The lights are on
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a guide on how to turn Zero into a sword-focused badass. Today, I want to focus on Salvador, our cover boy from the Borderlands 2 issue last year. I’m hovering around level 30 with him right now, and I’m finding him to be even more deadly than Zero if you level him right. Here are some tips on how to make him a force to be reckoned with.
Ignore Free Ammo Perks
While gunzerking, Salvador will constantly regenerate health and ammo. Because of this, I ignored perks that focus on earning free ammo or conserving existing ammo (Inconveivable, 5 Shots Or 6). Increasing your magazine size will help (via the Filled To The Brim perk or SDU upgrades from Crazy Earl), but you shouldn’t have to worry about ammunition if you follow the rest of these tips.
Gunzerk All The Time
Above, you’ll see my favorite skill tree setup for a level 30-ish gunzerker. One of the most important tips I can give you is to make sure Salvador is gunzerking for as long as possible and as often as possible. Because of this, you’ll want to funnel a bunch of skill points into Last Longer, I’m Ready Already, Get Some, and Yippee Ki Yay. These perks will cause your ability to cool down faster and last longer, which will help quite a bit as you progress.
Use A Heavy Trigger Finger
Since you’ll be gunzerking nearly all the time if you follow the tip above, you’ll always be regenerating ammo. It’s no use having a nearly-endless supply of bullets if you don’t use them, so you’ll want to aim for the final skill in the Rampage tree. The Keep Firing perk causes your guns to fire faster the longer you hold down the trigger. You’ll be regenerating ammo as you gunzerk, and you’ll be able to fire for a very long time if you’ve upgraded your ammo capacity via the Filled To The Brim perk. With a large magazine, regenerating ammo, and the Keep Firing perk, you can fire dual assault rifles at downright stupid speeds as long as you keep your finger on the trigger.
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I was planning on using the Gunzerker. Thanks for the tips Dan!
Good to know since my Gunzerker is only level 8. I think I might have to respec him though...
I agree with everything accept your take on Badass tokens... They carry over to all characters and you can only unlock each token once. So unless you only plan on ever playing only one character, you should really try to spread your tokens more evenly IMO.
Thanks for the advice Dan! It looks like my Gunzerker is on the right track...
I am a level 28 Gunzerker, and I did as Dan did, level up the Rampage skill tree. It's the best option, and now my guy can do it for like a minute straight without depleting any ammo (actually gaining some). Glad I picked Salvador!
I would prob. make him taller.
This wasnt hard to figure out. All middle trees are ability forming. Maybe i dont wanna play the game with bloodshot-eyed vision. Rockets do enough damage with built abilities.
Nice tips Dan i might just have reapply my skill points to my gunzerker.
i love how my zero can one shot anything with a sniper rifle :3