Okay so maybe the vertical grip isn’t great for Torgue shotguns.
A Ravager with a vertical would only have about a 11% weapon base damage increase compared to a Hyperion Thinking shotgun of the same rarity with brand-matching parts (where it’s like a 33% base damage increase). I honestly felt like I should have realized that after looking at the Butcher gaining 2 pellets with that massive 66% uptick in base damage.
As the Iron Zerker’s Torgue shotty is a Bangstick (Tediore barrel, Tediore grip, Torgue stock), I do have that 25% damage, so it’s not that horrible with this variant, but it’s something to keep in mind when I actually go Ravager farming.
Anywho. Iron Zerker dinged 16 with turning in the missions done. Now he has maxed out Hard to Kill (7/5 with the Tank Class Mod) and Abestos. As well as Fistful of Hurt. Unfortunately thanks to some field testing, the Love Thumper is… not a great idea. Extreme recharge delay, and no means of health regeneration except for what little comes of Hard To Kill. I need Ain’t Got Time to Bleed (AT LEAST) and Sexual Tyrannosaurus before I do something this crazy again.
All of this occured when charging hard into the Buzzard Academy to fetch Tiny Tina’s badonkadonks, and those damned Buzzards played their usual “whatever the equivalent of a spawncamper hiding and taking potshots at you to be a wanker” nonsense. Died twice, once there and trying to cross Meltwater Crossing as a mob moved as far away from me and near a box as possible and hide from it so I was screwed. Yeah. Can’t wait to find an Adaptive Shield. >_>
Next session: TEABAG WILHELM. He will learn to bow to the power of dual shotguns.