What are the best Borderlands 2 classes?

The release of the highly-anticipated Borderlands 3 is nearly upon us. While you wait, Borderlands 2 is still very much a great game to play and if you're thinking of just that, here is a list of the best classes that we think you should check out first.

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    #1Zer0 the Assassin

    Zer0 the Assassin

    Zer0 is the playable Assassin class character in Borderlands 2. His entire skill set revolves around Stealth and staying hidden while maneuvering the battlefield. All while waiting for the right opportunity to deal a critical blow.

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    Yuan Li
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Zer0 is one of those borderlands 2 classes that need a bit of effort and practice to learn to use but once you do, he is an effective character to use in various situations. It also doesn't hurt that he looks badass while doing it."
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    #2Salvador the Gunzerker

    Salvador the Gunzerker

    Salvador is the Gunzerker-class in the game. Gunzerking, allows him to dual-wield any two weapons in the game for a limited time. His Rampage, Gun Lust, and Brawn skill trees all support this playstyle making him one of the best Borderlands 2 classes to check out first.

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    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "This is one of the best Borderlands 2 classes to check out especially if you're new to the game. His dual-wield weapon skill is great and allows for some great customization. His skill trees all serve to support and amplify his battle potential even further."
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    #3Maya the Siren

    Maya the Siren

    Maya is a playable "Siren" class character in the game. Her main Phaselock skill serves as a great crowd control skill that is useful in all scenarios making her one of the best Borderlands 2 classes to use if you can master her playstyle.

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    Sue Mao
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Maya is a very flexible class to use in the game and can be used for both solo and co-op gameplay. I prefer to use her for the later though as it gives me more breathing room to set up my attack while my teammate calls the enemy's attention."

DID YOU KNOW?

The first Borderlands game went through some major graphical changes before it released? The demo that it showcased back in 2007 featured dark and serious looking art style. Which was more in line with the way other sci-fi shooters looked at the time. The game had its official launch in 2009, it might have as well been a completely different game. Gone are the complex 3D rendered graphics and replaced by something else. Something that the developers refer to as "concept art style". A style that's akin to cel-shading and is a visual style not seen much on first-person games. Gearbox's - makers of the game - gamble paid off. Apart from the drastic art style, the game is also responsible for the birth of a new genre in shooters.

Looters shooters mix elements of shooter games and RPG into one. As the name suggests, these game also place great emphasis on in-game loot. Many players regard its sequel, Borderland 2 as one of the best games of all time. It is also the game that pushed looter shooters into mainstream recognition. Borderlands 3 is to arrive by September of 2019. Until that time though, Borderlands 2 is still a great and a must-play for anyone. Anyone new to the game will find that there plenty of Borderlands 2 classes to choose from. From the run&gun commando to the more stealthier assassin, classes are flexible in the game.

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    #4Krieg the Psycho

    Krieg the Psycho

    Krieg is the playable Psycho class character in the game with his main skill being Buzz Axe Rampage. This skill grants him increased melee damage and movement speed. In addition to this, each strike that he lands on an enemy grants him health regeneration.

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    Harry Pierce
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Krieg is great for solo gameplay in my opinion. His Buzz Axe Rampage grants good damage and movement speed bonuses for dealing with bosses. It also has the added benefit of giving you health regen while using this skill increases your survivability."
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    #5Gaige the Mechromancer

    Gaige the Mechromancer

    Gaige is a Mechromancer class in the game and was introduced as another playable character in one of the DLCs released for Borderlands 2. Her main skill is summoning Deathtrap, a mech that deals melee claw attacks and a ranged electric bolt attack.

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    Marilyn Curtis
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Gaige is great for co-op and for crowd control scenarios. Her Deathtrap mech summon is really effective in mowing down enemies that also makes her a great class to use for farming."
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    #6Axton the Commando

    Axton the Commando

    Axton is the playable Commando class character with the Sabre Turret main skill. This is a deployable mounted gun turret with a 360-degree rotation. It can be upgraded with various weapons and abilities to deal more damage and lasts for 20 seconds.

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    Christian Martin
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "My experience with using Axton was good and I got the hang of the game very quickly being a total beginner, but I think other classes are better. Salvador is more customizable and Gaige is more flexible for many situations. He is still a good class to play if you're just starting out though."

Summary

Best What are the best Borderlands 2 classes
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Zer0 the AssassinOther 17 Paid
2Salvador the GunzerkerOther 15 Paid
3Maya the SirenOther 7 Paid
4Krieg the PsychoOther 6 Paid
5Gaige the MechromancerOther 4 Paid
6Axton the CommandoOther 3 Paid
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