Just farmed the spiritual driver class mod and can already say it is a very powerful COM. For those who don’t know what it does…
Meditative Spiritual Driver
Puts skill points in: Clarity, Helping Hand(s) and Mindfulness
“Whenever Amara activates her action skill, she applies her action skill element to herself.”
“Amara’s Gun Damage is increased while moving. The quicker she moves, the greater the gun damage bonus.”
The first line of text makes it incredible to pair with the elemental projector relic for that extra 90% damage. Additionally, the dot it applies procs mindfulness, which the COM can also boost, allowing for extremely fast movement speed at a whopping 8.4% per stack, up to 25 stacks. That is a 2.1x increase to movement speed which makes you move at speeds reminiscent of rough rider maya.
Finally, the last piece of the puzzle, the gun damage bonus while moving…
I tested with a corrosive faisor on the Handsome Jack dummy. No skill points invested and no bonuses for gun damage on the com and no relic equipped with 14.45% gun damage from guardian rank.
While holding still I hit for 334 damage.
While walking and shooting with no mindfulness stacks I hit for 401 damage
With 3 points from the COM in mindfulness with max stacks and no other bonuses I hit the dummy for 621 damage while walking at max speed. This is almost two times the damage when compared to not moving.
With 6 points total in mindfulness and max stacks and no other bonuses, I hit the dummy for 1042 damage while walking. That’s over three times the damage when compared to not moving.
You can increase this damage further by running and jumping. By doing this, I have seen the damage get as high as 1800+ which is well over five times the starting damage.
That vastly outclasses the phazezerker
Using a phazezerker with +25% weapon damage my base damage for the test is 418.
With 25 rush stacks and no other bonuses to damage, I hit for 668.
You can see the difference in damage quite easily. This class mod is capable of very high damage as long as you keep moving.