Catalyst Black - Best Build

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 2nd, 2020

Catalyst Black's Secret Service early access period is still going strong, and we're checking back in to give you the ultimate guide from our series so far: The Perfect Build. With this set of gear and abilities, you will be unstoppable against just about anyone you come up against... at least, that's how it's been working for us.

Obviously, Catalyst Black has a sense of balance that I'm sure Super Evil Megacorp is working on, but we've found a certain combination of items that seems to allow us to mow down just about anyone while avoiding death, helping teammates, and completing objectives. Read on below for to learn more about this fantastic build, or check out our other Catalyst Black guides in our guide list.

The Build

  • Mask - Torden
  • Power - Guardian
  • Relic - Smite
  • Primary - Primal Eye (Sniper Banner)
  • Heavy - Objection (Sniper Banner)
  • Ability - Leap Attack (Protector Banner)
  • Trinket - Choker of Phasing (Protector Banner)

The idea for this gear loadout is to strike a balance between damage and survivability, which is why it's comprised of items from the Sniper and Protector Banners. With your sniper rifles, you deal massive chunk damage to enemies, and if anyone gets too close, you can use your ability or transform to escape or finish them off.

Here is some gameplay demonstrating this build in action and how well it's been doing in online matches.

In case you want a closer look at each individual item, here are screenshots of the whole build:

What about Catalyte mods?

We've found this build to be effective almost regardless of the mods equipped to the equipment, though obviously using them can help. As you can tell from the screenshots above, we have been opting for mods that continue the trend of increasing your damage while giving you some more health or movement buffs.

Have a preferred build of your own? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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