He stood alone in the town, slaughter all around him.
All he had known, all he had loved-- killed by the wild beasts. He could hear his own screams echoing in his ears as he dropped to his knees and drew his blade. Driven by madness, he began to carve a cursed symbol into his own flesh. Pain was forgotten and only revenge filled his mind. Soon, the symbol was complete and, bathed in his own rage-filled blood, a bargain was struck. The warrior's wish would be granted. He would be given the power that he so desired and the opportunity to exact his revenge.
The now-cursed warrior was given two hell-forged firearms and was reborn as Gunblade, Hell's Ranger. Once a Lawman, now the Sheriff of the Damned.
Gunblade excels in both long range and melee combat, though his abilities favor him to be closer to enemies. Ghost Marchers and Steamboots both provide bonuses here, with Ghost Marchers allowing Gunblade to chase and flee even faster with Demonic Shield, and also run through the target to keep Lethal Range damage at a maximum. Steamboots providing attack speed and stats can also help, allowing Gunblade to get in more attacks before Grappling Shot's armor reduction ends.
Assassin's Shroud is a great pickup, allowing Gunblade to get close to targets, and save Grappling Shot for when they try to flee. Since Lethal Range propegates to illusions, Geometer's Bane provides a great damage boost, and also helps keep him defended by purging debuffs on use. Frostwolf Skull is also an ideal pickup, making Frostburn another great item. Shieldbreaker would help increase Gunblade's damage, but since Grappling Shot already grants a lot of Armor Penetration, picking up the slow may be more beneficial.
Genjuro as a late-game item with Savage Mace help Gunblade become an unstoppable foe. All items that grant agility, such as Wingbow, are also amazing since they scale with Demonic Shield, providing a massive defensive boost.