I need to beat this quest for the Motorhead achievement on my level 47 Krieg. As you may know, even in NVHM all of the Tier 3 quests are level 50.
I can’t kill buzzards worth crap with my pure Melee Krieg. I can connect a thrown axe about 5% of the time.
My current set-up:
- Diesel Sickle +30% Melee, +3 FtB, +2 EtR, +2 StV – Best I can find for total +% Melee after skills
- Level 36 Rough Rider
- Level 46 Torgue Ravager
- Level 30 Corrosive Rapier
- Level 43 Corrosive Maliwan SMG – Getting pretty weak now, mainly used for slowly killing buzzards / generating BL stacks before BXR.
- Level 30 Slag Norfleet – From my one and only Hyperius kill for achievement purposes. Equipped for novelty and occasionally used to slag in FFYL.
- Level Noob Slag Lobbed Singularity – But I never toss grenades anyway
- 20-25% Explosive Relic
I’m thinking I’ll need to switch to Hellborn to have any shot at finishing within the timer:
The main strategy would just be to use Corrosive guns (Maliwan SMG? Sniper? What?) and just unload on the stupid Buzzards. Use Elemental Empathy to heal off of the DoTs
I’ve kept a good variety of Blue and Purple COMs that I’ve found along the way, but I have no idea which one would work best for this quest. I think I’ve kept 1-3 of each type (Toast / Reaper / Blister / Torch / Sickle / etc.). No Legendary COMs as I’m still in TVHM.
As for shields, I’ve basically tossed / sold everything except my Rough Rider (which is horribly underleveled but gets the job done) and some random Roid Shield that I think is 2-3 levels under me. Looking like Rough Rider is the better choice for this mission since my shields will be down due to flames anyway, and I won’t be doing too much melee damage against Buzzards.
For relics, I’ve horded a +20% Melee damage, +34% Max Health, +% Resistance (4 types in one relic), +20-25% Explosive, +17% CDR, and I think one other thing. Some of these are pretty low level (e.g., level 21 proficiency relic), but they’re all Blue or Purple.
Grenades… I don’t think I have any offensive Legendaries close to this level on any char. I’d probably swap it out for a level 35 Magic Missile (currently on another char), but I’m not sure how effective those are at catching Buzzards…
Can’t really do much farming since I haven’t completed the story line on TVHM yet (just beat Sawtooth Cauldron), otherwise I’d grab the Hornet and probably be good to go.
Also, I’d prefer to do this solo.
So… what do you guys think? Skill point changes? (Put a few points into Blood-Filled Guns from somewhere?) Easy-to-find gear recommendations?