Knuckle Dragger is a larger, more powerful version of a standard Bullymong. It is the first boss of the game. He is fought in the icy canyons of the Southern Shelf (Map Location: Windshear Wastes from Claptraps House). He is first seen in Claptrap's House where he rips out the robot's eye. He resembles a large, snow white Adult Bullymong with white fur protruding from his face and shoulders. The only other characteristic that defers it from adult bullymongs is that he sports Claptrap's eye on a necklace.


Knuckle Dragger will hop off his perch and throw large rocks, similar to standard Bullymong behavior. He attacks with punches and jumping on his victim. When he is at about half health, he will return to his perch and summon Monglets. After a short time he will jump back down.

Using the Jakobs gold plated Gearbox sniper rifle (only available to Premium-club members) large critical strikes to his head can be deliverred quickly killing him, using this weapon while he is up on the Hyperion Drop-ship is also very affective.

If you have existing badass ranks and used tokens amplifying critical damage etc. this will also be useful.


Knuckle Dragger has a chance to drop the Hornet.


  • Knuckle Dragger is the first boss in the Borderlands series that appears at Level 1.
  • Knuckle Dragger exhibits more intelligence than most Bullymongs as he is able to fashion a necklace out of Claptrap's eye.
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