Hey everyone, I recently leveled to OP8 with Gaige so I’ve been tinkering with her skills. I’m still learning how to play her effectively, but I came up with the following build as a fun variant to try. Many thanks to @MidnightNova for the Shocking Anarchist guide, and to @pokapoka for the Gaige Skills post (and to @poisd2strike for porting it).
I wanted to play an LBT Gaige while also buffing up DT via the BFF tree and the Hide of Terramorphous. While shield-switching post-summon isn’t a big deal, I thought, why not keep the Hide and strip the shield with a shock splash Moxxi weapon, and then melee for roid bonus and healing? Slow clap for Slow Hand, voice in me head. Anyway, what follows is a variant of an LBT/BFF build, with focus on melee as secondary + healing option.
Close Enough*: 5/5
The Better Half: 5/5
Upshot Robot: 1/1
Unstoppable Force: 5/5
Made of Sterner Stuff: 5/5
20% Cooler: 5/5
Sharing is Caring: 1/1
*For use with backup weapons such as the Hail, also don’t think Cooking Up Trouble would be too helpful except for long breaks between fights.
More Pep: 6/5
Strength of Five Gorillas: 5/5
Electrical Burn: 7/5
Shock and Agh: 1/1
Evil Enchantress: 6/5
Wires Don’t Talk: 10/5
Interspersed Outburst: 10/5
Make It Sparkle: 1/1
*Counterintuitive but maybe it helps manage the shield-stripping, and 10/5 More Pep seems nice with I/O but not required.
Smaller Lighter Faster: 4/4
Preshrunk Cyberpunk: 2/5
Robot Rampage: 1/1
Blood Soaked Shields: 5/5
Shock Slow Hand (Practicable): Main weapon for this build, splash damage for close quarter combat and shield stripping, healing with gun and melee damage.
Shock Hail (Skewering?): Back-up/Long-range option, “skewering” prefix may come in handy for tough situations where we don’t need help downing the shield and can pick up the extra melee damage.
Magic Missile: For slagging because we don’t need Chain Lightning.
Hide of Terramorphous
Legendary Catalyst COM
Shock Bone of the Ancients Relic
Misc. weapons: Shock/Slag Pimpernel, Twister, Fibber, Storm, Thunderball Fists*
*Was originally going for Thunderball Fists + Hide + With Claws, but that’s essentially the Shocking Anarchist build.
Could this be a viable OP8 mobbing build? It’s still just a concept right now since I’m still farming for the gear. Plus, I’m not the most dexterous player, so perhaps a more experienced player can handle the Slow Hand - melee - BSS cycle better. Any comments would be greatly appreciated!
(P.S. I’ve only run a cursory search for “Gaige melee with Slow Hand,” so I apologize if I just dumped a wall o’ text on something that’s already been covered.)