Best Borderlands 3 Anointments For Each Character

Best Anointments Borderlands 3
Best Anointments Borderlands 3

Anointed Gear

With Borderlands 3, Gearbox Software added anointments to the game. These are additional buffs that can roll on your items. You can trigger them by activating your action skill for example. Because the Borderlands 3 end game revolves around these weapon boosts, you want to have the best anoints on your gear. So start farming for these anointments on your favorite legendary items.

Top 8 Best Borderlands 3 Anointments on ANY Character

  1. Consecutive Hits increase Weapon Damage by 1% per hit, misses remove all bonuses.
    • Great anointment if you keep dealing damage against your enemies as it goes up to +250% damage. Any damage source counts towards this anoint – grenade, action skill, pet – that way you can keep benefitting from the stacks you build up after reloading your weapon.
  2. Gain 300% increased Weapon Damage against enemies above 90% Health.
    • Even after GBX fixed this anointment, this is still a great anointment to use.
  3. While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
  4. On Action Skill End, The next 2 magazines will have a 100% additional bonus Elemental damage.
    • If you have an action skill with a short cooldown, you can easily spam this anointment.
  5. On Action Skill End, Splash Damage is increased by 200% for a short time.
    • Make sure you actually have weapons that deal splash damage.
  6. On Action Skill End, Weapon Damage is increased by 100% for a short time.
    • Increased weapon damage is always a good thing to have.
  7. On Grenade Thrown, Weapon, Grenade, and Action Skill Damage are increased by 25% for 6 seconds.
    • This anointment only spawns on grenade mods and is easy to trigger. Great to have on Zane’s Drone as it will do the grenade throw for you if you spec into ‘Drone Delivery’.
  8. On Action Skill Start – Activate any effects that trigger on shield break or fill.
    • You can do some crazy stuff with this anointment. Think of the Frozen Heart, Cryo Novas on command. Or the Stop-Gap, you become immune to all damage for 5 seconds when you use your action skill.
Amara the Siren - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Amara the Siren – Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Best Anointments For Amara

  • After using Phasecast, Weapon Damage is increased by 250% for a short time.
    • Provides a big buff of weapon damage after using a Phasecast.
  • After using Phaseslam, Weapon Damage is increased by 300% for a short time.
    • Provides a big buff of weapon damage after using a Phaseslam.
  • On Action Skill End, The next 2 magazines will have a 100% additional bonus Elemental damage.
    • Amara has action skills with a short cooldown, therefore, you can easily spam this anointment.
  • Consecutive Hits increase Weapon Damage by 1% per hit, misses remove all bonuses.
    • Great anointment if you keep dealing damage against your enemies as it goes up to +250% damage. Any damage source counts towards this anoint – grenade, action skill, pet – that way you can keep benefitting from the stacks you build up after reloading your weapon.
  • Gain 300% increased Weapon Damage against enemies above 90% Health.
    • Even after GBX fixed this anointment, this is still a great anointment to use.
  • While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
FL4K the Beastmaster - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

FL4K the Beastmaster – Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Best Anointments For FL4K

  • Enemies damaged by Rakk Attack! take 100% increased damage for a short time.
    • You can cast Rakk quickly and easily. They become your own ‘It’s Piss‘ grenade and with the Peregrine class mod you can let your Rakk drop grenades.
  • While Gamma Burst is active, gain 115% bonus radiation damage.
    • Radiation is a good end game element to use as it overall performs well.
  • On Action Skill End, The next 2 magazines will have a 100% additional bonus Elemental damage.
    • FL4K has action skills with a short cooldown, therefore, you can easily spam this anointment.
  • Consecutive Hits increase Weapon Damage by 1% per hit, misses remove all bonuses.
    • Great anointment if you keep dealing damage against your enemies as it goes up to +250% damage. Any damage source counts towards this anoint – grenade, action skill, pet – that way you can keep benefitting from the stacks you build up after reloading your weapon.
  • Gain 300% increased Weapon Damage against enemies above 90% Health.
    • Even after GBX fixed this anointment, this is still a great anointment to use.
  • While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
Moze the Gunner - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Moze the Gunner – Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Best Anointments For Moze

  • On Action Skill End, Splash Damage is increased by 200% for a short time.
    • Moze can abuse the heck out of this anointment as her demolition woman skill tree lets her deal more splash damage.
  • After exiting Iron Bear, the next 2 magazines will have 125% bonus incendiary damage.
    • This is kinda like the; “On Action Skill end, gain 100% elemental damage” but the boost is higher. Incendiary damage is a solid element to run.
  • After exiting Iron Bear, gain 160% increased Splash damage for 18 seconds.
    • Of course, you want more splash damage when you run Moze.
  • Consecutive Hits increase Weapon Damage by 1% per hit, misses remove all bonuses.
    • Great anointment if you keep dealing damage against your enemies as it goes up to +250% damage. Any damage source counts towards this anoint – grenade, action skill, pet – that way you can keep benefitting from the stacks you build up after reloading your weapon.
  • Gain 300% increased Weapon Damage against enemies above 90% Health.
    • Even after GBX fixed this anointment, this is still a great anointment to use.
  • While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
    • This one needs a build around it – like using the Front Loader Shield or Deathless Artifact (Moze can invest into the Shield of Retribution skill tree to keep her shields up) – but and then you have a constant 150% damage bonus.
  • On Grenade Thrown, Weapon, Grenade, and Action Skill Damage are increased by 25% for 6 seconds.
    • This anointment only spawns on grenade mods and is easy to trigger. With an endless grenade build on Moze, you can constantly proc this anointment.
Zane the Operative - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Zane the Operative – Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Best Anointments For Zane

  • While SNTNL is active, Gain 100% of damage as bonus Cryo damage.
    • This one is actually better than a: “While Action Skill Active, gain 200 weapon damage”, as it’s multiplicative.
  • After swapping places with your Digi-Clone, Weapon Damage is increased by 130% for a short time.
    • Since the Digi-Clone is a useful action skill these days, this anointment is also one to look out for.
  • While SNTNL is active, Movespeed is increased by 15%.
    • You can only get this anoint on a shield. With the skill Violent Momentum, Zane gets stronger the faster he moves.
  • Consecutive Hits increase Weapon Damage by 1% per hit, misses remove all bonuses.
    • Until Zane’s 4th action skill is here. He doesn’t really benefit from the “On Action Skill End” Anoints. Using the Seein’ Dead, he can easily keep his action skills and constant damage output going.
  • While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage.
    • This one needs a build around it – like using the Front Loader Shield or Deathless Artifact (Zane can run with his all-rounder barrier shield equipped to avoid damage) – but and then you have a constant 150% damage bonus.
  • Gain 300% increased Weapon Damage against enemies above 90% Health.
    • Even after GBX fixed this anointment, this is still a great anointment to use.

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