What exactly is the point of having ARs in Borderlands?

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User Info: Gxgear

Gxgear
4 years ago#1
Legendaries aside, they tend to have inferior stats across the board when compared to SMGs. The only redeeming quality to them are the Jacobs line for the high damage semi-autos, but Jacobs pistols will still outperform them. I feel like there's a design issue there in terms of an oversight in making assault rifles unique in its own way.

User Info: charondeath

charondeath
4 years ago#2
It has been observed before. An Anarchist pistol will have better stats than any non grenade non jacobs AR. Even having a higher magazine count.

Seeing as Gearbox can change stats on equipment, as shown with the bee patch, it would be nice if they would bump up a couple of stats on AR's.

I only use my AR's to finish the challenges. I'm currently finishing the crouching tiger challenge, then i'm selling it. They are entirely inferior.

User Info: VincentKrypt

VincentKrypt
4 years ago#3
It's backward from the first game. In BL1, ARs were very good & SMGs(other than Double Anarchys & Combustion Hellfires) were mostly inferior. But yeah, as a whole, they're not good in BL2.
I know the pieces fit cos I watched them fall away....

User Info: DeonSanders

DeonSanders
4 years ago#4
Ars were good weapons in the first borderlands but I can't understand why gearbox didn't put the same effort into them this time around.
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User Info: Joker0_0

Joker0_0
4 years ago#5
I like Torgue ARs but that's it.
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User Info: Gxgear

Gxgear
4 years ago#6
Joker0_0 posted...
I like Torgue ARs but that's it.


I could make a cup of tea before a bullet fired from a Torgue gun can reach its target :P

User Info: charondeath

charondeath
4 years ago#7
It was nice of them to make good pistols. But i Think they didn't really compare them to other weapons.

This game also lacks ammo regen which leads to an abundance of infinity users. Heck i have one of each variety. If gearbox is paying attention with its online stat tracker hopefully they recognize and understand why.

User Info: Imit8m3

Imit8m3
4 years ago#8
I switch to a vladof guerrilla when I run out of pistol ammo, but other that that.... There is no point in useing them, aside from challenges.
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User Info: jeraste717

jeraste717
4 years ago#9
I really enjoy the vladoff etechs, shreddy, and lead storm, otherwise unimpressed with the assault rifle options.
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User Info: russellbaldwin

russellbaldwin
4 years ago#10
I'm running an AR Axton right now because I love the Vladof etech Blasters. But even those and the Shreddifier are just on par with Infinities. Anarchists outclass them, and throw on a sherrifs badge and its not even close. If AR's simply had a sherrifs badge type relic they'd get more love.

I have something like 18 50's, and this will be the only one who uses AR's instead of pistols. I just needed some variety is why I made him
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