Psycho Master List: Build Collection

Thanks to Mirrorada for the original list.

If you have a build you wish to have added to the OP please list the following when submitting your build:

Manufacturer: (name of manu.)
OR
Type: ( Gun, Melee, Survival/Support, Misc/Boss)
Name and link:
Level of build: (please list if it is OP 8 compatible)
Specific Gear needed: Yes or No
Difficulty level: Low, Med, High

Here’s the code for easier submissions:

**Manufacturer:** (name of manu.) **OR** **Type:** ( DPS, Tank, Survival/Support, Melee, Misc/Boss) **Name and link:** **Level of build:** **Specific gear needed:** Yes or No **Difficulty level:** Low, Med, High

Builds are broken down by their primary function. However, this does not mean that a build falls under the “Pure DPS” category is restrictive to ONLY dps. The tags are set up so that we can 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. Note: I will only be adding builds that are posted here. Thanks.


All builds are property of their original creators.

Type: Elemental DPS
Name and link: Bloodied Hellion
Level of build: 72-OP8
Specific gear needed: yes but alternatives are provided
Difficulty level: Easy(you have to be aggressive)

Type: DPS/Melee Hybrid
Name and link: ElemenTitan Krieg
Level of build: 72-OP8
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Medium to High (depending on adjustment to play style)

Type: DPS
Name and link: Torgue Toast and the Terrahawk (UCP)
Level of build: 72-OP 8, UCP option.
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Low to Medium

Name and link: Dank Rafft’s Hellborn Krieger
Level of build: 61-72 +OP8
Specific Gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Low

Type: EXPLOSIONS Pure DPS
Name and link: Grenadier EXPLOSION Krieg
Level: of build: 72 and OP8
Specific gear Needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Medium-Hard at first. It gets really easy when you get the hang of it.

Type: Gun/Support/Survival
Name and Link: Napalm-k
Level of build: 72+OP8
Specific gear: Yes
Difficulty level: Med.

Type: Gun/melee/elemental hybrid.
Name and link: Monstrum in Animo
Level of build: 72-OP 4
Specific Gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level Easy with some medium spikes. Finding the specific gear is hard.

Type: Explosive DPS
Name and link: The Volcano
Level of build: 72+OP8
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Medium

Type: Gun/Rocket Dps
Name and link: “I’ll Make the Sky Bleed!”
Level of build: 72 +OP8
Specific gear needed: Yes-ish (Prefixes aren’t important.)
Difficulty level: Low

Type: Shotgun DPS
Name and link: Deputy Krieg
Level of build: 72 OP8
Specific gear needed: Kind of.
Difficulty level: Medium.

Type: DPS/Melee/Elemental/Support
Name and link: Jack of All Trades Krieg Build
Level of build: 72-OP 8, can be adapted to lower levels.
Specific Gear needed: No
Difficulty level: low to high depending on what gear you choose to run it on.

Type: Gun DPS/Survival/Elemental
Name and Link: Immortal Gunner
Level of Build: 72 - OP8
Specific Gear Needed: Yes
Difficulty Level: Easy - Outside the Peak (except Tiny Tina DLC); Medium - In the Peak

Type: Melee
Name and link: Dank Rafft’s Axeplosive Rampage
Level of build: 61-72 +OP8
Specific Gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Low

Type: Melee/fun hybrid
Name and link: Melee/gun/explosive Krieg build
Level of build: 72+OP8
Specific gear needed: No
Difficulty level: Medium

Manufacturer: Jakobs
Name and link: The Outlaw
Level of build: Level 72 OP1
Specific Gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Med

Misc./ Survivability/ Hybrid/ Bosss* (place holder for new image)

Type: Tanking/Melee Hybrid
Name and link: Dreadnought Krieg
Level of build: 72-OP8
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Medium to High

Type: Hybrid/Misc
Name and link: “Shields Up, Mr. Krieg!”
Level of build: 72 +OP 8
Specific Gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Low to High depending on gear

Type: Mobbing
Name and link: KIjackalLL’s Eternal War
Level of build: 72 +OP8
Specific Gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Medium

Type: Melee, fire, and survival
Name and link: I BURNED THE MURDERSTEAK
Level of build: 72
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Med

Type: Mobbing Hybrid
Name and link: Bad Touch Barbarian
Specific Gear Needed: Yes
Level of Build: 72+OP8
Difficulty Level: High

Type: Hybrid / All of the Above
Name and Link: Beast Of No Nation
Level of build: 72 +OP8
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty Level: Medium

Type: Suicidal (UCP 3.1 or higher required!)
Name and link: Suicide Krieg (UCP 3.1)
Level of build: From 31 to 72 OP8
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Hard

Type: Extreme Grenade Damage
Name and link: 999999K Grenade Krieg
Level of build: OP0 to OP8
Specific gear needed: Yes
Difficulty level: Medium

DDD: Kreig’s Skills for you.
Blood bath resource guide.
Borderlands 2 Psycho Skill Tree Builder


Get your Build added!

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

  • A link to YOUR dedicated thread or write up on your build.
  • Your Builds Name. If you haven’t come up with a name yet, it’s O.K. This is optional.
  • 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.
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I’ve added the existing builds from the old forum here because the old forum will be available on a read-only basis after the move. I’ll change the links to point here if/when the original authors port their threads over.

I am still taking submissions, so if you would like your build listed here, just fill out the top part and I’ll handle the formating. Thanks.

The DDD link is the same as the BBR.
Who did the DDD again? I thought I did but I couldn’t find it. Was it you?

I fixed the DDD link and I’m the one that did that for Krieg.

That’s what I thought.
I knew someone did it.

Changed Dank’s Hellborn Krieg build to point to here.

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I’ve fixed the links pointing to the old forums. If you have a build on the old forums, please port it over here so we can discuss it. Thanks.

awwww nice to see some familiar names here again after so much time.

Just a quick heads up, the Aexplosive rampage build link doesn’t work guys. The thread is also not available anymore on the old forums unfortunately:

http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=265021

That’s because I had the wrong link. It’s fixed now.

Is there a link to the master list…I can’t navigate these new boards to save my life

@nosferatoo70

here:

http://oldforums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=261883

When clicking on any link however you will get the “The page you requested doesn’t exist or is private.” message. When that happens simply add the word “old” at the beginning of the link in your browser’s address bar (e.g. changing any link from http://forums.gearboxsoftware… to http:/oldforums.gearboxsoftware…)

Are you looking for a specific build?

All of the old builds are in the first post with working links.

What about all the build in the code window of the old post @Gulfwulf?

Is it because they’re only 61? I mean these:

----Gun DPS----

Code:

KingofSwagmar’s “Fire Fiend”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn/Mania
Info: Mob Farming
Build level: 61/72

Dank Rafft’s “Hellborn Krieger”
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust/Hellborn
Info: 72
Build level: An elemental DPS build focusing on the Hellborn tree and synergies between elemental skills and gear without relying too much on Krieg’s action skill.

TECHiSOBA’s ‘OVER-KILL-KRIEG’
Primary Points put in: Hellborn/Bloodlust
Info: UVHM build. high DPS, and increased kill skill duration.
Build level: 61

WHo iZ AsiaN’s “Pyromaniac”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: DPS buid for mob farming
Build level: 61

Fartjoke’s “OGrEs aRe LIke MEaT!”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: Shotgun build with survivability aspects.
Build level:61

ChaoticFrenzy’s “aXeSplosive FRENXY”
Primary Points put in: Mania
Info: Build Focusing on High Explosive Gun and Melee Damage. Allowing High Gun DPS while out of BAR and High Melee Damage while in BAR.
Build level: 61

CuriousJazzCat’s “Buzz Axeless Bandit”
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust
Info: Explosive elemental gun build.
Build level: 61

Chris the great’s “Teramorphous Blockbuster”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Hellborn
Info: Focusing on using blockhead shotgun to kill Terramorphous the invincible
Build level: 61

Fartjoke’s TheRe iS NO SAnCtuArY!"
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: A Logan’s Gun build.
Build level: 61

Skooma_Addict’s “Hell Rider”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn/Bloodlust
Info: Grenade/Gun focused. Grenades soften your enemies while you to roll in and finish them.
Build level: 61

ChaoticFrenzy’s “Incinerating Krieg the Insatiable”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: Gun DPS build utilizing FOTF’s shield as well as Hellborn Skills to stay on fire and proc abilities to heighten Krieg’s Gun DPS and Survivability. While completely ignoring BXR.
Build level: 61

Johnny Thrash’s “Thrash or Die!”
Primary Points put in: Mania
Info: A DPS build for thsoe who just hit 61. Designed for solo play minimal to no gear requirments, or gear that is easy to obtain.
Build level: 61

----Melee----

Code:

rudebasilisk’s “NIPPLE SALADS”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: “DPS, Tank: Melee with the Flame of the Firehawk”
Build level: 61

Dank Rafft’s Axeplosive Rampage
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust/Mania
Info: A DPS build focusing on Buzz Axe Rampage and explosive damage. Two variations: one build for general gameplay and another one for boss fights.
Build level: 72

fightincowboy’s “Fire Fuled Pain Train”
Primary Points put in: Mainia/Hellborn
Info: Melee dps build with help from shotguns and fire dot effects for healing.
Build level: 61

Bahroo’s “I LIIIVE FOR THIIIS”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Hellborn
Info: Video write up, and breakdown. Exclusively melee (no guns equipped) Watch and learn!
Build level: 61

notfrompheonix’s ‘Explosivly Badass Melee Mutant’
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust
Info: Focused on maximizing melee and explosive damage, as well as having explosive and bladed guns as backup.
Build level: 61

DarkSoulsMindEye’s ‘Th3 AxP1oDeR’
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust/Mania
Info: Constantly builds up BAR, primarily intended for melee with guns to back it up.
Build level: 61

Nuu’s “UNKILLABLE Thriling Retribution”
Primary Points put in: Mania
Info: Melee build focusing on fire.
Build level: 61

jovenal’s “The Cap’n of Crunch”
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust
Info: Focuses on building bloodlust stacks at a higher than normal rate and staying in Buzz Axe rampage for as long as posible. uses the “Crunch” CoM.
Build level: 61

Dank Rafft’s “mEAT tHe BUTcHer”
Primary Points put in: Melee
Info: Melee build with shotgun support.
Build level: 61

Vcverde’s “Stabbing Grimace”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Hellborn
Info: A fast paced melee build focused on elemental effect chance and the Slag Rapier without StV.
Build level: 61

Acolapse’s “Blood Massacre”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: Pure melee build with some survivability aspects.
Build level: 61

Josh74’s “Badass on Fire”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Hellborn
Info: Solo or Co-op melee build that allows you to stay on fire and use Blood Axe Rampage as long and as often as possible.
Build level: 61

PICK6_TOUCHDOWN’s “Kriegsplosive Melee”
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust
Info: “Versatility. Allows for tanking, explosive focused, patient focus and chaos through melee. All with a switch of Mod or Shield”
Build level: 61

Castem’s “Mania + Fire”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Fire
Info: Melee DPS with extreme survivability (damage reduction + high HP).
Build level: 61

Rockthe4ooz’s “Barbarian”
Primary Points put in: Mania
Info: Melee build that doesn’t need to rely on release the beast.
Build level: 61

NeverBackDown’s “FaceTank”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Hellborn
Info: “PUNCHING EVERYTHING. Melee DPS and extreme survivability.”
Build level: 61

----Manufacturer----

Code:

Avengers Prime’s “Look At All The Color”
Primary Points put in: Bloodlust/Hellborn
Info: Maliwan Allegiance build.
Build level: 61

DarkSoulsMindEye’s “Tedi0re’S Hellborn AxE”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn/Mania
Info: Tediore Allegiance build
Build level: 61

XBL TRICKK’s “Torgue’s Mightiest Warrior”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Bloodlust
Info: Explosive base build using guns over melee, prefers torgue weapons.
Build level: 61

EXOTEK909’s “The Bull”
Primary Points put in: Mania
Info: Bandit Allegiance build.
Build level: 61

BucklingSwashes’ “Rationalized Psychopathy”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: Hyperion Allegiance build focused on accuracy, DPS, and combat variety
Build level: 61

----Survival/Support----

Code:

Bahroo’s “JUST TRY AND STOP ME”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: An unstoppable force that isn’t afraid anything
Build level: 61

Super Kami Nero’s “Blitz Krieg”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Bloodlust
Info: A fun build utilizing Kriegs explosive power with both guns and Melee, and staying away from that pricey New-U Station.
Build level: 61

cmonbennett’s “Tank of Meat”
Primary Points put in: Mania
Info: Shotgun High HP tank build.
Build level: 61

A Touch of Evil’s “Bulletproof Blood Train”
Primary Points put in: Mania
Info: Damage reduction focused tank build with high HP
Build level: 61

Rudebasilisk’s “NIPPLE SALADS!”
Primary Points put in: Hellborn
Info: “Melee with the Flame of the Firehawk”
Build level: 61

eimaimpala’s “Psycho Phoenix”
Primary Points put in: Mania/Hellborn
Info: Heal with fire damage.
Build level: 61

I didn’t include the level 61s because they were never updated to 72/OP levels. If someone wants to update them, I’ll add them.

All right.

I remember there were quite a few interesting and fun to play ones in that list back then. Overall not the most effective or staples that everybody uses, but some really good stuff nonetheless.

Maybe if I’ll get around to try them one day I’ll update some, but since I started completely fresh with the HC and only ported my BAR and customizations over it will take a long time until I have all the gear again…

PS: how does one spoiler tag on this new forum?

Hey friendo! I just wanted to make clear the specifics for this this thread in case you weren’t aware.
It’s required that you create a whole new thread just for your build rather than posting it in its entirety here.

Once you do get it into its own thread, then you can post it’s link here and Gulfwulf will get it added. :smile_cat:

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I would also like to add that you should think about adding a new build and not retread what’s already been posted. @DankRafft has already posted a very solid melee build with his Axeplosive Rampage, so I would prefer it if you posted something new; otherwise it’s a bit redundant.

@Gulfwulf Yes I have something funny and different in mind, don’t worry mate. :blush:

Also I think it’s pretty safe to say that Dafts builds are staples for mobbing and raiding by now, and nothing will be replacing them anytime soon, because these builds are as good as it gets with Krieg in this game pretty much.

However after so much time on my Psycho (sitting at about 1000 hours now between PS3 and PS4) I just like to use different stuff and builds just for fun/variety, and I found something fresh and interesting. Not sure yet how viable it is, especially for OP8 or raids, but it’s a lot of fun for mobbing and just playing through the game.
I will need some more gear and viability testing which will take some time since I’m only just 62 on my fresh start Psycho and I only really have the core gear for the build atm, but I will start with the write up as soon as possible and post the thread.

If you’re interested I can PM you the build/idea in advance…