Character Profile

Salvador is the Gunzerker class in Borderlands 2. He is able to dual wield any two guns during combat for maximum damage. Salvador can be a tank that you can spec out to keep on shooting, and shooting, and shooting!

Action Skill

Gunzerking: Salvador’s action skill allows him to dual wield two guns (of any type) at the same time. His Rampage and Gun Lust trees heighten his dual wielding skills and amplify weapon stats, while the Brawn skill tree boosts the amount of damage Salvador can take and dish out. He also gains a health boost when it is activated. The base cooldown for Gunzerking is 42 seconds, base duration is 20.

Skill Tree Overview

  • Gun Lust
    • The Gun Lust tree focuses on swapping and reloading guns, and gives Salvador various gun abilities.
  • Rampage
    • The Rampage tree focuses on extra ammunition and Gunzerking.
  • Brawn
    • The Brawn tree focuses on physical toughness by soaking up for damage for allies due to massive health generation and also gives Salvador some physical abilities.

Salvador skill tree builder

Bio

  • Height: 5’4″
  • Age: 36
  • Favorite Color: Orange
  • Allegiances: Rosita, his grandmother
  • Planet of Origin: Pandora
  • Likes: Shooting Things
  • Dislikes: Not Shooting Things

History

Aged 36, Salvador is a local, born and raised on the planet Pandora. He stands at a height of 5’4″ (~163cm). This stunted growth is revealed to be due to heavy steroid use throughout his life.

Despite his love for excessive violence being aimed towards bandits and criminals, Salvador was nonetheless about to be executed by the people of his own hometown of Ovejas for his actions when a Hyperion strike team arrived to seize the town. After destroying the invading forces, Salvador becomes interested in the new Vault upon hearing of its dangers while “interrogating” the last survivor of the strike team and leaving him to crawl back to Hyperion on a single arm (as Salvador had ripped off his other arm and broken both his legs).

Trivia

  • Of all playable Vault Hunters, Salvador is the only one known to be born and raised on Pandora.
  • He has a tattoo on his index fingers, “Rite” on the right one, “Wrong” on the left.
  • The gunzerking lines “Time to compensate!” and “Screw you Freud!” are a complex reference to Freudianpsychology. According to Freud, firearms are considered to be symbols of masculinity, leading to the common belief that they are often used to overcompensate for poor self-esteem in men. Salvador’s short stature is a classic definition of the Napoleon complex as well as the quintessential game theory definition.
  • The “DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA…” quote is a reference to the Orks of the Warhammer 40k universe. Dakka is an ork word that mirrors the sound of the species’ beloved guns, known as shootas.
  • One of his gunzerking quotes “CHOW YUN FAT” is a nod to the Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat, especially his role in the 2003 action movie Bulletproof Monk. Chow was seen holding and using two pistols in both hands in promotional posters.

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