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141. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2012, 10:10 Verno
Bhruic wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 17:09:
Well, finished my first playthrough as Assassin, unlocked the harder difficulty level. Man do I hate the boss fights in this game. I'm not sure why they thought "massive hps and the ability to either 1 or 2 shot you" is a fun game mechanic, but it really isn't. Luckily there tends to be semi-exploitive spots you can stand that'll minimize the damage you take, so you can get through them.

Now I'm wondering if I want to play more with the same char, or advance some of the others (I got all 4 chars as far as Sanctuary just so I could swap them their appropriate skill mods, so I didn't sell any that turn out to be good)? So far the Assassin and Gunzerker seem to have the weakest active skills - although I suspect the Gunzerker gets better as you go. I almost never used the Assassin one just because it's extremely situational - or so it seemed to me.

Oh, and Creston - unless you end up getting bad luck, you really don't have to worry about finding good quality stuff, by the end, I'd found at least a few dozen purples, and somewhere around 10 oranges. You go through tonnes of crap stuff, true, but the better gear is definitely dropping well.

The Assassin requires play style adjustment compared to the other classes. It's almost better for people to just go into the sniping tree until like level 16 or whenever you can unlock Execute in the Bloodshed tree. Deception is both an offensive and defensive ability, use it to position yourself and strategically take out targets by order of importance. The longer you wait to use your ability the more damage it does. Execute lets you dash and hit them which is invaluable, not to mention adding a hefty modifier to the damage totals. Zer0 is probably the most unique character design in the game, the other three classes are heavily derivative which is frustrating to be honest. You shouldn't be doing everything in melee though, I run around with a shotgun between targets and use Deception often. If you're up against bots or something then you just snipe, its way safer.

The Gunzerker is just a weird class. He's supposed to be tanky but shit is so lethal in the game that he dies easily. I have probably gained like 20k exp from rezzing my friend who plays one, he dies so often hes started apologizing for it. The Commando in the Survival tree is infinitely beefier which is odd. I've been playing a Commando alt on and off, its super boring but once the turret gets rockets its at least damaging. You basically drop your turret and go hide or snipe.
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