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[[File:Drifter-upClose.jpg|thumb|Drifter standing above a Lancer. Two critical hit spots are clearly visible, with the larger third located at its rear.]]
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| name = Drifter
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| image = File:Drifter.jpg
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| caption = Drifter vs. Monster
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| race = Drifter
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| faction = Creature
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| location = [[Road's End]], [[Sunken Sea]]
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| game = [[Borderlands]]
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| appearances= [[The Secret Armory of General Knoxx]]
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'''Drifters''' are creatures native to [[Pandora]]. They resemble a [[Spiderant]] with four long, spindly legs and two frontal [[wikipedia:Pedipalp|pedipalps]] or mandibles. They are encountered in the [[Road's End]] and [[Sunken Sea]] areas of The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC.
 
'''Drifters''' are creatures native to [[Pandora]]. They resemble a [[Spiderant]] with four long, spindly legs and two frontal [[wikipedia:Pedipalp|pedipalps]] or mandibles. They are encountered in the [[Road's End]] and [[Sunken Sea]] areas of The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC.
   
 
==Combat==
 
==Combat==
*Drifters have a [[corrosive]] ranged attack that is devastating to vehicles. They will also jump towards pedestrian targets and will stomp on the [[File:Drifterface4.png|thumb|A Drifter facial.]]ground to damage victims at close range. They can be killed by staying out of its range and shooting it, e.g. the homing missiles of the [[Monster]], in order to avoid its corrosive projectiles. The raised highways provide a good vantage point to exploit this strategy.
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*Drifters have a [[corrosive]] ranged attack that is devastating to vehicles. They will also jump towards pedestrian targets and will stomp on the ground to damage victims at close range. They can be killed by staying out of its range and shooting it, e.g. the homing missiles of the [[Monster]], in order to avoid its corrosive projectiles. The raised highways provide a good vantage point to exploit this strategy.
 
*They have three glowing orbs around the base of their body. Shooting these will result in a critical hit causing massive damage, around 1/4 of the Drifter's health. Destroying these orbs will severely weaken it. The back side of the abdomen can also be shot for critical hit damage if it is visible.
 
*They have three glowing orbs around the base of their body. Shooting these will result in a critical hit causing massive damage, around 1/4 of the Drifter's health. Destroying these orbs will severely weaken it. The back side of the abdomen can also be shot for critical hit damage if it is visible.
 
*About five full rocket shots (all three rockets hit) from a Monster vehicle will kill a Drifter. They are weak against shock weapons. The [[Lancer]]'s shock turret can be very effective against Drifters. However, the turret should be manually aimed at the main body of the Drifter. Locking on can cause the turret to fire through the Drifter's legs, doing no damage. Also, a Double [[Anarchy]] SMG or a rapid-fire shotgun is very effective to hit multiple critical areas.
 
*About five full rocket shots (all three rockets hit) from a Monster vehicle will kill a Drifter. They are weak against shock weapons. The [[Lancer]]'s shock turret can be very effective against Drifters. However, the turret should be manually aimed at the main body of the Drifter. Locking on can cause the turret to fire through the Drifter's legs, doing no damage. Also, a Double [[Anarchy]] SMG or a rapid-fire shotgun is very effective to hit multiple critical areas.
*To gain weapon proficiencies quickly, use Racer/Monster vehicle rockets to wear the Drifters down to a sliver of health from far away, and then jump out of the vehicle and finish them off on foot. (Vehicle rockets tend not to destroy their weak points. Using a semi- or fully automatic weapon has a good chance of hitting one of the critical points, causing an instant kill). A level 60 Drifter is worth 10,000+ exp on foot.
 
 
*A fully upgraded [[Radiance]] skill is very effective for Lilith to use against them.
 
*A fully upgraded [[Radiance]] skill is very effective for Lilith to use against them.
 
*It is extremely hard, if not impossible, to run one over.
 
*It is extremely hard, if not impossible, to run one over.
*If characters plan on looting their corpses, it should done in haste, as more Drifters will emerge out of the ground fairly quickly. Keep a very close eye on the compass for red dots and react accordingly
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*If characters plan on looting their corpses, it should done in haste, as more Drifters will emerge out of the ground fairly quickly.
*If bursting out of the ground near the character and immediately proceeding to attack, the Drifters make no sound until they're on the player, easily taking the player by surprise if the player has not kept an eye out.
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*Drifters make no sound when they burst from the ground near a character, resulting in devastating surprise attacks at close range.
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*The side mission [[Drifter Lifter]] tasks the vault hunter with killing [[Skyscraper]], an oversized Drifter boss.
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*The side mission, [[Drifter Lifter]], tasks Vault hunters with killing [[Skyscraper]], an oversized Drifter boss.
 
*It is inadvisable to use a Racer against Drifters, due to its comparatively fragile and lightweight structure.
 
*It is inadvisable to use a Racer against Drifters, due to its comparatively fragile and lightweight structure.
 
*Drifters count as [[Badass]] enemies, dropping bonus loot when they die.
 
*Drifters count as [[Badass]] enemies, dropping bonus loot when they die.
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*To players who have joined a multi-player game the final shot delivered to a Drifter will sometimes launch the dead Drifter into the air, only for it to fall to the ground several seconds later. To the host dead Drifters always flop to the floor as per normal.
 
*To players who have joined a multi-player game the final shot delivered to a Drifter will sometimes launch the dead Drifter into the air, only for it to fall to the ground several seconds later. To the host dead Drifters always flop to the floor as per normal.
   
==Trivia==
 
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Drifterface3.png
 
Drifterface3.png
Drifterface2.png
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Drifter-upClose.jpg|Drifter standing above a Lancer. Two critical hit spots are clearly visible, with the larger third located at its rear
 
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Revision as of 21:54, August 5, 2012

Drifters are creatures native to Pandora. They resemble a Spiderant with four long, spindly legs and two frontal pedipalps or mandibles. They are encountered in the Road's End and Sunken Sea areas of The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC.

Combat

  • Drifters have a corrosive ranged attack that is devastating to vehicles. They will also jump towards pedestrian targets and will stomp on the ground to damage victims at close range. They can be killed by staying out of its range and shooting it, e.g. the homing missiles of the Monster, in order to avoid its corrosive projectiles. The raised highways provide a good vantage point to exploit this strategy.
  • They have three glowing orbs around the base of their body. Shooting these will result in a critical hit causing massive damage, around 1/4 of the Drifter's health. Destroying these orbs will severely weaken it. The back side of the abdomen can also be shot for critical hit damage if it is visible.
  • About five full rocket shots (all three rockets hit) from a Monster vehicle will kill a Drifter. They are weak against shock weapons. The Lancer's shock turret can be very effective against Drifters. However, the turret should be manually aimed at the main body of the Drifter. Locking on can cause the turret to fire through the Drifter's legs, doing no damage. Also, a Double Anarchy SMG or a rapid-fire shotgun is very effective to hit multiple critical areas.
  • A fully upgraded Radiance skill is very effective for Lilith to use against them.
  • It is extremely hard, if not impossible, to run one over.
  • If characters plan on looting their corpses, it should done in haste, as more Drifters will emerge out of the ground fairly quickly.
  • Drifters make no sound when they burst from the ground near a character, resulting in devastating surprise attacks at close range.

Notes

  • The side mission, Drifter Lifter, tasks Vault hunters with killing Skyscraper, an oversized Drifter boss.
  • It is inadvisable to use a Racer against Drifters, due to its comparatively fragile and lightweight structure.
  • Drifters count as Badass enemies, dropping bonus loot when they die.
  • The ragdoll of a recently killed drifter seizes up when killed by an elemental attack. Phoenix often causes this to happen.
  • To players who have joined a multi-player game the final shot delivered to a Drifter will sometimes launch the dead Drifter into the air, only for it to fall to the ground several seconds later. To the host dead Drifters always flop to the floor as per normal.

Gallery

See Also

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