Operative Master List: Build Collection

Following the path of Mirrorada and Gulfwulf from BL2

I already made a collection thread for Moze, but figured I’ll do it for the others lacking one as well to have a place to compile builds. Until dedicated build posts are more frequent, this post by Jordangold527 has a lot of builds in comments that are worth checking out. :slight_smile:

If you’d like to have your build added, please list the following when sharing your build:

Type: (DPS, Tank, Survival/Support, Melee, etc.)
Name and Link:
Level of Build: 50 (can be updated later)
Specific Gear Needed: Yes or No

All builds are properties of the original creator.

Builds are broken down by their primary function; however, this does not mean that a build under the “Pure Damage” tag is ONLY a DPS build. The tags are set up to organize builds based on what their biggest strength is. This should make it easier for people to find a build archetype that they want to play with.

PURE DAMAGE

Type: DPS/Solo (Run & Gun)
Name/Link: Zane’s Kill Skill Cult
Level: 50
Specific Gear: No

Type: DPS
Name and Link: The Jakob’s Way but it’s Actually Torgue
Level of Build: 50
Specific Gear Needed: Yes

SUPPORT/SURVIVAL

HYBRID/MELEE

Type: Hybrid
Name and Link: Zane of All Trades
Level of Build: 50
Specific Gear Needed: Yes

Type: DPS/Survival
Name and Link: Shamrock Speed Demon
Level of Build: 50
Specific Gear Needed: Yes

Type: DPS/Survival/Support
Name and Link: Renaissance Operative
Level of Build: 50
Specific Gear Needed: No

** Type:** Hybrid/Mobbing
Name and Link: “Hellborn” Zane
Level of Build: 50
Specific Gear Needed: Yes

BOSS, THEME, ETC

Since it is early in the game’s lifespan, I am aware that most builds might simply be theory crafting, but those are welcome anyway and can be edited to update said builds later on.

Get Your Build Added!

You MUST have a thread or Google Document dedicated to your build.

  1. A link to YOUR dedicated thread or write up on your build.
  2. Your Build’s Name. If you haven’t come up with a name yet, it’s O.K. This is optional.
  3. What type of build is this?
  • Is it pure DPS?
  • Is it a boss farming build or one for a specific boss fight?
  • Take a look at the different categories and pick which one best describes your build.
  • What level is it for 50? 61? for leveling?
  • If you’ve made it to this step, CONGRATULATIONS! No really, Thank you for reading this far.

Tips and Tricks for an AWESOME build write up:

Here are a few key things to have on your dedicated page, thread or document for your build.

  • Have either a screen shot or a link to a skill calculator with the build set up.
  • Describe what the build is intended for.
  • If your build requires or is dependent on a certain gear set up, list needed gear items, and if you can how to acquire said items.
  • Be descriptive. The more information you provide about your build, the better. Describe why you’ve chosen the skills you have, why the gear or weapons you have listed are a ‘Must Have’, even videos of the build in action. Anything helps people make a better informed decision on your build and if it’s something they might like to try.

I will check up on this regularly and update it from a PC when I’m home. Until then, hope everyone is enjoying the game and hope we get some awesome builds here as time goes on. :slight_smile:

Other Class Build Lists:
Amara Master Build List
FL4K Master Build List
Moze Master Build List

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Type - DPS/Survivability
Name - Shamrock Speed Demon
Level Requirement - 50
Specific Gear - Yes
Link: Shamrock Speed Demon

Edit: Added Survivability to the type because of the amount of survival you have

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Added! Thanks for contributing. :slight_smile:

Thank you for adding it :smiley:

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Type: DPS / Survivability + Support
Name: Renaissance Operative
Level Requirement: 50
Specific Gear: No
Link: Renaissance Operative

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Added! Thanks for contributing!

Another one:

Type: Hybrid
Name: Zane of all trades
Level Requirement: 50
Specific gear: Rough rider shield
Link: [Build] Zane of all trades

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Got it!

Thanks very much for putting this thread together! Here’s another build and write up for you:

Type: DPS/Solo (Run & Gun)
Name/Link: Zane’s Kill Skill Cult
Level: 50
Specific Gear: No

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Type: Hybrid Mobbing
Name: “Hellborn” Zane
Level requirement: 50
Specific gear: legendary infiltrator, nova berner
Link: [Unique] "Hellborn" Zane

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Got it! Thanks!

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Just got it, thank you!

Thank you for all your hard work here! :blush:

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Type: Sniper burst damage
Name and Link: One-Shot Kill Precision
Level of Build: 50
Specific Gear Needed: Yes
Specific Gear: Specific gear is more suggested than needed, but One Pump Chump and Re-Router create the most synergy

Just a quick correction for you here, but I just noticed that the link to ‘Zane’s Kill Skill Cult’ directs to a comment half way down the build page.

This is my fault, as I included an extra "/16” at the end of the original URL posted. Sincere apologies for the mess around. :frowning:

If you get a chance, could you please adjust the link to the one below?

Correct Link URL:
https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/build-zanes-kill-skill-cult/3781964

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I checked the link when you originally posted and didn’t even notice. Just scrolled up without thought. Lol corrected it!

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It’s you all who do the actual creative work, I just compile. :slight_smile: Thanks though!

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Thank you! Very much appreciated, and apologies again for the oversight.

It may be “just compiling” for yourself, but a lot of people find well curated collections like this one really helpful; myself most certainly included.

Just as long as you know it’s appreciated, that’s the important part anyhow. :+1:

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Type: DPS
Name and Link: [Build] The Jakobs Way, but it's actually Torgue!
Level of Build: 50
Specific Gear Needed: Yes

I haven’t gotten someone to say something about the build yet and I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing, but here you go.

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@Aaero

Just a suggestion, but I’ve been thinking about how this build list is categorised; specifically with a view to how people might want to browse it.

Back in BL2, each character always had the same action skill, so to categorise by role made all sorts of sense.

With the advent of BL3 however, and particularly for Zane (perhaps also Amara?), the action skills selected are often a cornerstone for the playstyle involved. At very least, they’re a great indicator for what to expect

I’m not suggesting the list should be fully reworked, or anything drastic like that, but perhaps a single extra line for each build, stating the relevant combination might be helpful for newer Zane players?

Eg.
“Action Skills: SNTNL / Digi-Clone” ; or
“Action Skills: SNTNL / - (or “Grenades”)”

What are other people’s thoughts here?

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