Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Character Build Fragtrap!
It’s finally here, my Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Character Build Fragtrap! I know, I know, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel has been out for what seems like ages now, but it just recently hit all of the next gen consoles. You see, when the Xbone dropped, I dropped my Xbox 360 like a bag of bricks and so went all of my chances of playing Borderlands The Pre-Sequel the first time around. Lucky for you, I’ve found my calling, and his name is Fragtrap.
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Character Build Fragtrap can be a unique one, much like the Mechromancer BFF build but not as eccentric as the Psycho build, it can be a hilarious build no matter what tree you decide to run down. I decided to go down the “I Love You Guys” tree because everyone wants a high-five and the “Fragmented Fragtrap” tree because rainbows, lasers, and disco balls are a way of life. Torgue, I love you babe, but I avoided the explosive Boomtrap tree not because I don’t like blowing shit up, but because I just like hearts, stars, and rainbows just a tad bit more.
Fragtrap and myself go together like scags and open mouth critical hits, we destroy everything, and we do it without skill and grace, in fact, we probably annoy every single person since we hit our Vaulthunter.EXE skill whenever it’s available, which is often. Fragtraps skill cooldown is somewhere around the 90 seconds range, and you’d be crazy not to use it literally all the time, it’s just too fun. And knowing using Vaulthunter.EXE also affects your teammates makes it that much more enjoyable.
Because I play solo often, my Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Character Build Fragtrap build ran down the Fragmented Fragtrap tree first, this tree is heavy on what’s called “subroutines”, buffs that increase certain weapon types, shields, health, and elements while debuffing everything else. It sounds fucked up, but when used properly with the correct buff, you destroy everything and you don’t have to worry about the debuff. Times do become tedious when you’re constantly swapping weapons and elements early on to reach the subroutines full potential.
If you tend to play with friends, and those friends don’t mind giving you constant high-fives and enjoy health regen and other goodies, the I Love You Guys is the better tree to run down first. The I Love You Guys! tree is a MUST for any Fragtrap build, it’s a tree that benefits every member of the team with health regen, increased fire rate, increased action skill cooldown rate, and other rad things Claptrap is never appreciated for.
So let’s look at this warlock:
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Character Build Fragtrap
Ignore Boomtrap because it doesn’t benefit you while using Fragmented Fragtrap
I Love You Guys!
- Maniacal Laughter 5/5 – This isn’t just hilarious when it stacks, it’s actually very useful. +20% status effect chance and not only regenerates up to 0.15% of your max health per stack but also your pals.
- Through Thick and Thin 5/5 – +25% action skill cooldown rate for you and your friends. Claptrap already has a stupid quick recharge rate, so lets annoy everyone around us as much as possible.
- Kick Him While He’s Down 1/1 – when your in Fight for Your Life, the new dubstep song hits and the drop explodes damaging everything around you, including allies. Kind of a dick move, but man do I love Action Packages and dubstep.
- All The Things Are Awesome 5/5 – Being a part of the team is great! +15% fire rate, weapon swap speed and +25% max health for you, friends get the residual lower numbers.
- You’re… GOING TO LOVE ME! 1/1 – another fantastic Action Package that either creates a Friendship Nova healing people in it’s radius by +15% of your max health or makes you into a Gun Wizard. You really don’t need to know what Gun Wizard does since the name should just make you want to be it.
- Wax Off, Wax On 4/5 – +12% Shield capacity and recharge rate, -11% shield recharge delay. You can opt out Kick Him While He’s down and max this out, but I like Action Packages so I opted for the 12% instead of 15%.
- It’s A Trap… Card 1/1 – When your shield is depleted a Mega Nova is released hurting enemies then healing you and your teammates for +15% of your max health.
- Pain Simulator Is Painful 5/5 – +30% max health and +20% damage reduction. Must pick for any Fragtrap tree in my opinion.
- Organized Guns Are Happy Guns 5/5 – +25% magazine size and +10% for your buddies.
- HIGH FIVES GUYS 1/1 – You can use this every 30 seconds, ask for a high five from a friend, if they accept you both get increased gun damage, fire rate, and health regen. If your friends are dicks and leave you hanging, you still get increased gun damage and health regen. It’s a win-win.
As fun as I Love You Guys! is, I’m a big fan of the Fragrmented Fragtrap tree, the subroutines while being a pain sometimes are just so dirty when used correctly and effectively, you’ll see why. Subroutines will randomly pop up and count down until another pops up to replace it after the timer ques.
- All The Guns 1/1 – Gun Subroutine: +25% gun type damage, +20% fire rate and reload speed with gun type. -15% with wrong gun type.
- Fuzzy Logic 3/3 – taking damage increase your critical hit damage to +30%. 30%!
- Safety First 1/1 – Defensive Subroutine: +35% health or max shield. 2.5% regen max per sec. -15% gun damage no matter what makes me hate this subroutine, but your shields are so strong and regenerate so quickly you almost can’t die, so it’s pretty dirty.
- Rope-a-Derp 1/1 – Melee Subroutine: +150% melee damage, -25% gun damage (which hurts). I almost considered passing up this subroutine, but it works really well with Float Like a Bee later in this tree. Also, if you combine the +150% melee with +% melee weapon, you have a devastating combination.
- Blue Shell 5/5 – Increases Fight for Life, when in Fight for Life you get +35% gun damage, fire rate, and reload speed.
- Tripleclocked 1/1 – Increases bonuses and penalties of subroutines by 3. Comes with the “One Shot Wonder” Action Package that unloads the entire clip in one shot. Make sure you have the right weapon for the right subroutine, and make sure you have plenty of bullets because shit gets crazy.
- Element of Suprise 1/1 – Elemental Subroutine: +32% Elemental damage, -16% any other element. Plus when your shield is depleted, it releases a nova of the chosen element. Really helpful.
- Death Machine 5/5 – Killing an enemy increase gun damage and reload speed by 30% and +20% movement speed.
- Float Like a Bee 5/5 – +30% melee damage (that’s 180% with Rope-a-Derp). Killing an enemy with melee grants frag stacks restoring +25% hp and 15% movement speed.
- Rainbow Coolant 1/1 – The entire reason I went down this tree. When subroutines change you release a “rainbow nova” of all elements. Also grants the “Disco Inferno” Action Package that shoots lasers in all directions.
How could you not want to end on Rainbow Coolant? Rainbow elemental novas and a disco ball that shoots lasers!?! Like I said, I love explosions but I just can’t pass up subroutines, action packages, rainbows, and lasers. Enjoy this Borderlands The Pre-Sequel character build fragtrap, it makes me smile every time I play, it just brings me so much joy seeing enemies melt from rainbow novas and run away from disco ball lasers and flaming claptrap minions.