What is your favorite assault rifle? Been trying to get a good Star Helix, as it has the best feel for me thus far. What are other people favoring?
I like the Bekah and the Amber Management.
Ogre, bearcat, gatling gun, anger management, faisor. Honestly those are always in my inventory but I don’t really have a preference on them. I use the gatling gun most because it is good on my Fl4k when not using a sniper or pistol, and it has a decent (to me)Fl4k anointment.
However as I use all 4 characters, it depends on the character, the build, and the battle situation.
Any purple cost-effective weapon, with tracker darts. Shoot one shot and Auto-crit!
There are still a handful I don’t have that I hear are good (Pain is Power, Zheitsev’s Eruption, Earworm, Crader’s EM-P5, Good Juju). I’m playing a loose allegiance, so per character:
- Torgue (Moze): Alchemist - she’s running a Bloodletter/Deathless build, and her relic is a Projector.
- Vladof (Moze): Shredifier - it’s got the double barrel alt fire, and she’s built around bottomless mags; it’s insanely fun to throw so many bullets downrange for so long.
- Atlas (Zane): Rebel Yell - when that fire rate is hopped up on Zane’s kill skills, I love it (see Shredifier above).
- Dahl (Zane): Kaos - most Dahl ARs are quite good; I just like the elemental body boom on this one.
- CoV (FL4K): Embrace the Pain - also using a Projector relic with this. I’m still working on getting a handle on the Sawbar sweet spot, and when I do, it’ll probably take first.
- Jakobs (FL4K): Rowan’s Call - I like that it’s automatic and comes with an element. That it also refills ammo on crit is icing on the cake.
Atlas Q system
I have a large collection of laser sploders, they’re my favorite weapon ever.
But damn if it isn’t hard to get an annointed one, I “only” have 3, but just 1 of them is a good annointment (damage on crits) the other two are phasegrasp and terror heal.
I used them the entire dlc on tvhm M4 and they just melted everything. Not as great on bosses, but perfect for mobbing and still good on bosses anyway.
I have a couple Star helixes I could dupe for you if you’re on psn, I think one is shock and one is cryo, don’t remember the annointments but they’re not sliding or useless.
edit: not the most powerful gun in the world, but mine has +250% after Phasecast and my Phasezerker has +45% (or so) Dahl crit dmg. Brrt brrt brrt <3
I’m with you on the Helix, I’ve found it to be a great weapon.
I haven’t tested out very many, but there does seem to be several good options,
Laser Sploder, Kaos, Faisor, Barrage, Shredifier.
Atlas carrier or Atlas Q system. Both staples in every build I’ve had in BL3.
The Dictator in cryo on Zane. Also really like the Carrier but otherwise I think assault rifles could use a buff since pistols smgs and shottys perform better.
Dictator is by far my favorite AR. I always had a soft spot for Shreddifier/Faisor/Kaos as well, all just feel great to shoot.
My Top 5 ARs
- Rowan’s Call
- Lucien’s Call
- Laser Sploder
Honorable Mention: Barrage
favorite always bekah
most used one dictator cuz it is dumb af
It changes a bit depending on which VH I use. But overall the following have been really good, in no particular order:
Cost Effective Q System
Breath of the Dying (My current favourite wrecking everything in DLC)
Shocking Trained Kaos
I’m quite liking ARs in this game
Bekah and Alchemist hands down for me.
Faisor is my goto AR. The underbarrel is just crazy on a blast master moze.
Decaying barrage on minesweeper moze. Burst fire all hits crits, mini nades all day.
Depends on the circumstances, some are better for large mobs while others are better for one on one and small groups.
For most of the time I like using a Barrage. I like the high fire rate combined with the pinpoint accuracy. It’s easy to put two fast bursts into critical hits and take down most normal enemies in less than a second. Badasses usually take 4 to 5 bursts, but still just over a second and they’re down.
For large mods I tend to go for an Alchemist or Lucian’s Call. If there’s a lot of anointed I’ll always go for my cryo Lucian’s. It’s the one thing that can stop a mob of 5 anointed in their tracks.
Been mostly using my fire laser sploder for annoiteds. I did recently get a cryo i havent field tested yet. Will have to try it. For melee enemys it my terminator shotgun hands down. I have yet to find another legendary or other that can burn single targets so well.