Martyrs are enemies encountered in Borderlands 3. They are the most zealous members of the COV and they are ready, willing, and eager to sacrifice their lives in service to the Calypsos. Gameplay wise, they are essentially Suicide Psychos from the previous games, albeit with a different name to fit the COV's cult-like naming traits.



Martyrs are a type of Psycho whose sole purpose is to rush their target and denote a bundle of explosives in a suicide attack. While the explosion has a limited and easily escapable blast radius, and only deals moderate damage, Martyrs should still be considered a high priority target when present. Their presence is easy to notice due to the loud hissing sound of the fuse and their maniacal screaming and laughter.

The best way to deal with Martyrs is to shoot them in the legs as they are running, as it may cause them to trip and drop their charge. Once tripped, they are completely vulnerable for several seconds while they get back up and pull out a new charge. Additionally, the dropped charge will detonate after a few seconds and if it is close enough, it may damage or kill the Martyr and/or any nearby enemies.

If a Martyr is unable to reach its target, they will instead throw their explosives like regular grenades.



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  • I'm dead, you're dead, we're all dead!
  • Toasted by a bottle!
  • What is the end but another beginning?
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  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but a boom will end me!
  • This isn't insanity, it's a logical conclusion!
  • Time to lick the sky!
  • YOU'RE IT!


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  • I know something that you don't!
  • I'm about to really gunk up your day!
  • Serendipity is a real bitch!
  • I wonder if you'll wear me as well as I do? LET'S FIND OUT!
  • This isn't insanity, it's a logical conclusion!
  • Infernal Combustion!
  • I left my mind with my keys...DO I EVEN HAVE KEYS!?


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