The build is centred around Amara’s ability to boost Tediore reload damage through her +weapon damage +reload speed +elemental +splash damage talents. Together with the +125 splash damage anointment, fakegrasping and a Driver Com, Amara can reach an absolutely INSANE dps levels and speed with 100% anointment and mindfulness uptime. Hitting a crit spot on a reload with Amara with the correct element after fakegrasping, throwing the it’s piss and with max mindfulness stacks can deal 2-3m damage on the initial explosion not considering the 5 Mirv projectiles.
Furthermore, by using a transformer shield, cutpurse deathless artifact together with the new Driver class mod, you can sprint around the battlefield at up to +150% movement speed, instantly heal your 37K+ effective shield (25k shield +28 dmg reduction +30 dmg reflect) with 1 reload and regen all your ammo in 1 facepuncher shot.
At the highest gear levels, Amara is capable of straightup out-dpsing Tediore Moze. For example, my Tediore Bloodletter (+3 Desperate Measures) Moze with bis gear and 120% splash damage anointment and 27mag was able to hit 206k non-crit vs a vehicle in sanctuary (shock dmg vs armoured). On the other hand, my similarly geared Amara was able to hit 490k non-crit after fakegrasping while sprinting and jumping at 15 mindfulness stacks (25 is the max), all this while consuming 5 less bullets per reload. Lastly, Amara’s talents can give her up to +50% reload speed, further increasing the rate at which you can chuck reloads and making Moze wish Gearbox would reconsidered her no-reloading gimmick.
With this setup, Mayhem 4 circles of slaughter and the Maliwan Takedown become a total walk in the park.
1/5 Do Harm, 5/5 Violent Tapestry, 3/3 Fast Hands
3/3 Fast hands increases the speed at which you can throw reloads, might as well be a 19% fire rate increase. The weapon swap speed is great for when you switch to your facepuncher to regen ammo.
Do harm and Violent tapestry allow us to build rush stacks which boosts our reload speed through alacrity. While 1 point in each would be enough, violent tapestry is our best filler in order to reach Wrath since it gives increased chance of applying Dots which do massive dmg with tediore reloads. We can stack Violent Tapestry by spamming the fakegrasp since we will be applying a Dot to ourselves every time. Restless is also not needed since missing phasegrasp on purpose reduces the cd to 1-2 seconds.
5/5 alacrity 1/3 transcend
As stated before, alacrity offers a massive reload speed bonus. Transcend helps our facepuncher accuracy and crit dmg with the cutsman but is mostly a filler just to reach wrath.
Wrath offers a 40% damage increase each time you fakegrasp. Laid bare isn’t useful to us since we will try to never phasegrasp an enemy or we will have a longer cd.
Fist of Elements
Tediore reloads can proc some nasty DoTs of 10k+ per tick so this helps with dps. This also increases the length of the driver’s Dot so you can keep moving fast for longer and do more dmg.
A massive multiplicative bonus to elemental damage. By far our best talent for reloads, especially since we’ll be using shock reloads most the time.
Helps spread the massive tediore DoTs and increases our rush stacks.
1/1 Deep Well
A 20% increase to magazine size which makes our reloads do more dmg.
2/5 Root to Rise
Absolutely no use for this since it won’t matter with the deathless, just a filler.
3/3 personal space
Helps a lot when you use the cutsman for out of range boss type enemies. Will help your shotguns shots by a lot but that’s not where most of the damage is coming from.
5/5 Arms Deal
20% increased splash damage which greatly boosts our reload damage, as well as a nice 40% resistance to splash damage. (Great vs rocket launcher zealots)
1/5 Helping Hands
Together with our com this will offer 28% damage reduction after action skill use for 15 seconds which means it’s up all the time if you fakegrasp.
Massively increases your shield regen delay and movement speed when taking damage. At full stacks plus the Driver com you’ll have up to +150% movement speed will receive a 4 times damage boost.
Tediore Reloads are directly boosted by grenade damage/ aoe damage/ splash damage/ magazine size/ gun damage / elemental damage. The damage you will do is based on the remaining bullets in the magazine. Reload speed, Actionskill Cd, Movement speed, grenade aoe radius can also be seen as indirect boosts to your dmg output.
The Everblast offers by far the highest damage per reload. The initial explosion usually 1 shots anything while at 150% movement speed with all our anointments up and spawns 5 Mirv projectiles that will home on enemies and explode for massive dmg. Even though shock will be our main element (we will use it to regenerate our transformer shield and we get a +20% shock damage boost from Tempest) I carry 1 for each element for bosses or immune enemies.
Our best option vs boss type enemies when they move out of range of tediore chucks. It does insane dmg with the driver + anointments and our talents suit it well overall since we have a lot of gun / elemental damage / reload speed mag size and personal space. Helps a ton in the Wotan fight.
Shotgun ammo can be fully regenerated with 1 Face-puncher shot using a cutpurse relic, since every pellet counts as a melee attack. This will allow you to chuck Tediore reloads endlessly. An 8 mag redundant version is optimal so you get the most ammo back per shot and don’t waste time reloading.
The transformer shield allows us to insta-heal by throwing a shock reload to our feet since it converts shock damage to shield. Also has a 40% chance to absorb ammo as bullets which together with the 30% dmg reflect anointments makes you extremely tanky. Unfortunately, this absorb can also stop you from reloading since it can refill your mag before you reload, make sure spam fire and reload quickly while taking heavy fire to avoid this.
The It’s Piss provides additional utility since it will allow you to remove Dots and increase the damage that enemies receive by 20% for 6 seconds. Great against bosses. Tediore reloads benefit from both the weapon damage and grenade damage from the anointment so it offers a massive damage boost. Careful not to remove Dots when you are trying to gain Mindfulness stacks or you will lose dps.
A seriously op com, not only does it offer massive survivability with the movement speed increase and helping hands, the damage bonus can reach up to x4 at maximum mindfulness stacks+ sprinting and jumping. Fakegrasping allows us to spam your actionskill every 1-2 seconds so you have a constant 15 mindfulness stacks uptime from dots alone which translates to roughly 75% movement speed, 2 times the damage and keeps our anointments up constantly.
As stated before, the Cutpurse + facepuncher combo will allow you to regain all your ammo and spam reloads endlessly. Deathless also boosts our transformer to 25k and allows us to fully regenerate it in 1 shock reload. I can picture using an elemental projector victory rush artifact if you want the absolute most damage and movement speed, but you will lack viable healing options or ability to regen ammo.
That’s all! Hope you enjoyed the build. Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions. Please credit and add a link to the guide if you use this anywhere else. Thanks!