I was just watching Joltzdude139 farming for a 94% bee when I realized, whats the point? You farm for a perfect sham with 94%, but its still just a crappy vladov shield with buffed absorb chance. The absorb chance only making it a good shield for certain builds and enemies.
Now, the above paragraph is just some hyperbole, only partly true. Farming isn’t as clear cut as getting the thing for your character, and the sham is a pretty good shield on its own. However, legendaries generally have little variance. The main difference between every sham is 18% or so absorb chance, and capacity/recharge ranging from nightmare to usable. But what if that wasn’t the case, and the best sham you could hope to farm was a marked improvement from even the second best?
I’m talking about synergistic parts as a way to reward the grind. If you’ve ever played borderlands 1, you might remember how much more varied the legendaries were. Thats because they used more or less the entire parts pool that differentiated common trash weapons from the highest quality. That means that you could get an ogre assault rifle that has the trash stats of a common white would have, or the best purple could. This was better in the sense that it rewarded the player for getting the best version of a legendary in a very obvious way.
Synergistic parts would do this in a different way, lets say you match the capacitor/battery or whatever to get the highest absorb chance on a sham. The right combo would trigger a synergistic affect that would also, say, raise the capacity to just a hair less than a purple vladov shield. Or getting a maliwan grip on the hellfire, and the fire rate accessory would boost the fire rate a bit more.
This doesn’t have to just be for legendaries either. You cloud do the same with the matching manufacturer barrels. You can also do different synergies depending on what attributes you bring out of the gun by matching certain parts. Vladov grips/barrels give a bit of fire rate synergy, and so on.
What do you guys think? I just thought it would be a good way to give a little extra layer of accomplishment for farming the perfect gun/shield.