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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 (????) 19-11-2019 / 11:26 GMT

Borderlands 3 Guide

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Character Builds

FL4K - Beastmaster

Playstyle

FL4K is a rather unique character when it comes to the Borderlands series as they’re the first character to come with a Pet. There are three to choose from and many ways to augment them giving them a lot of versatility. On top of this, FL4K has many skills that pushes the Hunter archtype, giving them great survivability and personal DPS.

Note: These Builds are effective at the time of writing however they may lose their effectiveness through future patches. As a result of this, this section will be updated should any changes arise.

Gamma Burst

  • Master Tree
SkillsPointsEffect
Ferocity2/5Pet Damage +20%
Persistence Hunter3/3Gun Damage +12%, Action Skill Duration +45%
Who Rescued Who?5/5Converts 5% of Damage Dealt to into Pet Health, Health Regen from Pet attacks 2% of Max Health
Frenzy5/5Hunter Skill: Grants Frenzy (Max of 10 stacks) upon Pet damaging enemy granting increased damage +4% per stack
Barbaric Yawp4/5Pet Bonuses +80% to FL4K
Mutated Defenses1/1Pet at Low Health - Damage Reduction +30%, Health Regen +40% of Max Health, Cooldown 15 seconds
Pack Tactics2/3Pet and FL4K Damage +10%, Pet and FL4K Max Health +10%
  • Stalker Tree
SkillsPointsEffect
Self-Repairing System5/5Max Health +30%, Health Regen +1.5% of Max Health
Furious Attack3/5Hunter Skill: Grants Furious Attack (Max of 10 stacks) upon shooting an enemy granting Handling +2.9%, Gun Damage +1.2% per stack
Eager to Impress2/5Kill Skill: Pet Kill Cooldown Time -1.0 seconds, FL4K Kill Cooldown Time -0.50 seconds
All My BFF's3/3Allies share 50% of FL4K's Health Regen, Pet shares twice the anount
Lick the Wounds1/1Pet will revive during Fight For Your Life
Turn Tail and Run3/3While moving: Damage Reduction +17.4%, Health Regen +0.9% of Max Health a sec, While standing still: Gun Damage +25%, Fire Rate +12%
The Fast and the Furryous3/3Above half Health, Gun Damage +25%, Movement Speed +10%
Hidden Machine5/5Damage +30% when attacking an enemy with a target other than yourself
The Power Inside1/1FL4K and Pet Damage +25% during Action Skill (doubled at Max Health) for 15 seconds

This Build is all about using your Pet effectively to not only tank all of the enemies but deal out massive amounts of damage while FL4K has increased damage against all of the enemies focused on it. You’ll want to use the Gamma Burst Action Skill along with the Great Horned Skag Pet.

Fade Away Crit Build

  • Stalker Tree
SkillsPointsEffect
Furious Attack5/5Hunter Skill: Grants Furious Attack (Max of 10 stacks) upon shooting an enemy granting Handling +4.8%, Gun Damage +2.0% per stack
Eager to Impress4/5Kill Skill: Pet Kill Cooldown Time -2.0 seconds, FL4K Kill Cooldown Time -1.00 seconds
Overclocked5/5Fire Rate +10%, After Reloading a further 10% for 4 seconds
Turn Tail and Run3/3While moving: Damage Reduction +17.4%, Health Regen +0.9% of Max Health a sec, While standing still: Gun Damage +25%, Fire Rate +12%
The Fast and the Furryous3/3Above half Health, Gun Damage +25%, Movement Speed +10%
Hidden Machine5/5Damage +30% when attacking an enemy with a target other than yourself
The Power Inside1/1FL4K and Pet Damage +25% during Action Skill (doubled at Max Health) for 15 seconds
  • Hunter Tree
SkillsPointsEffect
Interplanetary Stalker2/5Hunter Kill Skill: Grants Interplanetary Stalker (Max of 3 stacks) granting Damage +4% per stack and a bonus per Enemy type killed
Leave No Trace3/3Upon Crit, Chance to add ammo +36%
Hunter's Eye2/5Critical Hit Damage +6% vs Humans, 12% vs Robots, 10.1% vs Beasts
Head Count3/3Upon Crit, Cooldown Time Reduction Chance +30%, Cooldown Time -2 seconds
Ambush Predator4/5When no enemies nearby, Critical Hit Damage +16%, Handling +44%
Two F4ng5/5Extra Projectile Chance +25% per shot
  • Master Tree
SkillPointsEffect
Ferocity3/3Gun Damage +12%, Action Skill Duration +45%

This Build is all about increasing the damage your Crits do while using the Action Skill, Fade Away while using the Guerrillas in the Mist and Unblinking Eye to augment it further. Now, while under the effect of the Action Skill, you’ll decimate enemies quicker than you can blink.

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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