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Like in the first game, each character will feature a unique skill tree that allows for more play-style customization. Salvador’s tree splits into three paths - Wrath, Brawn, and Gun Lust. Wrath features stat bonuses and new abilities tied to his dual-wielding ability, Brawn is focused on physical toughness, and Gun Lust increases weapon stats and grants new abilities like Salvador’s aggro turret. Here are some other bonuses on the skill tree that you can funnel your points into:Divergent Likeness - If you’re dual-wielding two weapons of the same type, you’ll deal bonus damage. Dual-wield weapons of differing types, and your accuracy goes up.Notes from Paul Hellquist, Gearbox’s game design director: This skill is great because it interacts so well with not only the action skill but also with your gear choices. Which pairing of weapons makes me the most effective when using this skill? Should I use low-accuracy, high-damage weapons of different types to get accuracy bonuses? Or should I double-fist some revolvers for max damage but low fire rate? This skill changes the way you think about what you are dual-wielding and which gear will work best together to maximize your power during your action skill.Down, Not Out - In the first Borderlands, no action ability was able to be used when you were on the brink of death. If you have this bonus activated in Salvador’s skill tree, however, he can dual-wield in his final moments.Notes from Paul Hellquist: This skill breaks the rules of Borderlands. The general rule is no action skills while fighting for your life. This rule is to increase tension and limit a player’s power while fighting for their life. But in game design, the reason you make a rule is so you can occasionally break it. This skill breaks that rule and changes the way you think about your action skill. Your strategic options for when to use it are very different after purchasing this skill.Overheat - No matter what gun you’re using, its rate of fire will continue to increase as long as you hold down the trigger.Notes from Paul Hellquist: This skill is awesome because it can result in the most ludicrous fire rates on your weapons. Your low fire rate high-damage weapons become god-like. Your high rate-of-fire weapons fire all of their rounds in the blink of an eye. It’s just great fun.
From our early look at Salvador, he appears to be an absolute blast to play. Dual-wielding has been done before in tons of FPS titles, but the amount of weapons in Borderlands 2 should ensure a more strategic and varied experience.
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It looks like gearbox is making improvementsc where I didnt even think it could.
thats my class
I usually stick to small quick toons, but I think it would be a blast to throw down with this. Just makes me wonder what other classes and revamps there are in store.
We've already met him!!!!!!!!! We already know this info cuz its all over the internet, wheres the details we care about like skill tree and everything important, i'd rather see how the new menu looks or another new class
Sounds like a cool class. My main class in Borderlands was the Berserker so this guy might be my new class.
if they dont have character customization hopefully they'll have at least two playable female characters
Wow, they're going to have to put in some serious bonuses for the other classes to make them worth playing. This character seems like superman.
"I'm dying! Oh, that's ok, I'll just destroy everyone with my miniguns before I'm gone!"
Who is the new sniper, thats all I want to know.
Never played as Brick because his skills kinda sucked, but the skills explained in this article sound awesome!
well, if this is any example, then im guessing the other classes are all-around awesome too.