Does throwing Krieg the Psycho's axe when Buzz Axe Rampaging count as melee?



  • A lot of Krieg the Psycho's skills (especially in the Mania tree) allow him to deal bonus melee damage. I am wondering if skills that increase melee damage affect the Buzz Axe Rampage action skill when the axe is thrown (hold right-click, then left-click, by default on the PC).

    Also, what about items? Will Maylay Shields still deal bonus 'Roid Damage' when the axe is thrown? Will Strength Relics and Class Mods that increase melee damage affect thrown axes?

    The Borderlands wiki states that:

    Critical hits in melee inflict ×2 damage. Weapon or skill critical hit bonuses do not increase this any further.

    If I throw Krieg's axe while BAR is activated, will the critical hits behave like a melee critical hit or will it behave like a gun critical hit?

    What if I have the Buzz Axe Bombardier skill (Bloodlust skill tree)? It's described as:

    When thrown, your Buzz Axe now has dynamite attached to it which explodes on impact.

    Krieg the Psycho - Buzz Axe Rampage

    EDIT: Two of the current answers: [1], [2] conflict on how much damage the thrown buzz axe does compared to a melee'd buzz axe attack. Can anyone clarify?



  • yes it does... you'll notice when speccing into skills like "Silence the Voices" a thrown axe does the same amount of damage as a melee swing.


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