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About Axton

Axton the Commando - Borderlands 2

Axton is one of the playable characters in Borderlands 2. He spent ten years with the Dahl military force, however, after pursuing personal glory, he got discharged and was facing a death sentence. This resulted in Axton going AWOL and becoming a mercenary on other planets beyond Dahl’s reach.

Axton is the Commando class of the game. He is a good choice for novice players as he is able to deploy a turret onto the battlefield to help him during combat. The turret is great for solo and co-op play as it will draw aggro from enemies.

Axton is a versatile character and good with all gun types, however, he is able to excel in assault rifles and explosive weaponry. Axton also has a lot of survivability skills that can keep him on the battlefield.

Axton’s Action Skill

Axton’s Action Skill is called Sabre Turret, this allows him to deploy a versatile Dahl Turret on the battlefield which features a mounted gun capable of shooting at a 360° rotation.

The Sabre Turret is active for a 20-second duration and has a cooldown period of 42 seconds. It can also be upgraded with more weapons and abilities in Axton’s skill tree.

Axton’s Skill Tree Overview

Borderlands 2 Axton Skill Tree
Borderlands 2 Axton Skill Tree
NameColorDescription
GuerillaGreenThe Guerrilla tree focuses on getting Axton into the fight and improves the Sabre Turrets’ ability to perform continuous high-damage attacks.
GunpowderBlueThe Gunpowder Tree focuses more heavily on medium-range explosives and weapon damage. Improves many of Axton’s offensive combat stats, and improves the turret mostly as a tactical deploy/distraction.
SurvivalRedThe Survival tree focuses on defensive stat boosts and abilities, using the turret frequently, and pulling Axton back from the brink of death.

Axton Skill Tree Calculator

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