[op8 Hybrid Build/Guide]For people loving DeathTrap

At the Beginning

This build for people loving DeathTrap
It will work well for mobbing(including Digistruct Peak/some Mini bosses, except raid bosses).
And this build is for EndGame(lv72~op8).


  • Very fun mobbing
  • DT is too stronk
  • accepting EE and UF bonus easily


  • Not suitable for Raids
  • Getting stacks is relatively hard.

For Detail about this build

Strictly speaking, this is focused on DT with taking LBT or OC into account.
In general, as it pretty depends on DT, Gaige herself is not strong so much.
So for mobbing,it needs some ideas or solutions.
I showed these ideas or solutions in this post.Maybe…

Recommend Setup

  • GrogNozzle /Rubi
  • Free
  • Corrosive Pimpenrel
  • Twister
  • Any roid Shield
  • ChaosticGoodNecromancer/Leg Mechromancer
  • ChainLightning
  • BoA(Corrosive)

Weapons(General Setup)

  • Flakker:Very effective for BigMob
  • Norfleet:Stronk(I recommend Corrosive)
  • Interfacer:Good on low stack.Bad on high stack.Not good for stack.
  • Hive:useful
  • Pimpernel :acmaffirmative: :Solution on low stacks.And work well on high stacks.(I recommend Corrosive)
  • Lyuda (I recommend Corrosive)
  • Hail (I recommend Shock or Corrosive)
  • Twister :acmaffirmative:
  • Omen:not good for getting stacks
  • BlockHead:
  • OrphanMaker:
  • ConferenceCall:not good for getting stacks , but work very well on high stacks.
  • DPUH:strong and very good for getting stacks.But very bad on high stacks.
  • Fibber(Shock):maybe good
  • Fibber(Corrosive):almighty
  • Fibber(Slag):slagging wide area quickly.Very good on co-op or with Hive.

For getting stacks, how many ammos are consumed and weapon damage are important.


  • Any roid shield
    (Hide of Terra is best, but order and other roid shield have enough power)


Especially on Pun-chee, farming is easy and has power as same as order.
Shield recharge delay:3.5s~5.5s
Maybe, around 3.5s is safer, I think.
Any roid shields are okay.

Special Notes(For Raids)
But DT lose power.

Big Boom Blaster:
Infinite possibilities. And also useful for Pete, Dragons.

Let’s throwing Chain Lightning at your feet, so your shield and health will be full. And also useful for raid bosses.
And also Very, very, very nice for skeleton mage(DLC4)

Grenade Mods

  • Chain lightning :acmaffirmative:
    You need other way for slagging.If you shoot and shoot Grog Nozzle , using CL mainly make you to get stacks faster.
    And with EB , healing with moxxi will be good.

  • Magic Missile

  • Transfusion(slag)

Class Mods

  • Chaostic Good Necromancer :acmaffirmative:
    general, I recommend.(For DPS)
    Especially for Time Trial players.
    You can get best DPS. So Time Trial players often use this.
    By the way this , CNN and prodigy mod’s weapon cards are incorrect.

  • Leg Mechomancer :acmaffirmative:
    Very stable.I reccomend for beginners on this build.
    maybe this mod is superior than LEg Catalyst and Leg anarchy on DPS.
    And it has a lot of bonus for DT.


It is very easy to keep Unstoppable Force and Evil Enchantress.
I pay attention to Unstoppable Force , Evil Enchantress and so on.
For reference - About DPS

  • Leg Anarchy
    Very stable and good balance mod.(Especially on Unstoppable Force and Typecast Iconoclast)
    And also gun bonus help you on low stacks.
    As for DPS, maybe Necromancer mod is best.
    Need fire-rate like The Better Half.

  • Leg Catalyst
    I don’t recommend so much.
    Very nice for DoT, but DoT is very hard on OP.
    And also I/O will be lv10 by this COM boost. Maybe it will useful.
    But maybe DPS with this will be lower than other COM.
    Need fire-rate like The Better Half.

  • Leg Roboteer
    For DT-LBT, this is too much over kill, so I don’t recommend, except the case you love DT.

  • others


  • Bone of Ancients :acmaffirmative:
    I reccomend Corrosive elemental.(Except TimeTrial)
    Cooldown bonus and elemental bonus = perfect reric

  • Shadow Seraph :acmaffirmative:
    Very good for getting stacks.
    There is no cooldown bonus.
    On DPS , this can work well for much of wepaons.And great buff(maybe more 30% DPS buff on much of cases).

  • Sheriff Badge
    On especial case(DigiPeak , DLC4), it can work very well. Even in low stacks, you will have enough power and also it make you to get stacks more quickly.
    But a bit of a problem on ammo.

Death Trap’s elemental

  • Any elemental(I recommend shock or weakness elemental)

Any elemental gives DT enough power(on 1or 2 people)
If you play on 3or 4 people or want more power, you had better to append shock or weakness elemental.

You had better to append any elemental, though you are lazy.
If you append fire or corrosive, Chain Lightning will work well.

Skill Trees

For CGN : http://bl2skills.com/mechromancer.html#505003150151050054100551414120120000
For Leg mech :coming soon…?

Notes BFF

coming soon…?

Notes LBT

coming soon…?

Videos(very old sorry)

some solution on low stacks

Use pimpernel
Use pistol with sheriff
shoot and shoot Grog nozzle for stacking
・Pimpernel “Sweet Spots” by Gh0st00117
url …where?!

・The Pimpernel Guide for Mechromancers by Pokashine
url …where?!

About DPS(on Class Mod and Relic)


Gun Damage Bonus: Leg Anarchist / Allegiance / Aggression / Sheriff etc…
Anarchy Bonus: How many stacks
Amp Damage: With/out “The bee”
Critical Hit: Unique bonus on every weapon / xxx Evil Necro etc…
Elemental Bonus: WDT(skill) / Bone of ancients etc…
Fire Rate: Prefix of weapon / Chaotic xxx Necro / Discord / The Better Half etc
Reload: Smaller, Lighter, Faster / xxx Good Necro etc
Reinforcing every factor enough is very important on DPS.
Please pay attention to this formula, if you have any question on DPS.

Reinforcing every factor enough is very important on DPS.
Please pay attention to this formula, if you have any question on DPS.

My tests1(Manual test)
Twister way of DPS increasing(DPS per Stacks or time)
Fibber way of DPS increasing(DPS per Stacks or time)

My tests2(Manual test)
coming soon…?

My test3(by math fomula) sorry japanese language
Comparison mods and coms ver1
Comparison mods and coms ver2

For reference
・Breakdown of Gun Damage by Sljm
url where…

・Borderlands 2 Damage Calculator and Visualization by MiSP
url where…

・ A Guide to understanding Splash Damage by Bahroo
url where…


・Twin-melee-OC build by bake
url where…


Special thanks jiandersonzer0 and Ryrestar for fixing my documents.
And also thanks many gaiges for advising and questioning me.


November 9th, 2013 :post in old forum
May 26th 2014 : last update
Octoberr 10th, 2015,ported from old forum briefly

Please be understanding of this beforehand.

  • After updata patch , I dont test this build.
  • I am not good at English at all ,and I am busy.So maybe i will not reply and update this post quickly.
  • some urls have not been found yet.
  • I will improve visualization this post by colors and tags…
  • soooooooooooooooo lazy

neff has returned. anyway GJ !

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<3 u

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Neff, you’re an absolute star for porting this over; now this amazing thread can never be lost in the archive!

Thank you for this, I mean it.

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I have just started to play Gaige, and am having a complete blast with her. So fun! I have been trying out the different ways to play with her and they are all enjoyable. I am still trying to lock down a finished build for her, but this is close to what I was imagining.

I do have one question for the experts: what would be the best things to not take for a level 61 version of this build? At the moment I have been playing only on the vita so I do not have access to level 72 or OP levels (that will change as I am definitely picking up the handsome collection when I get my PS4).

I am guessing that keeping the 26 points in BFF, and the 11 points minimum for discord are the best choices, but I am not sure on whether the other points would be better spent on the LBT tree, or continuing down OC.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Keep in mind I am not too worried about raiding. I am mainly looking for a build that will be good for UVHM story mode and such.


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If you are looking for a build with focus in DT, like this one, you should get both capstones (Sharing is Caring and Make it Sparkle) and Robot Rampage, leaving Discord behind and capping at 150 Anarchy stacks.
If you dont want to focus this much on DT, fill the OC tree with the points to power Gaige up.

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