I know we are still early in BL3 lifespan and the 4th skill tree speculation has only been hinted at, not confirmed. However, I think as Gearbox tends to, eventually, listen to their core game audience, we could provide some valuable insight into what would make sense for a 4th skill tree for Fl4k. I dabble in the other VH’s but Fl4k is easily my main.
Obviously a 4th skill tree would have to provide a new action skill, a new pet and entirely new set of skills. I’m just wanting to get some ideas thrown onto the table and out some visibility on those things lacking in his toolkit thus far. So without further ado:
New Action Skill: Thresher Ambush- Upon activation, Fl4k summons thresher tentacles in a small area for 5 seconds. These tentacles can draw in enemies and distract them, whip and slam enemies and throw spikes and boulders at ranged enemies. 15 second cooldown.
Augments for Thresher Ambush:
Leech Tentacles- Fl4k and their pet heal for a % of damage dealt per enemy for the duration of the attack. (Instead of Falconers Feast providing one burst healing, these would be a source of mediocre healing over 5 seconds).
Rift Trap- Thresher Ambush now includes Rift tentacles that actively pull enemies toward them and prevent enemies from escaping the area of effect until the Action Skill duration ends.
Fire Phase!!- All tentacles in Thresher Ambush now deal Incendiary damage.
Worm Food- Enemies caught in Thresher Ambush take 15% extra damage from Fl4k and their pet for 8 seconds.
New Pet- I’m torn here because we have a couple of options in regards to BL lore. But I would say a Varkid. The generic pet would be an Adult Varkid that gives Fl4k 5% bonus reload speed, then a Badass Shock Varkid that gives Fl4k 5% bonus reload speed and 10% shield capacity and finally a Super Badass Varkid that gives Fl4k 5% bonus reload speed and 15% bonus magazine size.
The skill tree could be called Predator and focus on Shield Capacity/Recharge Delay/Recharge Rate, Movement Speed, Magazine Size, Life Steal and Gun Damage/Melee Damage (Melee Fl4k love).
Let’s give him a good Capstone as well. Something that gives him some utility. Maybe Tag your Prey- When Fl4k tags an enemy using the Attack Command, Fl4k and their pet deal increased critical hit damage and gain lifesteal for a short time. Cooldown 15 seconds.
Again, this is just a topic to bounce ideas, fixes and hopes to Fl4k since no new VH’s are coming out and a 4th skill tree could possibly be coming. Thanx for reading.