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Battleborn Guide: How To Unlock Every Character’s Legendary Gear


There are currently 25 characters in Gearbox Software’s new FPS/MOBA hybrid Battleborn, and most of them currently have a piece of legendary gear to unlock. These can be unlocked by completing each character’s lore challenges, which we have detailed for each character and the accompanying legendary gear that is unlocked below. The list is in alphabetical order, and each piece of legendary gear can only be equipped by the character it was unlocked for.

Character: Ambra

Legendary Gear: Shard of Jennar

Lore Challenges Needed To Unlock:

  • Cleansing Fire – Heal teammates for 50,000 HP.
  • Order of the Sustaining Mother – Heal yourself for 24,000 HP using the Staff of Radiance.
  • Staff of the Silent Sisters – Deal 28,000 damage with Scorching Strikes.
  • The Winds of Change – Kill 500 enemies with Solar Wind.
  • Command The Very Stars – Deal 60,000 damage with Extinction Event

Character: Attikus

Legendary Gear: N/A

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • In His Face – Land 12 Critical hits on Lothar Rendain with Charged Hook.
  • Ascent From the Pits – Win a match on each Tempest map at least once (Echelon, The Saboteur, and The Heliophage).
  • Defender, You Have Become Defenseless – Deal 30,000 bonus damage to enemy shields.
  • Leading the Charge – Activate skill with a fully-charged Hedronic Collector 200 times.
  • Rise of the Thrall – Knock up three enemies simultaneously 25 times.

Character: Benedict

Legendary Gear: “Air Mail” AGM Loader

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Help for a Grounded Recruit? – Kill 50 players from the air.
  • Rocket Jump Professional – Glide for 3 hours total.
  • The Tour – Play 5 matches on a team with at least three other Peacekeepers.
  • So Many Rockets – Fire 425 rockets in a single match, 5 times.
  • The Bird’s Last Word – Get 100 kills with Boomsday.

Character: Boldur

Legendary Gear: Rune of the Bear

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Woodsworn – Play a match on a team that consists of nothing but Eldrid Battleborn.
  • Defender of Ekkunar – Absorb 50,000 damage with the greatshield.
  • The Dwarf’s Favorite Axiom – Deal 25,000 explosve damage with Axe Toss while energized by Runes of Power.
  • The Runes That Best Reflect My Mood – Self-heal for 10,000 damage with the Ekkuni Greatshield while energized by Runes of Power.
  • The Unbearable – Kill 1000 enemies while enraged.

Character: Caldarius

Legendary Gear: Blade of Transfusion

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Soaring Reputation – Double jump 1,600 times.
  • The Armor Costs More Than You – Deal 40,000 damage with Aerial Assault.
  • A Vision of Solitude – Kill 200 blinded enemies.
  • The Arena and You: Partners in Freedom – Kill 750 Jennerit troops.
  • Three-to-One Contact – Kill 150 enemies with your blade while teamed with Rath.

Character: Deande

Legendary Gear: Fan of the Retreat

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Cloak and Dagger – Kill 500 enemies with The Element of Surprise.
  • One Step Ahead – Stealth with less than 20% health 30 times.
  • War Is Hardly Civil – Deal 10,000 damage to Rendain.
  • Fan of the Empire – Deal 60,000 damage with Blink Storm.
  • The Seeds of Secret Orders – Play 5 matches while teamed up with Ambra.

Character: El Dragon

Legendary Gear: Charged Champion’s Belt

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Fired Up – Kill 50 players while En Fuego.
  • Armed and Handsomest – Play 5 matches while teamed with Kleese.
  • The Fall of the Luchador – Destroy 1,000 minions with the Dragon Splash.
  • The Price for Disarmament – Strike 4 enemies with one Clothesline 100 times.
  • The Rise of the Dragon – Land the killing blow on ISIC during The Algorithm

Character: Galilea

Legendary Gear: Shadow Mote Overflow

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Sisterhood – Play 5 matches while teamed with Ambra.
  • Frienemies – Kill Ambra 25 times.
  • Dark Knight of the Soul – Regenerate 10,000 HP using Abyssal Form.
  • Arbitration – Block 25,000 damage using your greatshield.
  • No Redemption – Kill 100 Jennerit enemies while corrupted.

Character: Ghalt

Legendary Gear: U.P.R. Synchronograph

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Social Engineering – Kill 100 Jennerit enemies with Scraptraps.
  • The First Battleborn – Achieve First Blood 10 times.
  • Ghalt’s Call – Pull 25 players with The Hook.
  • The First Shots of the Solus War – Deall 500,000 damage with Ghalt’s Revolver Shotgun.
  • First Round Draft Pics – Play 5 matches with either Deande, Mellka, or Kleese on your team.

Character: ISIC

Legendary Gear: N/A

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Epiphany.exe – Deal 100,000 damage with Omega Strike.
  • Magnus Self-Review MAG_MRBX-1210 – Use Overcharge 60 times.
  • The Rogue Magnus Speaks! – Block 50,000 damage with Rotating Wards.
  • Warning : Rogue Magnus – Play 5 matches while teamed with Kleese.
  • Ocoban Mining Exploration Report – Kill 250 minions using Plasma Dash

Character: Kelvin

Legendary Gear: Plasmite-Infused Plating

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  •  Bite-Size Wonders – Deal 80,000 damage with Chomp.
  • That’s an Ice Shield – Absorb 50,000 shield damage.
  • Miko Are All My Friends – Play 5 matches while teamed with Miko.
  • The Best Defense is De Fence – Stun 100 enemies with Ice Wall.
  • Micro Macro Mis Me – Stun 3 other players using Sublimate at once 25 times.

Character: Kleese

Legendary Gear: N/A

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Slow, Not Dead – Kill 500 enemies that are trapped in the Black Hole.
  • Introducing: The Magnus – Deal 10,000 shield damage using Energy Mortar.
  • A Shocking Message – Damage 250 enemies with the Shock Taser.
  • Ride of the Battle Throne – Use Kleese in every single map at least once.
  • I care About You. No, Really. – Restore 50,000 shield strength to allies

Character: Marquis

Legendary Gear: Bindlebooster

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • To Serve Man – Hasten allies with Temporial Distortion 100 times.
  • Searching… – Trigger Eins, Zwei, Die 250 times.
  • Hobo Eradication Protocol – Deal 6,000 damage with Bindleblast in one match. Do this 10 times.
  • More Robot Rebellion – Deal 100,000 damage with Predatory Strike.
  • Overprotective – Play 5 matches while teamed with Phoebe.

Character: Mellka

Legendary Gear: Mutant Magazines

Lore Challenges needed to unlock: 

  • Furious Upbringing – Deal 30,000 damage with Blade Launcher.
  • Spaceborne Malady – Kill 500 enemies from the air.
  • Heeding the Call – Play 5 matches while teamed with Ghalt.
  • Which Blade? – Deal 250,000 damage to envenomed targets.
  • Punching the Darkness – Kill 100 Varelsi with claw damage.

Character: Miko

Legendary Gear: Spores of Mikollopria

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Regrown Universe – Heal 30,000 using Miko’s Healing Beam.
  • Two’s a Crowd – Play 5 matches while teamed with Kelvin.
  • Sporenado – Stun 100 enemies using Cloud of Spores
  • Sowing Destruction – Get 50 assists.
  • Hats Off to the Healer – Heal 3 allies simultaneously with Fungus Among Us 30 times.

Character: Montana

Legendary Gear: Custom-Fit Flak Vest

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • The Hearty Son of Aplia – Take 1,000,000 damage.
  • No Charge for the Evaluation – Kill 50 enemies with Lumberjack Dash.
  • Fireside Sing-Along – Deal 15,000 using Firestorm.
  • Everybody Just Calm Down – Slow 5 enemies back to back using Hailstorm 20 times.
  • War is Bliss – Play 5 matches with at least one other Peacekeeper.

Character: Orendi

Legendary Gear: Variable Morpher

Lore challenges needed to unlock:

  • Very Morphic Pillars – Damage 3 enemies with one Shadowfire Pillar 40 times.
  • Shifty Witching – Deal 12,000 damage with Paradigm shift in one match.
  • The Essence of Chaos – Use Nullify to knock an enemy back into your Shadowfire 20 times.
  • The Eyes Have You – Deal 100,000 damage with Orendi’s secondary attack.
  • Taht’s A very Nice Hat Trick – Use Shadowfire Pillar 50 times in a single math. You must do this 10 times.

Character: Oscar Mike

Legendary Gear: Tactical Accelerator

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • I Am Literally Made for This – Fire 50,000 rounds.
  • Fitting In – Deal 36,000 damage in one match using Grenades.
  • Something Ugly to Cry About – Deal 20,000 damage while using Stealth Generator.
  • On Sight Interview – Kill 500 enemies with Red Dot sight activated.
  • From Yer Best Bud – Play 5 matches with Montana on your team.

Character: Phoebe

Legendary Gear: Blade Dancer’s Shoes

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • The Sky Is Falling – Damage 8 enemies simultaneously with Blade Cascade 5 times.
  • My Butler Buddy – Play 5 matches teamed up with Marquis.
  • Adventures in Phasing – Teleport a total of 250,000 meters with Phasegate.
  • Addonexus – Deal 2000 damage with one use of Blade Rush.
  • Dancing Lessons Pay Off – Deal 80,000 damage with True Strike.

Character: Rath

Legendary Gear: Improved Genetic Syphon

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Sustained Across Time – Deal 10,000 melee damage in a single match or mission, 10 times.
  • Betrayal, Betrayer – Kill 500 Jennerit.
  • Render the Snake Headless – Deal 2,000 damage to Rendain with Catalytic Smash.
  • Axiom, Praxis, and Precept – Hit 3 enemies with one Crossblade attack 100 times.
  • Thank You Letter – Play 5 matches while teamed with Caldarius.

Character: Reyna

Legendary Gear: Captain’s Snazzy Timepiece

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Make it Reyna – Absorb 25,000 damage with Photonic Ward.
  • Now I got Their Back – Drain 150 enemy shields with Plasma Pulse.
  • The Signal – Give an overshield to 100 allies.
  • the Best Defense – Kill 1000 enemies with your primary weapon.
  • A Marked Improvement to Battle – Deal 30,000 damage to enemies marked by Priority Target.

Character: Shayne & Aurox

Legendary Gear: “Smack Attack” Slinger

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Mentor for Monsters – Play 5 matches while teamed with Reyna.
  • Fetch Me a Symbiote – Grab 25 other Battleborn using Fetch.
  • Isn’t This a Buddy Comedy?! – Kill 200 enemies using Stealth Strike.
  • Always Comes Back – Hit 60 enemies with Shayne’s Boomerang while separated from Aurox. Will need to use the Ultimate Skill “Tag Team.”
  • Re-Mined to Kill You Later – Deal 10,000 damage using Tag Team.

Character: Thorn

Legendary Gear: Aelfrin Memory Band

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Daughter of Shadows – Kill 500 enemies with Blight.
  • Spry Spirit Spray – Kill 20 players with Volley while in the air.
  • The Last – Win The Archive on Advanced Difficulty without dying.
  • Vengeance for the Lost – Kill 1000 Jennerit troops.
  • Granddaughter of Stone – Play 5 matches while teamed up with Boldur.

Character: Toby

Legendary Gear: The Double Hug

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Pick on Your Own (Shield) Size! – Absorb a toltal of 20,000 damage using Force Field.
  • Temper, Temper, Ta-Boom – Kill 20 enemies with self-destruct.
  • Rejection – Hit 250 enemies with Railgun rounds that have been accelerated by Force Field.
  • None Shall Pass 0 Detonate 50 Arc Mines using the Railgun.
  • Killing on Rails – Get 10 double-kills using Core Discharge.

Character: Whiskey Foxtrot

Legendary Gear:

Lore Challenges needed to unlock:

  • Mike, Check – Get 150 critical shots on any other Battleborn.
  • Sticky Situations – Stick grenades to 50 Battleborn.
  • Going Alone – Kill Oscar Mike 25 times.
  • Some Find Me Repulsive – Knockback a total of 2,500 enemies using Scrap Cannon.
  • Say Mike Again – Get 500 kills using the quick melee attack.

That wraps up our Battleborn guide for unlocking legendary gear, but if you’re interested in learning more about the game you can check out our review by clicking right here.

- This article was updated on:April 17th, 2017

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