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The Best Amara Elemental DPS Build for Borderlands 3

The Best Amara Elemental DPS Build for Borderlands 3

Check out the highest DPS Amara build based on insane Elemental Damage burst after using the Action Skill

Amara
The Best Elemental DPS Build

Build notes
October 3, 2019
-Build created

 

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1. Build overview

Our Amara Max Elemental DPS Build is among the best Amara Builds at the moment, offering the highest possible burst DPS in the game. Amara's damage is multiplied to extreme levels for a short duration after we use our Action Skill - Phaseslam, which can be even further amplified by Anointed gear that may grant 300% bonus Gun Damage for a few seconds after using Phaseslam. It works wonder when combined with Face-puncher, Cutsman, and Primeval Spectral Phasezerker Legendary Items that make our Melee Damage skyrocket which is utilized by the Face-puncher Legendary Shotgun. Of course, it still remains very powerful regardless of your equipment but utilizing the listed Legendaries allows you to Melt Bosses within seconds, and one shot-most of the enemies when you are buffed. This build, however, can be put in the Glass-cannon category, since it offers mediocre defensive utility, but then again, dead enemies can't harm you.


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2. Build's PROS & CONS

 PROS
  •  The highest burst damage in the game
  •  Very solid sustained DPS
  •  Enjoyable playstyle
 CONS
  •  Reliant on multiple Legendary Items to reach this build's maximum potential
  •  Mediocre defenses

 

3. Passives

Below you will find the recommended Passive for the Best Amara Build based on Massive Elemental Damage. While we are using all three Passive Tables in this build, your primary focus should be the Mystical Assault, which grants insane bonuses for a short duration after you use your Action Skill - Phaseslam in this particular case. 

Mystical Assault Tree
Amara Elemental DPS Mysical Assault Tree

This is the core Tree that allows us to gain the insane burst of damage after using Phaseslam. We also benefit from Rush stacks which are gained on kills, or if you have the Phasezerker Siren Mod, you will automatically gain maximum Rush stacks on using the Action Skill

Notable Passives:

  1. Transcend - grants increased Accuracy and Critical Damage for a short duration after using the Action Skill;
  2. Wrath - another Gun Damage bonus which is granted after using Action Skill;
  3. Laid Bare - enemies damage with Phaseslam will receive increased damage from all sources;
  4. Awakening - increases the effect of Amara's Rush stacks.

Brawl Tree
Amara DPS Brawl Tree

Brawl Tree grants extra defenses by increasing Amara's Life and Find your Center grants amazing Melee Damage bonus, which is a must-have if you are using the Face-puncher

Notable Passives:

  1. Personal Space - grants very high bonus damage the closer you are to your target, making it a perfect pick for a semi-Melee build;
  2. Find your Center - grants an astounding 100% Bonus Melee Damage, making it the best DPS Passive for Face-puncher combo.
Fist of the Elements Tree
Amara DPS Fist of the Elements Tree

Fits of the Elements grants very high bonus Elemental Damage, which is the highest for Shock Weapons.

Notable Passives:

  1. Tempest - grants very high bonuses to Elemental and Shock Damage, which goes up to 50% for Shock Weapons.
Amara Max Elemental DPS Skill Bar

Phaseslam Revelation Soulfire 

  1. Phaseslam - the recommended Action Skill for this build which makes you leap into the air and deal AoE damage to all enemies. You should also focus on getting a Weapon with Siren anoint that increases your Gun Damage by 300% for a short duration after using Phaseslam;
  2. Revelation - increases Phaseslam's radius which allows you to hit nearby enemies as well, increasing their damage taken thanks to the Laid Bare Passive;
  3. Soulfire - turns your Phaseslam's damage to Incendiary type.

 

4. Weapon Tips

While this build can be used with almost any Weapon, with a slightly better performance when using Shock Weapons, to reach its maximum potential several Legendary Items are recommended. The best possible weapon for this build is most likely the Legendary Face-puncher which deals you Melee Damage with each bullet. This makes both Gun Damage and Melee Damage bonuses apply to it, making up for this build's insane burst damage shortly after you use your Action Skill. We further enhance the Damage by using Cutsman SMG which increases our Melee Damage and can be found with very solid Shock damage as well. Primeval Spectral Phasezerker is the icing on the cake in this build, which increases Melee Damage, the level of our core Passives, and instantly generates maximum Rush stacks on using the Action Skill.  

  1. Face-puncher - a Legendary Shotgun which deals your melee damage with each bullet, making this weapon truly shines in this build. It's a reward that has a high drop chance from Legendary Hunts from Sir Hammerlock. Grinding Chupacabratch is the easiest way to obtain it.
  2. Cutsman - a very solid SMG which can be found with the Shock element. It also grants a high Melee Damage bonus making it a perfect fit for this build. This weapon is a random world drop, so it can be Looted pretty much anywhere;
  3. Phasezerker - Zane's Class Mod which allows us to reach this build's maximum potential. Once again this is a random world drop, so just farm Bosses and you may eventually find it. You can also try looking for players to trade it with.


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END NOTE

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