Axton stands out as being something of an all-rounder in the world of Borderlands 2. His turret allows players to throw a fixed point of assistance into the fray while his own personal strength. Playing Axton effectively requires players to use their own intelligence to position their turret in just the right spot to assist them in taking down opponents, while making use of their own trigger finger to make the difference. Leveling him up, though, can at times be difficult. With such a wealth of different talents on offer, most of which are useful, it can be hard to work out exactly where you should be putting those skill points.
The original Borderlands 2 capped players at level 50, whereas in The Handsome Collection (or after purchasing the correct DLC on PC or last-gen consoles) allows characters to be leveled all the way up to 72. While this does allow you to make use of an absolute smorgasbord of different talents, it’s still a limiting factor. Yes with a maximum of 67 skill points available to you, it can be easier to make the right build. That doesn’t mean that enemies get any easier to kill. If anything, they become more difficult as Borderlands 2 goes on, meaning you’ll have to efficiently create a build that fits your play-style.
That’s where this guide comes in, really. First, we’re going to offer you some guidance on building Axton into a beast while leveling in Borderlands 2, then offer you a selection of different builds to use at the maximum level available inBorderlands: The Handsome Collection. Without further ado, let’s get to leveling.