This portion of the Borderlands 3 guide explains how to kill killavolt who you face after completing his battle royale during the kill killavolt side mission. This boss guide includes all the tips and tricks you need to defeat one of the hardest bosses in the game.

Killavolt Boss Guide Tips and Tricks

Despite being just a side mission boss Killavolt is one of the hardest bosses in the game. Here are the attacks to expect and how to kill him plus some general tips.


  • Keep moving. You need to jump to avoid electrified panels on the floor and to watch out for the electric shots he’ll constantly shoot at you.
  • Shoot Killavolt in his back to land critical hits. This requires you to move quickly behind him but you can also hit him from the front by jumping (esp. if your gun has a goon spray to it). Grenades can also help here.
  • Shooting him in the dick as Moxxie instructed does the same damage as a critical shot but trying to attack him once his shield is down (which means a big electrical attack is coming) is harder to pull off than it might be worth.
  • Save the health in the chests around the perimeter until the end of the battle.
  • Consider “saving” weaker enemies when you’re towards the end of the battle because killing them will give you a “second wind” to cheese your way through it.
  • Keep your distance, if you get too close he will kick you and that does huge damage.

Killavolt Wave 1 (Destroy Blue Health Bar 1 and 2)

As soon as you enter The Bone Zone, the floor electricity will rain down from above, sweeping across the floor. Keep your eye on the ground and jump over it. It’s blue, the yellow tiles are to warn you where the electricity will eventually be.

Your goal is to shoot him in the back. You can also shoot him in the dick but that’s harder to pull off. Both do about the same level of damage.

When Killavolt lifts his arms in the air, he’s open to attacks but he’s also about to unleash electricity onto the ground. Be conservative with your shots so you can get out of the way.

Those yellow tiles are about to turn into electrified tiles. Keep jumping around to avoid Killavolt’s electrical shots and the soon to be electrified tiles.

Once the first section of his health is knocked down he will release electricity from the ceiling. Note where the yellow tiles are and make sure you’re not standing on them.

At this point, Killavolt will run straight towards you like a bull. Jump around his side to avoid the electric tiles and him.

But hey, now his back is turned again. Fire away!

This cycle will repeat. Once the next section of his health is down he will run towards you again. The floor gets harder to avoid but you can always jump repeatedly, even if you’re not sure where the electricity is.