Krieg The Psycho

Fire is your friend, you should play with it

Gearbox Software dropped a trailer recently for the sixth playable character in Borderlands 2, Krieg The Psycho, and I don’t know about you but I think hes pretty hot!

Krieg the Psycho is more of a melee focused well… psycho. Giving players the ability to basically mindlessly slash and smash their way through Pandora, and I have to say, as much as I loved playing through Borderlands 2 as Maya the siren class having a chance to play as Krieg may just be enough for me to go through the entire game again! 

Here’s a peek at what the Psycho skill tree looks like:


Krieg’s basic action skill, the move that’s specific to his character class, is a melee Buzzaxe swing, which you can see a bunch in the trailer. But it’s not just hacking into your enemies, you can do so much more with it by ranking up points in the skill tree. When you enter Krieg’s buzzaxe rampage mode, you’ll immediately regain all your health and swing or throw massive damage at enemies. But if you choose to throw points into the Bloodlust skill tree, your melee weapon can also include a bunch of dynamite stuck onto it allowing you to actually throw dynamite at enemies and make ’em go boom. 

With Mania, your melee damage can multiply by 250% but you also have a 12% chance of smacking yourself in the face in your raging confusion which is pretty hilarious. You can also turn into a badass psycho, you know those big ass dudes that are incredibly frustrating and always trap you in a corner?! Just me? Oh. Well instead of fighting for your life, crawling on the floor like an injured animal, you’ll enter a rage mode where you can flick sticks of dynamite at people, or even go suicide bomber on them. In the latter case, if you killed the enemy in the process, you’ll instantly be revived and put right back in the game. You can even set up combat scenarios that give your action skill an instant cooldown.

The Hellborn skill tree is all about lighting yourself on fire, and building the tree in a way that gives you bonuses for doing so. You can mold Krieg’s abilities to increase fire damage, reduce all damage to yourself, and even breathe fire at your enemies. The best part about this skill tree is the many lines of monologue both somewhat sane but more often crazy that Krieg spouts off.


Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch explained that the philosophy behind Krieg, is to put players in an awkward position. Playing as Kreig the Psycho will make you do things that go against the gamer code you were raised by: namely, don’t get hurt. 

“Fans have been clamoring for Krieg since we first announced him at PAX East,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Psycho Pack adds even more replayability to the wildly popular Borderlands 2 experience that both casual and hardcore fans will love.”

On top of all that Vault Hunters can use the new character class to ‘shoot and loot’ their way to new heights in Borderlands 2 with the recently released Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack. The pack raises the level cap to 61 for all six characters, unlocks a third play through called Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, and is available now for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points) as a standalone purchase. It is also included as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which contains nearly $45.00 of content for $29.99 (2400 Microsoft Points). Yeah, I’ll take 2!

The Psycho Pack for Borderlands 2 is out today on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 at a price of 9.99$ or 800 Microsoft Points which is not included in the season pass unfortunately. I may just get it to stare at those abs who knew a psycho could look so good?!