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Caldarius is a Battleborn of the Jennerit faction.

He is a Base Game Battleborn, which available:

  • after completing "The Prologue" in Full Game version
  • for Credits 35,000 in Marketplace in Free Trial version
  • during free character rotation in Free Trial version


Caldarius won his name, fame, and eternal Sustainment in the Jennerit Fighting Pits. Armed in the jet-enhanced J-HTX Assault Frame armor of the Jennerit Shock troops, Caldarius is brutally efficient at hit and run close quarters fighting.[1]




  • As told by Randy Varnell, creative director of Battleborn, Caldarius was one of few Kemessians which where taken into the slavery from the Empire forcibily.[2]



  1. Caldarius - Battleborn
  2. Lore questions about Ambra and Oscar - Battleborn / Lore Discussion - The Official Gearbox Software Forums (англ.)

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Gravitic Manipulators

Gravitic Manipulators

Caldarius can activate his thrusters to jump a second time, mid-air, in any direction.

Skill 1

Gravitic Burst

Gravitic Burst

Launches Caldarius forward, dealing 134 damage on impact and pushing enemies back.
Default Cooldown: 18s


TMP and Energy Blade

TMP and Energy Blade

Caldarius' rapid-fire TMP and wrist-mounted Energy Blade are devastating weapons at closer ranges. Melee swipes wound enemies 2 seconds.

Skill 2



Fires a grenade that deals 134 damage and blinds enemies for 1 second.
Default Cooldown: 24s


J-HTX Assault Frame

J-HTX Assault Frame

Caldarius' formidable battle armor can be augmented for high mobility or maximized damage output.


Aerial Assault

Aerial Assault

After a brief charge, Caldarius launches into the air. Activate the skill again to land at a targeted location, dealing 334 damage.
Default Cooldown: 60s

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Story OperationsEdit




  • The name for Caldarius' skin J-HTX-B “Shinkawa” comes from a famous Japanese artist, Yoji Shinkawa, who is most known for his lead character and mecha designs in the Metal Gear franchise.

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Lore ChallengesEdit

The Armor Costs More Than You Deal 40,000 damage with Aerial Assault.
Soaring Reputation Double Jump 1,600 times.
A Vision Of Solitude Kill 200 Blinded enemies.
The Arena and You: Partners in Freedom Kill 500 Jennerit troops.
Three-To-One Contact Kill 150 enemies with Energy Blade while on a team with Rath.



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Energy Cascade Level 1 Blind And Bloodied
Activating Gravitic Burst instantly reloads Caldarius' TMP. Enemies affected by Flashbang suffer bleed damage. +60 Damage over 2 seconds
Exit Strategy Level 2 Zealous Frenzy
Caldarius launches into the air after striking an enemy with Gravitic Burst. Activating Gravitic Burst increases energy blade attack speed for a short time. +15% Attack Speed
Afterburner Level 3 Overdrive
Increases maximum sprint speed. +9% Sprint Speed Activating any skill increases movement speed for a short time. +30% Movement Speed over 2 seconds
Flash Barrage Level 4 Flashmirv
Flashbang now fires three grenades that each deal 56 damage in rapid succession. Flashbang spawns 3 child grenades on impact.
Gravitic Ascent Level 5 Improved Thrusters
Increase the height of Gravitic Manipulators' second jump. Increases the lateral thrust of Gravitic Manipulators' second jump.
Kinetic Burst Level 6 Rapid Dominance
Increases Gravitic Burst's knockback effect. Reduces Flashbang's cooldown. -20% Cooldown Reduction
Adaptive Harmonics Level 7 Microfusion Cell
Reduces Caldarius' shield recharge delay. -1.3 Shield Regen Delay Increases TMP magazine size. +8 Clip Size
Gravitic Amplifiers Level 8 Gravitic Stabilizers
Increases Gravitic Burst damage. +15% Damage ncreases Gravitic Burst dash distance.
Phasebang Level 9 Brightblaster
Flashbang grenades no longer collide with allies. Increases the radius of Flashbang's area of effect.
Tuned Actuation Level 10 Aerial Barrage
Aerial Assault now launches instantly. Reduces Aerial Assault cooldown. -20% Cooldown Reduction Fires a fragmentation grenade that deals damage over time before initiating Aerial Assault's final dive. +80 Damage over 2 seconds

Advanced Helix:Edit

  • Additional Helix options that can be unlocked by leveling the respective character rank.
  • A third option added to a pre-defined Helix choice.
  • Maximum of 1 additional helix choice for each character Helix level
  • They first show up ingame after they are unlocked for the individual character.
  • 5 additional helix choices per character
  • In-game selection via:
    • F (PC)
    • Y (Xbox Controller)
    • Triangle (PS4)
Character Rank 9 Level 4 Cluster Burst
Requires character rank 9 to unlock = 775 total XP Flashbang fires three grenades simultaneously in a tight spiral pattern. +75% Damage, -66% Area of Effect Radius
Character Rank 3 Level 5 Energy Transfusion
Requires character rank 3 to unlock = 105 total XP A portion of damage dealt by Caldarius' Energy Blade is returned as health. +15% Life Steal
Character Rank 5 Level 6 Gravitic Anomaly
Requires character rank 5 to unlock = 250 total XP Gravitic Burst slows enemies on impact. +3 Seconds Slow Duration
Character Rank 7 Level 9 Rangefinder
Requires character rank 7 to unlock = 470? total XP

Increases Flashbang's maximum range. +60% Range

Character Rank 12 Level 10 Ground Zeroed
Requires character rank 12 to unlock = 1455 total XP When Caldarius strikes the ground with Aerial Assault, nearby enemies are pushed back.

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This strategy guide was created to help players determine the best Gear and Helix choices for this Hero based on Game Mode type and Role. Contributors are encouraged to share their knowledge so that others may benefit from it.




Lauches Caldarius forward, dealing 134 damage on impact and pushing enemies back.

Helix Mutation Influences.

Helix position Left mutation Middle mutation  Right mutation
1 Activating this ability instanty reloads TMP ( main weapon )
2 After striking enemy with this ability Caldarius lauches up and backwards into the air. Activating this ability increases Energy Blade ( Melee attack) speed by 20% for 5 seconds.
3 (Indirect) Activating ANY skill increases movement speed by 30% for seconds.

(Indirect)15% of damage dealth by Caldarius' Energy Blade is returned as health. ( + 20.1 )

Note: This depends IF Energy Blade attacks include that of Gravatic Burst

6 Increases Push Back effect. Slows down enemies on impact by seconds.

(Indirect) Increases Energy Blade attacks damage by 18%.

( +24.12  | 158.12 total damage)

Note: This depends IF Energy Blade attacks include that of Gravatic Burst


Increases damage by 15%.

( + 20.1 | 154.1 total damage)

Increases dash distance.


Fires a granade that deals 134 damage and blinds enemies for 1 second.

Helix Mutation Influences

Helix position Left mutation Middle mutation  Right mutation
1 Enemies affected by Flashbang suffer bleed damage. 60 damage over 2 seconds.
4 +201 damage if all hits | 335 TOTAL damage if all hits)

Flashbang fires 3 grenades simultaneously in a tight spiral pattern. +75% damage, -66% Area of Affect Radius.( + 100 | 234.5 total damage)

Flashbang spawns 3 child granades on impact. (unsure of total damage)
3 (Indirect) Activating ANY skill increases movement speed by 30% for seconds.
6 Reduces Flashbang cooldown by 20%.
9 Flashbang no longer collides with allies. Increases Flashbang's range by 60%. Increases Are Of Effect Radius on Flashbang by 33%



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Caldarius's primary damage output was not as high as we would have liked to see. We've raised it to bring him close in line with other characters in his class.[1]

  • Increased TMP damage by 25%.



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