FL4K's Deathless Build (Updated for Mayhem 4) Rakk Attack!Fl4k build by Saywhat4118 updated 6 days ago
New Update - This build is absolutely viable on Mayhem 4, TVHM. You'll just need a really good class mod and a good roll on deathless artifact. Anointed weapons are highly recommended for Mayhem 4. I have updated the build for Mayhem 4 recommendations.
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This is a max DPS build for Fl4K by utilizing 3 specific items. The Transformer shield, The Last Stand Deathless artifact and lastly Friend-Bot class mod. You'll be doing INSANE damage and practically be unstoppable. Yes, you'll likely get down to FFYL here and there but as long as you have enemies around you, you'll be up immediately. I've been running this build for weeks now, tested in every modifier and carrying people in Slaughter Shaft when they are out of the arena. The cool thing about this build is when we do get level cap increase, you can continue to collect all the DPS skills and not have to worry about health based skills in the green tree. (Which we aren't investing in for now) Description below.
The Last Stand Deathless artifact. The Deathless gives the players double the shield, but leaves only 1HP. The Last Stand prefix provides "Temporary invulnerability when health is below 50%". Since health is always below 1HP, you get this perk as soon as you start receiving damage. Now this does have a 40 seconds cool down and a 5 second duration but trust me, you won't have to worry about that. Just run and gun.
Mayhem 4: So I actually went towards maxing out my damage capabilities instead of 5 seconds of invulnerability. I found a Flesh Melter Deathless and it really helps dish out bonus elemental (corrosive) damage, which is necessary with all the armor in Mayhem 4 and Maliwan Takedown. So I recommend the best damage buff Deathless. Does not have to be the Last Stand prefix. But if you want to be more tanky then Last Stand will be the best. So basically, your best Deathless with Damage buffs.
The Transformer Shield since you are dependent on shields, you don't want shock weapons to take out your shield immediately so this shield is a must. An anointment with action skill cool down or damage reduction would be bonus.
Mayhem 4: You'll want a Transformer with an action skill end elemental damage. I recommend Cryo or Radiation.
Class Mod: Friend-Bot - Pet gains second wind when FL4K kills an enemy. Basically, your pet will always be up, so you'll always be sharing 65% damage. :) I'll explain below. I would collect multiple Friend Bot and change it up with the modifiers. I have ones with extra SMG damage, one with 45% Jacobs critical hit damage and another with Assault Rifle damage.
Mayhem 4: Still great for Mayhem 4. You'll just need good rolls that work with your favorite weapons and as many Barbaric Yawp as possible. I just found a +5 one so keep farming/grinding!
Grenade Mod: It's Piss. Damaged enemies take +20% damage for 6 seconds. To me, this is the best grenade mod for FL4K because all the skill points are around gun and action skill damage. Not for grenades so why not amplify the damage output?
Mayhem 4: You need any grenade with the anointed perk: 50% bonus elemental damage on action skill end. As for what element works best, go with the opposite of your transformer shield. If you have Cryo shield, go with radiation and vice versa. Why Cryo + Radiation? This combo delivers the best DPS against Flesh, Shield and Armor. Least amount of negative impact. Look up the elemental damage damage chart for more details. Mayhem 4 Bonus: It's Piss with 50% elemental would make this build even better. You'll get the extra elemental damage and the 20% damage increase on tougher enemies.
Important skills necessary for this build:
Hive Mind - Share 15% damage with the pet. (Update: you can also go with +4 who rescued who? if you want to swap out Friend Bot Class mod with a Cosmic Stalker/Rakk P4kk or Bounty Hunter)
Shared Spirit - If FL4K is at low health, share 50% damage with the pet. This syncs perfectly with the 1HP build. You are always at low health, hence always sharing damage with your pet.
The Hunter tree will max your damage capabilities.
Pet: Great Horn Skag to take advantage of Barbaric Yawp bonuses and extra DPS.
Action Skills: You choose, Rakk Attack or Gamma Burst. All depends on your anointed guns or whatever you enjoy more. Make sure you choose the DPS skills and not the health based action skill. We don't care about health in this build. Sorry Dr. Zed. Mayhem 4: I REALLY recommend Rakk and using Action Skill cool down/ Rakk effect weapons. With the bonus elemental damage buffs after action skill end, you'll be dishing out massive amount of damage with your rakks and weapons.
Weapon recommendations 1st: Maggie with 100% Damage after action skill end. or 125% damage to Bad ass/Bosses 2nd: Brainstormer - 100% after ASE 3rd: Shocking Shrieking Devil - It shoots shock waves close to the gun so basically revives your shield. Stuck in a bad situation? just switch to this, keep shooting and you won't die. No Anointed necessary. 4th: Insert your favorite weapon.
So what's the play style? Simple. Activate action skill, get in their face and CTR ALT DELETE them. As simple as that. I use Rakk Attack and guns that provide perks after action skill ends. Because Rakk Attack is quick, and very low cool down, you'll get the perks quickly. With Head Count and Megavore you can basically spam Rakks.
My channel with different vids/runs showcasing this build: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm40wsbbFpiCm3SkNve7lbg I have uploaded a Slaughter Shaft Round 5 Mayhem 4 run. Neutral Mods with the weapons I was using.
That's about it, thanks for checking out this build. I have been working on this for a while. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.