Infinite Barrier Rough RiderZane build by DigitallyMasked updated 1 year ago
Weapon 1: Brainstormer - Weapon 2: Crossroad (Cryo) - Weapon 3: Lucian's Call (Cryo) - Weapon 4: Lucian's Call (Corrosive)
Class Mod: Cold Warrior - Shield: Rough Rider - Grenade: Hex - Artifact: Grave
Zane's damage output is not great in comparison to any of the other 3 characters, but instead of focusing on what he don't have, we can focus on what he does: survivability. This build is a variant on his infinite shield skill build, which is adjusted for the Rough Rider shield. The play style of this build is to keep enemies frozen, so you are able to refresh the duration of your Barrier due to Calm, Cooled, and Collected (CCC). You want to throw down your Digi-Clone to draw aggro and induce more cryo with Trick of Light (This site says it does shock, but it actually does cryo now).
The reason I chose Rough Rider is due to it's ability to reduce incoming damage by 23%. This combined with the Futility Belt ability, the total damage resistance should be, at a minimum, 38% (depending on what elemental resist your shield has).
For weapons, I recommend the Brainstormer to deal with shields. It also great with mobs, since it can chain lightning anything close you can shoot. I usually have this up when summoning my clone, since he will be copying your weapon. The other 2 must have's is 2 Lucian's Calls; 1 with cryo and 1 of any other element type for when you fight stuff that is resistant to cryo. The last slot is up to preference; the Nighthawkin or Crossroads are pretty good, but, if you are getting crits with your Lucian's Call, then you won't find yourself switching to another weapon as often.
Grenade wise, a cryo Recurring Hex is a really good one, though your Digi-Clone will be the one that is throwing them.
For class mod, Cold Warrior is the way to go with this build, giving an additional elemental DOT when freezing enemies. A plus if you can find one that boosts Vladof and Hyperion weapons since this build only uses guns from that manufacture.
Lastly for Artifact, I'd go with the Grave. It will help you produce more dmg if your HP gets low and give you a longer FFYL to recover when you go down.
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