Best & Worst Borderlands 2 Characters [Complete List]

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If you are looking for information regarding the Borderlands 2 Characters and which one to choose from, then this article is for you. 2012 released, first-person shooter game Borderlands 2, was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. After five years of its initial release, the game came with better gameplay and storyline. 

Borderlands 2 introduced a group of Vault hunters who come together with a resistance group of civilians and guerrilla fighters. The mission of these two groups is the same; to defeat the tyrannical Handsome Jack before he gets to the new Vault. In this game, the player chooses their character and gets inside the game as a shooter.

The game is available on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, macOS, PlayStation Vita, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, and Nintendo Switch. 

Borderlands 2 Characters
Borderlands 2 Characters

Best & Worst Borderlands 2 Characters [Complete List]

Let’s look at the best and the worst Borderlands 2 Characters in the game and understand their role in the game. Understanding each character will help you make a better choice during combat. 

Borderlands 2 Characters List
Axton the Commando
Gaige the Mechromancer
Maya The Siren
Krieg The Psycho
Zero the Assassin
Salvador the Gunzerker
borderlands 2 characters
borderlands 2 characters

Axton the Commando 

Axton the Commando reached the rank of a sergeant when he was in Dahl military force. He is originally from Hieronymous and has experienced years in the military. Because of his achievements and the resulting disregard for the higher officers in the military during the missions, he had to leave the military. His wife Sarah, the commanding officer, divorces him at the same time and starts planning for his death by firing squad. 

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Taking Sarah’s suggestion, Axton goes to AWOL, far away from Dahl, and learns about the Vault. He enters Pandora by analyzing the fame, money, and challenges that the Vault would bring to him. Axton is equipped with a versatile Dahl Sabre Turret, a mounted gun featuring 360° rotation. One can have Axton the Commando by spending 43 skill points. 

Axton the Commando: Borderlands 2 Characters
Axton the Commando: Borderlands 2 Characters

Gaige the Mechromancer

Gaige the Mechromancer is an interesting character of Borderlands 2 who is a mix of human and machine with a robotic left arm. Gaige conceived Deathtrap, also called D347-TP. The Deathtrap can act as a tank and fire away enemies with a laser-firing shock trooper or spinning machine of death, depending on the tree’s skill. 

Gaige has three skills of trees – Best Friends Forever, Little Big Trouble, and Ordered Chaos. These skill trees have different player challenge level variances that can make Gaige the most difficult or even the easiest character to play. 

Talking about the background of Gaige is a high-school girl from plant Eden – 5. She likes ECHO-casting everything that is going on in her life to her subscribers. Soon she gets to know about the history behind the Vaults, Eriduim, and Pandora and gets fascinated by them. Here begins her journey toward the game of Vault hunting. 

Gaige the Mechromancer: Borderlands 2 Characters
Gaige the Mechromancer: Borderlands 2 Characters

Maya The Siren

When Maya was born, she was identified as Siren and was given to the Order of the Impending Storm. This is an order of monks called Athenas. When she grows up, she finds herself suffocated living with the Order of the Impending Storm and wants to get out of the place to explore Pandora and learn about her Siren lineage. 

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Killing her handler Brother Sophis, she heads out and reaches Pandora, where she gets inside the train leading to the Vault and meets Krieg. 

As for Maya’s capabilities, she has the skill of Phaselock, which can create a bubble of distorted places and trap enemies. Apart from being a destructive fighter, she is also a mystical healer and knows how to control a crowd. 

Maya The Siren: Borderlands 2 Characters
Maya The Siren: Borderlands 2 Characters

Krieg The Psycho

The story of Krieg The Psycho belongs to a powerful character who endured an abusive childhood and even worse adulthood. After missing his childhood to an abusive mother and being captured by Hyperion, he works as a bounty hunter. 

A ruthless man Dr. Benedict uses Krieg and other captured bandits as experiments to become Psychos. Seeing Dr. Benedict’s abuse of his subjects and then seeing them eventually die, he decides to kill him. By the time Krieg becomes successful in killing Dr. Benedict, he becomes a Psycho. 

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Soon he becomes a Vault hunter based on the Psycho Bandits found around Pandora. Some of his skills are throwing an ax that can be equipped with dynamite, allowing him to regain health. He has three skill trees – Bloodlust, Mania, and Holborn. 

Krieg The Psycho: Borderlands 2 Characters
Krieg The Psycho: Borderlands 2 Characters

Zero the Assassin

Zero the Assassin is unsatisfied with his work and wants more challenging work. His mission to difficult work is found at Pandora, where he hears about the Vault from a bartender and thinks that the hunt for the Vault is something his career has been waiting for. Zero is completely covered with a suit, and it is hard to recognize even if he is a real human or not. 

Having a background of being a professional assassin, he specializes in high-burst damage on single targets. Another skill of Zero is deception. He deploys to convert himself into a holograph, enters invisible stealth mode, and causes maximum damage. His skill trees have three skills – Snipping, Cunning, and Bloodshed.  

Zero the Assassin: Borderlands 2 Characters
Zero the Assassin: Borderlands 2 Characters

Salvador the Gunzerker 

Salvador the Gunzerker is a resident of Pandora and is thirty-six years old. He has been on steroids for most of his life, adversely affecting his physique. After a certain turn of events in his life, he becomes interested in the Vault after knowing about the dangers involved in hunting. 

Salvador the Gunzerker has three skill trees – Brawn, Gun Lust, and Rampage. Brawn focuses on his physical strength and the ability to recover from the enemy’s attack. Gun Lust is all about improving weapons and granting new abilities. At the same time, Rampage focuses on improving the stats of Gunzerkering and adding features to his Dual-Wielding ability. 

Salvador the Gunzerker: : Borderlands 2 Characters
Salvador the Gunzerker: : Borderlands 2 Characters

These were the best and the worst Borderlands 2 Characters that you must know if you’re planning to try the game. for more such information, you can visit our site omggamer.com where we upload information and the latest news on gaming. 

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