Borderlands 2 Commando Axton Builds Guide – Guerrilla, Gunpowder, Survival

By   /   4 years ago


When it comes to knowledge and tactics in the battlefield, no one can be better than the witty Commando who has a large amount of experience behind his back.

Such is the case with Axton, the Commando in Borderlands 2, who is an expert in warfare and has the equipment to fend of the largest of threats.

Mr. Commando here has some of the most impactful set of skills to mess around with, particularly his signature turret, which can be turned meaner with some awesome buffs. Here are some ways you might want to build Axton.

Note that these builds are primarily focused on selfless co-op play – but that doesn’t mean they don’t work when you are soloing.

Note. If the Skill Builder doesn’t load the build for you correctly, open it separately and try to open a Skill Tree of any character. It will ask you to input your age, do that, and once you have gone past that age restriction window, try to open the build again; it will work this time.

For more help on Borderlands 2 builds, read our Commando, Siren and Gunzerker Builds Guide.

Build #1
”Indestructible”

Though many consider the ‘Gunzerker’ as the tank, it’s actually Commando Axton who has the capability to withstand tons of damage while remaining in the frontline. You can say that Axton is a cool hybrid of a supportive gunnery (thanks to the turret) and a tank.

This build is focused on maximizing the survivability and tank aspect of Axton, with heavy investment in the Survival tree, and a decent bit in the guerrilla.

The real marvel of the Survival tree is actually evident during the later stages in its progression, with excellent high-end abilities like Phalanx Shield, Grit, and the best of all, Gemini. Gemini is perhaps Axton’s most powerful ability, allowing you to deploy two Sabre Turrets at one time.

This also means that all Sabre Turret related skills (like Phalanx Shield) will have effects on both turrets, so to amplify the performance. When this aspect is combined with a good team, you can really tank your way into and through anything.

This doubling also applies to the Guerilla tree ability Sentry, hence making both your turrets fire much faster than otherwise. Combine that with Scorched Earth, and you get a tank that is so lethal that you don’t even need anymore explanation.

Build #2
“The Nuker”

Though the Survival tree is Axton’s most recognized, and also one that defines his role in co-op games, it’s often a good practice to actually play him with ‘Gunpowder’ in focus.

This build does exactly that, utilizing all the buffs available in Gunpowder, and also taking advantage of the various powerful abilities in the Guerilla tree. However, I recommend using Shotguns and SMGs with this build instead of Assault Rifles.

Join the Conversation

Hot Right Now

No Man's Sky Giveaway

No Man’s Sky Giveaway: Subscribe to Win 3 Copies of the Game

We are here with another free game giveaway and this time we are giving away easily one of the most...

by   /   2 days ago
PS4 beats Xbox One - PC

June 2016 NPD Shows PS4 Beats Xbox One Eighth Time in a Row

Although NPD still lacks data from digital game sales, it is still a very credible source of...

by   /   1 week ago
Pokemon Go update

Pokemon Go Dethrones “Porn” as Among Popular Google Searches!

Well, I didn't think I'd live to see the day when this would happen, but yes, it looks like...

by   /   2 weeks ago
Project Xbox One Scorpio Price Power

Assessing the Worth of Xbox One Scorpio’s Power, Will it be Economic…

Okay so we know that everyone is super excited about the Xbox One Scorpio and that is super dope,...

by   /   3 weeks ago
Game Critics Awards 2016 Nominees List

Game Critics Awards 2016 Nominees List: Battlefield 1 Gets Five, Zelda…

Like every year before it, the Game Critics Awards 2016 nominees list has also been revealed by the...

by   /   4 weeks ago
Load More