Can a non-melee ZeR0 be viable in UVHM?

#1Acky_316Posted 4/12/2013 1:35:40 PM
Topic. Or are they forced to become melee to withstand a chance?
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#2JagorosPosted 4/12/2013 1:37:41 PM
I'll say this, a pure sniper build is really difficult. I think a good blend involving the cunning tree can get you by if you're very against going melee.
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#3BansheeNTDmodePosted 4/12/2013 1:38:30 PM
I made a pure sniper zero. Melee is pretty hard on uvhm for bosses
#4TsurukePosted 4/12/2013 1:40:24 PM
Cunning/B0re build still has no issues for me in UVHM. Neither does a full melee build.
#5JagorosPosted 4/12/2013 1:40:44 PM
I'm also finding level 51+ sniper rifles to be ridiculously under-powered compared to their counterparts. If I'm still finding sniper rifles at level 57 with LESS DAMAGE than some of the rifles I found at 40, I'm thinking there is a problem.
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#6Acky_316(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2013 1:43:12 PM
BansheeNTDmode posted...
I made a pure sniper zero. Melee is pretty hard on uvhm for bosses


I have an Axton and ZeR0 going pretty much at the same time (level 34, 42 respectively), but wondering which one I want to take to the end first. I found that leveling ZeR0, I sort of suck at melee. I seem to hit Deception, then just hack and slash. But, I also heard someone say that melee is an absolute necessity to survive/kill UVHM. With Axton, I have had a much easier time progressing with him, but I've heard someone say he's just mediocre in UVHM, that his turrets don't survive long enough to make a difference.
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#7Acky_316(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2013 1:44:57 PM
Tsuruke posted...
Cunning/B0re build still has no issues for me in UVHM. Neither does a full melee build.


Can you maybe link your B0re build?
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#8WretchedOwlPosted 4/12/2013 1:48:01 PM
Tsuruke posted...
Cunning/B0re build still has no issues for me in UVHM. Neither does a full melee build.


which COM/relic do you use for the cunning B0re spec?
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#9hybrid_5tigmataPosted 4/12/2013 2:19:54 PM
I do awesome with my sniper/ kunai build. With sniping being my main damage, i havent run into any problems with it and ive done the whole campaign/raid bosses. I guess it just boils down to if you can aim well or not
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#10Acky_316(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2013 2:34:55 PM
hybrid_5tigmata posted...
I do awesome with my sniper/ kunai build. With sniping being my main damage, i havent run into any problems with it and ive done the whole campaign/raid bosses. I guess it just boils down to if you can aim well or not


Have ya been able to test those out playing solo?
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