Well, as the title says I’m having issues with my L52 Zero in UVHM. He doesn’t seem to do anywhere near as much damage with general mobs as e.g. Maya and I’m dying a lot. I’m hanging back and not charging in but generally unless I’ve only got one or two enemies to deal with I’m having a hard time of it.
Here’s my build so far: http://bl2skills.com/assassin.html#505041000051355105015010000000.
I’ve tried to follow the guidelines in the master build lists. I’m fairly underwhelmed by Zero’s melee ability and it seems enemies have to be on their very last legs for it to be of any use. Kunia are good and help out a lot and I don’t have too much issue with bosses like BNK-3R thanks to Bore, but for some reason enemies are reluctant to line up nicely for me so it takes a bit of work to utilise that much in general gameplay. Groups of Nomad Arsonists are very hard to deal with, which were a breeze with Maya.
As you can probably tell from my skills, I have more of a gun than melee playstyle. I’ve experimented a lot with different weapons but I’m finding it a bit hit and miss. For example, I can take out super bad Psychos quite easily with my Incendiary Lady Fist pummelling their crit spots, but fire Spiderants are almost spray and pray with a Lasceaux.
Gear wise I have nothing special and of course this is very fluid as I level up. In addition to the Lady Fist (L50) I have Maliwan snipers for Slag, Fire and Corrosive, all within two levels. I have a relic which reduces my cooldown by 31% and I’m relying heavily on my health COM to keep me alive as most enemies seem to down my shields with ease. A Tubby gave me a L52 WTF just recently, so I’m trying that out, and I have a purple Maliwan Incendiary SMG and a L52 Bunny for those frequent FFYL moments.
I do reasonable damage with Snipers, the Lasceaux (good for shield stripping), Lady Fist and NE Gwen’s Head, but otherwise everything is a bit meh. I also have a Torgue rifle which isn’t too bad, but otherwise nothing that springs to mind. Health wise I use a purple Homing Transfusion to help out.
I try not to barge in and hang back where I can, but that’s not always an option. I’m hoping I’ll adapt to him better as time goes on but at the moment I can’t say he’s a great deal of fun. Any ideas greatly appreciated.