Originally scheduled for release on October 16th, the games 5th class, the Mechromancer, has been released today, a week early. The skill tree for this class was released even earlier to give people some time to mess around with the different trees and experiment without having to invest time into actual game-play. The first of three trees are named “Best Friend Forever”, and this focuses more on healing and melee damage for Deathtrap, your robot companion that you summon with your action skill. The second is named “Little Big Trouble”, and this tree focuses on electrical damage with skills such as “Shock Storm” that causes electrocution damage to nearby enemies when you kill an enemy with a critical hit, or Deathtrap kills an enemy. The third tree is named “Ordered Chaos”, and revolves around “Anarchy”, which gives decreased accuracy with increased gun damage.
It’s pretty cool of Gearbox to release this character a whole week early, so points to them for being good guys. I got a good chuckle out of the final skill in the Little Big Trouble tree. It’s description is “Robots are like vampires: they sparkle when hit with incendiary rounds.” If you per-ordered the game the class is free. If not, you can purchase the class for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft points. Here is a video to preview what she will sound like and what her personality is like that was released on October 5th.