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Borderlands 3

Troy Calypso

Ben Chard
Shane Williams
Location Mission (If applicable) Key Drops
The Great Vault The Great Vault - Main Mission Legendary Pistol, The Occultist

You finally get the chance to settle the score with Troy Calypso and you’ll need to cope with a lot of dodging to have any chance. The arena you’re fighting Troy is fairly large so you have more than enough space to evade his attacks and you’ll need it too. Additionally, note that there are no containers for health or ammo in this battle, you’ll need to rely on taking out the COVs that appear at regular intervals to restock.

Troy’s main method of attack is launching Purple Orbs at you, for this reason you’ll want to keep your distance from Troy as the further away you are, the easier it is to dodge between them. Troy will vary the way he sends these out, be it vertical or horizontal and this will be prevalent throughout the battle. He’s also quick, and look to close the distance by lunging at you with his sword, this can be dodged by jumping to the either side of the attack.

Troy will also launch himself in the air, creating a Flame Pillar in the same position, so long as you’re keeping your distance, this attack should never hit you. Troy’s weak point is his head as you may suspect and his health bar is misleading, although he only has one, he has a lot of health that you’ll need to take down. He’ll also go immune at certain health thresholds at which point you’ll need to take out the COV to resupply. Be on the lookout for Flame Pillars during this phase, keep an eye on the ground to see where they’ll appear from and keep moving.

(1 of 8) Troy’s lunges are quick and hard to avoid

Troy will add a Shockwave Slam to his Purple Orb attack as the battle goes on, jump to avoid the blast and get ready for a follow up lunge at times. He has a Rocket Pistol that he’ll fire a volley of Rockets at you in between when he’s tossing Purple Orbs, this is his easiest attack to avoid, simply dodging either side of the barrage is enough to avoid damage. As you take Troy’s health under half, he’ll begin summoning large Comets, these can be easily avoided by moving from side to side. Finally, he’ll charge a large blade in the center of the arena, keep moving as he’ll slam it down at your position.

Troy is a battle of attrition, you’ll have to be patient while you whittle down his health while avoiding his many, yet simple, attacks. Keep aiming at his head throughout and use guns with a quick fire rate and eventually you’ll take Troy down.

Legendary Pistol, Occultist

Troy has the ability to drop the unique Legendary Pistol, Occultist. This is a fantastic Pistol that will shoot Fireballs at your enemies, do note however that the battle is a fairly lengthy one so it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the hassle to farm.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    17 September 2019
  • Last Updated
    6 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Shane Williams

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Return to the Borderlands as you aim to help allies new and hunt for the Vaults before the Calypso Twins and their Children of the Vault get there first. Four new Vault Hunters join the cause as you take to the stars to discover a galaxy of opportunities.

The guide for Borderlands 3 features all there is to see and do including a full walkthrough covering every main and side mission alongside complete coverage of all areas and the endgame. Including indepth strategies on every Vault Hunter along with recommended builds to help give you that edge you’ll need.

Inside Version 1.0

  • Full Walkthrough of the main storyline
  • Coverage of all Side Missions
  • Complete coverage of all areas including Crew Challenges
  • Trophy/Achievement Guide
  • Character Builds

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