Took me a while, but I finally did a steamroll run under the new update. It was quite the unusual setup for me: Redshift, using the Frag Cannon and no shield from beginning to end. But somewhere along the way, Redshift turned into an immortal crit king.
For some reason, I never noticed before how each spike of the Frag Cannon's attack can cause a critical hit. However, once the game gave me 30% crit chance on one floor, you can bet I noticed and went back running to get that Overcrit sac item I spotted on that very same floor. Since my firepower was pretty good, I started stacking resistance effects (Deftness) up to a borderline abusive 45%. Who needs shields when you can just dodge or resist everything?
Another thing I never noticed before: resist/deftness effects apply to your little orbiting friends. Doesn't matter for most of your drones, but does a tremendous difference if you have an Orbiting Battle-station in addition to a set of Scrap Shield. It was the equivalent of walking around with a bunch of Shield Drones (with limited health per room). Still had some of them, floors later, when I finally faced Terminus.
Speaking of which, Terminus still managed to give me a run for my money despite the circumstances. His helpers alone absorbed what I can only estimate as several thousands points of damage (no idea how, but they did), giving plenty of time for Terminus to really do his thing. I had to use the time manipulation to the best of my abilities to dodge increasingly threatening patterns as my orbiting protectors started dying, one after the other. It was alone that I fought the boss final form, using my few remaining missiles to escape the claws of his last deadly attacks. Victory
Needless to say, I had lots of fun. No suggestion or question from me this time around, I just wanted to share what was a very strange yet satisfying run. Thanks for reading!