By: Arthvader Jan 20, 2013 | 4 Comments | Updated: Jan 21, 2013
Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I take on Pete the Invincible using a glitch to our advantage.
On Wednesday, January 16, Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I went and took on the raid boss of Mr. Tourge's Campaign of Carnage, Pete the Invincible. During the course of this particular fight, though, we ended up getting Pete into a spot where he essentially got stuck, allowing us to defeat him without much issue.Read full story...
Axton has quickly moved up my list of favorite characters in BL2, his turret action skill is quite good on its own, but with the right skills and weapons you can do the work of two players by yourself.
First the Survival Tree, I'm not a big fan of this.
You can see the relative offensive weakness of this build at about 4:45 in the video I throw a turret on each side of a basic loader, and I still have to kill it myself. I don't recommend the turret without the rocket pods. :) If you had 3 more points you could get the Scorched Earth rocket pods too. So with the 11 levels coming April 2, that's what I'd suggest first. If I did this over, I'd probably go with the rockets over the longbow just for the damage boost, but mag-lock without longbow is not very useful and Battlefront (extra damage when the turret is out for all your guns and grenades) is just so damn useful that I can't really recommend either version of this build unless you get the level cap DLC and get all 3 this build falls apart.
Now the Guerilla tree, the fun starts to pick up.
This is a good damage build with decent survivability. It allows the turret to slag, which is useful and will be even better in the upcoming third play through. The turret also has rocket pods and a shield. As far as Axton himself, he gets to carry 5 extra grenades and his shield will be recharging quickly most of the time. This is a good build that will only get better with the 11 new levels, allowing you to either add longbow and battlefront or get the twin Gemini turrets. Very versatile.
Finally we get to Gunpowder. NUKE!
This build is a great all around build as well, you still get the rocket pods from Guerilla and a good amount of defense, but you get a ton of DPS both from your nuke turret (basically an awesome, rechargeable grenade) and the use of the Battlefront skill. You'll note the Kerblaster assault rifle in the video shoots a projectile that explodes, drops a grenade and explodes again. This works with all the grenade damage boost skills too so this is my current favorite high DPS build. With 11 more skill points you can reach the slag turret too (double up, at the bottom of Guerilla tree) which will make this build very useful for the third play through. Also, nuking things is fun. :)
By: BatRastered Jan 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
Our first look at how to build out the Borderlands 2 classes starts off with Maya, the Siren. Let's see how her 3 skill trees work.
Let's start off with my least favorite tree, Harmony (the center tree). Here's a link to the build if you want to follow along.
I really don't like the "Scorn" cap on this tree, as you can see at the end of the video, it's very easy to hit yourself with it. Some of the other skills like the "Res" game changer in the middle of the tree, are only useful in co-op, so you'd likely want to re-spec if you ever played solo and put that point to better use somewhere else in the tree. In a full team of 4, and with a good Heavenly Nurse class mod, this build can greatly improve the survivability of everyone in the group. In fact, you should probably move the 5 points in recompense into Elated if you have 3 or more players as it will be less about your survival and more about the health of the group as a whole.Read full story...
What good are a ton of guns if they are all the same? Borderlands 2 is going to make sure you know what you're packing.
In Borderlands there were countless gun that you could find and use. Some had special powers, like the wave gun, others were kind of generic. But they all had a brand, could you tell them apart? This time around Gearbox wants to be sure you know who made your gun.
The Tediore guns seem to have a special style to them. When you run out of bullets you can throw it like a grenade, or leave ammo in for a bigger explosion. The gun will then respawn. Now that sounds like fun to me.
The Bandits will also be in the gun business this time around. You could be sporting a bottle instead of a scope or a screw instead of your sight. But they are going to offer the biggest clips.
Torque is going to bring the heavy hitters. These guns are all about a show of force.
These are going to be the sleek guns according to Gearbox, to me that means silencers and and assasin feel.
Jakobs should be a name you remember from the first game. This time around they will be bringing the old school guns and lots of damage.
Dahl is another familiar name. They will be offering up more realistic guns along the lines of what you see in your average FPS.
And Hyperion brought us claptrap so you can expect that to be the style you have.
Vladof will be hooking you up with the guns that are all about the fire rate. And as an added bonus they will sport minigun barrels.
With this much thought being put in for your guns my hopes are even higher for the rest of the game. They are taking the time to be sure that each maker has their own look and feel. And with any FPS your gun choice defines your play style. Will you be the guy who picks of the enemy from a distance or do you want to blow them apart? Borderlands 2 will let you play your way. Are you a spray and pray player or a gunslinger? You're covered. And of course I can't help but to hope we will see even more alien tech. Did you have a favorite gun from the first game or did you just use whatever you could find?
Don't be a jimmy. Let's hear what you hope they reveal next. Maybe what gun maker you are going to be looking for. What other types of characters do you want? We already know the Berserker will be able to do some double weilding what other perks do you want?
Gearbox is giving away some Halloween themed characters skins for Borderlands 2 now through Sunday, check them out here and grab a code.
All these codes are good now through Sunday (Nov 4) at 11:55 PM (US Central time).
First up is Maya, the siren's "Fright of the Bumblebee" skin:
PC SHiFT Code: WTKBJ-XRHTW-C63BT-JTB33-J6C9T
Xbox 360 SHiFT Code: WJC3T-SS6S5-X9FTF-WRTB3-BT39H
PlayStation 3 SHiFT Code: KTCTJ-ZHCKB-BKKW3-STCJT-3FZTW
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