Elite Savages are rare enemies exclusive to Candlerakk's Crag in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt. Even there they appear only at Elite's Crossing, where they rush to attack anyone attempting to cross the bridge.
Elite savages are among Professor Nakayama's last few defensive measures, placed at Elite's Crossing to protect him by guarding a narrow swing bridge on the path to his lair. They bear evidence of Nakayama's Handsome Jack hero-worship, wearing Handsome Jack masks rather than the more tribal masks of their brethren.
Elite savages rush to attack anyone reaching the midpoint of the Elite's Crossing bridge. They wield barbed axes in melee, and hide behind shields that block any bullets striking them. Weapons that deal splash damage are more suited for taking them on.
- A glitch (likely with their ragdoll physics) cause the bodies of ELite Savages to spin and flop about a some time after they are killed. This glitch will occur regardless of spawn location, even if Elite Savages are spawned on other maps via mods such as Randomizer.