Borderlands 2 Class Breakdown: Salvador the Gunzerker
Borderlands 2 is a unique experience, and the class you pick at the beginning of the game is a big part of that. Each class suits a different play style and picking the right one is key for your domination of Pandora. Today, I cover the Gunzerker class; the class I use when I want to shoot lots of enemies.
Do you enjoy running around shooting everything you see? Then the Gunzerker class is perfect for you. Whether you’re playing by yourself or with a partner (or three,) the Gunzerker class can play exactly the same. There is no need to change the way you spend points due to him being a “tank” character. Just make him as strong as possible with the most damage possible in order to wreck havoc on the game.
The Gunzerker has his ability located conveniently is his name, as his action skill is Gunzerking. Gun is also in his name, which implies that you will shoot lots of unsuspecting enemies on Pandora. So it makes perfect sense that Salvador’s action skill, Gunzerking, allows him to dual wield any weapons in the game while instantly gaining half of your health back, being affected less by enemy attacks, and regenerating health and ammo all at the same time. Use this skill wisely though, as it has a massive 42-second cooldown.
In my experience, spending skill points in the Brawn category is highly recommended, especially if you’re just starting off in the game -- remember you can always re-spec later. Hard to Kill (increases max health and a small amount of health regeneration) was the first skill I invested heavily into. Having the most health possible as a giant wrecking machine was too hard to pass up. I’m the Juggernaut (killing an enemy reduces all damage for a small amount of time) was next on my list in the Brawn category, as again, I wanted to be unstoppable. From there I switched over to the Rampage skill tree section and invested into Filled to the Brim (increases magazine size with all weapon types and increases ammo carrying capacity.) Having the ability to hold more bullets are valuable, especially in the beginning stages of the game. Last Longer (increases Gunzerking duration) is also a great way to tear through the enemies of Pandora, as now you’re even more powerful than before. This skill can also be found on the Rampage tree.
The Gunzerker has a lot of good skills in each tree. For instance, the Gunlust tree has Quickdraw (increases weapon swap speed and critical hit damage,), which is awfully appealing if you plan to unload ammo into opponents and then switch guns rather than reload. That’s the only skill I really used in the Gunlust tree, as I then went back into the Brawn tree for Fistful of Hurt (special melee move which knocks back enemies) and Ain’t Got Time to Bleed (While Gunzerking you regenerate health.) From there it’s really about preference, but I would stick to either the Brawn or Rampage skill tree and then invest in the other after you’re done filling one up to your standards.
Salvador’s Gunzerking ability makes him a fun character that players of first person shooters can really enjoy. While the Assassin and Siren are more unique characters, the Gunzerker is a straightforward good time.
This is part three of a now five part series (hello Mechromancer.) The Assassin can be found here while the Siren can be found here. The Commando is next and I’ll need some time to play with the Mechromancer before I can give a timeframe for it, it was just released today after all.
What do you think about Salvador the Gunzerker? Did you build your character like I built mine? Let me know in the comments below.