@paulothead I don’t really mind prestacking, I had just hoped I’d be able to make it down to the bottom of Sawtooth Canyon without needing to, heh. I do keep around some Jakobs shotguns, aye. I’ve got a 2 ammo mag shotgun with just 1 bullet per shot for quick stacking, but it’s fallen off level-wise and a replacement just hasn’t shown up so it’s not good for killing things anymore. That’s mostly why I didn’t put it in my weapon list up there, I’ve only been using it when I need to prestack. That said iirc I have a more updated Bushwack, I’ll have to check.
Grenades I’m starting to think I should do what Kuolemanlaakso said and swap to shock. I’ve kept my grenades slag in hopes that when I do use them to drag mobs around it just happens to slag as a nice bonus, but as you say it just doesn’t work often. Almost 100% of the time I rely on the Slagga to do the job, not the grenades.
For the relic, I was really hoping that the added shield capacity and the NE resistance would help me live longer, but based on my assault of Hero’s Pass, it doesn’t. More Cooldown reduction is probably a good idea. I might have one of those, I’ve been keeping whatever Ancients relics I’ve gotten from the loot midgets. Lastly, for the money, actually I cannot do that. Gaige is my first character to get into UVHM, the rest are somewhere in the middle of NVHM or early TVHM. Heh, I remember trying to decide what Vault Hunter to try and then watching the Gaige trailer. Hammerlock sold Gaige to me really well, as it turns out.
@RobCheap I do have all the DLCs, I just haven’t entered any of them yet, heh. I saw a lot of people saying “Make sure you get to UVHM as close to 50 as you can” and when it became apparent that I was going to end NVHM somewhere around 30, I’d need to just do the base story in TVHM and ignore a lot of the other stuff to make sure I was 50 around UVHM. Figured once I hit level cap I’d do them.
Respec’ing to make use of WDT would be difficult to do, but possible. I’d probably have to end up dropping Nth Degree to reach it and cap it since I’m heavily invested in the other two trees, which I’m not sure is that helpful anyways since mobs regen HP quickly if I’m not focusing on them. A Punk mod would definitely be easier, heh.
I had hoped to not have to farm until I had hit the level cap, but I might have to. It certainly feels like it. That’s why my gear is so jank, I haven’t tried farming anything. I’ll have to see what I can do about it I suppose.
@Dr_Do-Little Yeah I’m planning on swapping to Shock Singularity grenades. Hopefully that does good work. Unfortunately though, it’s a little too late for the Fibber. I finished that quest before I went to do Toil & Trouble. I figured that since I was eventually going to reset the game eventually to get level 72 versions of all the important quest weapons I wasn’t going to worry about it too much and just pick it up then. Poor decision? Most likely, but it’s too late now. No sense worrying about spilt milk, as they say.
It’s amazing what some 250-300 stacks of Anarchy, an on-demand tank, and a lot of stubbornness can accomplish, isn’t it? hah!
The turtle shields just seemed like the way I was supposed to go as Gaige due to having BSS, FM and UF all on one character. That’s mostly why I’m using it. Killing something and instantly getting around 550k shield restored seemed really strong. Based on my run-ins with mobs only 1 or 2 levels above me though, it seems like it doesn’t matter how big the shield is, heh. It might be worth looking into an Absorption shield or something in the meantime while I try to find a legendary of some sort and get my HP back.
I’ve been linked that guide from Derch before. I’ve looked at some of it, I just figured I’d hit the level cap then go over it in full to decide what I actually wanted to farm up and use to lower the amount of time spent farming. In retrospect that might have been a poor decision. With Claws might be worthwhile since I’m specing into Strength of Five Gorrilla’s for DT anyway, now that you mention it. I wrote it off as not a great talent, but maybe that’s not right.