want to learn how to tell what is worthwhile and what isn’t.
What are some of the things you look for when comparing weapons? I tried the scores, but it seems misleading at times (again I believe I overweigh dmg). Look, I believe I’m doing something wrong and I’m loathe to drop into higher Mayhem levels or even TV/UHM unless I know I can handle myself, especially as I’m looking to start running with others (I generally play solo, but want to branch out as I never did a lot of the endgame raids on BL1/2).
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice.