***FOR ADVANCED AND EXPERIENCED PLAYERS***
**CHANNEL DAMAGE BUILD FOR DRAGON NIKANA FOR HIGHEST DAMAGE PEAK**
Elements MUST be changed according to Factions against to reach the highest peak of damage done to enemies.
Killing Blow, Corrupted Charge, Pressure Point, and Spoiled Strike remains in the build at all times
Void: Blast & Corrosive
Infested: Corrosive, Jagged Edge, and Smite Infested
Grineer: Radiation, Jagged Edge, and Smite Grineer
Corpus: Magnetic, Fever Strike, and Smite Corpus
**Using SMITE MODS deal much more damage than using 2 combined elements. TESTED AND CONFIRMED. FEEL FREE TO TEST IT OUT IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME. Be sure to tick the “+30% Damage to Faction” box.
Only Void/Tower uses 2 combined elements because there is no specific Smite mod for the Void.
To see the 4k-7K damage, you must apply channel damage (by holding Left-Click while Pressing E when using in-game after equipping it by holding F) by checking the channeling box on the stats side.
Wondering why there’s no Fury in the build? Since your gonna do Channel Damage, you want the most damage out of every hit you make, so you won’t waste the energy you consume on every hit. With this build, you’ll be consuming 5 energy for every hit on an enemy. so you want to make that 5 energy worth using by increasing the damage, instead of the speed. If you use Fury, yeah you’ll be able to hit fast alright. But you won’t be one shotting everything and you’ll also be wasting a lot of energy. You’ll be one shotting some enemies, but not all. And it is also not efficient for endless survival/defense missions.
PLUS, If you try to replace any of the damage mods in the build with fury, you will notice a decrease in damage that is more than 1.5k, which is not worth it.
IF YOU JUST WANT THIS WEAPON TO BE BY YOUR SIDE FOR EMEGENCIES (MEANING YOU’LL BE USING YOUR RANGE WEAPONS AS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF DAMAGE), you can switch Killing Blow and Corrupted Charge with Fury and Reach or Jagged Edge. However, if you want to use this weapon to its highest potential, you need to use channel damage with Killing Blow and Corrupted Charge.
Using this build has a higher damage potential compared to using a non-channel build because the +% channel damage is based on the base damage and then you’ll be adding it with the base damage (including the elemental damages) making it far more great. Non-channel builds might look strong in numbers in the reports and stats, but Channel Damage is the real deal to reach the highest damage potential in MELEE 2.0.
**THIS BUILD HAS BEEN TESTED IN-GAME AND I CONFIRM THAT THE NUMBERS STATED IN THIS BUILD WILL BE THE NUMBERS THAT WILL BE SEEN IN-GAME**
If you have any questions, comments, recommendations, advises, please let me know in-game. Username is honsupport. Please do not hesitate to do so, so I may further understand the concept of Channel Damage and will be able to tweak this build to its highest damage peak. I am more than happy to welcome your ideas.