Salt the Wound: Borderlands 2’S Best Psycho Build

With the launch of Krieg along with Krieg and Fantastic Fustercluck DLC for Borderlands 3, we decided it was the perfect time to look back on how Krieg started his career. The most popular psycho vault hunter is among the best and the most original of all the characters that can be played, and we have created what we believe is the best Borderlands 2 psycho-based character!

Krieg’s ability to act sends his bloody rage to the point when he throws his weapons, grabs his buzz-axe, and then proceeds to cause bloody destruction to his adversaries. To remain true to the idea, we have created an assignment of skill points that emphasizes how Krieg can use his favorite weapon to the maximum.

In the beginning, we would like to shout out the Borderlands 2. skills calculator for its incredible tool. Over the years, Gearbox helped to support the looter shooting game, but they later increased the limit to 72 levels. We have utilized all 72 points and organized the skills we selected according to the order we believe will be the most effective at each stage.

Skill Point Allocation

To keep things simple, allocate the maximum number of points per skill before moving to the next one.


  • Blood-Filled Guns

5% Magazine Size per Bloodlust stack per level

  • Blood Overdrive

Killing an enemy gives 0.5% melee Damage and 0s Grenade Fuse Time per stack per level

  • Taste of Blood

1% damage reduction during Buzz Axe Rampage per stack per level; 10 stacks per kill per level during Buzz-axe Rampage

  • Buzz-axe Bombardier

When thrown, your Buzz-axe now has Dynamite attached, which explodes on impact

  • Blood Trance

Increases the duration of Buzz-axe Rampage by 0.05 seconds per stack per level

  • Boiling Blood

Increases the time before stacks start to decay by 0.5 seconds per level.

  • Bloodsplosion

Killing an enemy causes them to explode with an Elemental Nova of the type killed; Overkill damage is added, and each stack increases the damage by 5%


  • Empty the Rage

4% melee damage per level. An additional 10% when shields or magazine is empty

  • Feed the Meat

10% max health and 0.5-sec shield recharge delay per level

  • Fuel the Rampage

20% Buzz Axe Rampage cooldown from taking damage per level. Additional 20% per level from health damage

  • The thrill of the Kill

Up to 50% per level of overkill damage converts to Health

  • Salt the Wound

Taking damage while your shield down adds a stack of this. It increases your melee damage by 1.5% and shotgun damage by 1% per level

  • Silence the Voices

50% melee damage per level and a 12% chance to attack yourself with melee attacks.

  • Release the Beast

Activating Buzz-axe Rampage at or below 33% of your max health, you will become a Badass Psycho Mutant with 100% melee damage and 50% damage reduction

  • Pull the Pin

When you die, you drop a grenade which gives you double XP if it kills an enemy

  • Light the Fuse

Light the Fuse replaces Fight for Your Life, and it is too hilarious for words; you have to try it out for yourself.


  • Fuel the Fire

7% chance per level per fire attack to set yourself on fire. Killing an enemy gives you a 40% elemental effect chance per level.

  • Numbered Nerves (only 2 points)

10% damage reduction per level when on fire.

There you have it, Borderlands 2’s best psycho build! If you have not played Krieg before, now is a great time to get started. While you are at it, check out our other Borderlands guides!


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