Shields, Class Mods & Grenade Mods
Shields constitute a vital buffer between your character and bullets. Some shields are thin (but bounce back quickly), some are huge (but recharge slowly), and others fall somewhere in between. The three optimal bodies (AWE, XC & OS) are represented here in conjunction with each brand’s special twist. The best shield for you is the one that fits your playstyle.
- Pearlescent & Boss Drop Shields
- Alacritous ‘Fast Recharge’ Shields
- Harmonious ‘Balanced’ Shields
- Impenetrable ‘High Capacity’ Shields
Class Mods (COMS)
Class Mods augment your character’s abilities in certain specific areas so you can adapt to different situations (or make the most of certain items). For example: one fight might call for extreme survivability, whereas another might call for extreme damage output. No problem! With Class Mods you can change up your whole approach in a jiffy, without changing your skill points around. Some Class Mods are known as Loyalty Mods because they augment only the items of a certain brand. Lots of different tried and true Class Mod setups can be found on the Gearbox Forum, where they are known as ‘builds’. Note that the skill with the +4 is often a matter of preference and a COM having a certain +4 doesn’t necessarily make it better than the same COM with a different +4.
- Berserker (Brick) Class Mods
- Hunter (Mordecai) Class Mods
- Siren (Lilith) Class Mods
- Soldier (Roland) Class Mods
Without grenade mods, your grenades just blow up explosively. With a grenade mod, they can move differently, or blow up in various patterns, and inflict any kind of elemental damage. Sweet!