I’ve got a question about a shock/elemental build.
Husband and I are doing another full playthrough - he decided he wanted to try out Gaige this time. I’ve got an anarchy Gaige parked at op4, but figured it would be fun to run through the game with her again. Since he’s focusing on OC, I thought I’d try for an elemental Gaige and focus on LBT and BFF this time to give us some diversity. I’m not really sure what build to go with, however - this definitely is nothing like my other Gaige build and this doesn’t quite fit my playstyle but hey - I’m expanding my horizons, right?
This is what I’m tentatively looking at for a possible 72 build - http://bl2skills.com/mechromancer.html#550050100451140055050551412120000000
I only plan on speccing into OC at the end, since I figure I’ll need the damage boost late-game and to be honest, I don’t know if it makes sense to put more points anywhere else (plus I really miss my anarchy!).
I figure I’ll eventually go with a L. Catalyst if I can get my hands on one and right now I’ve been working with shock relics (we just finished nvhm). Would there be a better COM?
Does this build seem viable? I know DoT sucks in uvhm, but given the right COM boosts, will it (sort of) make up for it? I’m guessing that, rather than rushing in and tanking like I did with my anarchy build, I’m going to need to hang back and let DT do a lot more of the work?
A couple specifics - is it ever worth it to put points into More Pep, given a COM boost? If so, should I max it out or just put 1 pt in to take advantage of the COM? Or just ignore it completely?
Every catalyst com I’ve found so far boosts Shock Storm. I know the skill is kinda worthless compared to others, but is it ever any good (while we play through early tvhm, for instance)? I haven’t touched it yet but it feels weird to ignore a skill that I get free points for early in the game.
Also, with all the shock boosts, and given a shock relic, does it make sense to focus on mostly shock weapons or would it still be better to switch to corrosive when appropriate?
Thanks in advance for any advice!