Moze is the gunner in Borderlands 3 and you can have different builds for the character to cater to different playstyles. In this Borderlands 3 Moze Builds guide, we are going to walk you through the different builds that you can have with this characters, the Action Skills that you get and the kind of damage that you can do with each of these builds. These Borderlands 3 builds for Moze the Gunner depend on her different skill trees which are Bottomless Mags, Demolition Woman, and Shield of Retribution.
All Borderlands 3 Moze Gunner Builds (DPS, Defensive, And Team Based)
The following are the BL3 builds for Moze the Gunner that utilize her Action Skills, skills, and augmentations in different varying forms depending on the situation at hand.
Shield Of Retribution Build (Never Die)
You can combine skills from different skill trees in order to get the upper hand in the early part of the game. For this build, you need to use the Railgun and the V-35 Grenade Launcher weapons for the Iron Bear. The Railgun does area of effect damage and is ideal for taking out groups of enemies quickly with ease. Just be sure to get the Capacity Armature augment.
For the V-35 Grenade Launcher, use the Shaped Charge augment. This will increase the damage output when you land a direct hit. This combination will work well if you are playing in a party or solo. Use a combination of Thin Red Line with Desperate Measures to make the most out of this Moze build. Thin Red Line reduces health but it increases the shield. Desperate Measures significantly increases the damage output of guns. This is an ideal combination to have if you are low on health.
Go down the skill tree and get Tenacious Defense. This will regenerate a portion of your shield once it is taken down. This will also increase the damage output of your guns. You can combine this with Force Feedback which will start regenerating your shield as soon as you get a critical hit kill. If you can land critical hits most of the time then this is going to be a great build for you. All you need is practice and precision.
Tenacious Defense does not have any cooldown and that is why we recommend that you use it. You can do tons of damage if you can trigger Tenacious Defense over and over again. Plus you are not going to die.
- Weapons: Use the Railgun and the V-35 Grenade Launcher for Iron Bear. The Railgun is great for area-of-effect damage, while the V-35 Grenade Launcher, augmented with Shaped Charge, increases damage on direct hits.
- Key Skills:
- Thin Red Line: Reduces health but increases shield capacity.
- Desperate Measures: Boosts gun damage when health is low.
- Tenacious Defense: Regenerates a portion of your shield and boosts gun damage when the shield is depleted. This skill has no cooldown, making it highly effective for continuous damage output.
- Force Feedback: Starts shield regeneration on critical hit kills.
- This build is especially effective for players who can consistently land critical hits.
Demolition Woman Build (Explosions All Around)
You can pair the Demolition Woman skill tree with Torque weapons to do a lot of damage. Torque weapons deal splash damage and in this Borderlands 3 Moze Build guide, we are going to focus on these weapons. The Demolition Woman skill tree takes advantage of such weapons and you can take things to the next level with the Matched Set ability. This will increase your magazine size when using items from the same manufacturer. In this case that is Torque.
On Iron Bear, use the V-35 Grenade Launcher with Lock and Speedload augment. This will result in large burst fire and increased reloading speed. use Vanquisher Rocket Pods with the Active Tracking augment to lock on to targets and fire homing rockets. This is going to be a deadly combination with plenty of explosive damage for taking out large groups of enemies and bosses.
Add the Short Fuse passive ability to the mix which gives you a chance of a second explosion every time you do gun damage. Everything is already exploding so another explosion will just deal more damage and help in taking out additional mobs quickly and effectively.
- Weapons: Focus on Torque weapons, which are known for their splash damage. On Iron Bear, equip the V-35 Grenade Launcher with Lock and Speedload augment for burst fire and faster reloading. Additionally, use Vanquisher Rocket Pods with Active Tracking to fire homing rockets.
- Key Skills:
- Matched Set: Increases magazine size when using items from the same manufacturer, such as Torque.
- Short Fuse: Adds a chance of a second explosion with every gun damage instance, enhancing the build’s explosive capabilities.
- This build is ideal for players who enjoy a playstyle centered around explosive damage and crowd control.
Bottomless Mags Build
For this skill tree, use double flame throwers to get close and burn enemies. The Fuel Economy action skill augment can be used to keep those tanks filled. It will also increase your movement speed which will allow you to get close enough to the enemies before they can do major damage. Using two salamanders results in a massive damage increase and also means that you can get a big damage increase from Specialist Bear which gives our Iron Bear +25% damage while equipping two of the same weapons.
When at the end of the skill tree, get the Forge ability which regenerates your ammo. This means that you are never going to have to reload. This applies to all heavy weapons including rocket launchers and grenade launchers.
Endless Rockets Girl Build (Defense-Focused)
For Moze in “Borderlands 3,” creating a defense-focused or team-play build involves a combination of skills, weapons, and gear that enhance survivability and support cooperative play.
Focuses on mid to long-range combat, using homing grenades and missiles for sustained damage output. Weaves grenades with slow-firing weapons to create a loop of ammo and shield regeneration.
- Key Skills:
- Grizzled: Rapidly resets Iron Bear’s cooldown.
- Means of Destruction: Regenerates grenades, essential for this build.
- Pull the Holy Pin: Increases grenade damage and adds critical hit synergy.
- Vampyr: Main source of health sustain.
- Auto Bear: Provides utility in crowd control and target debuffing.
- Thin Red Line and Vladof Ingenuity: Increase shield capacity for better survivability.
- Iron Bear Loadout: V-35 Grenade Launcher with Musical Chairs for crowd control and Vanquisher Rocket Pod with Target Softening to increase enemy damage taken.
- Gear Recommendations: Cloning Maddening Tracker grenade mod, Scourge launcher, Nukem, and ION CANNON as the primary weapons, with Bloodletter class mod and Deathless artifact for synergistic benefits.
Bulletstorm Build (Team-Play Focused)
Combines precise weapons with high DPS and fire rate, allowing Moze to focus-fire targets safely and efficiently.
- Key Skills:
- Cloud of Lead, Redistribution, and Forge: Improve ammo efficiency and provide continuous ammo regeneration.
- Scorching RPM’s: Direct damage increase trait.
- Thin Red Line and Vladof Ingenuity: Enhance shield capacity and survivability.
- Drowning in Brass and Desperate Measures: Increase weapon damage.
- Phalanx Doctrine: Scales shield and gun damage for each enemy killed.
- Iron Bear Usage: Primarily for escape or to activate anointed effects.
- Weapon Recommendations: Shredifier for high rate of fire and critical hits, Lucian’s Call for dealing with multiple enemies, and Mind Sweeper class mod for increased damage of mini grenades.
The Transformer shield for shock damage immunity and ammo absorption, and Quasar or Storm Front grenades for crowd control and survivability. Look for bonuses that increase splash or elemental damage after using Iron Bear, or boost shields and health after exiting Iron Bear.
Odealo DPS Build
For players seeking the maximum DPS output, consider the following build from Odealo:
- Focus: Infinite ammunition and high splash damage, with significant health leech.
- Key Skills and Passives:
- Short Fuse (Demolition Woman Tree): Critical for splash damage and triggering additional explosions.
- Means of Destruction (Demolition Woman Tree): Returns ammo to the magazine when dealing splash damage.
- Vampyr (Demolition Woman Tree): Provides health leech from grenades.
- Experimental Munitions (Shield of Retribution Tree): Gives extra incendiary damage on critical hits.
- Cloud of Lead (Bottomless Mags Tree): Occasionally makes shots deal extra incendiary damage without consuming ammo.
- Redistribution (Bottomless Mags Tree): Regenerates ammo for a short duration after critical strikes.
- Iron Bear Usage: Enter and exit Iron Bear quickly to use its rockets for debuffing enemies, increasing their damage taken.
- Weapon Recommendations: