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{{For|the drifters of [[Borderlands 2]]|Wetland Drifter}}
[[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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{{Character
'''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 only in the [[Parched Fathoms]].
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|Caption = Drifter vs. Monster
   
==Combat==
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|Character Type = Enemy
*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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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*A fully upgraded [[Radiance]] skill is very effective for Lilith to use against them.
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|Race = Drifter
*It is extremely hard, if not impossible, to run one over.
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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. Keep a very close eye on the compass for red dots and react accordingly
 
*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.
 
   
==Notes==
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|Game = Borderlands
*The side mission [[Drifter Lifter]] tasks the vault hunter with killing [[Skyscraper]], an oversized Drifter boss.
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|Game2 = Borderlands 2
*It is inadvisable to use a Racer against Drifters, due to its comparatively fragile and lightweight structure.
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|Intro = '''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]] in ''[[The Secret Armory of General Knoxx]]''.
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[[Wetland Drifter]]s are encountered in [[Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt]] DLC.
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|Appearances = *[[The Secret Armory of General Knoxx]]
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*[[Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt]]
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|Strategy = 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.
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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.
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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)|Anarchy]] SMG or a rapid-fire shotgun is very effective to hit multiple critical areas. The Racer also shares the same result if locking on to a target
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*A fully upgraded [[Radiance]] skill is very effective for Lilith to use against them, as well as Shocking Return.
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*It is impossible to run one over with a vehicle.
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*If characters plan on looting their corpses, it should be done in haste, as more Drifters will emerge out of the ground fairly quickly.
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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.
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*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.
 
*The ragdoll of a recently killed drifter seizes up when killed by an elemental attack. Phoenix often causes this to happen.
 
*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.
 
*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.
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==Trivia==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery widths="200" spacing="small" captionalign="left">
 
 
Drifterface3.png
 
Drifterface3.png
Drifterface2.png
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Drifterface4.png
Drifterface.png
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Skyscraper.png
 
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|See Also = *[[Skyscraper]]
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== See Also ==
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[[ru:Дрифтер]]
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[[Category:Enemies]]
 
[[Category:Creatures]]
 
[[Category:The Secret Armory of General Knoxx]]
 
[[Category:Enemies]]
 
[[Category:Creatures]]
 
[[Category:The Secret Armory of General Knoxx]]
 

Latest revision as of 15:53, December 19, 2017

For the drifters of Borderlands 2, see Wetland Drifter.

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 in The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.

Wetland Drifters are encountered in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC.

Appearances

Strategy

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. The Racer also shares the same result if locking on to a target

Notes

  • A fully upgraded Radiance skill is very effective for Lilith to use against them, as well as Shocking Return.
  • It is impossible to run one over with a vehicle.
  • If characters plan on looting their corpses, it should be 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.
  • 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.

See Also


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