B4D4SS PETS FOR FL4K
This build primarily focuses heavily on maximizing the effectiveness of FL4K's animal companions, primarily the Skag and Jabber, by turning them into unstoppable meat grinders.
Most of FL4K's pet based skill can be found in the Master and Stalker skill trees
MASTER SKILL TREE
This skill tree is where the build picks up core abilities for increasing the general effectiveness of FL4K's Pet Bonuses while spacing into skills that increase the Pet's damage, mobility and Gamma Burst's utility; accessing the varying Skag Pets.
Ferocity is a great passive skill that provides the largest increase to base pet damage, a whopping 50% with no real trade off this skill is a great asset to any pet build.
Stacks will generate as long as the Pet remains attacking, gaining both FL4K and his Pet up to 40% more damage, providing a good general increase in DPS.
WHO RESCUED WHO? 5/5
GO FOR THE EYES! 5/5
Who Rescued Who? Provides both FL4K and the Pet with an additional layer of survivability which can prove useful against bosses and badass enemies
While Go For The Eyes! Allows the Pet to pick apart mobs by gaining the ability to critically hit for 75% bonus damage on the first hit, speeding up and increasing killing spree potential.
PSYCHO HEAD ON A STICK 1/1
A Kill Skill, that for 1 point will increase the Pet's damage by 10% and increase mobility by 12% allowing for less travel time between targets and better ability to stick to targets after the first.
BARBARIC YAWP 5/5
This is the bread and butter of the build, this skill furthers all of the bonuses obtained by other skills that apply to your pet by another 200%.
MUTATED DEFENSES 1/1
This skill gives the Pet a sort of grace period when running low on HP, providing a large 30% damage reduction while regenerating 40% max HP and is capable of doing so every 15 seconds. A must to keep the good boy by FL4K's side, especially during reviving FL4K.
PACK TACTICS 3/3
A simple 3 point skill that bulks up FL4K and the Pet's HP and damage by 15%.
These 3 points could be reallocated to Persistence Hunter to extend Gamma Burst's duration by 45% at a 3% gun damage loss and Pet HP/damage.
CAPSTONE : DOMINANCE 1/1
Allows FL4K to convert with a melee override one enemy up to a badass into an ally that will die to serve and preserve FL4K and the Pet once every 12s.
STALKER SKILL TREE
This skill tree is where the build has most of it's survival skills, cooldown reduction and gain access to using the varying Jabber Pets.
SELF-REPAIRING SYSTEM 5/5
This skill increases FL4K's HP by 30% and provides a constant HP Regen of 1.5% max HP for both FL4K and the Pet.
ALL MY BFF'S 3/3
Shares 50% of FL4K's HP regen with allies and 100% with the Pet. This should synergies nicely with skills above such as SELF-REPAIRING SYSTEM, WHO RESCUED WHO? AND BARBARIC YAWP to ensure an always healthy pet.
EAGER TO IMPRESS 5/5
FL4K's Pet being the center of the show for this build will maximize the use of this Kill Skill as the Pet goes on kill streaks reducing the cooldown of Gamma Burst by 2.5s per Pet kill and 1.25s per FL4K kill.
TURN TAIL AND RUN 3/3
FL4K gains 25% gun damage and 12% fire rate while holding position commanding the battlefield. FL4K gains 17.4% damage reduction and 0.9% HP regen while repositioning or seeking a downed comrade/Pet.
LICK THE WOUNDS 1/1
Allows the Pet to be the goodest boy and rescue his master FL4K in his times of need (FFYL).
HUNTER SKILL TREE
This skill tree provided the least amount of contribution towards FL4K's Pets, but with 5 points left there is a great option for this build at the top of this tree, unfourtunately this will only allow for the base Spiderant leaving the other Pets as more viable options for this build.
INTERPLANETARY STALKER 5/5
This skill is great for just about any build that has space for it, for each kill, up to a maximum of 3 kills, FL4K and the Pet gain 10% increased damage for a max increase of 30% in addition there are various other bonuses given based on the types of enemies killed.
ABILITIES, TALENTS & PETS
ABILITY - GAMMA BURST Gamma Burst allows FL4K to empower the Pet with Radiation, increasing all damage dealt by it, reviving a downed Pet and providing the Pet with an immunity to death for the duration, this has a nice synergy with all the Pet damage increasing skills provided through the Master and Stalker skill trees and LICK THE WOUNDS ensuring that the Pet can rescue FL4K during Gamma Burst.
TALENT 1 - ENDURANCE During the duration of Gamma Burst the first 5 kills that FL4K or the Pet participate in will increase Pet damage by 10% up to 50% and extend the duration of Gamma Burst by 3s up to 15s, providing a quick way to synergize with and stack INTERPLANETARY STALKER.
TALENT 2 - BURST AID A ridiculous talent for ensuring FL4K's survival on the battlefield with an immense 20% max HP regen, synergizing incredibly with ALL MY BFF'S and TURN TAIL AND RUN
Gunslinger Jabber has a nice synergy with FRENZY and will require less movement while targeting enemies, provides an increase in critical damage and movement speed by 5%.
Eridian Skag is a nice option for gaining a bit more control over the battlefield with the singularity Attack Command while also being a larger distraction to enemies being in their face, provides an increase in damage and fire rate by 5%.
Beefcake Jabber seems to be an option that lies somewhere in the middle of being in the face of enemies and not requiring too much movement between targets to maintain FRENZY stacks, in addition this Jabber has the ability to be a temporary melee fighter with the Attack Command, provides an increase in HP by 10% and movement speed by 5%.
Seeing that this build mainly revolves around enhancing the Pet to maximal limits, most weapons that are viable for breaking into vaults should suit, while key pieces include:
FRIEND-BOT Legendary Class Mod
Anointed Gear to Increase Gamma Burst Radiation damage
+80% Radiation damage Artifact (Radiation Stone PREFIX)
(Optional) RED FANG or DE4DEYE Legendary Class Mods for variety
D.A.R.P.A.W, SUPERCHARGER and TRAINER for non-legendary class mods