I commented on the recent patch, and the more I thought about it the more I wanted to do a break down of what seems to be the most prevalent, end-game, Moze build.
I’m gonna bring up some issues as I see them, and please, if anyone has builds or gear that get around them or fix them, please let me know!
So, they say in the patch that the Bloodletter class mod is “creating overwhelming synergies”
From my experience, using the SoR skill tree without a Bloodletter mod does not feel nearly as fun, and not using the SoR skill tree really torpedoes your surviveability in Mayhem 3.
Moze is the only vault hunter to have a skill tree with no healing skills (looking at you Bottomless Mags) and no healing action skill augments.
Vampyr is Moze’s ONLY skill that returns health during combat.
And without a Bloodletter mod, Vampyr and Thin Red Line are ANTI-synergistic.
Additionally, she only has three skills that can give back shields while she’s taking damage: Full Can of Whoop-Ass, Force Feedback, and Tenacious Defense.
FCoWA: Requires getting into Paper Mache Bear
FF: Only works on critical kills, so won’t proc to grenades or dots
TD: Requires full investment into SoR and won’t proc again unless you got back up to full first.
Basically, every other VH seems to have better shield and health regen options than Moze (except for maybe FL4K? Your opinion I suppose).
Ready for Action (1st tier) : +30%SRR, -40%SRD
Quick Breather (3rd tier) : Immediate shield regen on clone swap
Has multiple health regen skills
Has a Life Steal skill in 2nd tier (gun damage)
Can get free second wind skill with clone
Has skill to just ignore bullets
Has two health regen skills
Two Lifesteal skills (Gun Damage / Action Skill damage)
Has a free second wind skill
Has a 60% dmg reduction skill
Has multiple health regen skills (I think the most health regen options out of anyone if I’m counting correctly)
Only lifesteal seems to be an Augment for Rakk Attack
Skill to let his pet revive him
Behind the Iron Curtain (4th tier) : +21%SRR, -24%SRD
Force Feedback (5th tier) : Immediate shield regen on critical kill
Has no skills with health regen.
Only lifesteal is Vampyr
Get one free partial shield recharge on shield break
Gearbox, you want us to use builds other than a Bloodletter Deathless Vampyr spamming grenades? Then please, please, give us other viable options for the late game.
Blaster Master and Mind Sweeper mods are fun, but not when you run into 3 anointed enemies that won’t drop their shields and the whole “kill them before they kill you” strategy falls apart. Or not being able to see who is killing you because four badasses are all spamming rockets at you and all you can see is the wall of explosions.
Rocketeer and Bear Trooper mods might be fun if Iron Bear actually lived up to it’s name occasionally.
So please, Gearbox, before you come out and whack Bloodletter Grenade Moze with the nerf bat everyone is expecting, please let us know what you want us to do instead