Been curious about this…how these skills might effect a Pistol Stalking Zero with a Sheriff’s Badge and HUGE FR.
So I spent the afternoon testing…a quick caveat before we get started. I’m no scientist and I am absolutely positive (if I remember my High School science teacher correctly)…that I DO NOT have a large enough sample to really conclude anything. So take this all with a grain of salt…YMMV. And I take no offense if you disagree or point out things that your experience is totally different.
I used three different guns kind of wildly different…DPUH, Lil Evie and an Infinity. I also tested at the exact same range on the exact same wall about 25 yards/meters which from my Army days the Sergeants training us said was max effective range for a pistol. Probably game true as well. I shot both in open sights free hand and ADS.
Effects seemed to respond differently to each weapon and while no surprise here, it was kind of a surprised that a weapon like the Lil Evie seemed to show NO discernible response or improvement to anything except TwoFang.
Optics seemed to only very slightly affect positive accuracy (but of course I wasn’t taking damage at the time like the skill says.)
Precision adjusted the up/down vertical pattern of fire ever so slightly. When looking at the pics and measuring, I say it was close to the 25% a 5/5 spec would give you.
Velocity adjusted the side to side verticle pattern of the fire slightly at 5/5 squeezing it in a bit…again, I’d guess around 25%…similar to Precision
Two Fang was strange in the fact that while it made the Lil Evie jump around a bit more, it seemed to TIGHTEN the fire from a DPUH while not seeming to affect the Infinity at all.
Two Fang…at 5/5 sped up the converted FR (after additions of the Stalker Mod and Sheriff’s Badge) from an average of 14.0 to 19.0 on a DPUH…that’s 19 rounds a second folks…from a VERY powerful gun! A DPUH would empty it’s entire Mag in less than 1.5 seconds. Now I have never understood the business about FR Break Points in this game…and the difference between PC’s and consoles in this regard… but I can tell you that 1.5 seconds to empty a DPUH is FAST. Other Weapons also showed a NICE improvement. With a Stalker mod, you give up some survivability but for a QUICK takedown of a big enemy…I think it has merit…especially if you are not going to go down the Cunning tree farther than B0re.
Final, unscientific Conclusions/Impressions for these skills with a Pistol Stalker Zer0:
Precision…Meh (Maybe only for a specific weapon like a Kitten or an Infinity)
Velocity…Meh…and it screws with a Lyuda big time which I hate
TwoFang If you can afford the points!