In between gory descriptions of her mechanized partner Deathtrap’s murder techniques, Gaige offered to explain one of three new abilities: “Electrical Burn,” “Sharing is Caring,” or “Make it Sparkle.” The winner, “Make it Sparkle,” causes Deathtrap to deal elemental damage based on the type Gaige shoots it with. “So your normal Deathtrap slashes a dude with his digistruct claws. Which is awesome. But after I make it sparkle with, say, a fire gun, the poor sucker on the end of the Deathtrap’s claws will be bleeding AND burning AND screaming.”
The Mechromancer class will be available October 16 as DLC for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points, or free for those who pre-ordered Borderlands 2 from participating retailers.