So, because of unforseen circumstances, I managed to bring my Moze and her Iron Bear on a level there in Normal mode, nothing has a chance to kill my Mech.
I didn’t really look online for builds, but generally just focused on skills to increase the fuel, reduce fuel use and reduce cooldown for Iron Bear. This alone probably would only get me so far, but on level 20ish I randomly found a “bear trooper” class mod (50% more fuel and -50% fuel usage), so that already made everything else a lot more effective.
In fact, I guess without it I wouldn’t spend most of my time in the Mech… But with the skills I have I can usually heal it as long as I do crits to incinerate targets, which isn’t too hard with most enemies using the Railguns.
With this habit I just played around in Mayham 10 with Lootsplosion and Holy Crit as a necessity. With that, it didn’t take too long to get loads of Cash and Max out SDUs as well as finding Legendaries… Though it was way easier after getting the Keys for the Vault Card with the Shlooter.
After a while I found an annointed Weapon that increases Railgun Damage by 150% and a better “Bear Trooper” with one of the 3 Stats being +43% Action Skill Damage… I could probably look for one that has better Skill tree buffs or secondary stat boosts, but if it isn’t with at least as much Action Skill Damage up, it seems like a downgrade at this point.
It kinda felt good to just figure this out rather than looking up a build, but fiddling around with regular weapons and seeing how little they do in M10, I noticed just how powerful the Iron Bear really is.
It feels justified, like nothing is worse than having the feeling that some no name “Badass” is too much to handle even with the “best gear” you could find and your Action Skill at hand… (Glaring at BL2).
So on one hand I’m happy that with the Mayham buffs I could find so much gear and level up quickly that I reached that sweet end point with a maxed character, but on the other hand, I feel like I beat the game on “easy mode” and I think I don’t want to bother with other characters.
I mean, basically all I do is use Iron Bear to destroy most enemies without any issues (of course Strong enemies with Corrosive Immunity are little difficulty bumps as well as Strong bosses with Super Powered Shields or lots of forced invulnerability phases), so I guess it goes against the spirit of looking for better guns and constantly improving your load out, but looking back at BL1 and BL2 there always seemed to be a lot of weapons I considered good for nothing, so I guess, nothing really changed…
Don’t even know if starting over in True Vault Hunter with Mayham on will improve loot and buff enemies noticeably, or if M10 is basically the same in both modes…
But the Story kinda dragged on imo and I don’t know if I really want to replay it if I probably won’t use any of the weapons I get along the way, since my Iron Bear is basically my go to for fighting.
So yeah, I guess while I did enjoy finding that Moze build, it probably spoiled me and this means I won’t play again, because everything else will probably be a lot less effective than her and thus “seem weak” in comparison.