I'm looking to get an E-tech weapon, I haven't gotten one since the first one you get from Zed, but thats outdated now. I'm level 23 just completed the wildlife sanctuary preserve quest, anyone know any quests/bosses that drop E-tech?
I know some bosses have a "higher" (1%) chance to drop some Legendary weapons, but I haven't been able to dig anything up on bosses or enemies that drop E-Tech. I've only found two (an SMG and a "Splatgun," which is kind of like a grenade launcher) at all, and both were within an hour of each other. I used the SMG for a long time, but I just got a better one.
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E-techs are mostly random loot, so you don't farm them from specific quests/bosses. Though you'll still have better chances against a boss that gives multiple drops like Bunker or Warrior. I think the first decent E-tech I ever saw was like a level 49 PC from Bunker. Definitely a loot drought in the first playthrough.
Your best bet is to hit up the Shift Code thread and watch it like a hawk. I've found several e-techs as normal drops, but the majority of them have come from the golden chest in Sanctuary. --- Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 4.5GHz | 8GB Samsung RAM DDR3 1600 (11-11-11-28) | SLi eVGA GTX 670 4GB VRAM 1006/1084/6008 | ASUS 27" Monitor @ 2560X1440
I've never seen an e-tech weapon drop from a boss myself, and I farmed Warrior enough to go from 33 to 40 and a fair bit of bunker farming too. I have, however, gotten one from one of the lockers in Roland's safehouse and had one or two drop from regular trash mobs. Of course I've also gotten legendaries from a vendor (once), slot machine (once, after trying for 4-5 hours and spending at least 300k on $300 slots), and even a stalker "pile."
Some things just don't drop so well for me. :-/ --- Stop complaining. I could have done this more painfully. - Dryad from Sacred 2.
i personally recommend e-tech smgs (maliwan and tediore ones in particular)
they tend to have a decent fire rate and a good reload speed with manageable recoil / accuracy
apart from them eating up ammo like popcorn, they do great damage against beefy opponents as well (especially if you get one with a nice elemental %)
also, if you manage to get your hands on an e-tech launcher, those things are amazing (kinda like rockets mixed with singularity grenades) --- http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197965186478 tf2 backpack : http://tf2b.com/?id=76561197965186478