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Wotan the Invincible is a raid boss in Borderlands 3. It was released as a part of the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite free DLC. It is the game's first raid boss.


Wotan the Invincible is the culmination of Maliwan's top-secret robotics research program at Midnight's Cairn.


Following the defeat of Maliwan's invasion force at Promethea, Lorelei believes they might regroup and try to attack Atlas again. She contacts the Vault Hunter, asking them to take the fight to Maliwan by raiding Midnight's Cairn and destroying their prototype war machines. After the Vault Hunter fights their way through the blacksite's formidable security forces, they confront Wotan the Invincible, a towering quadrupedal robot with a reconfigurable shield array and a slew of powerful weapons, in a large testing area. Late in the battle, Wotan reveals it can detach its upper portion, "Wotan's Better Half", which is capable of operating independently and barraging enemies from the air. After Wotan's two halves are destroyed, Wotan's Brain emerges from the wreckage and futilely attempts to scurry to safety before being eliminated by the Vault Hunter. With Maliwan's most powerful weapon scrapped, Atlas remains safe for the foreseeable future.



Main article: Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite (mission)



  • "Wotan" is an archaic form of "Odin", the king of the gods in Norse mythology, fitting the general Norse mythology theme of the raid.