We saved Moze the gunner for last in our playthroughs of Borderlands and this was our mistake. Why? Because Moze is an absolutely terrific class with multiple builds viable for endgame. The crux of any Moze build is definitely her destructive potential.
Not only can she become an absolute wrecking machine herself but she can dial it up to eleven with her Iron Bear mech. Our first Moze build will fully focus on pure DPS while others will make her into a destructive crowd control and an infinite shooting badass. So let’s dive right in.
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PURE DAMAGE BUILD
Moze the gunner is definitely very fun to play. While she isn’t a slouch when on foot, she shines like an atom bomb only when she is rocking her Iron Bear mech. This Moze build focuses on making him a damage-dealing beast while boosting his survivability and mag size at the same time.
As you can see, the priority of this Moze build should be given to the skill in the “Bottomless Mags” skill tree. The skills here serve a couple of purposes. First, to increase Iron Bear’s damage output and fire rate to insane levels. Second, to increase magazine size and ammo regeneration for both Moze and Iron Bear. When combined, Iron Bear mech will truly have bottomless magazines filed with awesomely destructive bullets that will decimate any and all enemies.
Furthermore, auxiliary skills in this tree will enable Moze to shoot while running and have infinite ammo once exiting Iron Bear. The mech will also be able to deal even more damage if he has two same weapons equipped. While this is completely optional, we used two “Minigun” action skills for this build along with the “Let off some steam” augment on both. The miniguns are more precise and have the biggest ammo pool which makes the damage increase augment all the more effective.
Next, this Moze build greatly benefits from skills in the “Shield of Retribution” skill tree. The skills here serve the purpose of increasing the survivability of both Moze and Iron Bear, providing them with extra shielding with faster recharge rate and damage reduction. Other skills further boost the damage-dealing potential of the build.
Lastly, there is the “Demolition Woman” skill tree and the two skills here serve the simple purpose of increasing time spent in the Iron Bear while reducing skill cooldown. All in all, this build will make Moze and her Iron Bear into a wrecking crew that will mow down anyone who stands in their way. So, what are you waiting for? Stand by for Titanfall!
TITANIC RETRIBUTION BUILD
While the previous Moze build went all-in on the Bottomless Mags and only halfway on the Shield of Retribution skill trees, this one does the opposite. The effect is an almost indestructible Moze and Iron Bear that can dive headfirst into any group of endgame enemies without worry.
As mentioned, when investing skill points, the priority of this build should be the Shield of Retribution skill tree. Most skills here serve the purpose of damage reduction and buffing shields in terms of their size and recharge rate. Auxilliary skills that have awesome synergy are the Behind the Iron Curtain, Force Feedback and Tenacious Defense.
These first two will reduce the delay of the shield recharge, help make the recharge faster and make Moze regain shields for every critical hit. Should you manage to lose shields, Tenacious Defense will kick in and recharge them and seeing as the skill cools down once Moze has max shields (which she’ll get to really fast) – you can begin the non-dying cycle again.
The above will make Moze and the Iron Bear Mech able to withstand insane amounts of punishment. As if that wasn’t enough, this build still has an amazing damage-dealing potential with which you’ll easily be able to dispatch tons of enemies. Thin Red Line skill will reduce your base overall health ensuring that the Desperate Measures skill is always increasing the damage output. All the while, skills from the Bottomless Mags skill tree will increase pure damage, critical damage, fire rate, and much more.
As if all of that didn’t make Moze powerful enough, the insane survivability and damage output will synergize to make Phallnax Doctrine infinitely stackable, also infinitely increasing your damage and survivability the more enemies you kill. Unlimited power engaged!