I dont get it . I really dont , and I made an account just so i can post this in here .
I don’t know what game you guys have been playing , but Iron Bear KILLS it in Normal mode and I’m almost done with TVHM and hes killing it there too.
I use just the rocket pods. No augments . 5 points in stainless stell bear and 3 points in the one that returns fuel on kill. I also have the shield from the SOR tree. But that’s it. 8 points into an action skill is minimal by BL standards.
Even badass and annointed enemies I can easily destroy by standing in front of them and blasting them with my rockets. If none of those enemies I can mow down a dozen enemies or more in one cycle .
Now let me clarify a few things:
I’m specced heavily all the way into the Demoliton woman tree. Do those skills that affect Iron Bear secretly ? I ask because most only mention moze , but guess what? Fire in the skag den sure as hell procs with IBs splash damage. Wonder if my IB feels strong because I specced into that tree and only use rocket pods?
besides rocket pods and grenades , the other IB weapons feel weaker. So maybe they need a buff to bring it up to those two.
Now I know what every one is thinking: we are talking about IB in Mayhem modes being useless, and yes by mayhem modes I have to agree, both damage wise and especially armor. He gets destroyed in seconds. But I just wanted to clarify that in normal and TVHM iron bear , at least with me, is a beast.
Sp to fix the Mayhem mode issues ? Why not just have a base armor and damage multiplier ? So for example mayhem 1 multiple IBs base armor and damage by say 3x, mayhem 2, 4x and on Mayhem 3 use a 5x multiplier.
Dont know about you but IB with 5 times the damage and armor seems plenty strong to me, even in mayhem 3.
Besides which does anyone actually play the story campaign on mayhem with the random annoying variables ? Do you really like playing a map where some of your bullets get randomly reflected back at you for no reason? I suspect 99.99999% of us use mayhem to farm items, seems silly to change entire characters to accommodate such a narrow niche, just use a base multiplier buff to action skills and call it a day .
Honestly it just seems so simple to me to balance IB