The idea behind this build is to maximize mobbing potential of the Brawl Tree and the early FotE Tree while also using the boss killing potential of the FotE Tree. This showed me a much more detailed look into the mechanics of Amara's abilities. Similar Amara builds. Gonna give this build a go as I was pretty satisfied with my build earlier until I went into the Slaughter Shaft and realized I need a build that isn't just tanky but also does much, much more damage while still being elemental and melee at the same time. Taking advantage of Amara's Elemental Skills, this build will amp up her elemental damage and elemental chance to melt all enemies in the way. VOTES : 1. The build should look like this. Fracture at least leaves behind an elemental puddle but the application is a little limited. It doesn't deal as much DPS as my corrosive Lyuda, but it handles and reloads faster. Cutsman: One of the highest damage elemental guns in the game. Buttplug/Pointy Psycho Stabber/120% melee damage Linoge, Brainstormer, Cutsman. This action skill can also be used on nothing to proc Helping Hand(s) and Find Your Center. In the Brawl Tree, you max Personal Space, Clarity, Helping Hand(s), Find Your Center, Mindfulness, One With Nature, Do Unto Others, and Guardian Angel. I know this is an old post but I wanted to add something; I finished my Amara today and I went for a melee build, seeing I really enjoyed playing melee Zer0 and Krieg in 2. The key with this build is to melee someone then leave them to burn like Athena would melee then leave them to bleed. He spawns in the same place where you do the mission about hunting down the 2 guys that mightve killed that girl's parents.He is a rare spawn and won't always drop the gun, so you have to be patient. Backpack stuff: This is just stuff you can switch to depending on the situation. In that case, you can have "Find Your Center" and 40% dmg reduction up all the time, Samsara is not helping melee dmg also not too much helping survivability. Both are World Drops. Second of all, if you keep taking damage, or even apply status effects on yourself (more on that later), then your shields will stay down. so you should try to theorycraft a little on your own and see which of the Borderlands 3 Amara Builds work the best for … Long Version: Face-Puncher: The gun scales off of your melee damage. Builds . I have yet to find any special Amara specific guns... just your general good elemental guns work. Unfortunately Im not that gifted with photoshop/dont have the time, and Im not on pc so its a few more steps. (TVHM M3) build for Amara. Prioritize Fist of the Element Tree when Leveling Up The main tree for this build is the Fist of the Element. Drops from Graveward. The Lyuda got nerfed recently, but I dont think it was too bad. Damaging myself in advance with an elemental gun also seems a little less necessary now that Ive messed with more guns, hence why I dont have it in my primary set of gear atm. Just use it on a badass and watch everyone die. The Linoge is a World Drop. Also if you change your element, you lose the Anima bonus on Unleash the Dragon. If any poor sod as much as looks as you funny, they’ll be burned to a crisp. And it does damage to everyone already from Ties That Bind. Anima It's fucking ridiculous. Well, they finally did it, Gearbox scaled and buffed melee damage so much that for the first time in about seven or eight months, an Amara melee build is … Deep Well: Great value point, lots of the guns we use need the magazine size. As I make my way through Mayhem 10 builds for each of the Borderlands 3 vault hunters, I have now arrived on Amara, who … Blitz: We dont use Blitz like youd expect. So you're thinking about playing Amara but want to have a head start. Unbeatable Elemental Brawler. Normally melee builds in Borderlands games with a refreshing melee override want to get enemies low first or do whatever you need to keep it up. The build would probably end up looking like this. I got my cryo one from Traunt, but I also got my radiation and shock one from Gigamind. This basically means it does flat damage. A skill focused on survivability, Sustainment will apply Life Steal to Amara, giving her health equivalent to a percentage of the elemental damage she is making. So that 30k Blitz melee you just did? But we use it for mobility and damage. I miss more shots with the cutsman than any other weapon. A friend of mine said that the alien weapons are good but I haven’t tried them. Guide to Amara (Skill, Power, Weapon) ... Why you should use this build: +High melee damage. Recurring/Tacular/MIRV Hex: This grenade splits seeks out targets and splits into 3 grenades, zapping them with its elemental effect. I prefer Root To Rise because it improves Clarity and we aren't gonna use Samsara much. Co-op build - [Coop] Solo - [Solo] Raiding - [Raid] Gear Specific - [Gear] This rule is more of a guideline for user experience. Ultimate elemental build Amara build by Sedero updated 1 year ago 50%. The health is nice too. Blitz: We dont use Blitz like youd expect. Not too sure about all the elements it can come in, but Ive seen cryo, shock, and radiation. Returning Characters Unleash The Dragon: This is the best melee artifact by far and one of the best artifacts in the game imo. Borderlands 3. Of course, unless all your gears add up to let Phaseslam CD get close to 20 sec. Ive updated the guide a little to talk about the 3 kinds of Hexes you can get. 35% shared damage is already crazy. If you have it on you, youre extra movement speed is significantly reduced and you cant slide. Rough Rider with Roid can work too, but its a lot worse. DP Laser Sploders, Lyuda, butcher, hellfire, musket, Rowan’s Call, AAA, Lucians Call, Fraiser, DP Alchemist ... Just to name some great elemental weapons, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Borderlands community. I still haven’t gotten my hands on a brawler ward or any good anointed gear but I’ll make do with rough rider I guess. Some of the updates have been implemented into the guide, but others are just my experiments that give you some alternatives or some comments on glitches, so be sure to check them before testing stuff. Just use it and youll get why. This also makes it easier to strip shields with shock guns. 5/5 - Tempest - +20 to shock dmg, +30% elemental dmg. It’s a shame it doesn’t come with an alt fire mode. World Drop(??? This and the Face-Puncher are by far the most essential parts of this build. I havent stated it yet, so Ill say it here. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Shock is nice for stripping shield. Call Weapons: Rowan's, King's, Queen's, or Lucian's call. I used to use this with Samsara, but it doesnt consistently hit the primary target, so it can be unreliable. The shocking crossfire does more damage, but the AAA is the best weapon for stripping shields off low-mid tier enemies in Mayhem 3 because of how fast it handles. This Borderlands 3 build is the kind of loadout for which the phrase ‘kill it with fire’ was made. The Tempest skill is a requirement for any player running an elemental build for Amara. This is essentially dps, sustain (because youre not getting hit), and disable all in one. This way I melt through shields and armor within miliseconds. Amara build by LairdMaccles updated 3 weeks ago. Ive decided Conflux is still ok, probably gonna keep it. For a long time. First, the Buttplug is glitched or the text is wrong. Gearbox. I started in the Brawl Tree, but you can also start in the FotE Tree. Use Ties That Bind with Glamour for Action Skill. The cooldown isnt too long, youll have it at least once per mob in solo, and possibly twice in coop in endgame content. All great for bigger bosses you can crit easily like Graveward. If your build has additional reasons for building a particular way, add a relevant tag to indicate and make it easier to search for. Lastly, Ive uploaded a gameplay showcase of the build. After some experimentation, Ive figured out that Conflux does not scale off of the element that procs it. Mindfulness: This is probably the most controversial one. The gun damage is nice but the numbers are a little too low for me. A single point in this could be nice tho. Great for stripping a group's shields and aoe elemental damage has great synergy with this build. Just shoot one enemy and theyll all go crazy on each other. Anyway, thanks for reading if you read the whole thing, and thanks for upvoting if you upvoted, and have a great day/night/afternoon. Damn good job, dude. Also Im not too sure about how ability damage amps work with Ties That Bind, it might work but idk. The (Ele)Mentalist. You can view it here. This Skill Tree is only available to owners of Borderlands 3: Designer’s Cut. Yeah Amara is more like Athena than Zero or Krieg. Unleash The Dragon definitely makes the gun a lot better, but it should be used mostly against flesh if youre not always gonna use it. Tsunami: The gun switches elements and ricochets on its own. So any suggestions is appreciated. Especially if theyre mixing the elemental character with the melee character. Could try out things with higher proc rates or higher DoT damage, but just as an example the AAA has a really high chance to electrocute, but the shocking crossfire does more damage for me. Press J to jump to the feed. Still good. Tempest increases her overall elemental damage, especially for her Shock damage. Getting extra status effects for free is just too valuable, and makes bosses and mobs melt when combined with all of the things we already have. If you want to play lazy and still wreck everything in the room, use a Laser-sploder. If you have Phaseslam annointments, then it might be a good idea to invest 5 points into the Mystical Assault tree so you can get Soul Sap and at least use it as a heal. For action skill choice, why don't you just use Phasegrasp and aim it to the ground? Elemental effect that are doing very low damage. This is before even considering the backstab damage. Ghasting Call: I got the cloning version and it seems extremely strong. I am currently using two of these, one for Shock, and one for Corrosive. Also jab cross should increase the link damage correct? Forgot to mention, Samsara does not proc off of Phasegrasp, so if you skill it you might wanna use Phaseslam. Storm Front or Quasar for a grenade. As an alternative, Ive been using Allure. One of the best badass killers in the game. Guardian Angel: Youre gonna go down a lot. Looking forward to trying this out once I farm that dragon artifact! Our gear is almost entirely shotguns and smgs with a couple pistols. If that is the case would I even need to spec into wildfire? Only other thing Id want is weapon damage. If you’re looking to melee your way through enemies, look no further than Builds that use the Phaseslam Action Skill. Conflux: Conflux is insane. The issue is that it doesnt give HP like One With Nature so a value point isnt as justified. Also, i would love to know if there is a class mod with Find your center and Conflux. Ive also noticed the Rain Firestorm grenades are quite strong, especially with Ties That Bind, so those are my new default. I believe it drops from Captain Haunt. Ive tried FotE and it probably kills bosses that cant be meleed a little faster than this build, but the only important thing we miss out on it more points in Conflux and the capstone, so the difference isnt too huge and the mobbing ability is far far better. Thanks for this! With the 40% elemental damage conversion, it has its own chance to proc elemental effects. Im currently running 2 Cutstmen in my build, 1 for shock and 1 for corrosive, with either a Linoge, Buttplug, or Pointy Psycho Stabber and the Face-Puncher. And the bonus damage makes Unleash The Dragon so much stronger. I have been looking to see if theres a crack of sorts in the procedural generation that would allow me to get 50% melee damage with the Breaker class mod, so if I find that Ill be sure to update the guide. Everyone is always looking for the highest damage builds in Borderlands as a series, but Gearbox may have finally gone too far, and accidentally put in … Its literally free damage and softens people up even when you arent focused on them. +High elemental damage. Other two are World Drops. With an Amara build, as with the other Borderlands 3 characters, there’s a lot of scope for customisation. I usually use a cryo Lucians Call and set my attuned element to shock. Amara Hellzerker 65. I was very underwhelmed considering I had all the perfect rolls (even anointed gear with 100%+ melee damage) and I was still struggling to one shot trash mobs in Mayhem 3. Great guide. Do you know if ties that bind also links elemental DoT? The Pointy Psycho Stabber drops from Boreman Nates in Meridian Outskirts. The burn does damage based off of whatever procced it. Most augments for Amara dont work with this ability and reduce the damage or increase the cd. I have almost 4 days played on Amara alone so I think I have a pretty good understanding of her. While its still super strong, I dont use 2 of them anymore and sometimes use the Brainstormer instead. Borderlands 3 Amara build! I really like these grenades especially since good corrosive grenades arent too common, and it felt a little weird running the Storm Front and Quasar when I had the Brainstormer. I can swap to AAA, fire 2 quick shots, then swap back to incendary and start shooting again before their shields are even done depleting. I am only level 18 but I respecd and am going down the brawler tree. Additionally, I got a Cryo Recurring Hex, so Ive been using that as my primary grenade recently. But if I that wasnt the case I definitely wouldve done something like that. With the recent buff to Phasegrasp (range was doubled) Im starting to go back to Ties That Bind, since if you're using it on a far away enemy, keeping line of sight for Samsara while using Fists Over Matter is more troublesome. As it travels, the projectile gets bigger, so its great for bosses and mobs alike. The Hex has been moved to the backpack and its been replaced with the Storm Front or the Quasar. Bonus points if you proc Wildfire and shoot them to use Indiscriminate. It is slightly worse in combat though so its really down to preference. This build essentially takes the best aspects of Lilith from Borderlands 1 and Krieg from Borderlands 2 and rolls it into one unstoppable fiery rampager that can melt anything she gets her fists on in Mayhem 3. ), got mine from Graveward. We occasionally switch to shock to take advantage of the bonus damage. And if the element of the gun matches your action skill, then theres a whole other problem. If you’re interested in learning the basics and advanced tactics regarding the siren of Borderlands 3, you’ve come to the right place! Overview. Really liking amaras elemental build but don’t know what weapons to run. What Im not sure about, is how the damage is calculated. I played Krieg more than Zero and probably wouldve played Athena more than Krieg if she wasnt in TPS. It doubles when you use an action skill so it can sustain us on its own if we play smart. The only thing its good for this late is getting more Clarity regen cuz its based on missing health. These are the main guns I usually use on my Amara: Laser-Sploder (AR) - No explanation needed, this thing is insane. Being able to proc those skills on command is great. Elemental Phasegrasp Amara Amara build by aokua100 updated 1 year ago This build is currently private and will be available as soon as the build creator marks it as public. Knife Drain and Hex in backpack. Fist Over Matter with Allure: Its pretty cool, it drags ppl into the fists essentially. And with Ties That Bind mobs will melt. It gives your melee, ground slam, and slide a 100% chance to ignite enemies. Find Your Center: This is a no brainer. You could also go with no augment if youd like. Drops from Katagawa Ball. Wish it had a cheat sheet as seen before on here. Id love to use the class mod that makes phasegrasp give rush stacks that reduce cd or apply my action skill element in an aoe, but they dont give anything in Find Your Center. And the bonus damage makes Unleash The Dragon so much stronger. Gearbox. Infusion: This could be good and I used to get it a lot, but not only is it kinda unnecessary, but it more often than not makes your guns worse, cuz it doesnt just convert the element of nonelemental weapons, but elemental ones as well. I think the insane damage comes from some buggy interactions regarding Amara's action skill and stacking skills, but I am not sure. I almost always have the fire version equipped on Amara as my go-to fire weapons (Cryo version equipped on Zane). Vigor: Combined with Mindfulness, this is actually quite strong. Im currently running this build which will probably be my new mobbing/circles of slaughter and proving grounds build, while the original build will be for bosses or a mix of both bosses and mobbing. Any verison works but I prefer Deep Dive. After the nerfs to other gear, Im using this a little more. TL;DR: In the FotE Tree, you need maxed Anima, Tempest, Wildfire, Illuminated Fist, Deep Well, and Indiscriminate, as well as 2 points in Conflux. They both come in elements, but the damage is not particularly impressive and you lose base damage. A large percentage of that damage is being done to the enemy it hit. Also, while it does work off of your melee since they are elemental, it doesn’t work off of status effects cuz thatd be pretty broken. This is very important because now I can experiment with some new builds. I have a video of my build here. The range buff also gives increased melee attack speed and can be procced off of Phasegrasping nothing. Additionally, with the new event Ive found a new grenade, the Ghast Call. This is guide to Amara (skill, power, weakness, weapons). Downfall with Allure: Its basically the same as FoM with Allure. I can swap to and from Breath much faster to kill mixed health enemies (ones with shields AND armor). Melee builds still use the actual hp on the shield, the just want it to be down before they start needing the extra damage. It doesn't scratch my itch for that 1shot melee, but eh. Ive been playing quite a bit with the new update and Ive learned a couple things. @justinmalin77 I am not the biggest Amara player but I have played her enough to know that you 100% can wear the Transformer, use the Driver COM and shock as your action skill element, use your action skill and then apply a shock DOT to yourself, while also both refilling your shield due to the shock damage and also proc’ing Mindfulness with the same shock DOT that supposedly was absorbed … 1/1 - Illuminated Fist - +75% melee dmg, melee dmg converted to action skill element. The cooldown is a lot higher, but you're harder to kill. Ive been going between not using any augment and using Nova for Ties That Bind. If you’re playing Borderlands 3 as Amara and you’re getting toward the end of the game, you’re going to want to know the best possible, most OP, ridiculous Borderlands 3 Amara build you can achieve. Elemental Ricochet is one of the many possible builds for Amara the Siren in Borderlands 3. Lyuda: You can get a free one from doing all of Zero's Targets of Opportunity. The place for everything Borderlands 3! An important thing to consider before we start. This build is probably amongst the best in the game for mobbing and speed running Proving Grounds. For those of you that are having difficulty with the Face Puncher and feeling like it doesnt do enough damage, somebody did some math on it. Blue Tree. I think it's a fair trade. Drops from El Dragon in Jakob's Estate at the waterfall. I think the issue might be that theyre having trouble coding enemies to attack each other and maybe they could only have an enemy unit attack a unit that isn't on their side, so they had to change their affilitation to have them attack. You name it! This gets its own section cuz its insane. This class mod also gives up to 29% DR depending on how close you are to enemies. Tempest: Bonus elemental damage is great. 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