Boldur - Battleborn Character Profile Page
Boldur the Unbearable is a stubborn, axe-wielding native of Ekkunar who has survived the last two millennia of interruptions to his quiet forest life through sheer stubbornness and the aid of the civilian militia he leads called the Woodsworn. Tough as a gnarled root, the Ekkuni dwarf carries only a rune-forged axe and shield into battle against any foe who dares land their dropship in his front yard.
Boldur is as strong as a boulder he is a dwarf and native of the planet Ekkunar. His primary weapon is his rune-forged axe, he can use this to smash or throw it at his foes. When he throws his axe, Boldur will fall back to the old fashion hand-to-hand combat against his foes. Boldur is an elite defender although he is missing an energy shield. With his Ekkuni Greatshield protects him from incoming damage and rapidly restring his health Boldur can take a punch and stay in the fight.
The voice of Boldur is done by Todd Haberkorn who also did some voice work on Borderlands 2 (Moorin, Obnoxious Singer, Some Guy, Tran Cancelmo, Wilhelm, Wizard Simon).
Boldur deals slow, powerful melee strikes with his Runic Axe. When unarmed, Boldur falls back on hand-to-hand combat to take enemies down with 30% enhanced movement speed.
- Axe combo damage 95/95/95/95/105
- Unarmed combo damage 95/95/109
- LEVEL 3: Attacks slow enemies
- LEVEL 7: Increased damage
Though he lacks an energy shield, Boldur is an elite defender, utilizing his Eldrid greatshield to block incoming damage, and rapid health regeneration to stay in the fight. The ekkuni Greatshield can block up to 1000 incoming damage.
- LEVEL 3: Withstand more damage and able to run while shielding
- LEVEL 7: Increased health regeneration
Boldur dashes forward, dealing 141 damage and knocking back enemies , and activating Rage.
RUNE POWER: Deals 25% extra damage, as well as 156 damage over 4 seconds.
Cooldown: 15 Seconds
- LEVEL 1: Activate an overshield
- LEVEL 2: Activate rage
- LEVEL 2: Knock up enemies
- LEVEL 2: Bounce backwards
- LEVEL 6: Increased damage
- LEVEL 8: Increased distance
- LEVEL 8: Increased cooldown
Boldur throws his axe, dealing 208 damage. Retrieving the axe reduces its cooldown by -20%.
RUNE POWER: Axe explodes on impact, dealing up to 312 damage.
Cooldown: 15 Seconds
- LEVEL 1: Axe returns automaticly
- LEVEL 4: Adds a damage over time effect
- LEVEL 4: Enemies are slowed
- LEVEL 6: Increased damage
- LEVEL 6: Enemies take increased damage
- LEVEL 9: Kills result in more health capacity
- LEVEL 9: Increased cooldown
[ULTIMATE] RUNE OF POWER:
Increases melee damage by +18% and converts 25% of damage blocked into health. Using Axe Toss or Boldurdash will consume the corresponding Rune.
Cooldown: 50 Seconds
- LEVEL 10: Increased melee damage
- LEVEL 10: Disables heat while shielding
- LEVEL 10: Health restore
Killing enemies causes Boldur to melee 20% faster and take 25% less damage for 6 seconds.
- LEVEL 5: Increased movement speed
- LEVEL 5: Increased health regeneration
- LEVEL 5: Damage reduction
During the course of a gameplay session your Battleborn will earn experience points by taking down enemies or complete challenges. By earning enough XP Points your Hero will level up and gets presented a choice between two different augmentations in the Helix skill tree. Per level you can only choose one of these skills to enhance your character’s abilities.
Boldur’s Helix skill trees:
If Axe Toss hits enemies or objects in the world, it is immediately returned to Boldur’s hand
Activating Boldurdash generates an Overshield on Boldur for a brief period. +225 Overshield for 8 seconds
Increases Boldurdash’s dash distance.
GATHER NO MOSS
PINBALLER (Unlock Rank 3)
After striking a target with Bolderdash, Boldur bounces backwards.
When Boldur is unarmed, his primary melee attacks slow enemies. +3 Seconds Slow Duration
Boldur is more proficient with his Greatshield, capable of blocking more damage and running at full speed while guarding. +100% Damage Blocking
When Rage is active, Boldur’s movement speed is increased. +30% Movement Speed
Increases the duration of Boldur’s Rage. +25% Duration
Increases Boldur’s passive damage reduction while Rage is active. +15% Damage Reduction
Increases Axe Toss damage. +15% Damage
Increases Boldurdash damage. +15% Damage
SALT THE WOUND
Enemies hit by Axe Toss suffer increased damage for a short time. +15% Damage Amplification for 4 seconds
Increases the damage of all of Boldur’s melee attacks. +18% Damage
Increases Boldur’s health regeneration rate. In addition, further increases Boldur’s health regen when he hits an enemy with his melee attacks. Up to +21 Health Regeneration per Second
AEGIS OF ANGER
Increases the effect of Rune Power on Boldurdash. +20% Rune Power Effect
Reduces Boldurdash cooldown time. -20% Cooldown
KNOCKOUT PUNCH (Unlock Rank 5)
As Boldur’s health drops, his bare-fisted melee attacks deal increased damage. +18% Damage
DEATH AND AXES
Killing an enemy with Axe Toss increases Boldur’s max health, Major Enemies apply this effect twice. This effect can stack up to five times. All stacks are lost on death. +144 Max Health per stack
AXE TOSS COOLDOWN
Retrieving Boldur’s Runic Axe reduces Axe Toss’s cooldown. -20% Cooldown on Axe Retrieval
While a Runes of Power is active on Boldur’s Runic Axe, it will deal increased melee damage based upon his current health. +2% Damage for every 250 Health
While a Rune of Power is active on Boldur’s Greatshield, he converts more damage blocked into health. +50% Healing
Activating Runes of Power while a Rune is still active instantly replenishes Boldur’s health. Either Rune will restore 50% health, while both will restore 100% health.
Boldur Video Guides by the Community
Boldur in-depth Guide by Kitru
- Helix choices
- Gear Stats
- Gear Load Out
Boldur Multiplayer Gameplay Highlights
Boldur’s Skins & Taunts Preview
Play a match on a team composed of all Eldrid teammates.
- DEFENDER OF EKKUNAR
Absorb 50,000 damage with the Ekkuni Greatshield.
- Gathering No Moss!
While enraged, kill 100 enemies.
- THE DWARF’S FAVORITE AXIOM
DEal 25,000 explosive damage with Axe Toss while energized by Runes of Power.
- THE RUNES THAT BEST REFLECT MY MOOD
Self-heal 10,000 damage with the Ekkuni Greatshield while energized by Runes of Power.
Kid Ultra’s legendary gear is rewarded to the player when all lore challenges are completed.
Defender of Ekkunar
Excerpt from the Sixty-Seventh Archive of the Green Observer
…When recounting the origins of Battleborn, the relationship of Boldur and Teshka Elessamorn (known as “Thorn”) is one to remember.
Little is known about the distant past of the reclusive Boldur, native of Ekkunar. It is strongly suspected that he and the other Ekkuni dwarves are part of some larger network of subterranean natives who maintain the massive Aztanti engine that holds the broken planet together. Whatever his past, all that can be verified is that Boldur emerged on the surface of Ekkunar several hundred of years ago and began work on organizing the Woodsworn – a militia capable of repulsing small and early Varelsi scouting forays on the planet.
Thorn and her parents migrated to Ekkunar after their homeworld Eshteni was darkened. They settled in a refugee village not far from where Boldur made his home.
As the story is told, the young Thorn would journey deep into the Ekkuni forests. Even as a child, her Aelfrin agility was evident and it wasn’t long before she roamed the forest in quiet ease. She spent more than a year watching Boldur from a distance before making contact, and that first contact came in the form of stealing from plants he grew in his garden.
One such stolen plant, mimikaris vine, pierced her skin, inflicting Thorn with a sickening poison. Boldur found her hours later and asked her where she received her injury. Thorn insisted that she had been bitten by native insects, even while Boldur pulled a single red thorn from her hand.
In the weeks that Boldur treated Thorn, a relationship budded, and the dwarf adopted Thorn. She gained a grandfather of sorts, and he gained a new incentive to leave his solitude and once again invest in the well-being of others.
Were it not for the mimikaris vine, Thorn’s stubbornness, or Boldur’s care, we would not have two of the more influential warriors in the War of the Last Star.
To this day, Thorn insists she was bitten by an insect that nests in Boldur’s beard.
To this day, Boldur keeps the mimikaris thorn braided in his beard, and close to his heart…
(Audio recorded by the ship Magnus Nova, after Boldur had been heavily sedated to treat an injured “right cheek” following a Battleborn extraction mission on Bliss.)
Boldur: Nova! Where is everyone? Boldur is LONELY!
Nova: Sleeping. Because that’s a thing they need. How are you, Boldur?
Boldur: Drunk! LIKE A TRUE WOODSMAN!
Nova: Lovely. Well, I’ve got a lot of processing and, y’know, AI stuff to do, so…
Boldur: Nova… Boldur… will now tell you about life… in the woods.
Boldur: NOW THEN. Among the critters of these vast and wicked worlds, there is none more suited for both FRIENDSHIP and COMBAT than the cedar bears of Ralpopym!
Boldur: Huge and warm, and LOVERS of MAYHEM! Aye… for a woodsfarin’ dwarf looking for a battle companion, there is no finer… hic… NO FINER COMRADE! No friend more loyal! No companion more wise! No warrior more fierce than the GREAT CEDAR BEARS!
Boldur: Aye, Nova! Bolder ‘n’ his bear were UNSTOPPABLE! A true force of nature, eh? Me with my axe, and my armor, and my shield… the bear with his, eh… his, eh, CLAWS, and, uh, y’know, the smell – CRITICAL for combat, Nova! Those days, back when my bear was more than just a sigull on my shield.
Nova: It’s pronounced “sigil”.
Boldur: MARK MY WORDS, COMPUTER LADY! MARK THEM! Bring back me bear any day, and I’ll teach you how to RIDE it! Have you ever wanted to ride a BEAR, Nova?
Boldur: It’s miraculous. Nothing like it! NOTHING ON ANY WORLD!
(Boldur guffaws, like a drunk person.)
Boldur: Wait, what was Boldur saying?
Boldur: Ahh, BEARS!
The Dwarf's Favorite Axiom
“Boldur’s Unbearable Axe”
from THE RED OBSERVER on 19525 C.R. the 177th day
to The Distinguished Elder Mossire
Boldur’s Runed Axe is a topic of much speculation among the Eldrid. It is generally recognized that Boldur forged it himself, likely deep within the surface caves suspected to house the remaining population of Ekkuni dwarves.
The axe appears to be imbued with some sort of runic power, quite possibly some lost secret from among the Aztanti who colonized Ekkunar after their departure from the moon now known as Bliss. Whatever its source, Boldur is able to use the axe to draw forth energy from the planet Ekkunar itself and ply it in battle to great (and occasionally explosive) benefit. The dwarf is, shall I say, literally as tough as the earth on which he stands.
One final note about the axe: it has the sigil of a bear engraved on its head. While Boldur will answer no questions about the bear, it is obvious from the emotion in his response that the symbol is quite meaningful to him.
The Runes That Best Reflect My Mood
“Boldur’s Runic Shield”
from THE RED OBSERVER on 19526 C.R. the 175th day
to The Distinguished Elder Mossire
Elder Mossire –
Nearly a full Codex Reckoning year to the day following my previous report on the axe of the Ekkuni dwarf Boldur the Woodsworn, I have investigated reports that the faithful defender of the broken world now bears a notable shield as well.
Boldur’s one-of-a-kind shield, like his axe, has also been inscribed with Aztanti runes, allowing the shield to reflect all but the most potent attacks from modern armaments. As with many of our finds regarding Aztanti relics, the shield represents secrets of power-forging lost to us over the millenia.
Thanks to our investigations into old Aztanti ruins, I have also determined the shield was crafted from the codpiece of an Ekkuni golemic guardian. It is unknown how Boldur acquired the codpiece from the guardian, but it is imagined to have been… difficult. Boldur would only break into hysterical laughter when asked to recount the tale.
COMBAT EVALUATION REPORT
from The Red Observer on 19511 C.R. the 204th day
to The Distinguished Elder Mossire
Concerning “The Ekkuni Woodsworn”
Elder Mossire –
As requested, I have evaluated the Woodsworn militia for candidacy as defenders of your Observatory. Most of them are primitive folk, wielding weapons found among the barrow-ruins of the Aztanti, little more than clubs and spears.
However, their leader, Boldur, is far more than he seems. A capable war-leader and artificer, Boldur has forged weapons for himself, and indeed, has forged the motley Woodsworn into a force far beyond their natural potential.
While the Woodsworn are likely only capable of local defense against small Varelsi or factional raiding parties, Boldur himself is a maelstrom of fury. Boldur regularly separates from the Woodsworn, taking on entire invading battalions on his own.
Usually about bears.
I would strongly consider that you develop a relationship with the diminuitive Ekkuni native, and enlist him as a defender for the coming troubles.
Lastly – do not ask him about vidanium root. Trust me.
THE RED OBSERVER