The newest Borderlands the Pre-Sequel Vault Hunter is none other than Jack himself or his body double, who really knows? He was requested as a playable character by the one and only Randy Pitchford, CEO of Hyperion… uh… I mean Gearbox Software.
Jack the Doppelganger is part of the Borderlands the Pre-Sequel’s Season Pass.
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If you played Borderlands 2 or the Pre-Sequel, you know that Handsome Jack has a body double. Doctor Autohn transformed Timothy Lawrence to look, speak, and act like the real Jack. To make the difference even more difficult for Jack’s enemies the doppelganger has holographic decoys.
Jack’s action skill is called Expandable Assets, this Digi-structs two Digi-Jacks that fight alongside him.
Jack’s skill trees are called, the Hero of this story, Greater Good, and Free Enterprise.
The Hero of this story
This is the tanky skill tree giving you buffs for survivability. Also, this tree boosts your grenades, giving you the chance to throw free grenades.
The final tier skill is ‘Promote the Ranks’ giving you a Badass Digi-Jack. Every Digi-Jack after that has a 33% chance to be a Badass version. Badass Digi-Jacks deal more damage and have increased health. They also have the ability to launch a powerful missile barrage.
One skill in this tree will inspire you with words of greatness. It does not have any effect on your stats or abilities. It’s just Jack with funny/crazy lines of dialogue, making Borderlands even weirder.
Is a skill tree that focuses on your action skill. It will even let you kill off your own Digi-Jacks in order to get a second win. That in combination with a lot of kill skills will let you activate a lot of boosts with ease.
This skill tree is focused around using weapons in a particular way. Swapping weapons can give you buffs. Therefore the first skill is there to increase your weapon swap speed.
Handsome Jack is the CEO of Hyperion, so if you use Hyperion weapons you get even more Accuracy and Critical Hit damage.
The final tier skill will give you weapon bonuses based on the weapon manufacture of the previous gun. Switched from a Vladof weapon to a Torgue gun, and you just got a 34% Fire rate buff from the Vladof company. Every switch gives you a unique weapon manufacturer bonus.
This skill tree also holds a melee override skill letting you shoot lasers from your wrists. The Butt Slam also gets an upgrade in this tree. If you perform a Slam you shoot a cone of lasers in front of you.