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Borderlands 3
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Author(s): Ben Chard, Shane Williams
First Published: 17-09-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 02-07-2020 / 12:24 GMT


Captain Traunt

LocationMission (If applicable)Key Drops
Athenas - The Anchorhold - Southeast of mapThe Impending Storm - Main MissionRandom World Legendary Drop

Captain Traunt is essentially a more advanced version of the Heavies you've fought to so far and combines both the Pyro and Cryo variants of the enemies. The arena itself is fairly narrow and you can easily be caught in his area of effect attacks so you'll want to try to maintain cover at all times, ideally along the balconies found either side.

Traunt begins the fight in his Cryo mode and as such, his attacks take on the Cryo element. He'll create Walls of Ice that he'll then shoot at you, run away from the wall as you may mistake it as cover when it's anything but. Additionally, he'll shoot a large ball of Cryo in the air, this can be shot down in midair or alternatively, you can retreat to cover to avoid the blast. Once you bring his Shield down, he'll enter his second phase where he'll throw in the Incendiary attacks such as shooting large blasts of it at you. These will create flame surfaces that will damage you should you stand on it so keep moving at this stage of the battle.

As you may well know from the other Heavies you've fought, Traunt suffers the same weakness, namely the large orb on the back of his mech suit. Prioritize your attacks on this to deal Critical Damage and drain his health a lot quicker. As usual, you'll have to deal with the Troopers that join the battle but use them as a means to recover from death as you'll want to focus on Traunt exclusively.

The biggest issue with Traunt is getting overwhelmed, as the fight goes on he'll start sending over large balls of Cryo or Incendiary around the outside of the arena so you'll need to move off the balconies as the fight goes on. You'll make life a lot easier for yourself should you have a shield or any skills that protect you against either Cryo or Incendiary.

Traunt's weak point is the large orb on his back don't mistake these Ice Walls for cover you can shoot this Cryo Orb out of the air Fireballs will leave a trail of fire in it's wake while Fireballs and Iceballs will also skirt around the outskirts of the arena take too long to kill Traunt and the arena becomes chaotic.

So long as you stick to cover, Captain Traunt isn't as imposing as he may look however should you stick to fighting it out on the street below, you'll quickly succumb to his ability to coat the area in either Cryo or Incendiary effects. Captain Traunt doesn't have any unique Legendaries of his own this time but he can drop the universal Legendaries should you choose to farm him.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    First Person Shooter
  • Guide Release
    17 September 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Shane Williams

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