Building Your Badass: Simple Builds for Outriders’ Devastator Class
Outriders is built with extensive customization in mind. With each of the four classes able to slot numerous mods (up to 16 with a full set of epic gear!) and equip up to three special abilities at a time, you’ll no doubt find that sweet-spot to match your play style. Each class might be geared towards a particular role, but that doesn’t mean they can’t switch it up from long range support to close range destroyer. Here are some simple builds we’ve put together for each class using a combination of their skills and just a few of our favorite mods we know about.
The Devastator quite clearly fills the tank roll to the letter. This overpowering brute has incredible destructive force, but it doesn’t always have to be front and center like a mad barbarian. Here are three unique builds to help you explore what the Devastator can do:
- Reflect Bullets
- Armor Boost
- Blood Primer
- Bleeding Impulse
Why This Works:
We all know the Devastator is the tank, but that doesn’t always mean running full steam ahead and screaming like a barbarian. Sometimes the best thing you can do as a tank is become the sponge to help your allies with their onslaught, and that is where the Defender build comes in. If you are going to be front and center in the action than having Golem is a no-brainer – who doesn’t want extra armor? The Bleeding Impulse mod makes it just a little sweeter when it comes to dealing with those pesky targets as it cause the Golem armor to activate radial impulses which inflict Bleed to enemies in the area.
What better way to protect your allies than with the incredible Reflect Bullets power? If you need to get your allies through a heavy battlefield, this gravity shield will make short work of enemies in your path. With Blood Primer active, those bullets you send hurtling back at the enemies will also inflict Bleed, giving you some extra DoT effects and making the survivors easy targets.
Need a little juice to get the party started? Earthquake will knock enemies around in front of you, slowing them down and dealing damage, but the Armor Boost mod will give you a huge bonus to your armor for each enemy affected and stacks up to 10 times. Starting an encounter with Earthquake and then activating Golem will have you laughing as the bullets fly off, letting you get up close to teach those baddies some manners.
- Endless Mass
- Gravity Leap
- Mosh Pit
- Human Comet
- Stolen Life
Why This Works:
The Compactor build should be pretty straight forward when it comes to the name; this is all about dealing with mass groups of enemies and making them into significantly smaller pieces very quickly. The best method for this build is a three step combo starting with Endless Mass. The black obelisk you generate will rip enemies in the area towards it, clustering them into a confined space, with the Mosh Pit mod inflicting Vulnerability on everyone affected.
Now that everyone is clustered together, the obvious choice is of course Gravity Leap. Flying into the air, ripping boulders out of the ground to surround you and turn you into a damn meteor is a whole lot of fun – especially with all those peons in one little space – but the Human Comet mod ups the damage to make sure they get crushed into a fine paste.
For any stragglers who may have been late to the party (or anyone who SOMEHOW survived the previous onslaught) can be finished off with Tremor: your own personal earthquake. Even if it doesn’t kill them, anyone in your area is going to have a hard time focusing on you when the very ground beneath their feet trembles. The Stolen Life mod makes it so any enemy effected by Tremor will relinquish even more health to you, topping you up for the inevitable face-smashing to come.
- Gravity Leap
- Primal Rage
- Spike Forest
- Life Absorption
Why This Works:
You knew it had to be here. The beyond-just-a-tank build. The destroyer of all things with a pulse. Devastator is uniquely capable of absolute carnage when up close and personal so why not accentuate the classes natural desire to smash with the Berserker build? If you need a moment to breath and find the largest pile of enemies to crush under your epicness, Gravity Leap with the Life Absorption mod will not only flatten anyone you look at but grants an incredible amount of health back to you on both damage and kill.
Want to get in close by stay grounded? Boulderdash lets you live out your fantasy of being the Incredible Hulk and running full steam ahead like a battering ram as you mow down anyone and everyone in your way. How do you make that better? Add the Primal Rage mod which reduces the cooldown by 50% and you can now hit every target on the field like a speeding train.
Of course, I saved the best for last, the most epic looking Devastator power: Impale. Enemies getting in the way? Why not toss them in the air with your mastery of gravity and force spikes of rock to burst out of the ground beneath them, then violently rip them down squishy parts first and let them dangle. It looks even better than it sounds, and with the Spike Forest mod you get the pleasure of adding one more victim to your morbid art display every time you use this ability.
Got any particular builds in mind for the Devastator? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below, and be sure to check out our other simple builds for the Pyromancer, Trickster, and Technomancer. Outriders will drop on April 1 on all platforms with a free demo available on February 25. For more information check out the game’s official website.
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