Maya was my favorite character in Borderlands 2. I had a build that pretty much one-shot most enemies and I loved it.
So when Borderlands 3 came out I knew exactly which character to play first. It was the Siren of course. I started the campaign with Amara and regretted it before I even get to level 10. It was tough as hell and I kept dying in boss battles.
I got on Google and did some research. It seems Amara is only good for endgame missions.
Well, that’s a bummer. Because I loved her abilities. But I also didn’t want to ruin my first playthrough of the game swearing at the screen. I wanted it to be fun.
So after many folks suggesting it I gave Fl4k a try. Guess what, they are amazing. (Ps: Fla4k is a genderless character and referred to as they/them)
The Fla4k build I tried out was also entirely focused on damage. And it worked wonders when beating bosses.
Here’s how the build works, in the correct order :
Start your build in the green tree. Get Fadeaway with Jabber as your sidekick. Then upgrade him to Beefcake and Gunslinger as you level up. Acquire skills in this order:
- Furious attack (max)
- Overclocked (max)
- Lick the Wounds (max)
- Eager to Impress (1 point)
- The fast and the Furious (max)
- Turn Tail and Run (max)
There’s one skill in the Blue tree that’s worth getting first. That’s the Persistent Hunter skill. Max it out.
- Interplanetary Stalker (max)
- Hunter’s Eye (max)
- Two F4NG (max)
Apply the rest of the points to whatever skill you seem fit.
If you want to play like a superhero and never die. This is the build for you.
I’m going to keep testing different builds and update if I come across a better build for Fl4k.
Credit for the build goes to Forbes. But I made a few adjustments of my own.