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Sharing is Caring is a tier 6 skill in Gaige's Best Friends Forever skill tree. This attaches Deathtrap with a shield equipped by the Mechromancer when summoned.

Special Skill Text[]

"Thousand of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened."


  • Spike, nova, maylay, and booster shields retain their normal effects.
    • Absorb and amplify shields do not work with this skill. Deathtrap will not be able to absorb any projectiles from enemies, and none of its attacks can be enhanced by an amplify shield.
  • Once summoned, Deathtrap will keep whatever shield equipped until it disappears, allowing Gaige to use other shields in conjunction.
  • When Deathtrap has Sharing is Caring, Vault Hunters cannot walk or pass through him as parts of his body become a physical obstruction.
  • The 1340 Shield will still talk even when Deathtrap is taking damage after shield depletion.
  • Deathtrap has an unlisted 40% boost to Roid Damage from maylay shields.
  • Captain Blade's Manly Man Shield is bugged and does not add damage properly to Deathtrap.


  • The special skill text is a quote from Siddhārtha Gautama, a spiritual teacher and the founder of Buddhism.
  • Taking this skill adds a sawblade as a cockscomb and a yellow biker-like mask to Deathtrap's head; and glowing green lights all over its body.

Gaige skills
Best Friends Forever Little Big Trouble Ordered Chaos