I’ve been toying with the idea of a themed build recently and I finally tried it out. Not only did it work, but I enjoyed it so much I thought I would share it in case anyone else wants to join in the fun.
Say hello to Ghozte Moze.
With the Boogeyman added through Arms Race and the recent buff to the Soulrender, we now have quite a few guns which send skulls flying round the battlefield. They all inflict splash damage too, so Moze is in her element. Use this build well and you’ll have a mixture of red, green and purple ones blazing round the battlefield at any given time.
One proviso. This build uses some terror gear (yes, I know it’s January) so you may need to do some trading if you want everything perfectly set up. Thankfully, half the gear is available throughout the rest of the year so you won’t have too much trading to do.
Without much further ado, let’s get into the skills.
Nothing huge to say here, other than the fact that terror ammo regen + Redistribution + Forge allows us to spec out of mag size skills and take Click, Click instead which serves nicely on all three guns we’ll be taking later. The ammo regen skills are mostly there to make sure we never run out of ammo and have nice, long magazines but we do still get use out of this skill.
One thing which really makes the build flash is the number of aspects of the build which multiply against each other so damage is rarely ever lacking. At all times, we’ll have strong radiation, splash damage proccing fire damage which is multiplied by Stoke the Embers and very high gun damage. It’s also never long before we can jump into Iron Bear either as an escape from combat or an additional source of damage.
The four guns we’re using all link up with our theme.
Redundant Facepuncher. Anointment: Melee has a 25% chance to inflict Terror status.
This one is there for utility. A shot or two is all you need to get poor Moze totally terrified, which is useful for our next gun.
Fearmonger. Anointment: While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
I picked an incendiary one of these up during the Bloody Harvest event last year, but really all you want is a Urad one and for your elements to be spread across your three guns. Thanks to its buff, this one is extremely powerful. You can walk into a room, get terrified, fire once at each enemy and wait for the mines to go off. Boom! Everybody gone.
Soulrender. Anointment: While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
Since this came out, this has been one of my favourite guns and the recent buff only made it better. It handles nicely with the added effect of peppering the battlefield with homing, explosive purple skills (which also home in on crit spots for good measure). Easy to farm from Tom and Xam.
Boogeyman. Anointment: While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
A fantastic sniper. After any kill, it has a 10% chance to spawn a red skull which, again, homes in on enemies and does heavy splash damage. So long as you don’t kill the enemy it is going after, you can normally depend on a string of ghostly kills working its way through the enemy.
Front Loader. Anointment: While Terrified, gain ammo regeneration. The more Terror you have, the higher the bonus.
With this shield, you’ll always have your 150% radiation going and you’ll always have enough ammo for your guns (especially nice on that Boogeyman since it blasts through the stuff so fast).
Vindicator Ghast Call. Cannot come anointed.
Some people may prefer to go with the CMT, but to me this completes the look. Plus, with 150% radiation, splash damage, additional skulls spawning when terrified, Fire in the Skag Den, Stoke the Embers and the October buff, this is a grenade which can actually kill things without too much difficulty. Who would’ve thought?
The Blast Master could go in this slot, but I prefer the survivability and if you can get 5 points in Phalanx Doctrine then you’re onto something really nice. Rolls to look for: splash damage, weapon damage, crit damage, fire rate, mag size.
Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge.
The reason we took the Front Loader. This relic gives you a stack of gun damage extremely easily and is relatively easy to acquire just by going through DLC2. Stats to look for: mag size, fire rate.
Trick or treat
One of the fun things we can do to tie the theme together is create the right look. With emotes, character skins, weapon skins, weapon trinkets and echo skins from across the past two Bloody Harvests and throughout DLC2, there’s plenty of scope for kitting out Moze and Bear to match the aesthetic.
And there we have it, Ghozte Moze! Don’t forget to like, follow and obey… Wait, what am I saying?