Players that are curious about the best skills and gear to use with Zero in Borderlands 2 can find full details in this guide.

Without question, Zero is one of the most fun playable characters in Borderlands 2, and there are two primary ways to build him. More specifically, players can build Zero with a heavy focus on melee, or they can instead give preference to sniping, and indeed both options can be extremely powerful. That said, fans that want their Zero to be as strong as possible should gear him with sniping in mind, and this guide will detail one of the very best Zero sniping builds in BL2.

This best Borderlands 2 Zero build is a fairly standard sniping build, and it requires 33 Sniping, 27 Cunning, and 15 Bloodshed. While this Zero build is not extremely gear dependent, it does work best when paired with the Legendary Sniper Class Mod, and here is a full breakdown on where players should be putting their points:

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Borderlands 2: Best Zero Sniper Build

Sniping (33)

  • HeadShot: 5/5
  • Killer: 5/5
  • Precision: 5/5
  • One Shot One Kill: 5/5
  • Bore: 1/1
  • Velocity: 5/5
  • Kill Confirmed: 1/5
  • At One with the Gun: 5/5
  • Critical Ascension: 1/1

Cunning (27)

  • Fast Hands: 5/5
  • Ambush: 5/5
  • Rising Shot: 5/5
  • Death Mark: 1/1
  • Unforseen: 5/5
  • Innervate: 5/5
  • Death Blossom: 1/1

Bloodshed (15)

  • Killing Blow: 5/5
  • Grim: 5/5
  • Followthrough: 5/5

For fans that would like a more thorough breakdown of the skills selected for this BL2 Zero build, that can be found in the following video. This video also contains details on a second build where three points have been shifted into Iron Hand in the Bloodshed tree. The idea here is to combine that skill with a Survivor Class and Turtle shield, which can then be exploited to give Zero very high survivability.

With respect to the gear that should be used with this best BL2 Zero build, there are myriad of options beyond the Legendary Sniper Class Mod that was mentioned previously. Here is a brief overview of some of the best Borderlands 2 weapons, shields, and relics for this build, and again more details can be found in the video featured above.

Borderlands 2: Best Zero Gear

  • Grenades: O-Negative, Transfusion
  • Shields: Antagonist, Blockade
  • Relics: Bone of the Ancients, Heart of the Ancients, Blood of the Ancients (Depending on Weapon)
  • Weapons: Snider, Droog, Muckamuck, Invader, Hot Mama, Chere-amie, Morningstar, Amigo Sincero, Pimpernel, Lyudmila

One final thing to say about gear for this Borderlands 2 Zero build is that it is advisable to equip snipers in all four weapon slots in order to not lose Critical Ascension stacks when switching guns. Indeed, this will allow players to continually increase their standard and Critical Hit damage, turning Zero into a real force to be reckoned with.

Borderlands 2 is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.

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