Jump In Your Mech
During E3 2019, we got our hands on the third of Borderlands 3‘s four new Vault Hunters: Moze the Gunner. Like Zane and Amara, Moze possesses three skill trees, each of which can be intertwined with one another to create your ideal character. And like her fellow Borderlands 3 Vault Hunters, Moze possesses a special trait that’s unique only to her–she can mix and match her skill trees to fundamentally change her active skill. You can see all of Moze’s available skills below.
Moze’s action skill is tied to Iron Bear, a tank-like mech she summons into battle. Iron Bear can equip two primary weapons and several secondary pieces of tech, allowing you to change the type of weapon you summon. The mech uses fuel whenever it moves or fires a gun, and you’re ejected from it once your fuel source is gone. Despite this limitation, Iron Bear is still ridiculously powerful.
Each of Moze’s skill trees attaches different weapons to Iron Bear. You can specialize in just one tree and customize Iron Bear to fit into one of the three established playstyles. However, you can also pick and choose weapons and perks from each tree to create an Iron Bear that’s wholly unique for you.
Moze’s first skill tree is called Demolition Woman. This tree is all about doing splash damage, providing the option of arming one of Iron Bear’s arms with a missile launcher and the other with a grenade launcher. Almost every perk in Demolition Woman increases the size and damage output of explosions, both done by Moze and Iron Bear. The remaining perks in the tree increase the longevity that Moze can stay alive–prolonging the time she has in Fight For Your Life and increasing the fuel capacity for Iron Bear. There’s also a perk that allows Iron Bear to act on its own as a sentry turret.
Shield of Retribution is Moze’s risk vs. reward skill tree. In this tree, you can find a high-powered railgun for Iron Bear and the Iron Fist attachment, which allows Iron Bear to punch forward and smash enemies into pulp. There’s also a secondary weapon attachment in this tree, a projected forcefield shield that protects Iron Bear. A lot of the perks in this tree increase Moze’s attack damage if either she or Iron Bear is close to death. To counter this, there are some perks in place for increasing the two’s overall shield strength and recharge rate so they can still survive when their health is low.
Moze’s final skill tree, Bottomless Mags, is all about doing as much damage as quickly as possible. In this skill tree, the two primary weapons for Iron Bear are a chaingun and flamethrower. If a chaingun isn’t enough bullets for you, one of the perks in this tree attaches another machine gun to Iron Bear’s back. The rest of the perks increase the damage that Moze can do on her own, allowing her to shoot while sprinting and temporarily gain infinite ammo while exiting Iron Bear.