So using a new melee Zer0 build for the hunt was probably not the best idea I’m finding out. I’ve spent far more time farming ninja gear than actual hunt items. Grenades to strip shields seem to be the most difficult to keep on level. I’ve resorted to taking dmg from enemies then using grenades to strip the rest of the way. I was able to get to 72. It’s been slow as I’ve been using Altairs guide and pretty much following it very closely. It has been hugely beneficial in learning the playstyle starting from level one and building up as opposed to re-spec’ing a high level character. I’ve been able to employ new skills as they are being added as opposed to trying to learn everything at once. It has improved my melee skills twofold if not more. Levels 50 -57 where especially rough, but once
Zer0 kunai things started falling into place.
I’ve been playing my existing 72 melee Zer0. He’s already pretty well geared up and I’m really enjoying the melee play style. Spending a lot of time at Petes Bar. I finally am starting to feel the rhythm needed to attain MMF chains. The timing in slagging, deception, stripping shields, swapping to rapier, swapping back to grog and throwing some kunai etc. It’s alot to do in six seconds, then repeat the process to keep it going. There are still many times I end up in some goliaths face when I didn’t quite get the last kill. Or I run head first into the kunai I just threw. But for the most part it’s starting to actually work.
I also spent a fair amount of time killing Saturn, Dukino’s Mom and Wilhelm with melee. For the first two I usually gun them down to killing blow range then take them out. Wilhelm I’ve actually been able to take down all melee (other than slagging him). I was also able to get to OP1 with ease. I haven’t tried yet, but I suspect OP2 won’t be that difficult either.
Once you get the basics down , it makes Zer0 so OP. Yet at any moment you can be extremely vulnerable. It demands that you be constantly aware and moving. But those times that I “get it right” are the most rewarding I’ve had in the game so far.