Borderlands 2 Characters (Playable and DLC)

Borderlands 2 game is amazing and so are the characters. This blog is about the borderlands 2 characters that are playable and the ones on DLC. 

We have discussed them one by one with their powers, features and the skin. When you know the ability and power of a character in a game, it becomes a lot easier to pick the character. 

Borderlands 2 is the sequel of Borderlands, it is an open-world game and borderlands 2 was a massive hit with its amazing maps and characters. 

if you are a borderlands 2 fan( like me) then keep on reading!  

For more help on Borderlands 2, read our Borderlands 2 Siren Build, Best Builds For Gaige The Mechromancer,

A Closer Look at Borderlands 2 Playable Characters Lists 2022

There are in total 6 playable characters in borderlands 2. Tow of them( Gaige and Krieg) are DLC characters. These characters are amazing in their own ways, all of them have different skills that are helpful for the game.  

All of the characters have powers that are different from the other character. These powers can be used in combinations and can be very helpful in the game. 

So, without any further delay, let’s know more about the borderlands 2 characters. 

1) Axton: The Commando 

Axton- The Commando is a very stylish character that can kill enemies with his amazing powers. Axton has trained with Dahi Military and he has those military fighting skills, he went from planets to planets for hunting but then he joined the vault hunter team

Axton has a special machine called Sabre Taurret that is used to kill the enemies in few seconds. Sabre Taurret can be used differently depending on the skill tree you are using. 

  1. Gunpowder Tree: This skill tree can be used with Sabre Taurret to distract the enemies  
  1. Guerrilla Tree: This skill tree develops Sabre Taurret’s  capability to do huge damage. 
  1. Survival Tree: It is used to cool down the Sabre Taurret faster and also increases the defence abilities of Axton. 

2) Maya: The Siren 

Maya is also an amazing character in borderlands 2. She was trained by monks and then she went to Pandora to learn and enhance more of her skills. 

 She can use her powers as a Siren to kill the enemies that’s why she is Maya- The Siren. Maya’s special power is the Phaselock, which is used to lock the enemies attack in the air. The other highlighting ability of her is, she can attack many enemies at a time and can handle a crowd attack on her. The skill tree of Maya includes the following: 

  1. Harmony Tree: This Skill tree is used to boost the healing process for Maya and her teammates. 
  1. Motion Tree: It is used to enhance the Phaselock power. Furthermore, it can be used to confuse enemies to fight and kill each other. 
  1. Cataclysm Tree: This is the last skill tree that Maya has, this skill tree focuses on the elements(fire, slag, acid, electrocution). 

3) Salvador: The Gunzerker 

Salvador is next on the list. Salvador is the criminal character of borderlands 2. He was born and raised in Pandora, unlike the other characters. He is the most wanted criminal in all of the characters. Salvador can use two weapons at a time and can kill dozens of enemies very easily. 

 His special power is Gunzerker, when he uses this power, he can heal himself quickly and can regain weapon ammo quickly. These are the skill trees of Salvador: 

  1. Brawn Tree: This skill tree of Salvador can be used to regain the health points for himself and the teammates. It also increases the physical power of Salvador to kill the enemies. 
  1. Gun List Tree: This skill tree helps to change weapons and aids in the reloading process. 
  1. Rampage Tree:  This skill tree boosts the Gunzerker’s ability and also lowers cooldown rates. 

4) Zero: The Assassin 

Zero is the coolest character in the borderlands 2 game. He wears a mask and his identity is hidden. Zero works as an assassin and kill people, completing missions that are assigned to him. He has joined the vault hunter team to make the team better because he is already the best at what he does!  

Zero has the ability to produce a hologram to distract his enemies, he can also become invisible and kill his enemies easily. 

These are the skill trees of Zero: 

  1. Sniping Tree: This skill tree of Zero helps with the sniper rifles and shooting a headshot. 
  1. Cunning Tree: This skill tree helps with the melee combat to kill the enemies. It also helps with the reloading speed of the weapon. 
  1. Bloodshed Tree: This skill tree focuses on killing with melees and this also adds a health shield to the character. 

DLC Characters 

DLC characters are the characters that are not pre-installed on your game. You have to download them separately. There are 2 DLC characters in borderlands 2, these are: 

5) Gaige: The Mechromancer 

Gaige is the first DLC character of borderlands 2. If you want this character you have to purchase it or get the GOTY edition of the game. 

She can summon robots to kill enemies and her power is called the deathtrap, when this power is used robots come to help her in the combat. She can do a laser attack to kill enemies. These are the skill trees of Gaige: 

  1. Best Friend Forever Tree: This tree is used for damage and defence of the deathtrap.  
  1. Ordered Chaos: This skill tree is used to destroy the enemy with the weapon. It increases the ability of the weapon and boosts the reloading speed. 
  1. Little Big Trouble Tree: This tree adds extra power to the deathtrap with shock blasts and other things.  

6) Krieg: The Psycho

Krieg is a psychotic character of borderlands 2.

 When the Krieg is enabled, he becomes a psycho killer and killing with melee is his special power, he can kill enemies with 500% melee power. These are the skill trees of Krieg: 

  1. Hellborn Tree: This skill tree is focused on the elements like fire. You can give a lot of damage to the enemy through this tree. 
  1. Maina Tree: Maina is focused on the melee attack damage and helps to kill dozens of enemies. 
  1. Blood Lust Tree: This tree helps the Krieg to regain his health and also it is concentrated on ranged battles. 

A Quick Summary 

This was the blog on the borderlands 2 playable characters. There are in total 6 playable characters and 2 of them are DLC characters. This is the list of the characters: 

  1. Axton- The Commando 
  1. Maya- The Siren 
  1. Salvador- The Gunzerker 
  1. Zero- The Assassin 


  1. Gaige- The Mechromancer 
  1. Krieg- The psycho 

So, These were the characters, tell us in the comments what is your favourite character? 

Yazdaan is a man who can't stop talking about games, geeky things, and to the chagrin of his colleagues, horrible puns. He's been working as a game journalist for several years now, and The Unabridged Gamer on YouTube. When not reviewing games, you'll probably find him ranting on Twitter, writing, or replaying Dead Space 2 for the zillionth time.

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