Borderlands 3 Character Guide: Know Before You Build

Like all previous Borderlands games, Borderlands 3 opens up with a choice. There are four Vault Hunters to play as and you can only choose one. Each brings their unique, signature capabilities to the table, and while they all have access to every gun in Borderlands 3, each offers up different playstyles depending on what Action Skills you pick.

Action Skills

In a change from the previous Borderlands titles, Borderlands 3 makes the Skill Trees more active. At the top of each tree is an Action Skill for the characters. These Action Skills manifest as special abilities that characters can use before they need to cooldown. The rest of the skill trees are made up of different passive abilities and Augments. Augments enhance the equipped Action Skill by adding on new capabilities, or altering the ability to do something else. Many of the passive abilities tie into the type of playstyle the Action Skill offers.

The Vault Hunters

Like previous entries in the franchise, Borderlands 3 launches with four Vault Hunters brand new to the franchise. When booting up the game, players will view a cutscene that introduces them to all four characters. After that it’s time to make your choice. Click the links below to check out the builds and everything else you could want to know about the stars of the game:

  • Zane, the Operative
    • Zane uses battlefield gadgetry and high mobility to quickly zip around the battlefield
    • He is best at using hit-and-run tactics
  • Amara, the Siren
    • Uses mystical powers to summon magical fists
    • She delivers powerful elemental damage against enemies
  • Moze, the Gunner
    • Moze summons a giant mech onto the battlefield
    • She delivers tons of damage per second
  • FL4K, the Beastmaster
    • FL4K uses his beast companions to keep enemies at a distance
    • Delivers plenty of damage when firing at a distance