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FL4K “the Beastmaster” Changelog

Here are all the changes Gearbox Software made to FL4K "the Beastmaster" since the launch of Borderlands 3

Patch – April 8, 2021

  • Updated FL4K the Beastmaster’s Cmdl3t class mod to trigger on bullet, melee, and skill damage
  • Updated the Beastmaster’s ION Loader pet to follow moving enemies when using the Eye Laser Attack
  • Updated the Beastmaster’s “Bad Astra” skin in the Quick Change to use the correct icon

Patch – November 9, 2020

  • Pets will now receive damage buffs from the global grenade anointment
  • Addressed a reported concern that when dealing critical hits in rapid succession while using the Rakk Attack Action Skill and Headcount Passive, Rakk Attack charges would not be gained properly, and the cooldown timer was reset

Patch – April 23, 2020

  • Addressed a reported concern that the Beastmaster’s Lick the Wounds passive skill did not apply it’s 30% damage boost after reviving
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Beastmaster’s chance to fire an extra projectile per shot from Two F4ng can be stacked if the player respec’s after triggering the skill
  • Addressed a reported concern that pet healing from Beastmaster’s Who Saved Who skill could last for longer than intended after damage is done to the player
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Beastmaster’s Who Rescued Who skill did not allow players to heal their pet by dealing damage
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Beastmaster’s Ambush Predator skill did not have an icon on the HUD indicating when it was active
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Beastmast’s action skill cooldown reductions from Head Count during Fade Away were lost on action skill end
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Beastmaster’s Lick the Wounds passive skill did not apply its 30% damage boost after reviving
  • Addressed a reported concern that damage over time would interrupt or reset the stacked buff from the Beastmast’s St4ckbot class mod
  • Addressed a reported visual issue with the Beastmaster’s Roy4lty head

Hotfix – March 12, 2020

  • Addressed an issue with the Beastmaster’s “Furious Attack” skill where it was sometimes rounding its values and making the skill description and damage output appear inconsistent
  • Addressed an issue with the Beastmaster’s “Hunter’s Eye” skill where the skill description was sometimes showing values from incorrect fields

Hotfix – January 23, 2020

  • Gamma Burst anointments: Increased bonus radiation damage while Gamma Burst is active from 65% to 115%

Hotfix – January 9, 2020

  • Addressed a reported concern that FL4K’s Furious Attack was sometimes not applying bonuses to pet damage as expected
  • Addressed a reported concern that Rakkcelerate was sometimes not applying the cooldown modifier as stated on the skill’s description

Patch – November 21, 2019

  • Ambush Predator now has a HUD Icon when the buff is active
  • Increased the pet damage to scale 10/5% per level instead of 9%
  • Added pet damage to Grim Harvest at 7% per level
  • Added pet damage to The Most Dangerous Game at 9% per level
  • Added pet damage to Interplanetary Stalker at 1% per stack, per level
  • Added pet damage to Furious Attack at 0.6% per stack
  • Added pet damage to The Fast and the Furryous at 10% per level
  • Lick the Wounds gained a pet damage buff after reviving the player
  • Increased pet damage for Psycho Head on a Stick from 10% to 20%
  • Increased damage in Pack Tactics from 5% to 7% per level
  • Adjusted Megavore to not reward critical hit bonuses when receiving damage from self-damage

Hotfix – October 17, 2019

The current state of FL4K’s pets have made players focus on other elements besides those Vault Hunter’s fundamental action skills in the late game. While longer term solutions to scaling their damage is explored, we have boosted the health of Iron Bear, the Digi-Clone, and the pets to make them more viable. We will have more to say about long term solutions for these characters in the future.

  • All pets’ health increased by 50%

Hotfix – October 10, 2019

The Leave No Trace change last week to FL4K was to forcefully inject the functionality of a cooldown into the ability. However, the value that was added was never the intended the value. We dramatically lowered it to retain the promise of the ability but with a cooldown that still allows players to gain ammo without dramatically removing a core aspect of a weapon’s gameplay loop.

  • Leave No Trace now has a re-trigger delay set to 0.3 seconds
  • Anointed Parts: When FL4K hits a target with Rakks, the target now takes 100% increased damage (up from 50%)

Hotfix – October 3, 2019

Rakk Attack! is great for constant damage output, especially when paired with Anointed gear. The base skill still seems to be lacking, so Rakk Attack! now has a guaranteed status effect on any enemy that it damages. Leave No Trace was returning much more ammo than intended, and we have added a re-trigger delay to keep its ammo return within expectation. Barbaric Yawp has an increased bonus, as we didn’t feel that the amount of investment had an equal payoff. In addition, we felt that FL4K’s pets were demanding too much attention, which was interfering with players trying to stand still for any length of time, so we disabled the ability for them to move you around.

  • Rakk Attack! status effect chance as been increased to 100%.
  • Leave No Trace now has a re-trigger delay of 2 seconds
  • Barbaric Yawp stat bonus increased by 100%
  • Pets no longer push around player characters
  • “Touch Pet” prompt is now a lower priority and should no longer interfere with looting or vending machines

Hotfix – September 27, 2019

Guerillas in the Mist’s bonuses greatly outweighed its penalty to the base skill. We don’t want to remove the playstyle completely, but the overall damage output had to be slightly adjusted because it was outperforming other builds. We’re monitoring the changes and may make another change to the ammo return in a future patch.

  • Guerillas in the Mist duration reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds
  • Guerillas in the Mist Critical Damage Bonus reduced from 50% to 25%

More Changes

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