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Edo the 309th (Banned) Jun 24, 2013 @ 4:26pm
Anyone else finding most E-tech to be terrible?
The title says everything.

(I say most because I think the various Casters and Rockets are pretty good, but most of the rest seem to be terrible.)
Last edited by Edo the 309th; Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:08pm
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Niemand Jun 24, 2013 @ 4:37pm 
The purple e-tech smgs and blue/purple pistols are very good. Some shotguns like the slow hand are also good. But the assault rifles are terrible :)
The snipers are OK. Some like them, some hate them.
winterpast Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:07pm 
they can be pretty good but I really dislike them.
elthandiel Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:10pm 
I agree with Runkelkrug...some of the smgs are pretty decent, and the slow hand is pretty useful in some situations, but for the most part, I tend to avoid them
Diet Dr. Beta Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:25pm 
The Assault Rifles of the E-Tech variety are some of my favorite weapons on a Commando..
Tali Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
Norfleets and plasma casters would like to disagree with you >.>
Tali Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
oh and anything E tech rocket launchers norfleets included.
RPGpro Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
the "railer" type sniper rifles are among the best in the game, the thunderfist pistols are really hard-hitting, other than that can't say there's any e-tech weapons that actually stand out as being better than normal guns.
Edo the 309th (Banned) Jun 24, 2013 @ 5:47pm 
Originally posted by RPGpro:
the "railer" type sniper rifles are among the best in the game, the thunderfist pistols are really hard-hitting, other than that can't say there's any e-tech weapons that actually stand out as being better than normal guns.
Thunderball isn't E-tech, remember?
azxcvbnm321 Jun 25, 2013 @ 4:56am 
The purple pistols are pretty good. I like how the Dart will automatically adjust trajectory and home in on the target meaning that you can fire from distance and still hit, even if the enemy is in half cover.

The negatives are slow bullet speed. It can take a while for the bullet to actually hit and register, in the meantime, you don't know if you missed or not and the enemy keeps on shooting.

The Snipers are pretty decent and can reflect off of surfaces, but they use up ammo quickly thanks to high fire rates.
The Assault RIfles are OK, but I loathe the Shotguns.
Arc Trooper Jun 25, 2013 @ 5:35am 
ETech SMG's are my fave for damage and accuracy, Only the assault rifle blasters I like for their "scifi" look and ability to bounce off the floor into the underside of nomads and skags. Shotgun Splatguns I don't look at and the Sniper rifles are pretty much the same, no real knockback I've seen so can't pick off a goliath helm easy enough.
bubbacho Jun 25, 2013 @ 5:48am 
Norfleet, Plasma Casters, Moxxi's Slow Hand, and the upcoming Swordsplosion are all nifty weapons. The fact that the Norfleet alone, being the best and most powerful RL in the game takes some of the fuel out of your OP. There are fewer "kick-a$$" purple weapons that I can think of, and I mean compared to Legendary's. The Tumtum Muckamuck sniper rifle and Casual Ravager shotgun are the only two purples I still use, and I have every Legendary in the game. If you want to look at a class (color) of weapons that largely suck I think the Seraph weapons would be a better example. I also have all of those and the Tumtum Hawkeye sniper rifle and Meteor Shower grenade mod are the only items I use out of that class, although sometimes I use the Hoplite shield. I would agree about the dart guns however and the sniper rifles leave much to be desired, Railer, Moloko, Hybridification, ect.
Last edited by bubbacho; Jun 25, 2013 @ 5:51am
E-techs can be pretty darn good, but I think it comes down to, in part at least, personal preference. Manufacturer plays a big part too.

I pretty much loath the pistol types. The Spiker and Darts.

Bandit Plasma Casters suck. They fire erratically, and disappear after a short distance.

E-tech Shotties suck

Blasters (And the BlASSters) are quite good.

E-tech snipers are basically railguns. They aren't great for damage (and cost 2 ammo per shot besides), but they're pretty good on the elemental side I think. They make for fairly accurate shots, since you don't have to lead your target as much. Depending on the manufacturer, they can ricochet or pierce through enemies.

Rocket Launchers. They're pretty good, but at least the Prazma Canon isn't very accurate and has limited range. Norfleet is like Prazma Cannon on steroids. The large orb of energy can ignore cover, so these are useful especially for second winds, when enemies decide to run behind cover.
ADP Jun 25, 2013 @ 6:00am 
I've only found Darts (including the Dahlminator), Spikers, both Dahl and Bandit Blasters (the latter from the Medical Mystery quest), and the Longbow, so I unfortunately have little experience with E-tech, but from the ones I've found, they range from good to poor.
The first Dart (electric, Dahl manufactured) I got as a Commando saved me when I had to fight Mad Mike. After losing several times to him, I lured him out onto the bridge and fired in his general direction with my dart. The shots homed in on him and eventually killed him, and during the fight he was pretty much unable to fight back.
The Dahlminator I mostly used because of the corrosive effect, which can be pretty useful on armored opponents. I also got a bladed variant, which was great for my Zer0.
I have not had any good experience with Spikers. The first one I found (a fire Spiker; don't remember the manufacturer) I immediately threw out, and the second one (a Vladof Slag Spiker) I only kept hold of because it looked pretty good. I then proceeded to pretty much never use it.
I have had mixed experiences with Blasters. On one hand, the one you get from Doc Mercy absolutely sucks, and I hate that thing. On the other hand, the two I've found from Dahl were... decent, to say the least. I didn't particularly like the shock Blaster I found (mostly because of wasted bullets when fighting a single target at medium to long range), but I'm starting to like my corrosive Blaster in TVHM. Mostly because of Armored Maniacs.
Never really used the Longbow. A shame that it's both incendiary and spawns without a scope, because it could be rather useful otherwise.
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