In this Borderlands spin-off, Tiny Tina stages a new game of Bunkers & Badasses, an event that sees players going on a journey to challenge the Dragonlord. Like the main entries, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a first-person looter-shooter.
This build focuses heavily on the Spore Warden skill tree, grabbing skills from it all the way up to the capstone skill Play the Angles. It also grabs skills from Stabbomancer which enhance its ability to deal damage and cripple the enemy's defenses. It focuses on maximizing critical hit rate and critical damage, while also enhancing movement speed, turning the Mistdancer into a lightning-fast death-dealing badass that can deal tremendous damage at a range, and even deal short bursts of tremendous melee damage in a pinch.
The build uses skills that increase the Mistdancer's movement speed and critical rate while rendering enemies more vulnerable to their attacks and blasting them away with rapid-fire weapons.
Two important skills in this build are Bullseye (Tier 2 Spore Warden) and Headhunter (Tier 5 Spore Warden). Bullseye increases the critical hit chance of the player's gun attacks, along with the critical hit chance of the Spore Warden's mushroom companion. Paired with the Stabbomancer's class feat, Dirty Fighting, to further increase critical chance, maxing out Bullseye increases the critical chance of the player's gun attacks by a colossal 80%. Headhunter increases the damage the player deals with their guns to the critical areas of enemies. A critical area is any area on a creature that the player scores an automatic critical hit for attacking, and is typically the head on humanoid foes. This makes precision shots all the more deadly and is excellent for picking off stronger targets from a distance.
Later on, taking two ranks of Sneak Attack (Stabbomancer Tier 4) will increase all critical chance by 6%, making this build's base critical chance for gun attacks before considering hero stats a massive 86%. With a dexterity score of at least 16 to gain additional critical chance, this build can easily hit a 100% critical chance for gun attacks, and raising dexterity higher will improve the odds for other attack types as well.
Taking five ranks of Arsenal (Stabbomancer Tier 1) is also useful, as it increases damage dealt by guns, melee, and spells by 15% each, making the Mistdancer's damage all the higher. Nimble Fingers (Stabbomancer Tier 3) and Follow-Up (Stabbomancer Tier 2) work well together to help keep the Mistdancer's damage high. Nimble Fingers increases their fire rate by 12% and spell damage by 16% for a short time after hitting with a melee attack, while Follow-Up generates a stacking buff to melee damage whenever players hit an enemy with gun damage (6% extra damage per stack, caps at 10 stacks).
The skill Windrunner (Spore Warden Tier 3) is a kill skill that grants a buff to movement speed and fire rate whenever an enemy is killed by the Mistdancer. This buff can stack twice, with each stack granting +12% movement speed and +12% fire rate for 15 seconds. This pairs nicely with Elusive (Stabbomancer Tier 4), which grants the Mistdancer a 10% chance to completely evade incoming damage whenever they are moving at normal walking speed, allows them to shoot while sprinting, and increases the chance of evasion based on their speed. This is especially useful since the build doesn't have any other skills that boost defense.
This build also utilizes the Wrath of Nature skill (Spore Warden Tier 5), which allows it to render enemies vulnerable to attack whenever they are hit with ability damage by the Mistdancer. This can be easily accomplished using the Barrage or Blizzard action skills from Spore Warden, or the Ghost Blade action skill from Stabbomancer. Exploit Their Weakness (Stabbomancer Tier 2) allows the Mistdancer to further render foes vulnerable by inflicting status effects, such as slow and frozen which are inflicted by Blizzard's cold damage cyclones, or the elemental damage from a spell or weapon. Since this effect stacks for each type of status effect inflicted, players can quickly cut through even powerful foes by building up this effect.
The Spore Warden Capstone Skill Play the Angles adds a chance for any critical hit with a gun to ricochet to an additional target, dealing a reduced amount of ability damage whenever it does so. Paired with the 86% critical chance this build sports for gun attacks, there is a tremendous likelihood of the battlefield turning into a storm of bullets. Acquiring a blackpowder weapon (which has its own inherent "ricochet on crit" effect) can make this outcome even more likely.
Here's a breakdown of this build's stats and skills at level 40:
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is Available Now for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.