Gearbox and 2K have been providing character profiles on all of the vault hunters we can expect to see in Borderlands 3, including Zane, Moze, and Amara (who you can see below), and now they've finally given us an in-depth look at FL4K the Beastmaster, along with all his skills to utilise.
His Hunter skill tree allows you to deploy the Rakk Attack action skill, seeing his pet Rakk fly and divebomb enemies, and he can also send Spiderants to attack opponents as well. While the Spiderant is out, FL4K regenerates health, and passive skills in this skill tree let you restore ammo or potentially reduce action skill cooldown.
Other abilities include Megavore, giving a chance to score a critical hit with weapons against any parts of the body, while Ambush Predator sees weapon handling and critical hit damage increased when no enemies are nearby.
The Master skill tree, however, features the Gamma Burst action skill, creating a rift to teleport your pet to a target location with radiation damage. You can even use this to revive your pet, at the cost of increasing your action skill cooldown. This skill tree also lets you increase your pet's damage output, while the Who Rescued Who? skill lets FL4K regenerate health whenever the pet deals damage, and vice versa.
Stalker, however, is a skill tree featuring the Fade Away action skill, providing a chance to escape by instantly cloaking and increasing movement speed and health regeneration.
"One of the strongest early game builds for FL4K, I personally think, is using his Fade Away skill with the modification that allows unlimited shots while cloaked. Pair that with the Jakobs manufacturer perk of every critical shot ricochets to another enemy, and you'll have high powered bullets bouncing everywhere," said QA tester Daquan Sease.
Elsewhere in this skill tree you can increase your maximum health, and the Lick the Wounds ability lets your pet revive you when you're downed. There are even action skill augments like gaining damage reduction once Fade Away ends, so you can further tailor the experience.
If you can't get enough of FL4K then be sure to tune into the Borderlands Twitch channel at 07:00 PDT (15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST) on August 14 to see more of him in action.
Will you choose FL4K?