Borderlands 3 is all about killing and guns. Sometimes you kill because you might get an excellent weapon out of it. Sometimes you do it because Moxxi asks you too. While driving around the streets of Promethea, you can find a mission to kill Killavolt. In this guide, we will tell you how to survive the fight.
Borderlands 3 – How To Kill Killavolt
Now, despite this mission being level 13, Killavolt is three levels higher than that, and that makes a significant difference in Borderlands 3. My first bit of advice is to get some levels. The closer you are to 16, the better. Killavolt is also a generally awkward fight, with a few different mechanics.
First up, his shield. These mechanics means you need to continually rotate around the arena to hit him in his exposed sides and back. This rotation is a good thing because you always want to stay moving to avoid his melee attacks.
Up next, pay close attention to the ground and the ceiling. From time to time, Killavolt will live up to his name, and arcs of electricity will travel from the roof to the floor. If you are in the wrong spot, you are going to get zapped. I’d say it is worth prioritizing dodging those things over just about everything else. There will be safe spots you can stand in, make sure you are under a part of the roof that is not raining down high voltage death.
Now, your beat bosses with shields with damage over time. It allows you to proc the effect, and then give yourself a window to focus on movement when they cannot get their shield back. Bring some fire damage dealing weapons with you into this fight, and you will be in a good spot.
The trick to Killavolt is patience. Any of his electrical attacks hit hard, so keep on the move, and always give yourself good angels and don’t box yourself in anywhere. Just focus on not getting hit, work him over when you can, and watch that ceiling.