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Borderlands 3
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Shane Williams
First Published: 17-09-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-11-2019 / 15:41 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 20-11-2019 / 23:26 GMT

Borderlands 3 Guide

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Bosses

The Agonizer 9000

LocationMission (If applicable)Key Drops
Guts of Carnivora - The Main StageBlood Drive - Main MissionEpic RPG Agonizer 1500

The first thing you should notice is that you’re in a circular arena in which The Agonizer 9000 takes up the central section. The Agonizer will not move from this position throughout the battle and you’ll need to keep an eye on it’s movements to dodge it’s attacks. The Agonizer’s weak spots are the many red fuel lines all over it and especially in the eye sockets, hitting these will deal Critical Damage.

The Agonizer has many attacks and identifying which ones are which will be the difference between success and failure. To begin with, The Agonizer will fire Saw Blades out of it’s chest, these can be easily avoided by running to either side of it however note that as the battle goes on, he’ll toss more Saw Blades at a time. Keep an eye on the floor that you walk on, certain parts of the arena will light up red, indicating that they will soon go ablaze so as soon as you see the floor you’re standing on change color, quickly move on to the next.

The Agonizer also has a Spiked Crusher, it will lift it’s arm above you and then slam down, this will usually occur while it’s tossing Saw Blades so keep on the move to avoid both attacks. Adds will also enter the arena as the battle goes on and the Agonizer will also pull up barriers across the arena, making it more difficult to dodge the attacks. As you can see, multiple of it’s attacks will play out at once so you really do need to stay on your toes throughout.

You'll need to dodge up to three Saw Blades as the battle goes on
the Spike Crusher deals huge damage if you're caught underneath it
keep an eye for when the floor turns red and move to avoid the fire
the large fuel tank on the back is the easiest weak point to hit
the barrier it puts up can make it difficult to evade
you'll need to jump or crouch against the Mega Blade depending on it's height
once the Core is visible, unload everything you have to finish the battle.

The most deadly attack however starts appearing after you deplete around half of it’s first gauge. The Agonizer will lower and extend a long blade that rotates around the arena. Depending on if it’s low or high, you’ll need to crouch or jump it to avoid it. At the same time, you’ll need to pay attention to the ground you’re standing on to avoid the flames. At you drain it’s health, the pattern of the flames on the ground will alter, going from back to front of the arena and the Mega Blender will rotate anti-clockwise at times.

The easiest place to attack the Agonizer is by far it’s large fuel tank on it’s back, it’s a target thats hard to miss. Try to stick to hip fire in this battle however, there are many attacks to evade and as the battle goes on, it becomes chaotic so you’ll need to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Once you deplete the first gauge, the rest of the battle is plain sailing, as you’ll just need to fire into the Eridium Core to deal massive damage to the Agonizer.

Guide Information

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

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