How’s it going Reapers!
Just thought I’d provide a few tips and tricks I’ve found along the way for the times I’ve been playing these past few days and some extra ones I’ve found through some searching.
First up is not to worry about your World Tier as of yet till you hit 30 and completed the main story. If you are trying to keep up with your level and the World Tier level at the same time it will make it harder to keep your gear leveled up as the level plus the rarity changes the output and skills given on them. Keeping at around Tier 4-6 if you want the challenge is optimal at best.
Second is when Bounties and Monster Hunts become available it seems better to not do these just yet. Once you get to the end game and level 30 these will become much more valuable to complete as they provide Epic rarity items upon completion and generally a kill on these monsters hunts in high tiers can provide multiple Epics and possibly legendaries. You can also farm the monster hunts if you kill the hunt target first before the adds. The draw back on this is that it fails the hunt and you have to start the quest up again from the beginning.
Some tips in regards to Technomancer.
Now I’m only level 25 and running on World Tier 11 and haven’t completed the game, but this is what I have at the moment.
Anomaly Power is (to me) the biggest thing to push on the Technomancer as Ordnance skills and turrets have a relatively short cool down and can do heavy aoe damage.
Tools of Destruction (ToD) has two skills attached, Rocket Launcher, which can interrupt mob skills, and Minigun which can do a lot of damage quickly. There are at least 7 mods in armor that boost the ToD alone for many situations. The mods I use, amplify my Anomaly Power with each kill with the minigun, and there is no max stack for it so it can infinitely boost Anomaly power for other skills and the minigun damage at the same time. All other skills other than Twisted Rounds can be used in conjunction with the Minigun, so you can toss out a overpowered turret, use a devesting Pain Launcher barrage or drop some Shrapnel charges for those pesky armored mobs or those that want to post up behind cover where the minigun can’t reach so well.
In addition to the mod that boosts anomaly power, you have mods for the minigun alone that boost, armor by almost double of what your current amount is, boost resistances by 50% and Piercing Resistance (For sniper shots) by 50% as well. One of the bigger mods I use with the ToD’s Minigun is ammo booster that gives 100% more ammo for both the Rocket launcher and the minigun together.
There are two additional mods that are for the rocket launcher alone, one for boosting damage and giving 1 more rocket. If combined with the before mentioned mod it will give you 2 more rockets instead.
If you wanna use your cyro turret for some CC in mid fight with the Minigun, I suggest increasing status power to allow for easier freezing and additional mods and call skills that cause vulnerable and additional damage to frozen mobs.
For you lovely Trickster, there are three mods in armor I have come across that synergize perfectly for a trickster in the Tier 2 mods. The first is a mod that while you have a shield you will shock 2 mobs for so much damage at a 1s tick, can stun some of the snaggletooth asshats that like to crowd you like the rockstar you are. The second, allows you while you have a shield to reload your weapon than you no longer consume ammo for that weapon for 5 seconds. Let those Auto Shoties roar! Combine that with the tricksters bullet skill and you may have a devesting rip and tear. The third is more aggressive defense than attacking, this mod allows you to make a 10 meter burst around you when your shield depletes.
If you are hard up for Materials like Titanium and Leather, I suggest a friendly visit to the not-so-friendly neighborhood spider, Molten Acari in the story mission Inferno on Eagle Peaks. This spider can drop upwards from 400-1200 leather a go and multiple stacks of 10-50 Titanium as well. In addition you can get weapon and armor drops too. I’ve seen 3 stacks of 40 Titanium drop for me a few times. Spent maybe an hour and got about 800 Titanium.
I hope some of this can help you guys in the early to mid game.