Long time lurker, first time post. I've been following deadfire's development off and on and I'm really excited about the potential to dual wield pistols.
I've been stewing over the ways to maximize the potential of dual wielding pistols for ideal builds and I was wondering what some of you savvier/more experienced builders think given the information we have to date. I've compiled a few thoughts below but I take the following as assumptions that can be easily disputed with a fact I'm unaware of:
-Firearms have zero recovery only reload time (Can't remember where I read this so it's in speculation)
-Rapid Fire module gives at least 20% reload increase (haven't seen the percent in-game from any of the beta streams)
-Gunner from Ranger ability provides 50% reload increase (based off PoE1)
-Speed increase are multiplicative as in PoE1
-Speed weapons exist (I don't believe there were any in the Beta)
-Armor doesn't effect reload times only recovery times (Can't remember where i read this so it's in speculation)
-Dexterity effects reload, recovery and animation times
My thoughts are around a paladin multiclass where you full attack FoD with both pistols, this stacked with sworn rival and potential multiclass damage sources for strong burst damage but attempting to get reload time to a minimum for strong sustained dps as well. Top it off with being able to wear heavy armor without consequence (assuming you don't multiclass into a caster) being fairly durable should you draw threat due to surprise or poor positioning.
All this has me leaning towards a Kind Wayfarer/Sharpshooter build but I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks when looking at maximizing the dual pistol(/blunnderbuss) potential.