Salvador The Gunzerker
Gunzerker is the most popular class in Borderlands 2, and for good reason. His ability to dual-wield any weapon makes him incredibly powerful and fun to play. However, finding a good build for Salvador can be challenging, especially at higher levels and OP levels. That’s where this article comes in. Here, I’ve put together for you the best builds for the Gunzerker class, from level 1 to 80 OP10.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts on this article in the comments below!
Early-game – To Level 36 build
Credit to Jiffynano
Salvador is an absolute machine and swats enemies like flies, but he can be tough to play in the early game. When I’m leveling up the Gunzerker class, I focus on the Down Not Out, Money Shot, and Inconceivable skills. Down Not Out is the most important, because it lets you use Gunzerking while in Fight For Your Life, which can be a lifesaver.
Level 0-5: Start leveling-up and reach level 5.
Level 5: Unlock Gunzerking
Level 5-10: Points on Locked and Loaded
Level 10-15: Points on Quick Draw
Level 15-20: Points on Money Shot
Level 20-21: One point on Down Not Out
Level 21-26: Points on Inconceivable
Level 26-31: Points on Last Longer
Level 31-36: Points on I’m Ready Already.
At level 36, your skill tree should look like this:
Mid-game – Level 50 builds
Now you’re looking at mid-game builds which will take you to around level 50. Here, I recommend one these two builds: The Gun Monger and The God of Rocket Launchers
Salvador – The Gun Monger
Credit to Von TheGaryTh
I like the Gun Monger build because it mainly focuses on dealing heavy damage to enemies. It increases fire rate, fire damage, critical damage, and other important stats for the Gunzerking action skill.
This Salvador build is a no-brainer, and it works just as well in solo as in co-op.
The God of Rocket Launchers
The God of Rocket Launchers build is what it sounds like, a rocket-based build for Salvador. This build is fun to play, because it allows players to fire rockets almost infinitely. For this build, you’ll need The Sham shield.
Here, you can also mix and match skills as you like but it’s important to keep the Rampage skills as shown below.
End-game – Level 72 OP8 builds
The following builds are endgame builds, which means you did a great job leveling-up, congrats! Now let’s focus on the best Salvador UVHM builds!
The Umpire Sal build is one of the most fun builds for Salvador in Borderlands 2. It focuses on explosive Money Shot damage with shotguns. I simply enjoy this build because it’s all about destruction and crushing enemies.
To play this build, it’s important to have a shotgun, here I would recommend the Ravager.
Salvador In Brick’s Shoes
Salvador In Brick’s Shoes is inspired by Brick, a playable character in Borderlands 1 who is all about melee fighting. I find this build interesting because Salvador is the opposite of Brick, and this build turns Salvador into a great Melee character. With this build you’ll be able to one-shot almost every low-level ennemies.
This build is heavily focused on the Rampage and Brawn Skill Tree. Despite being a heavy mix and match of a lot of skills, there is one skill that makes this build work, it’s Fistful of Hurt. This skill will increase your melee damage, upto four times the base melee damage!
End-game – Level 80 OP10 Builds
Once your Gunzerker character reaches level 80, I would use one of the following UVHM builds for Salvador in Borderlands 2. Here are the builds in detail:
Deputy Sal build
Many players consider Deputy Sal to be the best build for the Gunzerker class. The Deputy Sal build is a very effective build against all types of enemies, but it is especially effective at close-range. I find this build to be relatively easy to play with, making it a good choice for every player.
The main strengh of this build, is being able to use consecutive Moneyshot hits. The build has some weird choices when choosing skills, as it completely ignores some of the best Salvador skills. However, that is necessary, and you must keep the build as its shown below.
Best gear for the Deputy Sal Build
Salvador Moloko Build
Credit to Anty
As the name suggests, it’s a build heavily focused on using the Moloko rifle to the best of its abilities. This build is great for mobbing, you will have huge advantages in solo games, but when it comes to co-op or fighting bosses, there are other better builds. It’s not to say that this build is not great, it’s just the Salvador Moloko Build is best for mobbing.
The skills are chosen to maximise damage and fire rate. The three main skills for this build are:
– Keep It Piping Hot
– Money Shot
– No Kill Like Overkill.