Hello guys. It’s Librarian Husky here today, going new world here, and we are back with part two of the Blunderbuss guide.
This time I will be showing you a different build.
This will be the AOE damage build, and the aoe damage coming out from this weapon is massive. So there are a few things that we will have been talking about in this guide. We’re going to break it down into a few sections. We will briefly discuss attributes once again, and then finally, we will go into the weapon build itself, and to top it all off, we will have a gameplay and combo example for the gun. So you can get a good feel on how to play with the weapon.
Alright, so first, we’re going to go ahead and dive into attributes. So the Blunderbuss is a strength and Intelligence-based scaling weapon. It scales slightly higher with strength than it does with Intelligence, and since there is no other game or weapon in the game that scales with both Strength and Intelligence. It’s going to be hard to do a split between those two stats. So I would recommend picking one category. I think it pairs well with strong weapons, and I also think that it pairs well with Intelligence weapons. Well, Intelligence weapons perks are a bit more appealing because they do add some useful abilities, whereas the strength perks offer things that are centered around melee weapons, and the Blunderbuss is not actually considered a melee weapon. So you will not get a benefit or bonus for a lot of these perks. So keep that in mind, but the bulk of the damage is going to be coming from the Blunderbuss, so that’s going to be or from the strength scaling on the blender. So that’s also something to take into account.
All right, let’s go ahead and jump on over into weapon Mastery. So here I’ve spent quite a bit of time level 20. I maxed this bad boy out, and I like it’s definitely one of the most fun weapons in the game. This is going to be the aoe damage build the left side is called containment, the right side is called chaos the left side is more of your single target damage Dealing skills. Where the right sky right side of the tree is an AOE style build, so first, we’ll go over the left side where I have my extra points. but we’re going to take our Mainstay Ability Azoth shrapnel blast. This is a powerful move that will shoot a sort of shotgun fan out in front of you. It will also drop a grenade within that fan with the final talent of it. So it does end up doing a lot of AOE damage if you’re in that close-quarters range, and it’s going to be something nice to take for the passives. We’re going to go ahead and get a ramp which is going to increase our damage every time we reload.
We will be reloading quite a lot. So this is something nice to have there, and then finally, we’ll get fortifying aggression which will give us fortify every time we hit something right. So it’s just going to keep you taking less damage, which will be nice for the mutated dungeons and any of the other hard content within the game.
Chaos Skill Tree
Now we’re going to jump into the main part here, which is going to be Chaos Side. Mainly we’re going to start with the splitting grenade. This is your best ability for aoe damage. This is your core ability, and it’s going to have a lot of synergies. As you can see, it has a long cooldown of 30 seconds, but we’re going to have a way to reduce that with the Chaos talent final tree ability, and we’ll talk about that a little bit later. But we’re going to take all of the talents for the splitting grenade and especially. This last one will be called incendiary bursts, which will allow your grenade to sort of put damage over time effect for every bit that they get hit by. It can get hit by three times three of the grenades.
It’s pretty much gonna be on you all the time because you’re gonna be spamming abilities non-stop. So this is gonna be a good one to take. Then we will go into a few situational passives. Here buckshot is going to increase the damage that you deal as long as you’ve not damaged that target within the last eight seconds.
It’sIt’s nice for an opening-round with the grenade as well as the Mortar. It’s really just kind of the best thing that we can take. There are not a lot of great abilities of this in this section. You could consider trading that one out for Extended Chamber.
Extended Chamber lets you get a third bullet loaded into your gun if you hold it for two seconds when you’re at full to bullets. So it’s something a little bit wonky to play around with. I didn’t take it because I didn’t like it. For that reason, I just took the flatten damage on the opening strike and just called it a day.
Next to passive is going to be Artillery. This one is pretty good. It’s going to increase your damage by 15% if you are 10 meters or further from your target, and since the Mortar will also do 35 percent more damage if you are further. This is going to be a great pairing. as well as having your grenade being your opening hit. Just launching this from far away will be very powerful. The final passive that we’re going to have here is going to be the last chance. It’s just really the best thing we can get, but it is pretty valuable. You’re going to get a 50 damage reduction for 4 seconds whenever you fall below 50 percent. it does have an internal 30
the second cooldown but this can save you from some very sticky situations.
So you’re just going to kind of look for big aoe damage, and you’re gonna be looking to capitalize on your teammates grouping them up. I think this is a fantastic cooldown weapon.
When I say cool down, weapon. I mean, it’s something that you would swap to as your secondary weapon and make use of all of its aoe tools. So this would be a great pairing. You could throw down the gravity well use your maelstrom whatever you wanted to do. Group them all up together and then finally top it off by pulling out the Blunderbuss, doing massive AOE damage, and nuking them all down. So that can definitely be a very strong option.
I will be talking about the perks, the gems the attributes a little bit more in detail. I’ll also be talking about the gear and what kind of gear you’re going to be wanting to aim for with the Blunderbuss.
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