I’m bored at work, so I’m keeping myself occupied by trying to come up with a Maliwan pistol build. I’m creating this thread partly to see what I’m missing, and partly to trigger discussion about a build that isn’t really looked at.
Why Maliwan? Several reasons.
Revolver style firing helps keep ammo consumption in check.
Elements get damage bonuses against certain defenses, which become more potent in higher difficulties.
Maliwan pistols deal 50% splash damage, so a direct hit (which Nisha has no problem getting) deals 50%more damage.
I like Maliwan.
The Skill Point distribution I’m thinking of is this:
It’s nothing special, really.
Weapons would be pretty basic: the best Fire, Shock, and Corrosive Maliwan pistols I can get. I’m iffy on the Cryo, since the splash damage can’t crit, and I’m not using explosive or melee. I can’t remember any Legendary Maliwan pistols, and the only Unique I remember is the Probe, so as far as I’m aware, I’m stuck with purples.
My fourth slot would probably be a Hyperion pistol for FFYL. Rocket Launchers are for chumps.
I’m not sure if I want to go full Maliwan, or just the weapons. However, even if I do, Maliwan doesn’t make any Oz kits or COMS for Nisha that I’m aware of. I’d therefore be using the Chronicler of Elpis COM and a Tranquility Oz Kit.
That’s…pretty much it. I’m debating whether or not to play the build, and if I do, whether or not to start a new character from scratch or not. However, I am sufficiently intrigued by the idea at this point to want a decent build ready if I do decide to run it.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Criticism?