I don't really understand the draw of a melee build

#1jonnybravoPosted 9/27/2012 9:36:31 PM
It's a loot game, based around mostly guns and partly shields. So why do a melee focused build, specially for a first and ng+ playthrough? I just don't see the charm in that.
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#2RikiazPosted 9/27/2012 9:37:51 PM
Because it's different and neat.
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#3BhelliumPosted 9/27/2012 9:38:20 PM
Hoping they actually add melee weapons or mods in Borderlands 3 myself
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#4zUkUuPosted 9/27/2012 9:38:49 PM
BL 3 will def have melee weapons - I'm sure. It's not that hard to implement really.
#5OrgeLambartPosted 9/27/2012 9:41:40 PM
because that way they have a reason for being all up on the mob to ninja loot any good gear.

It's not a coincidence most of the malee kids also are notorious ninja looters

Typically if you see a Zero enter your game, fully expect them to ninja loot all the gear.
#6xstrudelPosted 9/27/2012 9:47:19 PM
Because Brick and Zer0 are pretty cool guys, so the can punch and slice as many things as they want.
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#7Last VampirePosted 9/27/2012 9:49:07 PM
Because melee builds never use guns, never ever ever. In fact, putting more than 3 points into Bloodshed disables guns. Oh and you can never respec out of it.
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#8SinisterSamuraiPosted 9/27/2012 9:52:06 PM
It's comparatively low maintenance. All the other classes have to replace guns, shields, and grenades every few levels or be neutered. Melee-focused builds only need to keep a +50% or +100% bladed weapon. They still need to loot-compare Shields, class mods and grenades, but if they don't switch out weapons, they'll still be fine.
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#9XxAzstroBoiiXxPosted 9/27/2012 9:54:45 PM
Even without a melee build zeros melee is still pretty beastly... I can only imagine how nice a full melee build would be....
#10HighUlitmaPosted 9/27/2012 9:59:55 PM
I don't either. Enemy AI can kite you if you can't get in range.