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Aurelia – Top Gear

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##1. Prelim

This is a list of the Gear that we, as the community, feel is the best for Lady Hammerlock in each category.
This is a community guide, so if you don’t see something on here that you think should be, post your recommendation.

The structure of the Guide will be as follows: 2 to 6 slots in each category will be reserved for Top Gear, the best bits of gear from that type. Additionally, there might be a section immediately following that for Honourable Mentions, pieces of gear that just didn’t make the cut for whatever reason, but are still good enough to appear here. Each piece of Top Gear will be accompanied by a short run-down on the weapon, what it does, ideal parts, where you can find it, and good alternative items if applicable.

Disclaimer
If you have any of the gear in the list, and are willing to record some short (2-3 min) video footage, please add them as reply and I’ll add them in the OP!

Descriptions are up to debate. The “no description until we agree on one” approach aka bottoms-up is a bit slow, so we’re going to do it Middle-out instead. I’ll add my subjective impressions to gear that I’ve used extensively so far and await corrections or additions from the community.

Best element for any guns is usually :snowflake: and :boom: where applicable, followed by :zap: and . :fire: is almost never good for Aurelia.

About Obtaining the gear, the term “world drop” usually refers to regular enemies as well as chests. I’ve added this detail to all legendary items I’ve ever found or seen people find in chests in the Item Find of the Day threads, but I don’t swing by often there. If you know about chest lootable legendaries from this list, please let us know!

The recent DLC has added Glitched rarity guns with Error codes, for more information, please refer to this Guide on glitch effects and codes!


##2. Top Weapons
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###A quick excursion on crit bonuses
which are not unimportant for Aurelia. The Critical Damage formula as follows:

(1 + .Type A + .CritDmg) * (1 + .Type B)
Crit Damage = Damage * 2 * ————————————————————————————————————————
(1 + .Tpye C)

Type A is the most common, it’s generally what you get when you have a crit bonus.
Type B or “Jakobs type” only comes from a handful of guns, 95% of them Jakobs. Generally considered more valuable (and is often referred to as a “multiplicative” bonus.)
Type C is not a “bonus” as it’s impact is negative. Assault rifles have it.

CritDmg are crit boosts from class mods, Badass Ranks, luneshines, hitting crits on frozen targets and skills.
####Example:
The Hail has 200% Type A, 0% Type B and 20% Type C modifier, which results in following if not counting in the Crit bonuses from class mods, luneshines, crit on cryo bonus and skills:

(1 + 2) * (1 + 0) 6
Crit Damage = Damage * 2 * ————————————————— = Damage * ——— = Damage * 5
(1 + 0.2) 1.2

The Hammer Buster II has 50% Type A, 15% Type B and 0% Type C modifier, which results in following if not counting in the Crit bonuses from class mods and skills:

(1 + 0.5) * (1 + 0.15)
Crit Damage = Damage * 2 * —————————————————————— = Damage * 3.45
(1 + 0)

And one last: a Snider with crit prefix and crit luneshine has 120% + 10% Type A crit, resulting in

(1 + 1.2 + 0.1) * (1 + 0)
Crit Damage = Damage * 2 * ————————————————————————— = Damage * 4.6
(1 + 0)

So if there’s any mention of the Crit types, you’ll know where to put them. Kudos go to @Chuck80, @Sljm and all the people they gave kudos to in their calc threads.

Back on topic.

 

##2.1 Pistols
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Pistols make versatile side arms for Aurelia, be it for ammo diversion, or element matching.
[Pistol Parts 254]

###Anarchist
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A Vladof pistol with high fire rate, high base damage and good accuracy. ADS recommended. The yellow glitch will turn this into a very powerful rapid burst SMG.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Purging Proletarian Revolution with Shield bypass luneshine (mag size increases while idle)
:snowflake: Purging Anarchist ]
Best parts:
Vladof or Maliwan Grip
Damage prefix (Purging)
Glitch code 0404 or 0440
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 404
:tv: Lvl 70 yellow glitch effect in the Holodome 334

###T4s-R
:fire: :zap: :snowflake:

A unique Hyperion pistol with high fire rate, very high accuracy and very high elemental chance. Comes with 7.5% Type B crit modifier.

Best parts:
Hyperion or Torgue Grip
Damage prefix (Win-Win) or Double Projectile prefix (Redundant),
Obtaining:
Possible reward for completing any of the round of the Holodome Onslaught 225. also drops from Badass enemies in the Badass round
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 261

###Slapper
:boom:

A Torgue pistol with very high base damage, that gets 100% Explosive Splash damage on hit. Outstanding for element matching with Aurelia’s cryo skills. The projectile speed can be boosted by Aurelia’s Only the Best skill.

Alternatives:
:boom: Hard/Double Penetrating Slapper with Shield bypass luneshine
Best parts:
Torgue Grip
Damage prefix (Hard) or Double Projectile prefix (Double Penetrating)
Glitch code 4400
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 229

###Maggie
:no_entry_sign:

A legendary Jakobs pistol that shoots 6 pellets at the cost of 1 bullet. Has the hidden Jakobs Type B crit modifier of 25%.

Best parts:
Jakobs Grip
Damage prefix (Dastardly)
shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 197

##Honorable mentions
###88 Fragnum
:boom:

A legendary Torgue pistol that shoots 5 pellets at the cost of 3 bullets. Has a 25% Type A crit bonus and gets 100% Explosive Splash Damage. Projectiles are slower than regular Torgue projectiles, but can be accelerated by Aurelia’s Only the Best skill.

The catch:
Due to its huge ammo usage, the Damage prefix would be most efficient. Still a Double Penetrating Slapper does more damage at a lower ammo cost than a Hard 88 Fragnum. The big pellet spread makes it more of a glorified shotgun.
Best parts:
Torgue Grip
Damage prefix (Hard)
shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at Cluster Pandora 92

###Logan’s Gun
:fire:

A legendary Hyperion pistol whose projectiles will be absorbed by Absorb Shields as Rocket ammo. Comes with a 7.5% Type B crit bonus.

The catch:
It’s more a utility tool than a fighting weapon, and only really necessary at one encounter in the whole game so far (Raid boss fight in UVHM)
Best parts:
Scav Grip
Double projectile prefix (Redundant)
as low level as possible
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Felicity fight with Sham, Logan’s Gun and Badaboom 242


##2.2 SMGs
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SMGs can make good side arms as well as serve as reliable main weapons with a deep ammo pool for medium to close range oriented Builds.
[SMG parts 125]

###Fatale
:snowflake:

A legendary Hyperion SMG with great accuracy and fire rate, as well as a 75% Type A crit bonus and a hugely accelerated reverse recoil gimmick. Great for Cold Advance.

Alternatives:
Promotional/All-In Cheat Code for different Elements.
Best parts:
Hyperion or Maliwan Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Right-Sizing) or bullet speed (Proactive) prefix
shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: Drongo Bones from Nina’s “Rough Love” mission, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 341

###Fast Talker
:fire: :zap: :snowflake:

A legendary Scav SMG with good base damage, insanely high fire rate, good accuracy, very low recoil and fast reload speed.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Stopping/Flying Torrent with shield bypass luneshine
Best parts:
Dahl or Scav Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (True-Blue) or bullet speed (Kwikner) prefix
Obtaining: Loyalty reward for the Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 197

##Honorable mentions

###IVF
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A legendary Tediore SMG whose reload gimmick will spawn two smaller IVFs that also explode.

The catch:
The reload gimmick damage depends on the mag size, and Aurelia tends to have mag size penalties from her Large Caliber skill.
Best parts:
Scav or Tediore Grip
Damage (Hefty) or Reload (Refill) prefix
Grenade damage luneshine
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 IVF vs Laser Disker reload throw damage on Self-Loathing and Despair 117

###Frigdia
:snowflake:

A unique Dahl SMG with very high elemental effect chance that fires 2 projectiles at the cost of 1 bullet. It has no recoil at all, and and the ADS burst-fire count is very high. Damage is pretty okay.

The catch:
It fires in a fixed pattern of the Lascaux cave paintings, thus its only good at point blank for landing all bullets.
Best parts:
Dahl or Maliwan Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Stopping) or Bullet speed (Flying) prefix
Obtaining: Reward for the mission “In Perfect Hibernation 130” given by Lazlo in the Veins of Helios.
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at Cluster Pandora 87

##2.3 Shotguns
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Shotguns are excellent for element matching and/or crit bonuses on frozen targets for medium to close combat oriented builds. Some even work well beyond medium range.
[Shotgun parts 99]

###Ravager
:boom:

A Torgue shotgun with very high damage and a huge number of pellets, that deals 85% Explosive Splash damage on hit.

Alternatives:
:boom: Juicy/Sinewy/Impetuous Ravager with shield bypass luneshine
Best parts:
Torgue Grip, Hyperion stock
Critical (Juicy), General boost (Sinewy) or Reload (Impetuous) prefix
Glitch code 4040 or 0044
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Factory 208

###Flayer
:no_entry_sign:

A legendary Jakobs shotgun with increased damage, pellet count (15-17) and mag size, that fires in a tight spread and only consumes 2 ammo per shot. Probably has the hidden Jakobs Type B crit modifier of 15% and a 50% Type A crit bonus on top.

Alternatives:
:no_entry_sign: Doc’s Coach Gun with Glitch code 4400 or 0440
:no_entry_sign: Doc’s Coach Gun with shield bypass luneshine
Best parts:
Jakobs Grip, Hyperion stock
Damage crit (Doc’s)
shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 165

###Bullpup
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A unique Hyperion shotgun with greatly increased magazine size, increased critical hit damage and slightly increased accuracy, firing speed, and reload speed compared to blue old-line Hyperion shotgun. One of the best (if not the best) Hyperion shotguns in the game. It’s also a great cryo gun due to its magazine size and number of pellets.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Practicable Company man (Loyalty reward for Tales from the Borderlands season pass)
:snowflake: Practicable Thinking with Glitch code 0404
Best parts:
Locked Hyperion parts
Pellet count (Enforceable) or General boost prefix (Conglomerate)
Obtaining:
Loyalty reward for having having Borderlands 1 savegames on your device, and upon starting a new game you get one your level.
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 112

###Boganella
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A unique Scav shotgun with greatly increased magazine size, very high pellet cound and good base damage. Fire rate is mediocre, and ammo consumption of 3 ammo per shot is not ideal for extended fights. Unique voice module.

Best parts:
Scav Grip, Hyperion stock
Pellet count (Battler) or General boost prefix (Mateship)
Obtaining:
Reward for the mission “Another Pickle 38” located in Triton Flats.
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 76

##Honorable Mentions

###Striker
:no_entry_sign:

A legendary Jakobs shotgun with a very high accuracy and a real tight spread. Has the hidden Jakobs Type B crit modifier of 15% and a 50% Type A crit bonus on top.

The catch:
Some version with a 2 shot magsize can be lowered to zero by our Large Caliber, making the gun unable to fire(!).
Best parts:
Jakobs Grip, Hyperion stock
Crit prefix (Doc’s)
shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: Belly in Crisis Scar, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Unable to fire the Striker with 9/5 in Large Caliber 50
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at the Cluster Pandora 31


##2.4 Assault Rifles
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Assault rifles are fairly underpowered in general, but their deep ammo pool makes them a viable ammo diversity option. When lacking better side arms, here are some less terrible choices to go with.
[Assault Rifle parts 58]

###Spitter
:boom:

A Torgue assault rifle with high base damage and above average fire rate. Delivers damage fast when matching elements with Aurelia’s cryo skills. It deals 90% Explosive Splash damage on hit.

Alternatives:
:boom: Slippery/Wild/Rhythmic Spitter with shield bypass luneshine
Best parts:
Torgue Grip, Dahl stock
Bullet Speed (Slippery), Fire rate (Wild) or Stability (Rhythmic) prefix
Glitch code 0404
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 122

###Gatling Gun
:no_entry_sign:

A Jakobs assault rifle with the Vladof spinnigun barrel. Fires 3 projectiles per 1 ammo at a very high base damage at a very high fire rate while still being pretty accurate. Has the hidden Jakobs Type B crit modifier of 15%.

Alternatives:
:no_entry_sign: Boss Gatling Gun with shield bypass luneshine
:no_entry_sign: Hammer Buster II with shield bypass luneshine (hidden 15%Type B and another 50% Type A crit bonus)
Best parts:
Jakobs Grip, Dahl stock
Damage prefix (Boss)
Glitch code 4400 or 0440
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 70

###Shredifier
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A Vladof assault rifle with very high fire rate, quick spin up and huge mag size at the cost of slightly lowered damage .

Best parts:
Vladof Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Ferocious) or Bullet Speed (Swift) prefix
shield bypass luneshine
Obtaining: Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 89

##Honorable Mentions

###Hail
:fire: :zap: :snowflake:

A unique elemental Vladof Assault rifle with high fire rate and good base damage, that fires bullets in a high arc. Bullets split into 2 after a certain distance and always inflict 80% of the base damage as splash damage. This gun is a Moxxi gun and thus has a hidden 200% crit modifier as well as 3% life steal from all damages.

The catch:
While it’s already hard to aim with the bullet trajectory, Aurelia’s Only the best skill can make the arc go even further than normal, and the split bullet arc even higher, thus making it much more harder to aim.
Best parts:
Locked Vladof Grip, Dahl stock
Damage prefix (Ferocious)
Obtaining: Iwaijira in Serenity’s Waste
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at Cluster Pandora 83, worst possible prefix, horrible arc.

###Major Tom
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A Dahl assault rifle with good fire rate, mag size, and damage, that fires 3 bullets at the cost of 2 in a very wide horizontal line. ADS burst-fire is 5 shots.

The catch:
At a distance, the horizontal pattern of the bullets becomes so wide, that only the middle bullet will hit normal target. To land all bullets, you need to be at point blank.
Best parts:
Dahl Grip and stock
Damage (Attack) or Bullet Speed (Deep) prefix
shield bypass luneshine
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at Cluster Pandora 41, notice the wide bullet spread from medium distance.


##2.5 Sniper Rilfes
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Snipers make excellent main guns for Aurelia due to all her boosts from the Huntress tree. But even as a side arm they can prove useful, and be it just for the Magic Bullet revive ability for herself and her team mates.
[Sniper Rifle parts 267]

###Skullmasher
:no_entry_sign:

A legendary Jakobs sniper rifle that shoots 6 pellets at the cost of 1 bullet and has decreased accuracy. Has the hidden Jakobs Type A crit bonus of 160%. Note that if not all 6 projectiles land, it will trigger miss skills in Aurelia’s Huntress tree and reset all I never miss stacks.

Best parts:
Jakobs Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Skookum) or Crit (Tumtum) prefix
shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: World Drop, Nel in Regolith Range, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at the Titan Robot Factory 578

###Snider
:fire: :zap: :snowflake:

A Maliwan sniper rifle with fairly high base damage and huge elemental chance, that deals 50% Elemental splash damage on hit.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Barking/Gentleman’s Snider with shield bypass or crit luneshine
Best parts:
Maliwan Barrel and Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Barking) or Crit (Gentleman’s) prefix
Glitch code 4400 or 0404
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobbin at the Titan Robot Factory 388

###Droog
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A Vladof sniper rifle with high fire rate and fairly high base damage but some increased recoil. It’s a great gun for most boss fights since it’s capable of landing many crits very fast.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: / :zap: / Gromky/Razrez/Dobby Droog with shield bypass or crit luneshine
Best parts:
Vladof Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Gromky), Crit (Razrez) or Stability (Dobby) prefix
Glitch code 0404 or 0421
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Felicity boss fight 231
:tv: Lvl 70 RK5 boss fight 149

###Pitchfork
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A Dahl sniper rifle that fires 5 horizontal shots in a line, shaped in a “V” pattern. Consumes 2 ammo per shot. Due to the huge bullet spread, it’s best used at boss fights and on big targets in general.

Best parts:
Dahl Grip and stock
Damage (Pacifying) or Crit (Night) prefix
shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: World Drop, Grinder. Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 fight against Ecplise 183

###Muckamuck
:no_entry_sign:

A Jakobs sniper rifle with very high base damage, slow fire rate and high recoil. Has the hidden Jakobs Type A crit bonus of 160%.Since it only fires 1 bullet per shot, it is the better choice for stacking I never miss as opposed to the Skullsmasher.

Alternatives:
:no_entry_sign: Skookum/Tumtum Muckamuck with shield bypass or crit luneshine
Best parts:
Jakobs Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Skookum) or crit (Tumtum) prefix
Glitch code 4400
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at the Titan Robot Factory 170

###Fremington’s Edge
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A unique Hyperion sniper with the highest zoom magnification (11x) in the game, twice as high as any other sniper. It gets an increased Type A critical hit bonus of 175% instead of the 100% when scoped, resulting in 5.5x the damage listed on the card before element matching and other crit modifiers.

Best parts:
Hyperion Grip
Accuracy (Longitudinal), Damage (Auditing) or Crit prefix (Venture)
Obtaining: Reward from the Mission “Don’t Shoot the Messenger 232” located in Tycho’s Ribs.
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at Vorago Solitude 197

##Honorable Mentions

###Invader
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:
A legendary Hyperion sniper with reduced damage and increased mag size. Fires a five round burst when scoped, which becomes more accurate throughout the burst.
Great for landing quick crits and appying elemental effects.

The catch:
This gun only shines when scoped, and its usefulness is therfore limited to med to long distance
Best parts:
Jakobs or Hyperion Grip, Dahl stock
Damage (Auditing) or Crit prefix (Venture)
Shield bypass or crit luneshine
Obtaining: World Drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at Cluster Pandora 45

###Longnail
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :no_entry_sign:

A Vladof sniper rifle whose shots will completely bypass shields and damage the health directly at the cost of significantly lowered damage, firerate and mag size. Always comes with fixed parts and the Stability prefix (Bolshy).

The catch:
While the full shield surpass looks great on paper, the low base damage won’t get shielded enemies killed faster than with a Droog. On unshielded enemies it’s just plain underpowered.
Fixed parts
Obtaining: (Invincible) Empyrean Sentinel in Eleseer, Grinder


##2.6 Lasers
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For the Baroness, lasers a a bit like Assault Rifles, mostly an ammo diversity option with a deep ammo pool. Laser guns do offer some more variety though, especially there’s some guns that come with interesting gimmicks.
[Laser gun parts 113]

###Absolute Zero
:snowflake:

A legendary Maliwan beam laser with lowered magazine size,increased damage & element effect chance and damage. Very low recoil for a beam laser. Its mag will be at only 5 with 9/5 in Large Caliber, so take the frequent reloads into account for your DPS.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Thorny Ol’ Rosie
Fixed parts:
Obtaining: EOS, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 292

###Accelerated Blaster
:fire: :zap: :snowflake:

A unique Maliwan laser with a Dahl barrel that fires energy bolts at a high fire rate with high accuracy and low recoil. It comes with a continuous damage bonus of up to 210%. Unlike beam lasers, it’s much easier to keep these lasers on target and fully utilize that continuous bonus, making it a good alternative to SMGs and Assault Rifles.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: / :zap: Cryogenic/Ionizing Accelerated Blater with shield bypass luneshine
Best parts:
Maliwan Grip
:snowflake: (Cryogenic) or :zap: (Ionizing) element
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 162

###Mining Laser

:fire: :zap: :snowflake:
A unique Hyperion laser with matching barrel. Unlike other railguns, it fires 3 beams in a tight triangular spread at the cost of 7 ammo, that pierce enemies. Its high elemental chance is applied to each of the 3 beams, increasing the overall elemental effect chance. It has an innate 50% Type A crit bonus, and will receive another 10% Type A crit with the right stock.

Best parts:
Maliwan Grip, Hyperion stock
:snowflake: element (Niveous) prefix, Blade attachment
Obtaining:
Reward from the Mission “Infinite Loop 67” from Jack for siding with DAN-TRP.
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 81

###Excalibastard
:snowflake:

A legendary Hyperion laser with matching barrel and locked parts, and 110% Type A crit bonus on top. Critical hits have 100% chance to freeze targets with ranged and melee while wielding the weapon. Meleeing frozen enemies with this weapon generates a singularity that pulls enemies in close and then explodes into a cryo elemental nova which freezes other nearby enemies.
It’s good on its own, and even better for a melee hybrid play style utilizing A Backhand to Remember

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Niveous Longest Yard: higher base damage, but no melee gimmick.
Fixed parts
Obtaining:
Found in a stone in Stanton’s Liver. Requires 2500 Badass rank to pull out and can only be acquired once per character across all playthroughs. As of patch 1.02, it can be obtained from the grinder, too.
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Holodome action @lvl 60. 37
:tv: Lvl 70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 97

###Laser Disker
:boom:

A legendary Tediore Laser with very huge base damage but a relatively small magazine and low fire rate. Very untypically, it comes only in :boom: element, but this offers good synergies with Aurelias cryo abilities. Definitely better reload throw damage than an :no_entry_sign: IVF on frozen targets.

Best parts:
Tediore Grip
Obtaining: ShadowTP, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Factory 58
:tv: Lvl 70 IVF vs Laser Disker reload throw damage on Self-Loathing and Despair 117

##Honorable Mentions

###Vibra-Pulse
:zap:
A unique Maliwan beam laser with average base damage and fairly low continuous fire bonus of 154% but high recoil. Its damage can chain to nearby enemies. Being a Moxxi gun, it comes with a hidden lifesteal around 3% of the damage dealt.

The catch:
The only reason this gun makes it onto the Top list is its easy availability and life steal gimmick. Damage-wise, it’s rather underperforming in the hands of the Baroness, and the health steal is thus rather unspectacular.
Fixed parts:
Obtaining:
Acquired by starting the Mission “Home Sweet Home 19” and opening the the weapon crate located in Moxxi’s Up & Over Bar in Concordia. Later on, the chest can be respawned by entering Concordia using the 2 doors from Triton Flats, one in Moxxis back office, the other one next to the Black Market, or from the door of the Meriff’s Office.
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at Cluster Pandora 26, damage output is pretty average, healing is handy and stacks up with Wintertide and Frigid Touch.

###Refracted Splitter
:fire: :zap: :snowflake:

A Tediore laser with a matching barrel that fires 6 beams at the cost of 3 ammo. The This gun can be a viable shotgun replacement.

The catch:
Its damage doesn’t nearly match decent shotguns, so this is more of an ammo diversity option for when you run out of shotgun ammo.
Alternatives:
:snowflake: Refridgerated Refracted Splitter with shield bypass or grenade luneshine
Best parts:
Maliwan Grip
Glitch code 0440 or 0404
:snowflake: element (Refridgerated)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Plant 39


##2.7 Rocket Launchers
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Usually Rocket Launchers are a means to escape FFYL quickly. Their shallow ammo pool does not support extended fighting at all. There’s the Logan’s Gun + The Sham workaround to replenish rocket ammo, but that might be a bit too dictating on the gear loadout and play style.
[Rocket Launcher parts 42]

###Badaboom
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :boom:

A legendary Scav launcher with big mag size and good damage, that fires 6 projectiles with wide splash damage per 1 ammo. Great FFYL tool, and a viable option to fight the small stage of the Sentinel.

Best parts:
Scav Grip and Exhaust, Tediore Sight
Damage (Heap’d), Reload (Clever) or Swap speed (Kwik-smart) prefix
shield bypass luneshine
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Felicity fight with Sham, Logan’s Gun and Badaboom 242

###Nukem
:boom:

A legendary Torgue launcher with extremely high damage whose rockets fire in an arc and explode in a mushroom cloud upon detonation. Extremely slow reload speed. Does superb damage when matching elements with Aurelia’s cryo skills. Great FFYL tool.

Best parts:
Torgue Gripm, Torgue exhaust, Tediore sight
Damage (derp) or Swap speed (fwap a) prefix
shield bypass luneshine
Obtaining: Flameknuckle (during the campaign and in the Holodome round 1 and Badass round), Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at Cluster Pandora 48, but please don’t do that. The Nukem is a FFYL tool that can put yourself into FFYL if you’re not careful.

##Honorable Mentions
###Cryophobia
:snowflake:
A legendary Maliwan launcher with low base damage whose projectiles explode multiple times mid-flight before hitting their target. Thus it’s best to fire it parallel to the ground and aim near a target instead of directly at it.

The catch:
The unique projectile behaviour makes this launcher only useful to combat large groups of enemies that stand in one line, while it fares poor against single enemies.
Best parts:
Maliwan Grip, Maliwan or Vladof exhaust, Tediore sight
Damage (Puissant) prefix
shield bypass luneshine
Obtaining: The Bosun in Pity’s Fall, World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing at the Hyperion Hub of Heroism 47
##3. Top Items


##3.1 Shields
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Generally Aurelia’s skill set benefit from fast recharging shields. Slower shields can be accelerated by speccing Short Summer and Podsnappery, as well as relying on the instant shield recharge gimmick of the 3DD1.e oz kit. Furthermore, there’s the Creme de la Creme com that shortens recharge delay and boosts recharge rate, as well as the Eridian Vanquisher com that boosts recharge rate by a huge margin.
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###Shields

Low Capacity Tediore shields with very short recharge delay (usually under 1.5s) and instant recharge rate (usually 1.7x the capacity), making them great for triggering Prudent Prudence, Bitter Riposte and Winter’s Veil almost everytime you get hit. They can spawn with elemental immunities.

Best parts:
Hyperion Body and battery, Maliwan capacitor for lowest recharge delay
Pangolin Body and battery, Maliwan capacitor for highest capacity
:fire: or :zap: immunity (Inflammable or Grounded)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobs get themselves frozen on Tediore shield 274

###The Sham

Low Capacity absorb shield with very high absorb chance (80% to 94%). Good for areas with lots of gun wielding enemies, less helpful against melee enemies, bosses and Eridian aliens. Can be used to replenish rocket ammo for free in conjunction with a Logan’s Gun.

Best parts:
Maliwan body and battery, Hyperion capacitor
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Felicity fight with Sham, Logan’s Gun and Badaboom 242

###Naught

Low capacity Tediore shield with 0s recharge delay. Will keep recharging even through DoTs. The recharge rate is rather low, but can be fixed with a com such as the Erdidian Vanquisher, making it recharge almost as fast as purple shields. One downside is, that this shield can’t come with elemental immunities.

Best parts:
All Scav parts for highest recharge rate
all Pangolin parts for highest capacity
Obtaining:
Loyalty reward for the Tales of the Borderlands Season Pass
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobs get themselves frozen on Naught shield 138

###Rerouter

Hyperion amp shield with huge amp damage, that will restore the amped damage as health. Very long recharge delay (almost 8s), that can be partially fixed by the Data scrubber Grenade and the COMs and skills mentioned earlier.

Best parts:
Maliwan Battery and Capacitor
:fire: resistance (Inflammable prefix)
Obtaining: ShadowTP, Grinder
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 long range sniping with the Rerouter 131

###Adaptive Shield

Anshin shields that offer Elemental resistances according to the last element typ you were hit with, as well as a HP boost. While they underperform on Aurelia in mobbing situations, they are still useful for boss encounters where there’s no need for crowd control via Bitter Riposte and Winter’s Veil is necessary, but rather a solid defense.

Best parts:
All Maliwan parts (Panacea) for highest resistance and health boost
all Pangolin parts (Superior) for max. shield capacity (6s delay)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors

##Honorable Mentions

###Cracked Sash

Unique low Capacity Tediore shield with the shortest recharge delay ingame of 0.98s and instant recharge rate, making it great for triggering Prudent Prudence, Bitter Riposte and Winter’s Veil almost everytime you get hit.

The catch:
Unfortunately it can not spawn with elemental immunities. Also, a purple Tediore Shield with the same parts will have identical stats to this shield.
Best parts:
Hyperion Body, battery and capacitor
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors

###Turtle Shields / Fabled Tortoise

Pangolin shields with extremely high capacity at the cost of a health penalty. When lacking a good adaptive shield during boss fights, these can do a good job providing defense too. The Tortoise comes with a movement speed penalty of 50% when charged and a speed boost of 150% when depleted. The purple variants don’t have this gimmick.

The catch:
As stated, these shields are second choice at best, since they offer little synergy to Aurelia’s skill set, and need heavy investment in skill points and gear to be made useful.
Best parts:
Pangolin parts (Carapaced) for max shield capacity
Hyperion parts (Pouncing) for shortest recharge delay
Obtaining:
World drop , Grinder, Vendors
Alternatives:
Shield of Ages, higher capacity, lower health penalty, no movement speed penalty. Fixed parts.


##3.2 Class mods
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It’s not easy to list class mods that are better than others, since that is hightly build-dependant. Specialized COMs can work superbly for certain builds while being utterly useless else. Anyways, here’s some good allrounders. The max possible stat boosts will be put in brackets.

###Celestial Baroness

Ammo Regen (+1.3), Critical Damage (+49%), Freeze Chance (+43%)
Markswoman / Only the Best / Avalanche / Bitter Riposte / Duchess / Quality Not Quantity
Deals :snowflake: Spike Damage to melee attackers while Cold as Ice is active.

Legendary Hyperion class mods that boosts six low Tier skills by up to 5 points. An excellenet allround COM with no real weaknesses that will perform well no matter which tree you focus on, and the :snowflake: spike gives additional crowd control.

Obtaining:
World Drop, The Empyrean Sentinel, Grinder, Vendors

###Chronicler of Elpis

Freeze Chance (+46%), Cryo Damage (+48%), Shield Capacity (+11657)
Large Caliber / I Never Miss / Frost Bite / Cold Advance / Quality Not Quantity

Legendary Maliwan class mods that boosts five high tier skills by up to 4 points. An excellenet COM that again can work well with any tree, although the :snowflake: boosts suggest that it works best with the Cold Money tree. The only COM that can boost :snowflake: damage on shields high enough to surpass the element matching with :zap:[*].

Obtaining:
Reward for completing round 3 of the Holodome Onslaught 225, Grinder

###Eridian Vanquisher

Shield Recharge Rate (+261%), Air Control (+212%), Max Health (+11657)
Markswoman / Only the Best / Avalanche / Bitter Riposte / Quality Not Quantity

Legendary Hyperion class mods that boosts five low tier skills by up to 4 points. The shield recharge rate boost is pretty spectacular and can even recharge turtle shields pretty fast. This immense defensive boost makes up for the lack of offensive capabilities compared to the other legendary COMs.

Obtaining:
The Empyrean Sentinel in Eleseer, X-STLK-23 in Hyperion R&D, Grinder

###Gentry

Cooldown Rate (+30%)
Short Summer / Frostbite / Cold Advance

Maliwan class mods that boosts three medium tier skills. The skill cooldown complements Short Summer well, while the other two skills boost :snowflake: and general damage. Good all round COM with a slight focus on offense.

Best prefix:
High-and-Mighty (Cold Advance), Indifferent (Frostbite)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors

###High Definition

Slam Damage (+43%), Gun Damage (+43%), Critical Damage (+43%)
Only the Best / Large Caliber / Quality not Quantity

Dahl class mods that boosts three low to mid tier skills. Again a good all round COM with a slight focus on offense.

Best prefix:
Ultra (Large Caliber), Crystal Clear (Quality not Quantity)
Obtaining:
Possible reward for completing any of the round of the Holodome Onslaught 225, Grinder

###Queen

Cryo Damage (+49%)
Gainsboroout / Avalanche / Short Summer

Maliwan class mod that boosts one low Tier 1 and two high tier skills. This com offers the highest :snowflake: damage potential on unshielded targets that can even surpaass the :boom: on :snowflake: element matching bonus[*].

Best prefix:
Ice (Avalanche), blue Ice Queen with Avalanche and Short Summer for maxing :snowflake: damage
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors

##Honorable mentions

###Lady

Gun Damage (+43%), Fire Rate (+20%)
Only the Best / Qualitiy not Quantity / Protect Your Assets

Dahl class mod that boosts three low tier skills. Good allround COM with a slight focus on offense.

The catch:
With one largely unuseful skill (Protect Your Assets), this com is outperformed by the High Definition
Best prefix:
blue Dignified with +6 Quality not Quantity / +5 Only the Best for maxing gun damage
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors

###Sport Hunter

Critical Damage (+43%), Sniper Ammo Regen (+1.3)
Only the Best / Warning Shot / Wait for it…

Jakobs class mods that boosts three low to mid tier 3 skills. Good synergy with a Skullmasher, since the two missing skills are triggered when just one of its 6 projectiles misses. Wait for it… stacks can also be maxed very quickly by shooting off target with a Vladof sniper.

The catch:
While this COM offers great boosts for sniper builds, it is a bit dictating on the gear needed as well as the playstyle.
Best prefix:
Uninterested (Warning Shot)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors


##3.3 Grenades
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###Transfusion
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :boom:

Maliwan grenades that release up to 8 seeking child grenades upon detonation. Damage triggers Transfuion effect, turning a portion of damage dealt into life orbs that heal the wielder and allies. Both, the initial explosion and the child grenades deal damage, and can result in elemental effects.

Best version:
Longbow delivery
8 child grenades, 0s fuse time
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Mobbing with the Cryo Transfusion at the Titan Robot Factory 86

###Cryo
:snowflake:

Vladof grenades AoE grenade that creates a frozen area centered around the detonation location that lasts for a while and freezes enemies within its range. It does a great job freezing enemies within a medium radius.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Longbow Bouncing Bazza
Best version:
Longbow delivery, 0s fuse time
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 mobbing at the Titan Robot Factory 40

###Leech
:fire: :zap: :snowflake:

Legendary Maliwan Transfusion grenades whose child grenades attach to enemies deal a comparatively low damage over time. All damage dealt is instantly transferred to the player, no transfusion trails needed. While the destructive potential of this grenade is very low, the instant health regain regardless of distance and obstacles makes it a great support/healing grenade.

Best version:
Longbow delivery, 6 child grenades, 0s fuse time
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Sentinel fight, leeching health from his shields 58

###Quasar
:zap:

Legendary Hyperion Singularity grenade with reduced damage but increased blast radius, in fact the largest singularity grenade ingame. Enemies pulled within the blast radius suffer shock damage over time until the explosion occurs. Enemies caught in the pull are staggered and cannot attack for a few seconds. This makes the Quasar a great crowd control tool, which can be especially useful for pulling otherwise tough enemies into death traps.

Best version:
Longbow delivery
701 radius, 0s fuse time,
Obtaining: Felicity Rampant, World drop, Grinder, Vendors

##Honorable Mentions

###Snowball
:snowflake:

A unique Tediore grenade with 0s fuse, strongly increased damage but decreased blast radius and a modified lobbed delivery mechanism that’s more like a very quick longbow grenade. Upon throwing, a single grenade is releast that travels along an almost straight line, but can be intercepted by other targets or obstructions that move into its way.
It profits from the Cold Money tree and cryo focused class mods, and is good for freezing and damaging a single target.

The catch:
The damage is not high enough to justify using it as a destructive grenade, and its effectiveness against only a single target is quite a disadvantage. There are far better grenades for freezing enemies.
Fixed parts
Obtaining: Reward from the Mission “Infinite Loop 67” from Jack for siding with CLAP-9000.


##3.4 Oz kits
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###3DD1.e
:boom:

Legendary Hyperion oz kit with a unique voice module that boosts shield capacity, laser damage and Air control. In combat, it will randomly replenish shields and health. When damaged, it will randomly shock nearby enemies. When killing an enemy, it will randomly drop a care package, which provides health vials, ammunition and/or money drops.
This kit is most useful as a survival tool first, thanks to its shield restore and health vial drops, and an offense booster second, since lasers are not quite the primary guns for Aurelia.

Obtaining:
CL4P-L3K after completing the Mission “Eradicate! 318”. For farming purposes it’s better to seal him during the mission instead of killing him right away. That way, you can come back later to farm him.
World Drop, Grinder, Vendors

###Juggernaut
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :boom:

Torgue oz kit with very high slam damage and resistances to up to 3 damage types. Slams shatter enemy air masks.
Makes a good survival oz kit, and the high slam damage encourages a close to medium combat play style.

Best version:
At least :fire: and :zap: resistance
:snowflake: slam element (Arctic) or :boom: slam element (no prefix)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors

###Duality
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :boom:

Dahl oz kit that grants different bonuses in atmosphere and vacuum. There’s 2 types of Dualities, Gun damage, Recoil reduction / Fire Rate, Reload Speed and Elemental damage, Elemental chance / Shield recharge delay, Shield recharge rate. Especially on the Sniper variant, the Recoil Reduction helps immensely with most Jakobs and Vladof snipers.

Best version:
Sniper / Shotgun or Sniper / Laser
:snowflake: slam element (Arctic) or :boom: slam element (no prefix)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors
Gameplay footage:
:tv: Lvl 70 Comparison between Damage and Recoil prefix Droogs & Mobbing at the Cluster Pandora 32

###Tranquility
:fire: :zap: :snowflake: :boom:

Tediore oz kit that grants increased gun damage for each O2 unit.
Makes a good all purpose offense boosting oz kit in atmosphere, and even in vacuum, O2 can be plentiful, if consequently picking up canisters and using air domes.

Alternatives:
:snowflake: Arctic Support Relay
Best version:
206 O2 capacity, 0.18% gun damage per O2
:snowflake: slam element (Arctic) or :boom: slam element (no prefix)
Obtaining: World drop, Grinder, Vendors


##Contenders / Todo
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Here’s a couple of items that might make it into the top selection soon, but should be discussed by the community first. In no particular order:

:snowflake: Meganade as crowd control alternative to the Quasar?
:boom: Kaneda’s Laser
:snowflake: Shooterang

Todo for this guide:

make game play video footage of some more items:
Quasar
Juggernaut oz kit (maybe show one hit stomping trash mobs?)

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