On my first playthrough on Very Hard, Brother Bodin was one of my toughest fights. It was us vs him, a pyro, a hunter and a marauder. He shocked the hell out of us several times. Had to do the fight more than once due to him killing everyone.
But now on my second play on VH + Iron Mutant, I realize he’s a pushover. Much like with Skoog, every single one of his buddies can be picked off. Then you can just Hog Rush him and unload on his unconscious body.
But my question is, why even bother to fight him? All he gives you XP and an EMP grenade. Not even any good loot. I guess you might say “why not?” when he’s such a pushover. Fair enough.
I’m thinking maybe it’d be interesting if all the Nova Sect leaders you didn’t kill showed up at the final area. Would possibly make it too challenging but would give a reason to wipe out these sad little guys.