Barf Skags are Adult Skags who developed slightly differently. They are easily distinguished by pinkish body and light-brown armor on their back.
Barf skags attack primarily by barfing at their targets when they get close. The attack deals damage and causes a blinding and movement speed effect for the duration of the attack.
Barf skags can also hurl a glob of puke that blinds and causes damage. The skag's violent regurgitations can also hit characters in vehicles. While not damaging the Vault Hunters directly, it will still blind them and impair their ability to drive or shoot from the vehicle. As barf skags almost exclusively rely on their barf attack, they rarely charge forward and bite, so a counter strategy is to dodge the barf at close range then melee or shoot the skag before backing off to avoid its bite.
Between barfs, they withdaw to a safe distance where they stop and start to vomit. This leaves them completely defenseless for several seconds with their mouth (critical spot) wide open. One or two well-placed shots is all it takes to bring Barf Skag down.
- On the Xbox 360 and PC version of Borderlands 2, blowing up a barf skag (either from excessive damage, explosions, or critical hits) can result in the remains having a form of a texture error, turning the remains rainbow colored. There is also an issue with the textures for the quest Monster Mash (Part 2) where the skag parts are missing their correct textures and look rainbow colored.