Hey guys i have finally reached endgame and done slaugherhouse which is impossible with zane of course or you have to “abuse” ccc with bully approach.
okay first of all we all also already know that is not true and both double barrel and hitman builds can also do this challenge, me loving me some fun opted to not count on double barrel and purely rely on doing the job myself. now did it take me best items in the game to do it? yes but it is also a horse ■■■■ of a challenge and here is why: it is just constant rocket launcher hitscan to almost hitscan spam by badass enemies with triple health bars and it only tests your ability to face tank.
before i dive into how i did it gotta post some proof since i did not record it.
yes i also dno how to take screens and i don care. i only died once at 5th round but that was also me playing the arena first time in solo and second time in general (did it in co op before) is it possible to do without dying? absolutely is it a testament to how good or bad a character or player is? absolutely not.
now i am not going to explain this here but if anyone has questions regarding skill choices i will answer. cold bore is there in case i need double flakker or double scourge and generally helps with guns i use (slow and powerful over high rof) clone and drone together drop enough nades in this setup.
inventory: oh boy what does it take for zane to deal with almost all modifiers? well everything
since pistols get nerfed or buffed with smgs and shotties i usually use them over pistols so it is not super important.
SMGs:cutsman (shock;corrosive;fire);i am against using crossroad but since i don have rad i use rad crossroad if both shock and fire are nerfed.
ARs: Lasersploader (shock,rad,fire,cryo) now if smgs are nerfed i have to go to AR’s so there you have it for non elemental variant i do have helix and if cryo gets hit in modifiers for armor i also have barrage (super underrated gun) not great on zane but fire rate +dmg and quick reload get you by. i do have rowans calls just in case but since this stupid arena alwaysspams you aiming is not in the option menu, it is all hipfire and reposition town here.
Shotguns: flakker (rad;fire;kinetic) i also run either shock recursion or wisp in case i need to deal with shields, no butchers needed.
snipers: storm for shield stripping (8 balls with playing dirty per shot) lyuda-self explaantory i don have it in elements but to hell with it.
heavy:scourge [corrosive/kinetic/fire] i don’t often use it but it is a beast with playing dirty and if i have luxury of ammo i spam it to clean and go back to either smg or whatever utility i want, usually flakker
nade:rad hex (sorry not sorry i don use this nade anywhere outside of two arenas shaft and house)
artifact: just +40 mag size +21% cool down
class mod: depending on modifiers either one with smg dmg or AR dmg it does not rly matter much, i either take ones with +4/5 synchronicity or playing dirty.
play style, it is all about killing fast enough to have your drone and clone up; speed to reposition and get rid of 4 heavy weapons spaming you. and yeah just prey that your salvation is up, usually it is up and while it is up and game allows you to see anything on the screen amidst constant barrage of blinding cryo or shock aoe Rl spam, shoot things and you will stay on your feet. 3 points there is enough but you can go for 5 for max life steal. well ■■■■ i guess i will have to explain a lot still, for example hide your clone, it is there to be up not to engage and die but he can take few hits with transformer and boom enhance, so you can also use it as eemrgency and drop it mid arena to escape yourself. it is also there to start recharging your shield, as long as transformer is 1% full it will absorb some bullets.
how to deal with triple health bars, well run 1 element that can do two bars or do triple matching. i do advocate that one of your main guns has either cryo or rad so you can deal with shield/hp or armor/hp but it is not needed. if you want to have easier time you can use crossroads and brainfreeze but i find it less engaging, plus this way of building is ton of fun for regular m3 mobing.
tl’dr i did m3 shaft on my second only play with 1 death with trashass of a character without gimmicky CCC and it is not fun, but it is not fun by design and for any character.
P.S. yes it is even stronger in co op so people who struggle with CCC bs, rejoice. if you love relying on purely yourself not the helping A.I. or kill grabbing, you don need to worry.