Borderlands 3 has 4 new Vault Hunters, Amara the Siren, Moze the Gunner, FL4K the Beastmaster, and Zane the Operative. Each of these playable characters has their own skills and abilities. Because every hero does something else, Gearbox Software needed to design unique skill trees for each character. At first glance, the skill trees might look familiar to those from Borderlands 2 and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. However, because the action skills from each of the Vault Hunters work differently you get unique approaches on how they work.
Amara “the Siren”
Amara has 3 different abilities as her action skill. She can Phasecast, Phaseslam, and Phasegrasp. She can select only 1 of these abilities, however, she has augments in her skill tree let her modify every action skill. To regulate this so things don’t get overpowered Gearbox added various shapes of augment slots. Amara can only select 1 augment of each augment type. There are 3 different shape slots you need to fill up.
Moze “the Gunner”
Moze has 1 action skill and that is Iron Bear, however, she has many ways to customize her mech. Iron Bear has 2 hardpoints and on those, you can equip various weapons. On the top of each skill tree, you can find a weapon but if you go further down the skill trees you can pick up new weapons to equip. While Moze has a wide range of weapons to choose from she is however limited to how she can augment each weapon. There is only 1 slot per weapon that you can fill up with an augment.
Zane “the Operative”
Zane is the only Vault Hunter that can select 2 actions skills at the expense of his grenades. This not only makes him a very versatile character but he might also be the min/max hero of the game. Zane can also equip 2 augments per action skill, granting him even more gadgets to work with.
FL4K “the Beastmaster”
FL4K has the ability to select 1 action skill and 1 pet. On top of each skill tree, you will find 1 of each and you can mix and match them up. You can equip one augment for your pet and 2 for your action skill. The Augments down each skill tree only work with the action skill and pet from that specific skill tree.
Vault Hunter Skill Trees
Go in-depth on each character and check out these dedicated skill tree pages that give a complete picture of each Vault Hunter.