Torks are chitinous creatures infesting areas of Elpis and Helios's Research and Development. They are primarily scavengers, but are also predatory in nature and will attack anything that approaches their nests.
Torks have an insect-like hierarchy, with intermediate torks fighting for their queen, who is capable of spawning lesser torks to aid her.
Smaller torks typically move very fast, but are usually relatively weak and rely on their small size and speed in combat. Their offensive abilities are typically rather limited, with their most prominent attacks being leaping from afar or running into melee range to swipe with their front legs, with occasional long-distance spit attacks. One of their only defensive tactics is the ability to leap onto walls to partially obscure themselves from attack, which is often followed by surprise leap attacks.
Larger torks are comparatively different in their tactics. They are incapable of leaping onto walls and do not move nearly as fast as the smaller torks. They also have substantially more health, and utilize a much more diverse variety of attacks.
All torks are most susceptible to incendiary, explosive and being frozen by cryo, with corrosive and shock being less effective. Small torks are able to be knocked back by slam attacks, but larger ones often cannot.
Similarly to Spiderants, torks' critical hit locations are not their heads - their critical locations are always either their abdomen/tail, or in proximity to them.
- Not-So-Cute Torks
- Even-More-Disgusting Tork
- Friendly torks:
If the player chooses to repair the fast travel at the end of the Sub-Level 13 mission, Schmidt will appear alongside a friendly sinewy tork.
Completing the No Animal Harmed challenge during Treasures of ECHO Madre results in Rabid Adams' pet tork becoming friendly.
- All torks that utilize elemental damage attacks use corrosive damage. Despite this, no variant of tork is explicitly resistant to corrosive damage.
- As Claptrap is more susceptible to corrosive damage than the other Vault Hunters, the singularity of a Tork Abysm is especially deadly to him.
- Tork Dredgers, Tork Queens, Tork Basilisks and Tork Abysms are classified as badass enemies and may trigger character responses upon their appearance.