HDCoffee Apr 20, 2013 @ 10:48pm
Best build for Assassin?
I am an Assassin and my general play style is being a combat sniper, because I don't enjoy standing at the back of the map while everyone else gets all the loot. I also use deception and I melee quite frequently. Right now, I am mainly advancing in the "Bloodshed" skill tree, and a little bit less on the sniping and cunning ones, but I am still trying to keep it balanced. What would be the best build for my play style?
Thanks
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HDCoffee Apr 21, 2013 @ 12:30am 
I was thinking of something like this: http://www.bl2skills.com/assassin.html#414111000023321142002332212551
Is that a good build or should I change it?
Loukoumas Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:21am 
I do not think spending your skills in all the 3 trees is effective.What i am using is something like that:http://www.bl2skills.com/assassin.html#501401500050055105510000000000
I use a pistol or a smg in close range and a sniper for long range.Finally i use my kunai in big targets in order to get the slag and extra damage buff.
HDCoffee Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:49am 
Thanks, I added more to Cunning and less to Bloodshed, but I still kept skills in Bloodshed because I melee a lot. Here is my new build:http://www.bl2skills.com/assassin.html#503211100050352155512332010000
I just have a question, why isn't it effective to have skills in 3 trees?
Valkrix Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:04am 
for a character like Zer0 it is impossible to ask someone else for a good skill build that you will enjoy. There are simply too many possibilities. I hate only sniping builds because lets face it borderlands is not exactly the best for 24/7 snipers sure its good to kill a couple enemies but when there are tonns of enemies you are going to get smashed. I also do not like melee builds either i just dont think they are that great. borderlands is all about guns right? not melee so my personal favourite is a pistol build. it was worked out best for me is this HTTP://WWW.BL2SKILLS.COM/ASSASSIN.HTML#505051000050505005500550500000
it is a lot like MAK'S Forever alone build (actually i think it may be exactly like his new one)
Valkrix Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:15am 
Originally posted by HDCoffee:
Thanks, I added more to Cunning and less to Bloodshed, but I still kept skills in Bloodshed because I melee a lot. Here is my new build:http://www.bl2skills.com/assassin.html#503211100050352155512332010000
I just have a question, why isn't it effective to have skills in 3 trees?

with zero you have 3 choices 1. melee 2. sniping or 3. pistol/any gun
with melee there is no point specing into his sniping tree as (obviously) in a melee build you will want to max out all your melee skills
with sniping most skills in bloodshed are a bit of a waste
but with a pistol build there are parts of all three trees that are great for fire rate and gun damage so really the only build that would use all 3 trees is the pistol build as really no end tree skill is much of a game changer well death bl00s0m may actually be handy so so you could always take a point out of F0ll0wthr0ugh if wanted
Loukoumas Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:27am 
Well as Kiirra said you need to first define how you want to play Zero.If you want mele then you dont need to put points in the Sniping tree as they do not provide any buff for your melee hits.
For example not having the [Many must fall] skill means that after the kunais and 1 melee attack you are gain visible.
I do not know what level your zero is but in the new playthroughs you really get a bitting,you cannot stand in the middle of the battle and take hits.But respeccs are cheap ,you can always try this build,then a pure melee or any other build that works well for you playstyle.
HDCoffee Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:29am 
Ok, so I put a bit into sniping and a bit into melee cause I use both. But the main tree I put my skills into was Cunning.
http://www.bl2skills.com/assassin.htm#503211100050352155512332010000
Valkrix Apr 21, 2013 @ 7:15am 
honstly man you will be best off just trying your spec, and if you find a problem with your spec then change it, like if you are not doing enough melee damage then spec more into melee or even choose better weapons for example a law and order combo or a melee shield and a good melee weapon.
if you find you are using guns more then try specing into gun talents

in the end only you can make the perfect spec for you
HDCoffee Apr 21, 2013 @ 7:20am 
I am mainly speced in gun talents, and also melee but not as much. As shields and guns go I have a pretty good Roid Shield and decent guns
Thanks for the help guys :D
Valkrix Apr 22, 2013 @ 12:21am 
no worries man :) Enjoy your build :D
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