Borderlands 3 FL4K Skill Tree: Hunter, Master and Stalker Skill Trees Detailed

Borderlands 3 FL4K Skill Tree: Hunter, Master and Stalker Skill Trees Detailed

The fourth Vault Hunter has been revealed to be FL4K. Here’s what you need to know.

Borderlands 3 will feature four new Vault Hunters to play as at launch. Each offers its own play style and skillset, with three main branches of upgradable skill trees available per Hunter. Within these skill trees are various tiers, so there’s a fair bit to consider once you’ve chosen which Vault Hunter you’d like to play as. This is why we’ve been busy putting together this Borderlands 3 FL4K The Beastmaster Guide. FL4K is the fourth Vault Hunter to be revealed so far, and makes use of his animal friends to wreak havoc against his enemies. We’ll detail all three of FL4K’s Skill Trees, as well as the tiers that reside within them.

Borderlands 3 FL4K Skill Tree

FL4K The Beastmaster is able to control a collection of dangerous creatures to attack enemies with. His skills revolve around this dynamic, allowing him to share health and damage across a whole host of critters. Let’s take a look at each of the three main FL4K Skill Branches.

FL4K Hunter Skill Trees

The first set of Skill Trees we’ll look at is FL4K’s Hunter branch. It focuses on creature attacks. Here’s what’s what.

Action SkillsTier 1 SkillsTier 2 SkillsTier 3 SkillsTier 4 SkillsTier 5 SkillsTier 6 Skills
Rakk Attack! FL4K sends forward 2 Rakk to dive-bomb enemies. This skill has multiple charges.INTERPLANETARY STALKER - Hunter Kill Skill. Whenever FL4K kills an enemy, they gain a stack of Interplanetary Stalker. For each stack of Interplanetary Stalker, they gain a bonus to all damage dealt.RAKK OPEN A COLD ONE - Converts FL4K’s Rakk to Cryo damage.FALCONER’S FEAST - When FL4K’s Rakk damage an enemy, a portion of FL4K’s health is restored.FLOCK ‘N LOAD - FL4K sends forward +2 additional Rakk.RAKKCELERATE- FL4K’s Rakk have increased Cooldown Rate, and gain an Additional Charge.MEGAVORE - FL4K gains a chance to score a Critical Hit with weapons against any part of enemies.
Spiderant Centurion - FL4K is joined by a loyal Spiderant companion, which will cause FL4K to constantly regenerate health. Hold the action skill button to issue an Attack Command, which will cause the Spiderant to charge into enemies.LEAVE NO TRACE - When FL4K scores a Critical Hit, there is a chance for 1 ammo to be added to their magazine.HUNTER’S EYE - FL4K gains bonuses when fighting different types of enemiesTWO F4NG - FL4K has a chance to fire an extra projectile per shot.BIG GAME - FL4K’s Hunter Skills become much more effective and have a longer duration.GALACTIC SHADOW - FL4K deals increased Critical Hit Damage, and enemies are less likely to attack them. -
-SECOND INTENTION - Hunter Kill Skill. Whenever FL4K kills an enemy, they gain increased Reload Speed. This bonus is increased if FL4K scores a Critical Kill.HEAD COUNT - Whenever FL4K scores a Critical Hit, there is a chance their Action Skill Cooldown is reduced.SPIDERANT SCORCHER - FL4K’s Spiderant evolves into a Scorcher, occasionally dealing Incendiary Damage to all enemies nearby. While accompanied by the Scorcher, FL4K constantly regenerates health and gains Elemental Resistance. When FL4K issues an Attack Command, the Scorcher will charge enemies.THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME - Hunter Kill Skill. Whenever FL4K kills a Badass or stronger enemy, they gain increased Critical Hit Damage, Gun Damage, and Handling for a long time. Additionally, they receive a cash reward from the Intergalactic Bureau of Bounty Hunting.GRIM HARVEST - FL4K gains increased Gun Damage and Action Skill Damage.-
--AMBUSH PREDATOR - While there are no enemies nearby, FL4K’s Weapon Handling and Critical Hit Damage are increased.-SPIDERANT COUNTESS - FL4K’s Spiderant evolves into a Countess, which will cause FL4K to constantly regenerate health and gain Damage Reduction. When FL4K issues an Attack Command, the Countess will burrow underground and then emerge dealing Corrosive Damage in an area.--

FL4K Master Skill Trees

Next up is the Master branch of skills for FL4K The Beastmaster. It focuses on buffs exchanged between FL4K and their pets. Here are the six tiers and Action Skills.

Action SkillsTier 1 SkillsTier 2 SkillsTier 3 SkillsTier 4 SkillsTier 5 SkillsTier 6 Skills
Gamma Burst - FL4K creates a Rift at a target location, teleporting their pet through the Rift and dealing Radiation Damage to nearby enemies. Additionally, FL4K’s pet becomes irradiated, growing in size and dealing bonus Radiation Damage when it attacks. Using Gamma Burst while FL4K’s Pet is downed or dead will revive the pet at the targeted location with 30% of its health, but will double Action Skill Cooldown Time.FEROCITY - FL4K’s Pet deals increased damage.ATOMIC AROMA - While Gamma Burst is active, FL4K’s pet is surrounded by a Radiation Aura, constantly damaging all nearby enemies.EMPATHIC RAGE - For the duration of Gamma Burst, Damage dealt by FL4K is increased.ENDURANCE - When FL4K or FL4K’s Pet kills an enemy while Gamma Burst is active, the duration of Gamma Burst is extended and pet damage is increased. These effects can stack up to 5 times.BURST AID - After using Gamma Burst, the Rift remains for the duration of the skill. While standing near the Rift, FL4K and their allies rapidly Regenerate Health.DOMINANCE - Melee Override Skill. FL4K establishes dominance over an enemy, turning it into an ally for a short time. If the enemy is a Beast, the duration is doubled. While under the effects of Dominance, the target constantly loses health until it dies or the effect ends. Only one enemy can be dominated at a time. An enemy can only be dominated once.
Guard Skag - FL4K is joined by a loyal Skag companion, which will increase FL4K’s Damage. Hold the action skill button to issue an Attack Command, which will cause the Skag to vomit acid onto enemies.PERSISTENCE HUNTER - Increases FL4K’s Gun Damage and Action Skill Duration.WHO RESCUED WHO? - Whenever FL4K’s Pet deals damage, FL4K regenerates health for a few seconds. Whenever FL4K deals damage to an enemy, their Pet’s health is restored for a portion of the damage dealt.PSYCHO HEAD ON A STICK - Hunter Kill Skill. Whenever FL4K kills an enemy, their Pet gains increased Movement Speed and Damage for a few seconds.BARBARIC YAWP - Increases the power of Pet Bonuses granted to FL4K.PACK TACTICS - All Damage dealt by FL4K and their Pet is increased. Additionally, the Maximum Health of both FL4K and their Pet is increased.-
-GO FOR THE EYES! - When FL4K’s pet attacks an enemy, the first melee attack is an automatic Critical Hit that deals increased damage.HE BITES! - When FL4K’s pet takes damage, the pet returns some of that damage to the attacker. HIVE MIND - When FL4K takes damage, a portion of all damage they take is shared to their pet instead.MUTATED DEFENSES - When FL4K’s pet is at low health, it gains Damage Reduction and regenerates health. This skill has a long cooldown.SHARED SPIRIT - While FL4K is at low health, a portion of all damage they take is shared to their pet instead.-
--FRENZY - Hunter Skill. When FL4K’s pet deals damage, FL4K and their pet gain a stack of Frenzy. Each stack of Frenzy increases Damage. The stacks decay after a few seconds.GREAT HORNED SKAG - FL4K’s Skag evolves into a larger, Great Horned Skag which will increase FL4K’s Damage and Gun Damage. When FL4K issues an Attack Command, the Great Horned Skag will charge at enemies and knock them into the air.ERIDIAN SKAG - FL4K’s Skag evolves into an Eridian Skag, which will increase FL4K’s Damage and Fire Rate. When FL4K issues an Attack Command, their Eridian Skag pulls nearby enemies in by generating a Singularity.--

FL4K Stalker Skill Trees

Finally we have the Stalker Skill Tree for FL4K. You’ll be using cloaking tech, hammering Critical Hits, and making sure your damage is being spread across your whole crew of critters.

Action SkillsTier 1 SkillsTier 2 SkillsTier 3 SkillsTier 4 SkillsTier 5 SkillsTier 6 Skills
Fade Away - FL4K cloaks, turning invisible. FL4K can fire 3 shots while cloaked, and each shot is automatically a Critical Hit. While cloaked, FL4K has increased Movement Speed and Health Regeneration.SELF-REPAIRING SYSTEM - FL4K’s Maximum Health is increased, and they constantly regenerate health.GUERRILLAS IN THE MIST - Fade Away no longer ends after FL4K attacks, at the cost of Critical Hit Damage and Fade Away duration being reduced.NOT MY CIRCUS - After Fade Away ends, FL4K’s pet will Taunt, drawing the attention of all enemies in a huge radius. For a few seconds after Taunting, the pet gains powerful Damage Reduction.UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD - The Health Regeneration and Movement Speed of Fade Away persists for a short time after the skill has ended.UNBLINKING EYE - Successive hits on the same target increase FL4K’s Critical Damage per hit. Unblinking Eye resets every 3 hits.THE POWER INSIDE - FL4K and FL4K’s Pet gain increased Damage when FL4K activates an Action Skill. If FL4K is at full health, the increased Damage is doubled.
Jabber Sidekick - FL4K is joined by a loyal Jabber companion, armed with a Pistol. While accompanied by the Jabber, FL4K’s Movement Speed is increased. Hold the action skill button to issue an Attack Command, which will cause the Jabber to throw a Radiation Barrel at enemies.SIC ‘EM - Attack Command has lowered Cooldown and increased Damage.EAGER TO IMPRESS - Kill Skill. Whenever FL4K kills an enemy, Action Skill Cooldown Time is reduced. Whenever FL4K’s pet kills an enemy, Action Skill Cooldown Time is reduced even more and Attack Command’s cooldown is refreshed.LICK THE WOUNDS - When FL4K is in Fight For Your Life, their pet will attempt to revive them.THE FAST AND THE FURRYOUS - While above half health, FL4K’s Gun Damage and Movement Speed are increased.RAGE AND RECOVER - Kill Skill. After killing an enemy, FL4K and FL4K’s pet regenerate health for a few seconds.-
-FURIOUS ATTACK - Hunter Skill. After shooting an enemy, FL4K gains a stack of Furious Attack. For each stack of Furious Attack, FL4K’s Handling and Gun Damage are increased. Stacks decay after a few seconds.ALL MY BFF’S - Allies share a portion of FL4K’s total Health Regeneration. FL4K’s pet shares twice the amount of Health Regeneration.TURN TAIL AND RUN - While moving, FL4K constantly regenerates health and gains Damage Reduction. While still, FL4K gains Gun Damage and Fire Rate.HIDDEN MACHINE - When an enemy has no target or is attacking a different target, FL4K deals increased damage against them.--
--OVERCLOCKED - FL4K gains increased Fire Rate. FL4K gains even more Fire Rate after reloading.BEEFCAKE JABBER - FL4K’s Jabber evolves into a Beefcake, discarding its pistol and equipping a Shotgun. While accompanied by the Beefcake, FL4K gains increased Movement Speed and Maximum Health. When FL4K issues an Attack Command, the Beefcake will summon a melee weapon to deliver a powerful attack that knocks enemies back.GUNSLINGER JABBER - FL4K’s Jabber upgrades his gear and equips an SMG. While accompanied by the Gunslinger, FL4K gains increased Movement Speed and Critical Hit Damage. When FL4K issues an Attack Command, the Gunslinger equips a Rocket Launcher to attack the target.--

For more on Borderlands 3 why not check out our skill tree breakdowns for Zane, Moze, FL4K and Amara. Elsewhere there’s our Borderlands 3 Weapons Guide where we detail all of the weapon manufacturers in the game. For a loot at the best ways to make money, head here. There's also our guide on Eridium to look at. Finally, why not head over to our Borderlands 3 Steam Guide to see whether or not the game is making its way to Steam anytime soon.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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