This subject is meant for min-maxers, if you’re a relatively new player, you might be confused by what follows.
Just gonna draw the attention of a few experts here: @Derch, @Sljm, @Exotek, @Hoyle4, @khimerakiller, @Wingsday, @Gulfwulf, @Blutfatal, @Afro_Samurai, @BookEmDano (I’m probably forgetting a few, sorry)
Ever since Blut wrote his DDD thing on stocks, everyone has been chanting the same song: For shotguns, Hyperion stock is the best, except on Hyperion shotguns where both the Torgue and Hyperion stocks are good for different reasons (due to the Hyperion gimmick of reverse recoil)
That thread is about Hyperion shotguns specifically.
The Hyperion one is liked because it has increased accuracy, but you will have to live with a recoil that goes away fast (so it’s probably the best on heavily-sustained fire guns like the Butcher)
The Torgue one takes more time to get to pinpoint accuracy (reduced recoil) But it will retain it for longer, like through the reload process. (so, it’s useful if you reload more often and/or if accuracy is important)
So picking between either is really a matter of preference and what specific gun you use. Balancing accuracy, recoil and recoil recovery.
So far so good ?
…The Jakobs stock does all 3:
- It increases accuracy like the Hyperion one
- it has slower recoil recovery like the Torgue
- AND It has INCREASED recoil (meaning you will get to pinpoint faster)
On paper, the Jakobs stock is by far the best for Hyperion shotguns.
so…Why is it ignored/reviled ?
Is it because it doesn’t perform as well in-game as it should on paper ?
Is it because Blut didn’t like it personally ?
Was it just because it’s rather bad in all other cases so it was never properly tested in the case of Hyperion shotguns?
I’ve never given much thought on stocks since I farm all my gear and just getting the right grip/element/accessory is already a nightmare and a waste of time, i’m certainly not gonna farm for the right stock as well. But if its worth writing a guide on stocks, then I guess its worth answering this too right ?
I’ve had an otherwise perfect thinking drop not too long ago with a Jakobs stock…and it handled extremely well: It got to pinpoint very fast, stayed there for a long time and was very precise.