Hellborn is the third of Krieg's three skill trees. The Hellborn tree focuses on elemental effects, particularly setting oneself on fire. His other skill trees are Bloodlust and Mania.



Hellborn Skill Tree

Tier 1

  • Burn, Baby, Burn - Increases burn damage and the chance to set oneself on fire.
  • Fuel the Fire - Kill Skill. Increases the chance to set oneself on fire. Increases elemental effect chance.

Tier 2

  • Pain is Power - Increases Weapon and melee damage, decreases critical hit damage.
  • Numbed Nerves - Increases damage reduction while on fire.

Tier 3

  • Elemental Elation - Gain stacks of Elemental Elation, each stack increases fire rate and magazine size.
  • Delusional Damage - All elemental status effects increase the chance to light oneself on fire.
  • Fire Fiend - Melee attacks have an increased chance to ignite enemies.

Tier 4

  • Hellfire Halitosis - Melee Override Skill. Pressing melee causes you to breathe fire.
  • Flame Flare - Increases burn duration on oneself and burn effects.

Tier 5

  • Elemental Empathy - Increases the percentage of being healed by elemental status effect damage.

Tier 6

  • Raving Retribution - While on fire, taking damage from enemies will spawn homing balls of fire that seek out attacker and explode.


  • This skill tree is best respecced into at later levels, due to its tendency to inflict self-harm.
  • Shields that grant immunity to Fire damage will prevent Krieg from setting fire to himself, forcing damage to be taken to get the benefit from most skills.
  • Because status effects disable shield regeneration, a Hellborn Krieg can get great value from Booster Shields. Once a fight is finished, a single booster can save an unfortunate Krieg from self-immolation.


  • Every skill name in the Hellborn tree uses alliteration.

Krieg skills
Buzz Axe Rampage
Bloodlust Mania Hellborn
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