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Krom is is a bandit leader, and the third "actual" boss enemy in Borderlands.


Krom worked as a prison warden for Dahl until the prisons were abandoned and the convicts set free. His real name is Leslie, which he always hated and changed as soon as Baron Flynt set him up as second in command.


A year before the events of Borderlands, Krom visited Crazy Earl after hearing that he had a vault key piece. Krom threatened to kill Earl if he refused to give him the piece, so Earl gave it to him. As he is unwilling to part with the key piece, it must be wrestled from him by force. He uses a turret that shoots both machine gun rounds and rockets. When killed, he drops Krom's sidearm, a unique repeater pistol.



Main article: The Next Piece


  • Get em! Get em!
  • Minions attack!
  • There's more than one way to skin a merc!
  • Suck on this!
  • Don't just stand there, shoot!

    Krom's title screen.

  • Got someone else for ya!
  • Destroy them! Destroy them, leave nothing left! Ain't nothin! Nothin!
  • I hate this shithole planet anyway. (Death rattle) - upon death
  • Finally, a worthy challenger!
  • What do I keep you around for? Shoot 'em!
  • Eat this!
  • Try this on for size!
  • I never liked this planet anyway! (Sob) - upon death


  • Krom's Turret regenerates health along with Krom himself.
  • Krom can be 'killed' twice. There is a possibility of having him flung to the bottom of the canyon when the turret is destroyed. He can then be killed at the bottom. A second amount of XP will be awarded for a kill in this manner.
  • Once Krom is out of his turret, he is a very soft target.
  • Even though he is seen carrying a revolver in his intro, his sidearm is actually a repeater.
  • Sometimes, when Krom's turret is destroyed, he remains alive, but stuck in the sitting position as if he were still in the turret. He can be killed easily when this occurs, giving full XP and drops.


  • The model for Krom was originally on an outrider with a psycho axe (from pre-launch trailer).