most and least favorite weapons manufacturers by weapon type
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+ jakobs (or maliwan)
only reason to consider mailwan pistols are in case you don't use SMGs at all
+ maliwan (or dahl)
i use SMGs almost exclusively for their elemental properties, but i've come across some AMAZING dahl SMGs (lascreaux!)
+ dahl (or torgue) (jakobs if i have to)
i LOVE three round burst assault rifles... the problem is that i haven't found a decent one since level 14 : / in the meantime, i get a lot of use out of the explosive damage of the torgue's... but they're kind of hard to use.
really nothing else to say... it's rare that i consider anything other than a jakobs
i don't use them much, but i always keep one on hand for emergencies. that being the case, i generally don't have any preference whatsoever, though i try to shy away from elemental rocket launcher to keep them useful in all situations.
the only gun type for which i will even consider using hyperion. the first shot may not connect well, but after that, a hyperion shotgun suddenly acts like a pistol that fires 15 bullets at once... the accuracy increases INSANELY. jakobs shotguns blow goats because i have never seen one hold more than 4 shells, and considering most decent shotguns require 3 or 4 shells per shot... you basically have one shot and it's done. even at point-blank range that only OHKOs psychos... and not always.
so i'm really more curious as to how you guys use your weapons, and what attributes you like or dislike about certain manufacturers.
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+Torgue Pocket Rocket, insane damage and highly accurate
+Tediore (has to be a purple though!), high spike damage
+Vladov (preferably a double tap), rapid-fire mini-smg fallback.
+/- Jackobs, small clip but high damage
+Tediore (Has to be purple!), rapid fire... great clip with allegiance relic, high spike damage
+Jakobs, extreme damage
+Maliwan, great elemental chance
+Torgue (has to be rocket type, standard sucketh and mini-gun type is merely okay)
+Jackobs (if playing Gaige) else +Torgue (gibs, gibs everywhere!)
+/- dependency on how the launcher works. Even bandit launchers will be used if Legendary, though otherwise I prefer a reload of under 3-4 seconds.
Pistols - Either 100+% melee damage bonus or my Fibber since the ricochets do insane damage.
SMGs - I don't use them
Shotguns - Whatever is strongest
Assault Rifles - Whatever is strongest
Sniper Rifles - Whatever is strongest
Rocket Launchers - Whatever is strongest
There you have it. My complete list of weapon manufacturers sorted by weapon type.
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I have no idea why people like Maliwan SMGs. They're OK, I guess, and Moxxi's guns are pretty good, but as a class they're nothing special.
The Lascaux is good, and the SMG you get during the Scarlet campaign isn't too shabby (both Dahl), but most SMGs are pretty weak. The only ones I've found that are really exceptional are Tediore plasma casters (and the Baby Maker, though that's much rarer) because they do crazy damage on the reloads.
SMG-Maliwan or Bandit
Despite the low proc, with the average firing rate that SMGs get it seem fairly easy to get multiple procs. At the same time, because of the firing rate it seems easy to go through an entire clip to kill some Badass enemies so the larger clips from Bandit are nice as well.
When it is easier to land a wellplaced critical shot I want as much damage as possible on the initial hit.
When using shotguns I tend to prefer getting up close and personal so want to inflict as much damage as possible so prefer the raw damage output of Jakob.
There's just something funny about shooting miniture rockets and fortunately, the assault rifles seems to be the only ones that have a decent rifing rate.
Pistol-Dahl or Jakob
I tend to treat pistols as something between a SMG and sniper rifle so the burst fire from Dahl or high raw damage output from Jakob are rather nice in that regards.
I primarily use rockets to get Second Wind so prefer Torque for their neutral damage boost and AoE splash.
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Vladofs have good clips and accuracy with high damage and RoF.
Though Hyperion and Jackobs are great as well.
I love my Etech Vladof. Free shots and huge AoE.
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I gotta give it to jakobs for fire rate and huge hitting power. Not a fan of hyperion and their usual "your first shots are going to fire wild" approach. On a side note I was going to list how worthless I find torgue handguns, but seeing as I'm now using an unkempt harold as one of my my main weapons I have to admit they've moved up a notch. As a general rule the explosive ones are still not worth it to me.
This one isn't even a contest for me. I mained maya for a while, so the elemental procs were great. Even without them on Salvador, or only slightly on Gaige, smgs are just amazing for elemental procs. I also like the added complexity of switching elements to deal with different things. As for Dahl...I mean it's an smg, a fully automatic weapon....that I can only fire full auto in bursts >_>
And before anyone says it, no, i'm not going to fire from the hip.
It feels like blasphemy to put a Jakobs in the negative, but I just don't like their rifles. Considering the fire rate is entirely dependent on my trigger pulls, I think i'd rather use one of the pistols that hits just as hard, but doesn't have a stupid reload time. As for the positive, well I like some others don't think assault rifles, in general, have a lot going for them in borderlands 2. However, throughout most of my leveling I was getting good use out of rocket rifles. I thought for a moment i'd be placing them at the top, but considering how vladof makes my favorite eridian weapon, the laser assault rifle, and that my acid version has become one of my favorite weapons, I have to give them props.
-Hyperion(followed closely/situationally by Torgue)
As a general rule, I consider most bandit weapons to be sub par (which isn't to say I haven't used some specific ones extensively), but when I think a shotgun, a large clip size is not the first priority I have in mind. Hyperion have everything I want. Amazing rate of fire, great accuracy, usually good clip size (okay, so it's still nice), and just general well rounded stats. Special mention goes to torgue and it's portable wall of explosion generators. Generally if I'm seeing loads of loaders, I break out the torgue.
What more can I want than a good fire rate and heavy damage on a sniper rifle from Jakobs? Special mention goes to maliwan though for a very good elemental proc chance. As for Dahl, I realize the idea is that we'll get six or so shots on the spot were aiming at with one pull, but unless things are different for zero or something, everytime I personally tried this, I just ended up getting the first shot on their head, and MAYBE one more on them before the rest perforated a wall.
This is a hard one. Most rocket launchers get ranked individually for me, and they ALL have their ups and downs, so hey, kudos to gearbox for balance here I guess. I gotta give the edge to torgue though. Reliable extra-explosive damage is just what I want to hear if i'm in fight for your life mode and everyone around me has a shield or armor.
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