Gearbox just dropped the skill tree for the new Mecromancer class here:

Based on information in the skill tree the Mech you summon is called Deathtrap. Not all the Mecromancer skills effect the Mech, that said some do and they look really cool(these are not all of Deathtrap's abilities):

  • Buckup: Deathtrap restores the sheilds of one ally.

  • Upshot Robot: While Deathtrap is active, if you or Deathtrap kill an enemy it increases Deathtrap’s Duration and grants both of you a stackable Melee Damage bonus. Bonuses are lost when Deathtrap goes away.

  • Explosive Clap: Deathtrap causes an explosion in front of him, dealing Explosive Damage to all nearby enemies.

  • Made of Sterner Stuff: You and Deathtrap gain Damage Reduction against All Damage Types. Additionally, Deathtrap gains bonus Melee Damage

  • Make it Sparkle: Shooting Deathtrap with an elemental weapon charges him with that element, causing his melee attacks to deal additional damage of that element.

Update: According to Gearbox Gaige will drop today 10/9 a day earlier than planned, woot:

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 10/09/2012 at 06:18am

The little big trouble tree looks like fun. I usually I don't go for the electric weapons because their damage takes a dive once your target's shield is down. But I like the idea of your electric weapons also setting stuff on FIRE! Mwa ha ha ha!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/09/2012 at 01:42pm

Yep, that extra ability seems fun. The Mecromancers skill tree is pretty creative, too bad she didn't ship with the normal game.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/09/2012 at 02:06pm

I need to get Maya to max level fast so I can be done with her when Gaige comes out. This is quickly becoming the most interesting class.

Multiplayer should be fun on day 1. Hundreds of 4-mech parties.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/09/2012 at 02:09pm

While we're on the topic of classes, does anyone else have zero interest in the commando?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/09/2012 at 02:51pm

Axton is pretty good. I use him when I play with my friends. The turret is pretty good and this time around its a bit better.

Looks like the Mecromancer is made to be a sort of support class though now, which is pretty cool.

BR   Supporter wrote on 10/09/2012 at 03:48pm

I love playing as axton. His turret is much better than the one in the first borderlands as Jon said. Currently he is my favorite character, that is, until Gaige comes out. I'm really looking forward to trying out her skills.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/09/2012 at 04:02pm

Hey yall, looks like Gaige will drop later today, or a full day early.


vdogmr25 wrote on 10/09/2012 at 05:09pm

Going through the skill names I'm amazed at the My Little Pony references. 20% Cooler, Evil Enchantress, The Stare, Discord, and Potent as a Pony (sort of) all reference MLP. Kinda cool.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/09/2012 at 06:09pm

It seems everyone who isn't me is obsessed with MLP ;)

But awesome that she's dropping today! Can't wait.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/09/2012 at 06:18pm

/me not obsessed with MLP. I liked it when I was a young lad i'll admit. Happily not a Brony. That said, I have no aversion to Bronies.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 10/09/2012 at 06:30pm

I play Axton as my solo character. The Turret is fun and really helpful while playing solo. Plus, when 5 points are put into it, one of Axton's first tier abilities gives you a +20% gun damage. That's an awesome tier 1 ability!

And WHAT!? Mecromancer drops today!? That's awesome!

BR   Supporter wrote on 10/09/2012 at 10:27pm

I can't believe they released it early! I am so excited to try her out. I won't be able to till tomorrow though, but still, I'm just extremely happy they released her early.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/10/2012 at 03:07am

OK, can I just say... The mechromancer is awesome. That is all.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/10/2012 at 06:02am

Yeah she really is. Played her tonight in 3 person game to level 9 and she was awesome. Deathtrap is real fun! He is like a much better version of the turret with melee and ranged attacks. Plus he stays on the battle field pretty long compared to other abilities!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/13/2012 at 05:54pm

Just tried Maya with 3 people and lockdown is DOPE FLY!

The abilities I had were if you kill something in lockdown you get health regen orbs. Really useful in co-op. I also tinkered with the shoot to heal ability, that was fun but at a low level kind of a bullet waste.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/13/2012 at 05:55pm

Didn't think the new Siren would be good at all, I really like her quite a bit now.

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