Borderlands 3 Killavolt: Tips for defeating the Lectra City boss

Borderlands 3 Killavolt tips
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If you've met the Borderlands 3 Killavolt boss you'll know he's one of the harder bosses in the game. That's thanks to his speed and electrical attacks which can easily cause problems if you're not prepared. 

You'll encounter Killavolt in Lectra City as part of Moxxi's mission "Kill Kilavolt" (there's a clue in the title). The two share a past and Moxxi wants him dead for good reason. However, he's not going quietly and will put up a hell of a fight which is why you might need some tips for killing Killavolt in Borderlands 3.

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Never stop moving to avoid the electric floors

Borderlands 3 Killavolt tips

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Killavolt's main attack in Borderlands 3 involves electrifying the floor in waves, so if you're stood atop the section he targets, you're going to want to haul ass, pronto. Thing is, he executes these attacks incredibly quickly so in order to dodge them, you need to stay on your toes and keep moving at all times. Seriously, if you pause, he's gonna shock you like an electric eel.

Keep a Fanatic alive on the edge of the arena for a second wind

Once you get through Killavolt's first phase, a bunch of Fanatics will jump in the arena from the crowd. Of course, you'll need to kill them to carry on with the boss fight, but make sure you keep at least one alive. If you get knocked down by Killavolt, you can make the most of second wind by killing a Fanatic.

Don't use shock weapons agains Killavolt

This may seem obvious to some, but don't use shock weapons against an enemy that exclusively dishes out shock attacks himself. Killavolt's resistant to them, so even if your best legendary weapon is a shock-infused beast, switch to something else like corrosive or incendiary.

Don't get too close to Killavolt

Borderlands 3 Killavolt tips

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If you get close enough to Killavolt, he'll try and boot you with his big ol' feet. This deals a lot of damage, so make sure you keep your distance.

Shoot Killavolt in the back (or dick) for critical hits

Try and get behind Killavolt because you'll get the most critical hits by shooting him in the back. When his shield is down, you can also shoot him straight in the cock, because of course that also counts as a critical hit.

And these are all the tips we've got to help you kill Killavolt in Borderlands 3. If you're really struggling, try leaving and coming back when you're a few levels higher because he is seriously one of the toughest boss fights, especially in the early game. Good luck!

Check out our Borderlands 3 review (opens in new tab), or watch our Borderlands story recap (opens in new tab) video to catch up on everything that's happened so far.

Ford James

Give me a game and I will write every "how to" I possibly can or die trying. When I'm not knee-deep in a game to write guides on, you'll find me hurtling round the track in F1, flinging balls on my phone in Pokemon Go, pretending to know what I'm doing in Football Manager, or clicking on heads in Valorant.