What are the Borderlands 3 classes? And, while we’re at it, who are the Vault Hunters in Borderlands 3, and what skills do they bring to the table? With a whole new team of heroes dropping into Pandora and other Borderlands 3 planets, we’re already planning our squads, how to spend our skill points, and, most importantly, who gets to be Fl4k.
The ship sets sail from Pandora with plenty of familiar faces on board. That includes Moxxi, Ellie, and the loveable robotic hindrance, Claptrap. The gang are up against a new threat this time – The Calypso Twins: Tyreen and Troy – as they investigate the Children of the Vault cult, which is already providing us with a new explosive class of Borderlands 3 guns. The Borderlands 3 Vault Hunters are Lilth’s newest recruits, featuring returning classes as well as introducing the brand new Beastmaster.
There are four Borderlands 3 classes to choose from – Amara, FL4K, Moze and Zane – each with their own skills, progression system, and unique abilities. You can see the Vault Hunters in action in the Borderlands 3 launch trailer. Want to know what each character has to offer? We’ve outlined each Borderlands 3 class below to help you decide the Vault Hunter for you.
Your Borderlands 3 Vault Hunters and their classes are:
- Amara: The Siren
- FL4K: The Beastmaster
- Moze: The Gunner
- Zane: The Operative
Amara: The Siren
Taking the torch from Maya and Lilith, Amara is the new playable Siren in Borderlands 3. Amara possesses phasing abilities, focusing on elemental damage and powerful blows. Unlike Maya, Amara’s skill trees are geared towards high-damage attacks..
She’ll still be helping her teammates out: Amara boasts a range of phasing abilities that suspend enemies in the air, knock them backwards, and turn them against each other. Amara’s full skill tree has leaked thanks to a quirk from the Borderlands 3 ECHOcast Twitch overlay without being officially confirmed Regardless, from what we’ve seen so far, Phasegrasp, Phaseslam, and Phasecast will be welcome assets to any party.
FL4K: The Beastmaster
Borderlands 3’s Beastmaster. FL4K, is essentially a giant robot who can summon mechanical allies in battle. FL4K’s versatile skill tree revolves around his robotic pals and their ability to send elemental wave attacks or buff FL4K’s current stats. As you transport irradiated pets through rifts or becoming momentarily invisible to enemies to regenerate health, your team will hopefully give you less, err, flak.
Moze: The Gunner
Similar to the Gunzerker, Moze is all about close combat and explosive, high-impact damage. She is a Gunner that specialises in mechanical combat and is able to call upon her giant mech, Iron Bear.
Her skill tree allows her to equip a range of weapons to the beastly battlesuit, including high-velocity railguns and rapid-firing miniguns; she is the Gunner after all. Moze’s skill trees encourage a relentlessly attacking approach, but she also has a shield-based tree, if you prefer a more defensive playstyle.
Zane: The Operative
No Borderlands 3 classes list would be complete without the silent assassin, Zane. This suave operative focuses on critical hit damage and precision. Zane’s skill trees look impressive, and we’ll have a hard time deciding how to progress them.
So far, each of Zane’s skill trees offer radically different styles of play, including a skill tree with an emphasis on health regeneration and protecting the rest of the team and a damage-heavy one with a deployable drone. But by far the most enticing skill tree is the deployable double agent that distracts and fires at enemies. With his similarities to Zero, we think you’ll have to be a dab hand at a sniper to get the most out of this Operative, and rapid reflexes.
There’s everything we know so far about the new Borderlands 3 Vault Hunters ahead of the Borderlands 3 release date. It’s worth remembering that there’s never enough skill points to pick and choose from each tree, so make sure you think carefully before investing in your chosen path. We’ve already been experimenting with Borderlands 3 builds using the hero skill trees, weapon preferences, and character stats.
If you’re still having a tough time deciding on the Vault Hunter for you, you’re only as good as your weapon, and we’ve detailed all the Borderlands 3 legendary weapons you can expect to find on your quest to take down the Children of the Vault. Come for the zany gun descriptions, but stay for those juicy stats and perks.