You. Will. Die. Quite. A. Lot (BL2 NVHM Challenge!)

(Going Down The Road Feeling Bad) #486

That makes sense. Since I just can’t pass up a vending machine, I always open the door.

(The Buttstallion Whisperer) #487

I’d like to propose some sort of summary of all the various tips and tricks that people have used to get through this challenge. I’ll leave it up to @Psymonkee to decide. Many of them have already been covered here, but maybe there are one or two that haven’t. What do you say?

(Going Down The Road Feeling Bad) #488

Since they are scattered over almost 500 comments, maybe start a separate thread for them?

(So long, and thanks for all the fish!) #489

It’s possible to turn a post into a wiki, so that anyone can edit it (and then disable that later). So the OP could be modified and some volunteers could copy/paste the tips in (or just put a summary text and link to the relevant post in thread). That way everything is in the same thread still.

Tips & Tricks for completing NVHM at the lowest possible level
(Meat Bicycle World Champion!) #490

I dunno - I take a few days off to run around Skyrim as a werewolf and all hell breaks loose again! :smiley:

Glad this challenge is still giving people some fun and being creative. I’m definitely up for gathering a list of tips and tricks to surviving areas. I’ll give it a go tomorrow since I have a day off and can spend a while browsing the thread!

Once I’ve got something started I’ll give @VaultHunter101 a shout to do the Wiki thing and get everyone involved! :slight_smile:

(The Buttstallion Whisperer) #491

I don’t wanna be the lazy bastard who expects other people to do things for me, so I went ahead and started it!

@Psymonkee: I didn’t expect anyone to go through all those posts to pick out the useful things. That would take waaay to long time. My first intention was to keep it in this thread. A summary in the OP, and that’s why I involved you. You keep on howling in Skyrim for now! And while we’re on that subject… Since you’re running around as a werewolf… Are your goal the same as in BL 2? Are you hoping to find a Bitch? :innocent:

(I'm not a real doctor) #492

Btw guys looks like I might be able to do TVHM at level 46 with my speedrun Axton

I guess that’s kinda standard

EDIT: Nope, just like last time I got slaughtered by Jack. Gonna be lvl 47 or even 48 which I think is when I usually do it

(Meat Bicycle World Champion!) #493

Hmm I never did pick that idea up again. Maybe time for a continue! :smiley:

(I’m Nat and just a Number.) #494

Tvhm next i still have my maya. :disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved:

(The Buttstallion Whisperer) #495

You’re going to have sooo much fun with those enemies. No, wait… I read that backwards… The Enemies are going to have sooo much fun. That’s what I meant to say! :innocent:

Seriously, though… I was thinking about a challenge in UVHM. Level 72 characters, but with the lowest possible level on their equipment. The item with the highest level is the decider. A few items need to be excluded in order to make it really interesting. Pimp, Harold, Norfleet, FotFH… Things that are really OP on some characters. Apart from that, any gear is allowed.

What do you think?

(Carlton Slayer) #496

In that case you could go with nothing better than purple gear for that instance where you think a legendary might be too much…

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(I'm not a real doctor) #497

I did TVHM at lvl 47! And I did it basically with an awesome blue Jakobs gatling rifle that Marcus gave me before I went off to fight Jack!

Now I will go off and do Finks Slaughterhouse in UVHM at lowest level possible, preferably about level 50, which is just the level I have a legendary soldier mod at.

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(The Buttstallion Whisperer) #498

No, I think it’s alright to use legendaries and uniques. It’s just that people will most likely rely on the absolute top tier weapons in the game to make it all the way through. We all know how incredibly powerful a DPUH is, and the same thing goes for the pimp. Norfleet doesn’t really need to be explained, coz… Norfleet! These are beasts even if they are some levels below par. FotFH and a Grog would be easy mode on Krieg, even if it was low level.

The idea is to get people to use a variation of guns and gear. How far would you get with level 60 gear when everything is at level 72? Or level 55 gear?

(So long, and thanks for all the fish!) #499

Personally? Not very far at all! To clarify: for me, the biggest issue on any character always seems to be the shield. I can cope with needing to fire more bullets, but not if I’m constantly going into FFYL.

(The Buttstallion Whisperer) #500

:rofl: You and me both! :rofl:

I’m not saying that it should be done at a specified level. One could start with level 60 gear, and see how it works out. It’ll be brutal, I’m sure, but one can always get gear of higher or lower level.

Keep in mind that your character will be at level 72 and will be fully speced. It’s just the gear that’s lower. OP levels is an increase of eight levels, but the enemies also gain a lot more damage reduction. Sooo… Maybe it’s not impossible to do it with level 60 gear.

(I’m Nat and just a Number.) #501

is missiin grog allowed? i think level 50 gears zero, krieg, anarchy gaige and sal can do it. I have a some idea for maya that could also work. Axton might be difficult.

Post it in a new thread and let’s see if it will gain some interest, i might join their struggle.

(The Buttstallion Whisperer) #502

Okidoki! I’ll start a new thread on this!

(Meat Bicycle World Champion!) #503

Are you allowing all skill points? I reckon I could do it with some very low level stuff with Krieg! Like NVHM level gear!

(The Buttstallion Whisperer) #504

Yeah, I thought about that… I’m also thinking that the same thing might be true for Zero. Kinda… But Krieg… Definetly!

I suppose the challenge could exclude melee alltogether, but that just doesn’t sit right with me. The thing I want to avoid the most is that this turns in to some easy mode challenge, where you slap on a Grog and a FotFH on Krieg or Deathtrap, or Fibber-Gaige with 600 stacks. And we all know how broken Sal can be, so… Yeah! :smile: Some question marks that need straightening out.

At first, I was going to exclude the following items:

Unkempt Harold
Lady Fist
Grog Nozzle on Sal
Fibber on Gaige
Rapier on melee chars
Law on melee chars
FotFH on Gaige and Krieg
Pimpernel, except at low level for slagging only

Perhaps Love Thumper and HoT should be excluded too. I don’t think that having them in is a big problem. They’d be low level, so no major roid bonus.

Some feedback would be much appreciated before I go ahead with this challenge. Should we simply rely on people’s lust for a challenge, and let it sort itself out?

(I’m Nat and just a Number.) #505

Melee Maya and Backdraft Maya might work

Melee Maya (Level 50 gears)
Punchee (imflammable or alkaline)
Scorched banshee +6 in Backdraft or Rebounding Warder +6 in Recompense
Chain Lightning/Fastball
Might of the Seraph or cooldown relic

Backdraft Maya (Level 50 Gears)
Low level Shock Practicable slow hand
Low level Transformer
Scorched Banshee +6 in Backdraft
Chain Lightning or Shock Fuster Cluck
Fire elemental Relic