EXPLOSIONS PER SECOND dinged 42, and living up to his namesake, promptly specced Buzz Axe Bombardier, along with completing the The Overlooked questline for a Deadly Bloom.
The Deadly Bloom in question has a Torgue body, Hyperion battery, and Tediore capacitor.
The good thing about Krieg is that he can go toe to toe with the Rabids and SBA Pyre Threshers without having to be tactical about things. The novas are powerful enough so that anything within sniffing distance is reduced to gibs immediately. They’re especially helpful if I can’t land a single blow with the Harold as well.
As for the journey into the WEP to save Bloodwing… Buzz Axe Bombardier really knows how to clean house on Loaders (especially on a critical hit). Skags? Unshielded stalkers? FUHGHEDABBOUDIT. Who knew toying with explosives this much could be so pleasing? The entire mission consisted of me using the Harold (which, yes, I’m still somehow using) and whatever shotgun I can get my hands on to do damage, building up Bloodlust stacks during BXR after triggering Release the Beast, and chucking MIRVs everywhere.
Although after dinging 43 thanks to a LLM kill and choosing Blood Bath instead of Fuel the Blood, I’m not sure how powerful those grenades could be. I did take my L43 Legendary Psycho Class Mod knowing E.P.S. was going to do no worse than 43.5 when all was said and done so that’s nice.
Though I do miss my sweet 70% max damage resistance from my Tasty Crunch (+4 Taste of Blood, +3 Strip the Flesh), boosting Taste of Blood to 9/5.
A Hyperion chest popped up giving me a perfect Dastardly Iron at L42. Everything Jakobs + damage boost? YES.