For the bandit variant, see Badass Psycho (Bandits).

Badass Psychos are an enemy type encountered in Borderlands 3.



Badass Psychos are much larger than normal varieties, and possess a disproportionately enlarged right arm and a severely stunted left arm. They are armed with a scrap-metal hammer which they use as a club to melee their victims or to throw them at out-of-reach targets. They are surprisingly fast and can inflict heavy damage.

Badass Psychos in Borderlands 3 have a set of new dangerous attacks:

  • Quake: The Badass Psycho will slam the ground, causing a grounded quake that travels towards the Vault Hunter. This will pop the victim in the air slightly.
  • Spin Attack: The Badass Psycho will spin on the spot, turning into a constant hitbox.
  • Flail: The Badass Psycho will slam his hammer multiple times on the ground in different directions.


  • Their names are adjusted for each difficulty level:
    • In Borderlands 3:
    • In Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck:
      • Normal Mode: Badass Psycho
      • Mayhem Mode and True Vault Hunter Mode: Super Badass Maniac

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