Everyone knows how good this weapon is in general, and most know it’s really good on Krieg.
But, here I am to explain exactly why it has incredible synergy with Krieg.
First of all, it’s explosive.
Means it gets boosted by StF
Not an insane increase, but not too bad. The bonus doubles when in FFYL, which is nice.
It has very wide spread, covering a very wide area, K has no accuracy bosting skills that are active in FFYL. +strip the flesh=a good 2nd wind weapon. (good anyway, of course)
The Flesh Crunch COM
is very good with this gun, it boosts StF by up to +6 points and gives extra explosive damage on top of that. (highest is 54% I think)
This is one of the most powerful weapons with Flesh Crunch COM. Many different builds can be set up with this COM and this gun.
It doesn’t rely on crits.
Synergy with hellborn is bad, but puts out an unbeatable amount of damage.
Most builds with Krieg make it hard to crit, due to either fire-rate increases or PiP.
With this gun however it is hard to crit with multiple projectiles at once, with on any character.
Krieg loses hardly any DPS by not critting with it, unlike Zer0 for example.
Power Toast COM puts up to +6 points into pain is power, boosting the dmg by a whopping 110%!
Most builds with this COM are focused around the Hellborn tree, so you can constantly be on fire for that full +110%dmg bonus.
Also some Power Toasts can put extra +5 points into Elemental Elation,
boosting fire-rate up by 110%.
This boosts the DPS by an insane amount, but increase your ammo consumption by a long shot.
High synergy with Melee Krieg:
Leg. Sickle puts +5 points into PiP, Not as good as Power toast, but the COM is focused around melee, and I usually use Sheriff’s badge to boost the rate of buzzaxes thrown. This relic is very good for the Unkemt Harold.
The main pellets of the pistol can activate Blood Overdrive.
It boosts the Melee dmg by 250%, which is a solid amount. The skill doesn’t last long, but still can be useful.
The fuse time decrease of a grenade can be useful if you have a slag bouncing betty with a painful delay.
And lastly, Bloodbath.
It only gets triggered if you get a kill with the splash, and not the main projectile, but to get the splash to kil the enemy you can shoot at an object near him, or underneath him, like the floor.
Blood Bath boosts gun dmg by an incredible +250%. That is with just 5 points in it.
Many COMs can boost this skill and the KillSkill duration, meaning you won’t have to try getting a slash kill all the time.
The leg. reaper
is a great COM for this weapon, it has up to +99% Kill-skill duration, which is very nice for a weapon that hasn’t got a 100% chance to trigger BB. Also it does put points into Blood Overdrive, meaning you can set up a melee/gun Krieg.
Boosted by FtB
It has 100% extra splash dmg, which can be boosted by FtB. This can be useful on melee builds.