I love discussing skills and gear in the Borderlands franchise and in these Fantasy Rework posts I pick a Legendary Class Mod that catches my interest and I think about what I would do to make it the perfect COM for my personal use. Unlike last time, in this post I’ll be covering a Class Mod I actually really love, the St4ckbot.
Design Philosophy : The St4ckbot always seemed like it wanted to be the preeminent Guerillas in the Mist COM, and I suppose it is; but in its current form it’s a bit clunky during extended mobbing engagements, requiring constant Action Skill cycling with skills such as Leave No Trace and Eager to Impress. The addition to the special effect of the COM is intended to reward players for getting kills while mobbing, allowing for some really impressive GITM uptime if players can kill fast enough.
Removing Hunter’s Eye was an easy choice because it simply feels tacked-on, with no real driving motivation for it being on this particular COM. Persistence Hunter was a thematic choice, though probably a pretty overpowered one. Admittedly I’m aiming for coherence rather than balance (after all, these are my fantasies!).
Probable Design Failings : In my opinion the St4ckbot is probably just fine as it is. As I mentioned earlier, Leave No Trace and Eager to Impress can do a lot to help players constantly reactivate their Action Skills. This means that as a pure GITM Class Mod it still functions quite well without any changes. Between Persistence Hunter, ETI, and LNT this COM would both have incredible consecutive uptime and massively reduced downtime, likely making it overpowered.