Badass Knights are heavily armored and wield both a large claymore sword and a tower shield. In addition to this they have high health and damage output. Since they are only armed with a sword, Badass Knights will move in close to hit enemies with their sword. However, sometimes they will throw their swords from a distance. Also, they will sometimes perform a leaping attack with their sword, jumping great distances to smash their sword onto their target.
The large tower shield they carry deflects gunfire and is impervious to frontal assault.
- In True Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Super Badass Knight, and in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Ultimate Badass Knight.
- Badass knights have the Bloodshot symbol painted on the front of their shields.
- The most common critical spot, much like every other Knight, is actually their buttocks.