Silence the Voices (Krieg Skill)....I dont get it.

#1Mister_VanillaPosted 5/12/2013 10:31:58 PM
http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Krieg

So, melee damage goes up 50% per level with a 12% chance of smacking yourself in the face.

After 5 levels....250%, 60 percent chance of self-whacking. This is 40% chance of hitting an actual enemy, and hitting 250% only 40% of the time is....100%.

So, its a complete wash, EXCEPT.... you lose health everytime you face whack.

So, basically, it doesnt do anything but cause you pain.

Help me out here! Im thinking of a Hellborn/ Mania build but I just cant wrap my mind around this!

/if my math is way off, forgive. Its very time for bed.
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#2zeldafaneightPosted 5/12/2013 10:33:16 PM
The 12% is set and doesn't increase
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#3Guillermo55Posted 5/12/2013 11:02:55 PM
From: zeldafaneight | #002
The 12% is set and doesn't increase

Yep, it's a solid 12% that doesn't increase or decrease per level.
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#4DevilazerV1Posted 5/13/2013 8:46:43 AM
That would be SUPER HIGH risk to a very (confusingly) relatively low reward. Still would be ridiculous. Imagine you had a mod that boosted that skill +6? You would never be able to melee anyone but yourself.
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#5BlackphantPosted 5/14/2013 4:38:00 PM
I'm kind of unclear on this ability too. When you do accidentally hit yourself, is it for your full melee damage? If you have tons of melee boosts do you end up just downing yourself in one blow sometimes by accident?
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#6KellyRipyaPosted 5/14/2013 4:42:59 PM
Yes exactly, you end up downing yourself a lot as a result of it. This is something they really will have to end up fixing
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#7ultimakewlPosted 5/14/2013 4:53:00 PM
i really dont understand why there is any chance to hit yourself

skills are meant to help you, not hinder you

kreig is the only one that has a skill with an intended downside for no reason
it makes no sense to have it do that
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#8Kamden_TPosted 5/14/2013 4:55:23 PM
ultimakewl posted...
i really dont understand why there is any chance to hit yourself

skills are meant to help you, not hinder you

kreig is the only one that has a skill with an intended downside for no reason
it makes no sense to have it do that


Because he is a Psycho with split personalities, He hit's himself to......wait for it.......wait for it......"Silence the Voices"........
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#9Maximus40Posted 5/14/2013 4:57:35 PM
With bonuses and everything this could end up being an incredibly stupid skill. I literally just started mine so I couldn't say for sure though.
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#10strife_37916Posted 5/14/2013 5:10:33 PM
He also has a skill that decreases your BXR everytime your hit (also enables friendly fire). So maybe it's meant to help with that. Just a guess but best I could come up with
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