In Borderlands 3 there are four playable characters: Zane, Moze, Amara, and Fl4k. In this mini-guide we describe them thoroughly by talking about their skills, helping you to choose the one best suited to your style of play.
Deciding whether to face the adventure as Zane, Moze, Amara or Fl4k is undoubtedly the most important choice to make at the beginning of Borderlands 3. No character is better than the other, but each of them is characterized by particular abilities that can adapt more or less well to your style of play.
To help you make this decision, below we describe in detail all the features and abilities of the four Borderlands 3 playable characters.
Zane is much more than the typical soldier seen in the previous chapters of the series. Unlike other Vault hunters, he has the ability to use two active abilities simultaneously (choosing to use both, however, you won’t be able to use grenades.) Zane can use a drone to deal damage to enemies, release a shield to upgrade and protect its allies, or even create a digital clone of itself with which to exchange positions, exploiting it to sow panic with its ability to use explosives.
If you like to have plenty of mobility on the battlefield and fool your enemies with digital clones of yourself, then Zane is the right way to go. What’s more, it’s also one of the funniest characters to use in Borderlands 3.
Moze is for Borderlands players who like to blow things up. Most of his skills revolve around mechs, explosions, and bullets at will. Instead of choosing from three action abilities, Moze has a giant mech that he can summon. Depending on the tree of the skills you choose to develop, you will have access to different weapons and mech skills, or to different skills that alter the destructive potential of Moze.
If you like weapons that inflict explosive damage, and if you want to deal with a large number of enemies at a time without the need to reload, Moze and his mech present themselves as your best choice.
Amara can choose between three different abilities: a crash on the ground, a distant projection of herself or a skill that lifts enemies into the air and freezes them for a short time (like Maya of Borderlands 2).
Regardless of the type of skill selected for Amara, this character remains focused on elemental damage. Depending on the tree you choose to develop, you can combine all of Amara’s abilities with a specific element. If you like to mix and match items against different types of enemies and get a giant explosion, then Amara is the Vault huntress for you.
FL4K covers the classic role of the hunter, with the difference that he can count on the constant support of his animals. Unlike Zane’s drone which is called upon at the moment, the animal of FL4K will always be on the battlefield. This character can direct an animal’s attention to specific enemies, become invisible and inflict precision shots from distance. Ideal to confuse opponents and take them by surprise.
Most of FL4K’s abilities revolve around animal attacks or critical hits. If you want to wander the wasteland with a trusted companion by your side, combining your stealthy skills with the ability to inflict extra damage with the animals in your wake, then FL4K is the right choice for you.
If you need more advice for the new Gearbox looter shooter, don’t forget to check out our Borderlands 3 strategy guide.
Speaking instead of the weapons available in the game world, did you know that you can get the rifle from Ricky & Morty and One Punch Man?