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20% cooler is a tier 5 skill in Gaige's Best Friends Forever skill tree. It decreases the base cooldown of Gaige's action skill.

Skill Progression[]

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Action Skill Cooldown 6% 12% 18% 24% 30%
Cooldown Time (seconds) 56.60 53.57 50.85 48.39 46.15
Level 6 7 8 9 10
Action Skill Cooldown 36% 42% 48% 54% 60%
Cooldown Time (seconds) 44.12 42.25 40.54 38.96 37.50

Can only be leveled past 5 with Legendary Mechromancer and Legendary Roboteer class mods.


  • Up to five extra ranks (+5) can be obtained from the skill bonuses of Legendary Mechromancer and Legendary Roboteer class mods.
  • Legendary Mechromancer class mods also provide their own additional bonus to action skill cooldown rate. All cooldown modifiers are summed together as bonuses in the function T = baseTime / (1 + bonuses), regardless of their source (e.g. skill, relic, mod, and a friendly Siren wearing a Binder class mod).


  • The skill's name is a reference to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, where one of the main characters, Rainbow Dash, arbitrarily notes that "[her dress] needs to be about 20% cooler." This has since become a meme among fans.

Gaige skills
Best Friends Forever Little Big Trouble Ordered Chaos