“I’m back bitches!” -some hot chick with tattoos on Pandora
So, took my young Salvador out for some more get-to-know-you, and it’s been paying off HUGELY. It’s so good, so good, you just won’t believe how good… And so on.
So HERE is the build I’m using at the moment. That’s right, 6 levels tonight. Now a level 47 Gunzerker. More on the build in a minute.
Started where I left off last night, with Sal about 5% short of level 42, at the train station in Lynchwood. Went back up on the roof to play crazed gunman (“One’s a profession, and the other’s mental sickness.”) with that Dahl sniper. Back downstairs to gunzerk a bit and fry some bandits. That was fun. Crossed the 42 line. Moving on…
Decided to go ahead and take the dive on WEP; even if I didn’t feel too ready for it, I needed to get Mordecai back to Sanctuary so I could take the Rakkaholics Anonymous quest for a slag Rubi. Had little trouble getting through there. Having a fresh-ish Heartbreaker, lobbed shock Singularity ‘nade, and a level 31 Thrusting Unkempt Harold, Close enough I figure. Also brought Tannis’ quest Doctors Orders with me, so the midgets would be plentiful. Had the last one in the midget room dropped me THIS little gem. That’s been handy. Did the Bloodwing thing, back to Sanctuary…
Took Rakkaholics Anonymous, and on my third dashboard farming attempt I got a slag Rubi. Don’t even care what the parts were. I wanted Rubi, and I wanted her in slag. That’s all. Done.
Moving on, did the quest for the Slab King, and then the one for Jack’s body double. Both went almost too smoothly, as though something were up and baddies weren’t spawning as much as I remember. Never saw the Constructor, for instance, at the one voice sampling spot. Weird.
Up Thousand Cuts we went. Caught a little Hell at the very beginning on the Hyperion side, with two UBA loaders and some architects spamming turrets. Also the BA constructor up the hill gave me a hard time spamming missiles and nukes, but then I remembered “This is SALVADOR; he’s not a sit-back-and-plink kind of character, he’s a f***ing meat tank!” Gunzerk, face tank, win. Again, no notable loot happening, and didn’t see a single midget in the whole of Thousand Cuts (I checked the Slab side before starting up the hill). Bummer.
Did the thing, killed BNK3R. Got a nice Callipeen (as nice as a Callipeen can be, anyhow) from ol’ Stingy. Went inside, did the thing with Control Core Angel. Moving on.
With Sanctuary now leveled-up again, I went ahead and did the Perfectly Peaceful side quest. Now, threshers never really scared me with Maya per se, but HOLY NUTBALLS (“What happened to your frickin’ face?!”) do they melt before Salvador, even with an underleveled Rubi and more-underleveled Heartbreaker! To quote Dr. Peter Venkman, PhD (Psychology AND Parapsychology), “Mother Pusbucket!”
Crystalisks are still a little iffy in the mid 40s with a 31 non-DP UH. That 40 CC did alright. As farming another UH is out of the question right now, I’m open to suggestions. Figure Lady Fist is coming around again soon enough, though.
So, took the story quest to head to the Hyperion Info Stockade. You know the deal. Headed to Sawtooth Cauldron, and am surrounded by level 48 (+/- 1) bandit mobs. I can hang, but I think I’d like to get a little more powerful fire shotty before I make this run. And maybe something better than my green level 40-ish Vladof AR for a corrosive damage dealer (just for Mortar’s flying friends, and a couple turrets). Beat up the Golden Chest in Pierce Station a bit, but nothing too good so far has dropped. One time, it was just two Krieg class mods.
I keep getting relatively good green Bandit RLs, so that’s fortunate. Randomly encountered King Mong at level 49, and fried him pretty easily with the Rubi/HB combo.
Really, I wasn’t sure how well I’d adjust to not having the Phaselock AS for a crutch. Having that with Ruin and Converge, I feared, had spoiled me. And for 38-ish levels of Sal, I was starting to believe it was true. Nope. I don’t miss it at all now. Okay, maybe a little. But seriously, Sal is a freaking BEAST.
It’s funny, getting back to the skill build, that even a couple levels ago in Caustic Caverns I was having Gunzerk come off of cooldown within 1 second of it ending. I can damned near just stay in constant gunzerk now while mobbing, and it’s NUTS.
So the build. Not sure if Huckleberry is the right call at the moment. Between UH and Rubi, I figured the reload speed at least would be helpful. The extra damage can’t hurt, but UH is about to be sold (as it’s 16 levels behind now, even if it DID save my bacon a couple levels ago against a BA Pyre Thresher) and I don’t NEED the damage for Rubi. I have some other pistols, but I don’t really use them that much. I’m wondering what everyone else thinks about that compared to the other two options in left tree at tier 1/2. I mean, once I have a fresh updated DPUH, Huckleberry seems pretty obvious. ESPECIALLY if I’m gonna just spam Grog/Harold like so many others to cheese it through the Peak. But at the moment, and for some periods, it’s just not really doing THAT much for me. Thoughts?
Tomorrow, hopefully, gonna find a good fire shotty and corrosive something, and fight through Sawtooth Cauldron. Hopefully move on to Arid Nexus. If I don’t get too slowed-down, I hope to have a Lady Fist in-hand before I call it a night.
Like I’m doing right now.