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Varkid Burners are insectoid enemy found in Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax, the fifth DLC for Borderlands 2. Their appeearance is of the Adult Varkid but brightly colored to match the environment of the Wam Bam Island. They don't spawn on their own but are result of Tropical Varkid metamorphosis.
Varkid Burners have larger wings that allows them to take to the air and rain down incendiary spit on their enemies. When reduced below half health, their wings will be damaged and they will be forced to land, making them significantly less dangerous. While on the ground, they release incendiary nova blasts which damage and knock back Vault Hunters. Fought one-on-one, they don't pose too much of a threat; however, their fireballs anticipate the player's movements and can be difficult to dodge.
- In True Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Varkid Scorcher, and in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Varkid Incinerator.
- Varkid Burners cannot evolve any further.