For the story boss in Borderlands 2, see W4R-D3N.

Warden is a boss encountered in Borderlands 3. As his name implies, he is the warden of The Anvil, a prison located on Eden-6. He is the first Goliath the player will encounter in the game.



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  • The Warden will enrage like a normal Goliath once he drops to 1/3 health. He will continually attempt to kill all nearby units, friend or foe, and can eventually reach the state of Godly Warden.
  • The Warden follows a unique naming progression: Raging > Super Raging > Mega Raging > Ultimate Raging > Godly. His level will increase as expected. Higher ranks appear to drop a larger amount of loot and money.
  • Warden has an increased chance to drop the legendary Freeman rocket launcher and the Sickle assault rifle. On Mayhem Mode 6 and higher, Warden can drop the Plaguebearer.
  • If the character runs past the bridge before the fight instead of fighting through, additional enemies will take a very long time to spawn, depriving the Warden of an opportunity to level up.

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