Title. Pls pls pls, add a new guardian rank skill for immunity to barrel explosion damage. Dots are fine, but getting one shot by an environmental explosion sucks!
I’ve never created a thread before, but I really need to get this idea out there. I’ve been messing around with a lot of nova/splash related builds lately, like the nova burner, Moze’s terror nova, or just different types of grenades (some of the purples are actually really cool btw), but it feels like everywhere I go, there’s barrels all over the place punishing me for trying an aoe type of build.
It’s especially horrible with Moze because, as far as I can tell, Torgue Cross Promotion makes the barrels explode bigger too, so they can kill you from practically across the room! I mean, self damage on her is a massive problem in general, especially with the mind sweeper com, but the barrels are actually ridiculous and incredibly anti-fun. I’m just walking around, minding my own business with a terror nova facepuncher, enemies are exploding left and right, and then BAM, a barrel blows up 27 miles away and one shots me. Not cool dude. Especially when all the enemies are already dead and I have no chance of getting back up.
I get that it’s like an environmental hazard, so you have to pay more attention to your surroundings, but when you’re trying splash based builds, it’s practically impossible to avoid getting downed by the damn barrels. Adding immunity to the damage of their explosions would help a lot with build diversity and fun factor imo, and I can’t imagine it would be too OP or anything. Making it a guardian rank thing means it’s entirely optional and toggleable for all those masochists out there.
In summary, barrels are a mild inconvenience at best, and a massive momentum/fun killer at worst. So, I repeat, please add a guardian rank perk for barrel immunity. Thanks for reading, I’d love to hear if anyone else agrees or thinks it’s a good idea!
PS–it’s even more important now with the announcement of the fourth skill trees because both Flak and Amara have new novas to play around with. Don’t let the barrels punish us for investing in these skills!