Arbalest is the robotic enemy in Borderlands 3, used by Maliwan. It is first met at Skywell-27.

Appearances

Strategy

Arbalest utilizes missile attacks in various configurations (single missiles, missile barrage etc). It is also able to quickly "slide" around battlefield, but its size makes it an easy target. As a robot devoid of any kind of shields it is susceptible to corrosive damage.

Critical spot is located at the core in its waist.

Trivia

  • The word "arbalest" is Latin for "crossbow."
  • Arbalest may be a reference to the video game series Armored Core. It resembles some of the game's mobile suits and uses missiles and jump jets in the same way.
  • Another possible reference is to the Full Metal Panic series where the protagonist pilots a mech of the same name.
  • In Mayhem Mode and True Vault Hunter Mode, they are renamed Ballista.


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