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Varkid Melters are insectoid enemy found in Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax, the fifth DLC for Borderlands 2. Their appearance is of the Super Badass 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.
Instead of firing a single glob from their abdomen, Varkid Melters fire volleys of 6-8 shots of corrosive spit. Although they do have wings and can take short flights, they prefer to stay on the ground and may also tunnel into the ground, then emerge to fire more glob volleys. While on the ground, they can use powerful melee attack or release corrosive nova blasts which damage and knock back Vault Hunters.
- Varkid Melters cannot evolve any further.
- In True Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Varkid Dissolver, and in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Varkid Disintegrator.