Day 35 - Sal goes to the Badass Crater for the final push to 72. Did every quest in there, including repeatables, and only got to about 1/10th past 71 (from 68), so it’s time to grind Pyro Pete I guess. (It felt the fastest, maybe.)
All the while, I’m apprehensive about how to tackle B-Rex. Do I try Bee+lvl50 DPUH? Do I nix the Bee (since I read amp doesn’t work on him)? Do I cheese him from the entry like I’ve done before?
Well, Moxxi rewarded me for finding interviews with an acid Kitten - Severe, no less, to counteract the accuracy loss. So why not? (Turns out that despite its accuracy problems, it burns down copters in the Forge just fine.) Then one of Zed’s vending machines puts a 70 Fire Bee up for sale. Yaaaa. Sure, why not. Might come in handy some time (I’m using a Lightning Bolt for now).
About a dozen bar runs and exactly 60 reloads later, Sal has a 72 DPUH. Ten minutes later, I see why it’s the weapon of choice for dealing with B-Rex. No good loot, but oh well.
I appreciate the tips on playing Sal, meanwhile. I don’t intend to specialize in him - in fact, I intend to put him aside now and push Gaige, my last VH, to 72 - the whole school of ways to play him is largely new to me, and I’m sure I’ll forget a lot of it, like I kinda did with my double-turret Axton, B0reo, Ruinaya, and whatever build I had on Krieg. Hopefully this is all in some Sal-specific thread I can look at later, as I push him to OP8 someday. And probably try other variants, like aforementioned Hoarder, esp. since I have the leg mod for it. I’m using a build I saw in a video - I think the guy’s handle was Bahroo? This is the build, for the curious. I use it with a blue Two-Gun Berserker mod.
And it now has a DPUH and a Grog. I can just feel Jefe cringing, hehe. I’m actually planning to get a 72 crit Heart Breaker at some point - that combo was pure easymode. And now I have that Severe Kitten for bots.