Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Boss Guide – Tips and Strategy

By   /   Oct 16, 2014

There are a total of nine bosses in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. These bosses appear throughout the twelve main story missions of the campaign.

For more help on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, read our Named Locations, Skins Unlock and Side Missions Guide.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Boss Tips and Strategy

There are some bosses like Sentinel which are further divided into phases and put up a great fight. In this guide, I’m going to talk about various strategies using which you can defeat these bosses with ease.

Flameknuckle
Level: 2
Critical Points: Fuel Tank and Cockpit
Immune Against: Cryo and Incendiary

First things first, if your shield doesn’t have fire-resistance, keep a safe distance!

This battle is divided into two phases. In the first phase, the boss uses three basic attacks: an attack using its arm which acts like a flamethrower, rockets erupting from its arm dealing both fire/explosive damage, and a melee attack which deals significant damage.

The good thing about this fight is that Jack will keep the boss busy with his elemental-shock attacks. As soon as Jack diverts its attention, start shooting at Flameknuckle’s back and aim for the critical hits. Keep on shooting until he diverts attention towards you.

During the second phase, the boss comes out of the mech-suit wielding a laser rifle and grenades. In addition to this, he also has a powerful melee strike. Once again, Jack will come to your aid and shock the boss, giving you enough time to deliver multiple shots.

Deadlift
Level: 4
Critical Points: Head and Backpack
Immune Against: Cryo

The battle arena of this boss battle is flooded with jump pads and Deadlift’s minions. As soon as the battle begins, kill a good number of Scavs, but leave a couple of them to get back on your feet.

This boss relies on Electrocute-damage which can go through your shield in a matter of seconds. Start off with dealing damage with a sniper-rifle and hop onto the nearest jump pad if you see Deadlift lunging at you. It’s a good idea to go with a sniper rifle which will deplete his shield quickly to make this fight easier.

You need to keep a safe distance from his Shock-Gun and shooting with your sniper-rifle for an easy win!

Redbelly
Level: 8
Critical Points: Leg and Head
Immune Against: Nothing

Redbelly has various attacks at his disposal including fused-grenades which deal elemental damage, a powerful melee attack, and a laser-rifle.

The good thing about this fight is that this boss doesn’t have a shield so you can use a high-damage rifle from long-range and a high-power shotgun from short range. When we talk about nots of this boss fight; try not staying in one place and always be on the move.

As soon as you see Redbelly lunging in with a melee strike, move away quickly by jumping or running away. When you land back on ground, hit the boss hard in the back. Another good strategy to keep in mind is to let the boss chase you. He’s programmed not to leave his area, which will give you a chance to take him out from a distance.

Later in the boss fight, Red and Belly will start fighting separately. You need to ignore the floating Red and keep your focus on Belly to end this boss fight quickly!

Bosun
Level: 14
Critical Points: Head
Immune Against: Nothing

Closely observe the battle arena and you’ll notice four generators creating a blue sphere protecting the boss. As soon as the battle starts, turn to these generators and destroy them, preferably before Bosun’s minions start appearing in the area. It’s almost of no use to hit the boss before destroying the generators, so don’t even try.

Evade Bosun’s nasty attacks and keep your attention on turning off the generators. Speaking of Bosun’s attacks, he has a Gatling-Gun, laser-rifle, and shock-damage attacks. Once you’ve destroyed all generators, start attacking the boss, especially with electrocute-damage. Electrocute weapons work really well to deplete Bosun’s shield.

Once the shield is depleted, cycle to a corrosive-weapon and take out his mech-suit. Keep a close eye on the minions roaming the area and always break their line of fire whenever you can. Keep on attacking the boss’s head for critical damage and eventually a win.

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