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Borderlands Handsome Collection Guide: How to Build Gaige

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Gaige is the tech-loving sociopath of Borderlands 2. Her Summon Deathtrap ability brings a powerful robotic ally to the field, allowing Gaige to shoot opponents from afar while Deathtrap rips them several new ones. Playing as Gaige effectively means you’ll have to keep Deathtrap in the fray for as long as possible and ensure you both work together to keep each other alive while slaughtering your enemies. Leveling her 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 Gaige into a beast while leveling in Borderlands 2, then offer you a selection of different builds to use at the maximum level available in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Without further ado, let’s get to leveling.

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