I'm starting to think it isn't possible solo, so how have you guys done against him? I don't have many shock weapons to take down his shield other than thunderball fists and deliverance. I have a shock sniper though.
What kind of gear should I take into this fight to do better? I'm gonna try again in about a hour. --- I have Dysarthria. It's a Speech problem. Your question is answered now.
Shock plasma caster, shock e-tech rifle, you just need a shock weapon for the shield. Hardly any way around that.
If you wanna cheese your way through the fight, the old CC+Bee works well after his shields are down. If you don't wanna go that route, you're gonna want to use a slag weapon+anything else that has a good DPS rate.
Honestly, Pete isn't really the threat in that fight; it's the other mobs that spawn after you turn on the water valve that are more problematic. You just have to keep strafing around and have something that's capable of killing weaker mobs quickly. --- "YOU'RE IN THE TORGUE ZONE, BABY! IF YOU AREN'T MADE OF GASOLINE, METAL, OR BACON, GET THE **** OUT!" - Mr. Torgue www.youtube.com/CDubxVRex
I use a nuke Axton with a Reload/Mag Size+ mod with +5 Steady, some blue tediore relic (25% damage, 52% mag size), a 52k amp dmg Bee shield, a lvl 48 non-elemental Baby Maker(has 4.6k damage, 1.1 base reload speed), and a slag Vladof pistol. I also keep a non-elemental Conference Call for backup if I run out of SMG ammo. The mag size on my Baby Maker with all gear is 61.
I start with the pistol slagging him (20% chance to with pistol) and switch to the Baby Maker. About four reload throws kills the shield and I can throw it three more times before the first aoe he performs. I rush over to turn on the water, throw the nuke turret on the spiderling spawns, and reslag/throw Baby Makers at him while running around the room. Each reload toss while slagged does about 8.5 million damage on the first impact and anywhere from 4m to 8.5m on the additional gun that spawns on impact (amount seems to be random). Each slag seems to last about 8 Baby Maker reloads.
I've timed my runs, and it takes about 25 to 30 seconds from start to finish. I capped out on Seraph Crystals days ago and have looted about 30+ different Legendary items. I occasionally have to go farm Terramorphous for Eridium as Pete doesn't always drop enough to make up for the 8 required to fight him.
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