I have been playing the game a lot and recently managed to get my gf to promise to play the game with me (we play D3 together but I like GD more)
Now she is not someone who likes to creates her own builds and the whole skill system in GD is what stopped her from getting the game before.
So! I was hoping if you guys could help me choose a build that would be fun for her to play. She does not have the expansion yet. She said she would really like to play a ranged character and, if possible, dual wield pistols. It would be nice if it wasn’t extremely item dependend and if she had some buttons to push (and not just right click for example)
And what would be a nice class to play along with it? I was thinking about playing a defensive soldier, so she would deal most of the damage and I could try to keep her safe.
first thing i have done in the expansion is start a dual wielding shooter.
if she likes that, she should definitely get the expansion, as the inquisitor has a talent focused on increasing damage output, which is INSANE.
i have played multiple characters to 85 pre expansion, but none of them have melted through enemies like my current Purifier (Inquisitor + Demolitionist).
I havent thought out exactly what i want to be in the end, but so far the demolitionist main hand attack skill for ranged + inquisitors dual ranged skills are a blast (literaly) to play.
I suggest letting her pick what every character classes she likes, that might sound appealing to her. You want her to pick something that might make her stick around. Have her pick 1 class point per level, so at level 20, you have 20 points total in classes. Based on feed back from her, on what type of character she wants, you help select the skills progression to keep her on track.
A huge part of the enjoyment is the build. While it is overwhelming to a noob, it can still be fun as long as you help narrow down the skill choices for her. If she doesn’t enjoy a melee character, making her play one because it’s easy isn’t going to help her stick around.
Tnx for all the replies guys! I have her starting as a demolitionist. Now trying to convince her to get the expansion as well haha, so she can choose the Inquisitor as the second class. Well, she said she enjoyed her first time playing the game, so perhaps I can make her an addict after all!
New to the game? Vit conjurer is ur best option as its almost impossible for u to die but any pet comboes will work just fine. Beginners shouldnt even attempt stuffs like dualwield so tell ur gf to forgit bout it:p:p. Once u guys beat the game 1-2 times and got some nice gears then u can do wutever u want but imho dualwielding ISNT a good idea for beginner same with any rightclick kite/melee builds. U really need to be THAT good to kite stuffs in GD and melee is just a chore…
This is a variant on a build that I like very much; it should more than fulfill your girl’s need to press buttons
It’s a pyromancer build with the primary class being demolitionist for damage and main stunning, with a splash of occultist for additional healing and some different debuffs. At lvls 20 and 25 you can craft items for dual-wielding pistols.
I’ve left devotion points unallocated; like I said, it’s a variant I haven’t tested.
It’s not very item dependent either; just focus on fire and lightning damage, with health, health regen, and the usual resistances for defense.
I built it with enough physique so that you can use medium weight armor.
It’s set for level 100, so reduce points in stun jack and canister bomb, and drop some of the extra occultist points as necessary if you don’t have the expansion.