In this guide, this time, we will see the best build for Claptrap. This little robot is undoubtedly the most famous character in the game, as we see him throughout the adventure during Borderlands 2. After spending almost the entire adventure with him around, the protagonist getting to know him more and more, and Claptrap being there for the character, all the fans who already know him made a decision almost unanimously: He is the most unbearable character in the game.
That’s why, true to his style, Gearsoft released him as a playable character in Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. His random play style is as annoying as his dialogue, but his appeal makes players want to use him and hate him even more, but this is not easy. Claptrap is really very difficult to put together, and that’s why, in this guide, we will learn how to do it.
List of Claptrap skills
The first thing to do with Claptrap is to build a build that is as balanced as possible. Since the power of this Vault Hunter is random, we must be prepared for anything, and with this build focused on the Skill Tree of Fragtrap, we will be prepared for anything.
Drop the Hammer
Fire Rate: +15%; Reload Speed: +15%; Accuracy: -6%
Health Restore: Up to 14% of Max Health; Shield Cost: Up to 4% of Max Shield
Explosive Chance: +14%
Shockwave Momentum: 400; Repulsive Cooldown: 5 seconds
Second Wind [by Tediore]
“I will not die until you die with me!”
Load ‘n’ Splode
Explosive Damage: +8% per stack
I Am Rubber, You Are Glue
Bullet Ricochet Chance: +25%; Torgue Fiesta: Whoops! Drop a large amount of grenades that damage enemies and friendlies.
Start with a Bang
Explosive Nova: Rank 3 Damage; Damage to Self: 3% of Current Health
Hyperion Punch Stack Cap: 5; Rank 2 Damage
One Last Thing
Last shot bonus: 240%; Minimum clip size for full bonus: 8
Livin’ Near the Edge
Fire Rate: up to 100%; Reload Speed: up to 100%; Pirate Ship Mode: Turn into an AWESOME PIRATE SHIP! With CANNONS!
Best Buds 4 Life
Downed Life Time: +5%; Downed Gun Damage: +5%; Damage Resistance: +7%; Health Regen: +0.5% of Max Health / sec
Status Effect Chance: +20%; Regenerates up to 0.15% of Max Health per stack per second; Max Stacks: 200
Kick Him While He’s Down
“Wanna hear the new dubstep song I wrote?”; Clap-in-the-Box: Digistruct a giant bomb that hurts everything around it when it explodes.
All the Things are Awesome!
Fire Rate: +9%; Weapon Swap Speed: +9%; Max Health: +15%; Fire Rate per Teammate: +3%; Swap Speed per Teammate: +3%; Max Health per Teammate: +6%
You’re… GOING TO LOVE ME!!
Friendship Nova: Heals up to 15% of your Max Health; Gun Wizard: You and all allies gain drastically increased fire rate and reload speed.
Wax Off, Wax On
Shield Capacity: +3%; Shield Recharge Rate: +3%; Shield Recharge Delay: -3%
It’s a Trap… Card
Mega-Nova: Heals up to 15% of your Max Health
Pain Simulator is Painful
Max Health: +18%; Damage Reduction: +13.0%
Kick Him While He’s Up
Gun Damage: +5%; Melee Damage: +5%; Critical Hit Damage: +5%
All the Guns
Gun Type Damage: +25%; Gun Type Fire Rate: +20%; Gun Type Reload Speed: +20%; Wrong Gun Type Damage: -15%
Critical Hit Damage: +30%
Capacity: +35%; Regenerates +2.5% of Max Attribute per second; Gun Damage: -15%
Accuracy: +20%; Recoil Reduction: +20%
Melee Damage: +150%; Gun Damage: -25%
Gun Damage: +35%; Fire Rate: +35%; Reload Speed: +35%; Fight For Your Life Time: +35%
One Shot Wonder: Every shot empties all bullets from your clip.
Grenade Damage: +18%; Frag Stacks per Grenade Thrown: +2%
Element of Surprise
Chosen Element Damage: +32%; Other Element Damage: -16%
Gun Damage: +30%; Reload Speed: +30%; Movement Speed: +20%
Float Like a Bee
Melee Damage: +24%; Health Restored: +20%; Movement Speed: +12%; Frag Stacks on Melee Kill: +4
Laser Inferno: Shoot lasers in all directions at nearby enemies.
Best equipment for Claptrap
Best Weapon for Claptrap: Fridgia
There aren’t many weapons that you can say are particularly good for Claptrap, with the exception of the Fridgia. The weapon excels at firing two bullets for the cost of one and can cause the Cryo status effect. This weapon complements well the chaotic nature of Claptrap, so walking into a room shooting all over the place and praying that when you open your eyes all your enemies are dead is a viable option.
Best shield for Claptrap: Avalanche
As with Fridgia, this shield is very useful for Claptrap because of its unpredictable and varied nature. This shield is focused on damage, and its ability to cause multiple status effects will combine with Claptrap’s skill tree to generate mayhem on enemies.
Best grenade for Claptrap: Quasar
Unlike the previous two items, Quasar gives a bit of stability to the build. Although this grenade always deals shock damage, the real utility of this grenade is the ability to gather all enemies in the center of the grenade. By doing this, you can inflict as much damage as you want until the grenade explodes.
Best Class Mod for Claptrap: Sapper
Claptrap has many good class mods, but the Sapper, even if it doesn’t have a very high rarity, is still the best option. This Class Mod will improve all the explosive effects of Claptrap, so we will see all the points we put in the Boomtrap Skill tree shine.
Alternative Build: Torguetrap
This build is focused on the explosive ability of Claptrap. By raising almost all the points in the Boomtrap Skill Tree, we will make Clap Trap an explosion machine with immense damage. Obviously, we will prioritize all weapons with high explosive damage. This build works very well for solo play, but you can also take advantage of it when playing in a team.