Gaige the Mechromancer

Borderlands 2: Mechromancer DLC releases today, plus nifty interactive skill tree

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The Mechromancer, Borderlands 2's robot-happy fifth character class, has been waiting in the wings for a few weeks now, polishing her pet robot Deathtrap in anticipation of the day she'll finally be allowed to play with her other classmates. Well, that day is today - Gaige is crashing down on Pandora early, ahead of her previously scheduled October 16th debut. To celebrate her arrival, Gearbox have released another of their lovely interactive skill trees, giving the the perfectionists among us a chance to map out her character development in advance.

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC priced

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Meet Gaige. She's a Vault Hunter on the backwater planet of Pandora. She likes the color red. She thinks the word "Mechromancer" carries secondary definition involving lonely robot matchmaking. She travels with a hulking hunk of metal affectionately named "Death Trap." And she's the first previously announced (and briefly controversial) post-launch DLC coming on October 16 for Borderlands 2.