So, been mulling around with a rough rider infiltrator zane. Realized that the alchemist is DISGUSTING thanks to this recent buff. Raw 25% damage increase… except that there’s the natural 9% or so buff with each sticky, and if you go for rise to the occasion (+5% health regen on depleted shields… so just +5% health regen) the “cost” to shooting the alchemist is paid for. Throw on some salvation and suddenly you’re melting every time you reload without even realizing you’re getting hurt (outside of the incessant thwacking noise). a natural 200%-ish on a total stickied clip means that 25% is really a 75% buff because of triple damage. Absolutely melts bosses like the gravewarden (not to unnerfed queens call crit fl4k levels, but hey it’s better than most).
Even on a -50% rifle damage or -50% incendiary, it’s nowhere near as noticeable as on other guns. It’s just incredible.