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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 (????) 29-01-2020 / 13:52 GMT

Borderlands 3 Guide

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Troy Calypso

LocationMission (If applicable)Key Drops
The Great VaultThe Great Vault - Main MissionLegendary Pistol, The Occultist

You finally get the chance to settle the score with Troy Calypso and you’ll need to cope with a lot of dodging to have any chance. The arena you’re fighting Troy is fairly large so you have more than enough space to evade his attacks and you’ll need it too. Additionally, note that there are no containers for health or ammo in this battle, you’ll need to rely on taking out the COVs that appear at regular intervals to restock.

Troy’s main method of attack is launching Purple Orbs at you, for this reason you’ll want to keep your distance from Troy as the further away you are, the easier it is to dodge between them. Troy will vary the way he sends these out, be it vertical or horizontal and this will be prevalent throughout the battle. He’s also quick, and look to close the distance by lunging at you with his sword, this can be dodged by jumping to the either side of the attack.

Troy will also launch himself in the air, creating a Flame Pillar in the same position, so long as you’re keeping your distance, this attack should never hit you. Troy’s weak point is his head as you may suspect and his health bar is misleading, although he only has one, he has a lot of health that you’ll need to take down. He’ll also go immune at certain health thresholds at which point you’ll need to take out the COV to resupply. Be on the lookout for Flame Pillars during this phase, keep an eye on the ground to see where they’ll appear from and keep moving.

Troy's lunges are quick and hard to avoid
the Purple Orbs are his main method of attack, keep your distance and weave between them
he'll fly up and cause a Flame Pillar after his Orbs attack
Troy will add a Shockwave blast when he drops from on high
when he goes immune to charge up, look for more Flame Pillars around the arena
his Rocket Pistol Salvo is easy to avoid by stepping to the side
he will conjure a huge sword and slam it down under half health
along with summoning comets when he goes immune.

Troy will add a Shockwave Slam to his Purple Orb attack as the battle goes on, jump to avoid the blast and get ready for a follow up lunge at times. He has a Rocket Pistol that he’ll fire a volley of Rockets at you in between when he’s tossing Purple Orbs, this is his easiest attack to avoid, simply dodging either side of the barrage is enough to avoid damage. As you take Troy’s health under half, he’ll begin summoning large Comets, these can be easily avoided by moving from side to side. Finally, he’ll charge a large blade in the center of the arena, keep moving as he’ll slam it down at your position.

Troy is a battle of attrition, you’ll have to be patient while you whittle down his health while avoiding his many, yet simple, attacks. Keep aiming at his head throughout and use guns with a quick fire rate and eventually you’ll take Troy down.

Legendary Pistol, Occultist

Troy has the ability to drop the unique Legendary Pistol, Occultist. This is a fantastic Pistol that will shoot Fireballs at your enemies, do note however that the battle is a fairly lengthy one so it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the hassle to farm.

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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