For me it’s the potential
2 guns = combos
The theorycrafter in me just wanted to make things happen.
You’re right that he is gear-dependent
And as for being easy mode, the internet made him so:
some characters are execution-based: You can’t take a great Zero build and expect to kick ass right away, you have to learn to play Zero right: he’s all about player skill.
Sal is prep-based: Make a good build, pick the right gear, weight your choices, do the maths and then go to town with him. If you kill everything in your path, you did your homework right. If you die constantly, then your build is flawed, go back to the drawing board.
In short: If your build is good, you don’t need to be
The problem (well…problem… ) arise with boards like these, because prep can be SHARED.
If you take someone else’s build from the internet, you will have great success and will think “Sal is easy mode!” and he is…because someone else did the hard part for you