I am planning out my Krieg skill tree, and I'm going to make my Krieg a close-up powerhouse, and I'm going with Mania for that. If I've mapped it out correctly, I can go down one more skill tree once I get to the bottom of Mania. Which is better for close-up engagements where I will constantly be in the enemies faces, Bloodlust or Hellborn? I'm leaning towards Hellborn for its damage reduction skills, but I've also spotted a few nice skills in Bloodlust.
Edit: Topic typo, meant to say "Up-close engagements"
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The reason is simple. Mania mostly focuses on melee and Rampaging. Bloodlust has quite a few skills that buff Buzz Axe Rampage/melee, such as Blood Overdrive, Buzz Axe Bombardier, and Blood Trance. Hellborn has a few skills that buff melee but not Buzz Axe Rampage.
Basically, you're gonna be using Buzz Axe Rampage a lot with Mania, and Bloodlust has a lot more synergy with it.