Best Zane Builds in Borderlands 3

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Borderlands 3 was released almost three years ago, and it’s still more popular than ever. This is in large part due to the incredible crew of characters you can choose to play with. One of which is Zane the Operative. Who’s strange yet powerful abilities make him one of the more exciting characters to control.

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Here’s a quick guide on some of the best Zane builds in Borderlands 3.

Best Zane Builds in Borderlands 3

Zane the Operative has three skill trees you can mix and match skill points with to come up with your own unique build. These are Hitman, Under Cover, and Doubled Agent. Hitman is built around kill and weapon abilities. Under Cover prioritizes defense and the use of shields or barriers. While Doubled Agent allows for the use of teleportation, cloning and grenades.

Here are the three best Zane builds in Borderlands 3.

Build #1 – Agility and Survival

The first build prioritizes speed, agility and maneuverability with an emphasis on the Hitman Skill Tree. The skills are broken down as follows;

  • Action Skill – Digi Clone and STNL.
  • Augment Skill – Schadenfreude, Which One’s Real, Bad Dose and Doomsday.
  • Hitman Skill Tree – Violent Speed (Lvl. 5), Violent Momentum (Lvl. 5), Salvation (Lvl. 5), Death Follows Close (Lvl. 1), Violent Violence (Lvl. 5), Playing Dirty (Lvl. 5), and Seein’ Red (Lvl. 1).
  • Doubled Agent Skill Tree – Synchronicity (Lvl. 5), Borrowed Time (Lvl. 5), Donnybrook (Lvl. 5), Old-U (Lvl. 1), Supersonic Man (Lvl. 3), Quick Breather (Lvl. 1), and Fractal Frags (Lvl. 1).

Build #2 – Shielding and Sustainability

The second build focuses on surviving with the use of Zane’s Digiclone and Barrier Action Skills. With an emphasis on his Doubled Agent Skill Tree. The skills are broken down as follows;

  • Action Skill – Barrier and Digi Clone.
  • Augment Skill – Nanites or Some Shite, Retaliation, Schadenfreude and Which One’s Real.
  • Under Cover Skill Tree – Adrenaline (Lvl. 5), Ready for Action (Lvl. 4), Brain Freeze (Lvl. 2), Stiff Upper Lip (Lvl. 3), Confident Competence (Lvl. 1), Best Served Cold (Lvl. 4), Futility Belt (Lvl. 1), Refreshment (Lvl. 1) and Calm, Cool, Collected (Lvl. 1).
  • Doubled Agent Skill Tree – Synchronicity (Lvl. 5), Praemunitus (Lvl. 1), Borrowed Time (Lvl. 5), Donnybrook (Lvl. 5), Quick Breather (Lvl. 1 ), Pocket Full of Grenades (Lvl. 3), Old-U (Lvl. 1), Supersonic Man (Lvl. 3), Boom. Enhance. (Lvl. 1), and Double Barrel (Lvl. 1).

Build #3 – Support and DPS

The final build is centred around Zane’s Cyro and Barrier Support Skills. With an emphasis on the Under Cover Skill Tree. The skills are broken down as follows;

  • Action Skill – Barrier and Digi Clone.
  • Augment Skill – Nanites or Some Shite, Retaliation, Schadenfreude and Digital Distribution.
  • Hitman Skill Tree – Violent Momentum (Lvl. 4).
  • Under Cover Skill Tree – Adrenaline (Lvl. 5), Hearty Stock (Lvl. 3) Ready for Action (Lvl. 5), Brain Freeze (Lvl. 1), Confident Competence (Lvl. 1), Best Served Cold (Lvl. 5), Refreshment (Lvl. 3), and Calm, Cool, Collected (Lvl. 1).
  • Doubled Agent Skill Tree – Synchronicity (Lvl. 5), Borrowed Time (Lvl. 5), Donnybrook (Lvl. 5), Quick Breather (Lvl. 1), Old-U (Lvl. 1), and Supersonic Man (Lvl. 3).

This concludes our list of the best Zane builds in Borderlands 3. If you found this information helpful, be sure to check out our guides section for more breakdowns of other popular gaming titles.

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