The latest patch for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, which is Version: 188.8.131.52e, introduced a bunch of content, particularly a new weekly event that runs from April 8 to 14, and the very important hotfix. The hotfix aimed to bring some balance changes as well as bug fixes to make the game run smoother than before.
Let’s have a look at what those notes contain and which weapons are now considered the best after that.
Legendary Weapons Guide: Best Weapons After Hotfix in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
In a nutshell, the hotfix dropped some major balance changes to the following weapons:
- Blackpowder Shotgun – 47.37% increased damage
- Dahlia Assault Rifle – 27.78% decreased damage
- Feriore Shotgun – 14.29% increased damage
- Hyperius Shotgun – 44.44% increased damage
- Skulldugger Assault Rifle – 43.75% increased damage
As you can see, the shotguns were able to receive a major buff alongside the Skulldugger rifle. However, the Feriore shotgun has received a significant nerf, which means you’ll be able to see these noticeable changes in the game if ever you’re running with any of these weapons.
Now, there are a handful of legendary and even non-legendary weapons that were impacted by the hotfix. As such, if you’re using a Legendary weapon prior to the hotfix, you might want to check out if it’s been affected or not.
After some hours of testing with the hotfix, here are the best weapons I would recommend you watch out for:
The Rogue Imp is a Skulldugger weapon, which means it benefits from the massive damage buff from the hotfix. You can obtain it from the Chaos Chamber and can also be obtained as a World drop. It’s a pretty solid choice for a weapon as the shots it put out can be crazy.
The caveat is that it breaks quite easily, taking only 2 shots which basically means it will break all the time. It does shoot out homing Rakks when breaking, though the damage they deal is a bit underwhelming. The neat part is that the damage it deals is pretty strong, but that’s only if you can make do with the constant breaks and the long break animation.
The Gyre is a Hyperius weapon that benefits from a faster fire rate and increased damage when you hold down its trigger. Basically, the fire rate and damage increase it receives ramp up the longer you hold the trigger, starting at a very slow fire rate and low damage.
This can be a bit fun for a mechanic, especially as both its fire rate and damage ramp up. The only problem is that it suffers from a very slow fire rate while starting out. But since it’s a Hyperius weapon, you can no doubt rely on the massive damage it outputs.
A Blackpowder weapon, the Crossblade Shotgun deals elemental damage to your targets. The unique thing about this weapon is that it always shoots two different elements. You can build around DOT damage with this weapon using the Stabomancer class.
It’s not as crazy as the other weapons out there, but for a DOT-focused build, this one’s a pretty good choice. Besides, it used to be underwhelming back then and is now finally a viable weapon thanks to the buff.
The Last Rites is a Hyperius shotgun which might just be the best shotgun in the game IF only you could place an enchant on it. Sadly, that’s not the case. But still, this is a pretty solid choice that deals Frost damage, and its cryo bullets will even ricochet toward nearby targets.
This ricochet mechanic makes the weapon very strong for dealing with tons of enemies all at the same time. It can get even stronger when you focus on a Cryo build, making it one of the most powerful shotguns in the game for the simple reason that you can freeze virtually everything.
It does fall short in 1v1 situations, but for dealing with packs of enemies, it just might be the only weapon you’ll ever need.
This Hyperius shotgun is a unique weapon in the sense that it grants you +1 pellet for every 10% of your movement stat. What this means is that the higher your movement speed is, the more pellets you can get.
It can be pretty underwhelming when not used properly, as it has a very low magazine size but with a very fast rate. Basically, if you don’t know how to use it, you’ll end up depleting your ammo quickly. The problem is that it has a very long reload speed, so it can be pretty annoying for the most part.
To make the most out of this weapon, you’ll want to increase your movement speed as high as possible. Until then, you’ll be able to enjoy this weapon’s massive damage output which is capable of shredding bosses and difficult enemies.
Reign of Arrows
This is no doubt one of the strongest shotguns in the game in terms of DPS even before the buff. Now that it has received a 47.37% damage buff, considering that it’s a Blackpowder weapon, the damage it outputs gets even crazier.
As far as killing bosses go, this is the absolute best shotgun you could ever use. When firing, this weapon shoots a rain of arrows on a small area, dealing massive damage to everything caught within it. The downside is that you’ll also get damaged if you enter that area, but as long as you can keep that in mind, this weapon absolutely shreds.
Besides, it has a fast reload speed and good AOE to go with its insane damage. It’s hands down the strongest shotgun you’d want to look out for in the game.
Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide
Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!
Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms
Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.
While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.
Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.
Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.
Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.
You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.
Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.
Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.
In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.
Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.
Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!
And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!
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