He may not be the strongest in terms of DPS but he is literally unkillable unless you fk up big time and he is easily 10x faster in terms of speed than any other VH.
I’m only playing m3 solo and group and especially solo it’s really easy. Movement speed is insane especially if you get Legendary Cryo Artifact that adds +Movement speed. My Artifact also reduces HP by -75%/increases Luck and yet i rarely ever die.
In Fact during boss fights i rarely ever move since the Barrier is broken af especially once you get a good shield.
• SNTL damage is a complete joke so don’t even bother using damage mods and instead use shield regen + movement speed buff (Zane is all about movement speed) or disable it and use nades instead.
• Use the dome mod for the barrier and after placing your barrier immediately press E again to pick it up which will allow you to run around and literally be immortal unless you kill yourself. With the right build and items the Barrier has like 80% uptime which is kinda stupid.
• +2/+2/+1 Violent Speed/Violent Momentum/Violent Violence Class mod is a must and adds a lot of speed/damage.
• If you’re farming bosses use the +50% damage on full shield -25% shield first shot Artifact instead of movement speed Artifact. Combined with SNTL shield recharge + Barrier recharge the 50% buff is up almost all the time.
• Try to get a good SMG (best one i’ve seen so far is called “arctic diziplined night hawkin” which is insane(Legendary)). You’ll be able to freeze everything within 0.5 seconds.
I don’t see myself playing another class for solo runs since they all feel slow AF to me after playing Zane with the right items + tree.