GUNCRAFTING: A handy guide to weapon Parts & Prefixes

#1Necris_666Posted 10/19/2012 9:32:26 PM(edited)
PLEASE DO NOT POST UNTIL I HAVE FINISHED

01: Overview
02: Weapon Prefixes
03: Weapon Parts
04: SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN/Special weapon notes

01: Overview
I’ve noticed not a lot of people aren't aware of how guns are crafted this time around (especially in regards to finding “better” versions of Legendaries they already own) so I thought I’d create this guide to help the board out a little. The stats of the weapons you will find in BL2 are dependent on 3 important factors: Weapon Prefixes, Weapon Parts, and Weapon Levels. The easiest to cover is weapon levels. The higher the level, the higher the stats of your gun. Simple enough right? So now let’s jump into the next area: Weapon Prefixes.

02: Weapon Prefixes
Every type of weapon can have a couple of different prefixes: A generic one that confers no extra stats, a prefix related to the guns element or part composition which also confer no bonus stats, and finally a prefix related to an equipped Accessory Part, which can alter your gun in drastic ways. As you can only have one accessory part equipped at any time, these prefixes are not combinable, so you will never, for example, acquire a Critical Conference Call that fires x7 pellets, as the increased critical damage and increased pellet count are two separate accessories/prefixes. Here is a list of all accessories bonuses and their corresponding Prefix:

Pistols: Bandit / Dahl / Hyperion / Jakobs / Maliwan / Tediore / Torgue / Vladof
Melee Damage: Bayananeted / Close Quarters / Action / Bowie / Evisceration / Perma-Sharp / Thrusting / Patriot’s
Accuracy: misles / Floated / Earnest / Straight Shootin’ / Punctilious / Dependable / Explicit / Righteous
x2 Shots: Dubble / Twin / Redundant / Two Fer / Binary / Two for One / Double Penetrating / Dva
Stability: Marxmands / Tactical / Core/Gunstock / Elegant / Clean / Stiff / Resolute
Mag Size: Extendified / Loaded / Maximized / Loaded / Surfeit / Jam Packed / Crammed / Unending
Damage: Muduerers / Neutralizing / Win-Win / Dastardly / Potent / Super / Hard / Purging
Fire Rate: Rapider / React / Dynamic / Trick Shot / Expeditious / Peppy / Intense / Vengefull

Assault Rifles: Bandit / Dahl / Jakobs / Torgue / Vladof
Damage: Nassty / Attack / Boss / Nasty / Ferocious
+ Fire Rat, -Accuracy: Wyld Asss / Feral / Wild / Wild / Rabid
Melee Damage: Nifed / Breach / Razor / Stabbing / Skewering
Bullet Speed: Fast Bulets / Deep / Cowboy / Slippery / Swift
Stability: Taktikal / Patrol / Horse / Rhythmic / Resolute
Mag Size: Expandifide / Onslaught / Flush / Plump / Exspansive
Accuracy: Akurate / Scout / Deadshot / Rigorous / Severe

SMGs: Bandit / Dahl / Hyperion / Maliwan / Tediore
Melee Damage: Cuting / Bladed / Cutting Edge / Acuminous / Perma-Sharp
Accuracy: Akurate / Daft / Analytical / Guileless / Guaranteed
Damage: Murduring / Stopping / Rightsizing / Consummate / Heftly
Bullet Speed: Bulets Fo Fasterifed / Flying / Proactive / Impetuous / Brisk
Stability: Ballanced / Stoic / Corporate / Lucid / Quality
Reload Speed: Agresive / Skirmish / Social / Apt / Refill

Rocket Launchers: Bandit / Maliwan / Tediore / Torgue / Vladof
Mag Size: Roket Pawket / Plentious / Bonus / Deep A / Worker’s
Accuracy: Snyper / Pertinent / Ultraprecise / Gaa Dunk Ga / Victorious
Melee Damage: Gratuitus / Proximate / Multi-Use / Pokee Doke / Revolt
Reload Speed: Fast Actons / Prudential / Stocking / Dippity / Ruthless
Weapon Swap Speed: Quik Drawler / Parataxis / Swappers / Fwap A / Moscovites
Rocket Speed: Speeedee / Punitory / Rocket Speed / Fidle dee / Partisan
Fire Rate: Rappid / Predacious / Bustling / Dum Pa / Turbulent
Damage: Big / Puissant / Large / Derp / Rugged

TO BE CONTINUED
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#2Necris_666(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2012 9:48:35 PM(edited)
Sniper Rifles: Dahl / Hyperion / Jakobs / Maliwan / Vladof
Melee Damage: Cartel / Contingent / Tikope / Sublime / Britva
Accuracty: Surgical / Longitudinal / Slah-Slah / Dandy / Zammechat
Critical: Night / Venture / Tumtum / Gentlemans / Razrez
Stability: Liquid / Cohesion / Chikamin / Fashionable / Dobby
Mag Size: Operational / Resource / Hylu / Monstrous / Bolshy
Fire Rate: Suppressive / Operational / Klook / Banbury / Skorry
Damage: Pacifying / Auiditing / Skookum / Barking / Gromky

Shotguns: Bandit / Hyperion / Jakobs / Tediore / Torgue
Melee Damage: Slising / Restructuring / Barbed / Swiss / Bad Touch
Mag Size: Drumed / Scalable / Sidewinder / Extra Large / Desperate
Stability: Redy Stedy / Social / Well Kept / New and Improved / Sinewy
Bullet Speed: Sketer / Potential / Huntin / Original / Potent
Critical: Critikal Hit / Critical / Doc’s / Royal / Juicy
Reload Speed: Quik Loadeder / Reactive / Texas / Basic / Impetuous
Projectile Count: Asssult / Practicable / Rustler’s / Gentle / Casual

03 Weapon Parts:
Okay now on to the individual parts that make up the weapon. Unlike the original borderlands where there was a scale of parts that ranged from bad to good, now there are specific versions of each part made by every manufacturer who produces that weapon. So your Maliwan made Hellfire SMG can have a grip made by Bandit, Dahl, Hyperion, Tediore, and of course Maliwan. Each Manufacturer has their own specialty in regards to what stat their parts will boost, which is usually tied closely to their “Gimmick”. So Bandit parts will give you larger clips, Vladof parts will boost your fire rate, and Torgue shoots your damage through the roof at the expense of your other stats. For the most part it will be very hard to identify parts without some time spent to recognize each manufacturers look (Or a save editor) but here is an overview of available part slots:

Body: Defines what kind of gun you have. This does not change, IE: all hellfires will have the same body.
Grip: This can change between all the manufacturers that produce this gun type.
Barrel: Defines how the gun fires. This is also fixed for most legendaries.
Sight: Provides minor stat boosts depending on the manufacturers, but mainly decides the type of scope you will be looking through.
Stock: This can change between all the manufacturers that produce this gun type.
Elemental: The type of the elemental effect on your weapon.
Accessory #1: This is where your prefix comes from, refer to lists above.
Accessory #2: Specifically reserved for certain legendaries like the Blade on the Law pistol.
Material: Defines Quality of weapon, fixed for all legendary guns.

So as you can see the only parts variations you will see between legendaries are the Grip, Stock, Sight, and Element (if applicable).

As for what each manufacturer’s part does, here is a general list:
Torgue: Significantly Increased Damage, Longer Reload Time, Decreased Accuracy
Vladof: Increased Fire Rate
Bandit: Small Dmg Increase, Increased Magazine Size, Longer Reload Time
Maliwan: Small Dmg increase, Increased Elemental Dmg/Percentage
Dahl: Increased Stability, Recoil, & slight damage increase
Jakobs: Small Dmg Increase, Decreased Fire Rate (Doesn’t Effect gun), Longer Reload
Tediore: Faster Reloads
Hyperion: Increased Accuracy, Decreased Damage

*Special Note: Parts sometimes get significant boosts when paired with their manufacturer. For instance, while bandit is the leader in the market of HUGE clip sizes, a Torgue Launcher with Torgue parts will actually end up have a larger clip.

TO BE CONTINUED
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#3Necris_666(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2012 9:24:23 PM(edited)
04: SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN/Special weapon notes:
It just means you won’t be seeing as much variation in weapons this time around, so be mindfull of what you’re after. If you have a great Rabid Shredifier with a wicked fire rate, but you want one that does more damage as well, you will have to find a Shredifier that uses torgue parts to be able to keep your fire rate relatively intact. But even that will come at the cost of your accuracy. So think about what you plan to use the weapon for, which stats are most important to you, and then start building from there.

So some examples of great combinations:
For the perfect Hyperious Killer: Take a Tediore Baby Maker, add the “Refill” Prefix to get a significant boost to your reload speed, then make sure it has a Bandit Grip, Sight, and Stock to push its mag size even higher. Now you have the perfect gun to be combined with a dmg/Mag Relic and High damage Amp Shield, for apocalyptic Tediore reloads.

A great Infinity for Hyperious’s Bots: Start with a non-elemental infinity, add the “Vengefull” Prefix to boost your Fire Rate, then look for one with a Vladof Grip, Sight, and Stock and you’ve got a 10.4 Fire Rate Infinity just waiting to dole out your bee damage at an alarming rate.

*Quick note, the infinity pistol CANNOT spawn with the slag element. Part does not exist for it.

So yeah, hope this helps, and doesn’t have too many errors. Post Away.

Parts list for Referance:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ArIrXCpgI-vFdDB5Q1gwZ0JPRGgyMTNTQnVMS2hPWlE&gid=0

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#4kiwimyweeweePosted 10/19/2012 9:06:56 PM
Sticky request.
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#5incinerator950Posted 10/19/2012 9:08:29 PM
Most people wouldn't know the difference without a save editor. You may wish to create a document or spread sheet to evenly distribute this information.
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#6Necris_666(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2012 9:11:29 PM
incinerator950 posted...
Most people wouldn't know the difference without a save editor. You may wish to create a document or spread sheet to evenly distribute this information.


Which is why I posted the in game prefix rather than the Accessory Name. This guide is mainly meant for people NOT using editors. And as for the parts list, that would require a picture/description for EVERY part variation. **** DAT, I don't care about this board that much :P
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#7incinerator950Posted 10/19/2012 9:13:14 PM
Necris_666 posted...
incinerator950 posted...
Most people wouldn't know the difference without a save editor. You may wish to create a document or spread sheet to evenly distribute this information.


Which is why I posted the in game prefix rather than the Accessory Name. This guide is mainly meant for people NOT using editors. And as for the parts list, that would require a picture/description for EVERY part variation. **** DAT, I don't care about this board that much :P


You don't need pictures, I had to eyeball it for a few days before I started getting used to guncrafting. That said, I mainly make them for aesthetics more than function.
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#8RedBullWingsPosted 10/19/2012 9:17:09 PM
Nice job, Necris. This google doc may be of some use to the topic as well:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ArIrXCpgI-vFdDB5Q1gwZ0JPRGgyMTNTQnVMS2hPWlE&gid=1

Sticky requested.
#9kiwimyweeweePosted 10/19/2012 9:17:44 PM
One of the very few informative topics and somehow tc gets s*** on.

You should have made a topic giving away bees and cc's tc. You would have been honored upon high.
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They're not going to say no because of the implication.
#10incinerator950Posted 10/19/2012 9:21:41 PM
RedBullWings posted...
Nice job, Necris. This google doc may be of some use to the topic as well:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ArIrXCpgI-vFdDB5Q1gwZ0JPRGgyMTNTQnVMS2hPWlE&gid=1

Sticky requested.


This needs to be in the op. Sticky request incoming.
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DS2 improves on DS in nearly every single way. problem with DS2 is that you're having too much fun to be scared.~sc0ttmst