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BEST Borderlands 3 Zane Class Mods RANKED

This Borderlands 3 Zane Class Mods guide will teach players which legendary class mods are best for Zane in Borderlands 3.

If you’re playing Borderlands 3 as Zane, you’re going to want to know which class mods you should be looking for. While you find a number of green, blue and purple class mods throughout the game, legendary class mods provide unique perks that the common mods just can’t live up to.

Most characters in Borderlands 3 at this point have about 8 legendary class mods, and Zane is no exception. So which are the best legendary class mods for Zane in Borderlands 3? Read on to find out.

7. Cold Warrior

cold warrior

The Cold Warrior is the first of the Borderlands 3 Zane class mods on this list and it applies a random status effect whenever an enemy is frozen. It gives bonuses to Trick of the Light and Synchronicity, which are pretty good skills, as well as Ready for Action, which is meh.

Frankly, this is only useful at all in a Calm, Cool, Collected build and even then the bonus is pretty insignificant. It’s not exciting or unique, it doesn’t accomplish much.

Overall, just a pretty weak legendary. If you find a purple class mod with better skill bonuses, you’ll probably prefer it.

6. Techspert


Techspert gives a 5% chance on kill to recharge SNTNL cooldown and duration. It’s an abysmally low chance, but at least the effect is good. Your SNTNL uptime benefits.

That said, the benefit you get from this is small, and it’s not game-changing in any way. The skills it gives bonuses to are extremely bad.

Even though it’s a SNTNL mod, its bonuses aren’t even from the SNTNL tree. There’s not too much to say about this except that it’s boring and underwhelming. When it comes to Borderlands 3 Zane class mods, feel free to skip this and seek out a better option.

5. Shockerator

best borderlands 3 zane class mods shockerator

Do you like novas? Because that’s what the Shockerator does. It’s more of a gimmick than anything else, because Novas aren’t particularly relevant.

Shockerator gives you the Binary System augment for free, which is pretty useful except for the fact that Zane’s other clone augments are super worthwhile, so you’re probably using Binary System anyway. It also makes the clone trigger a shock nova every time it gets hit with a melee attack which… isn’t very useful.

It gives bonuses to Duct Tape Mod and Pocket Full of Grenades, which is kind of nice. It also gives bonuses Best Served Cold, which generates a Cryo Nova when enemies are killed.

You almost certainly don’t have points in Best Served Cold, so it’s kind of fun to get that nova, I guess. Anyway, it’s better than a purple at least, and novas are pretty fun even if they aren’t very useful.

4. Infiltrator

borderlands 3 zane class mods infiltrator

When it comes to Borderlands 3 Zane class mods, the Infiltrator would be good except the drawback is huge. You lose your shields every time you use an action skill, and its bonus only applies its full effect when your shields are depleted.

Even then, the bonus you get isn’t even close to the bonus you get with Antifreeze by just jumping. Its bonuses are also pretty underwhelming.

You get some movespeed, bullet dodge chance and a few points into Violent Momentum, which aren’t bad, but they’re not that great either.

3. Executor

borderlands 3 zane class mods executor

You may be noticing a pattern, which is that all of the Borderlands 3 Zane class mods so far are boring, have lame effects, and give bonuses to B and C tier skills. Executor is… also that, but it’s better than the others.

Executor gives Zane an additional kill skill, which improves accuracy (who cares), handling (who cares), critical hit damage (okay), status effect damage (who cares) and status effect chances (who cares). So it’s basically a critical hit damage kill skill.

At least it gives bonuses to useful DPS skills like Playing Dirty, Violent Violence and Good Misfortune.

The kill skill is not great, but it’s not bad either. At least it’s a nice, straightforward DPS increase instead of something pointless like weak, situational status effects.

2. Antifreeze

borderlands 3 zane class mods antifreeze

Antifreeze is actually quite powerful in terms of Borderlands 3 Zane class mods. 40% damage is nothing to sneeze at, and it’s very possible to be sliding and jumping around everywhere at all times, especially on PC.

You do have to change your playstyle in kind of a weird way to really get the full benefit of this mod but at least it’s not boring. Antifreeze grants all sorts of movespeed bonuses, as well as a bonus to Violent Momentum, which converts movespeed to additional damage.

The bonuses reinforce the playstyle that the mod perk encourages, so it’s thematically cohesive. Easily the best option when it comes to Borderlands 3 Zane class mods list so far.

1. Seein’ Dead

borderlands 3 zane class mods seein' dead

Seein’ Dead is easily the best mod for Zane and it has no competition whatsoever. If we were doing this like a tier list, Seein’ Dead is an S, Antifreeze is an A, and everything else is C, D and below.

Seein’ Dead, unlike Zane’s other mods, which mostly suck, is super OP and it turns Zane into a killing machine. It totally outclasses Zane’s Hitman capstone ability (so spec out of that immediately if you have it).

It gives every kill skill 25% increased effect and gives a (pretty high) chance to activate all his kill skills any time you inflict damage. It says weapon damage, but this thing will get procced by your drone and other sources of damage.

The 25% increased kill skill effect alone would make it a contender for Zane’s best mod (mostly because his other mods are terrible), but proccing all of Zane’s kill skills (he has like 9 of them) is insanely good.

On top of that, the bonuses this mod gives are to Zane’s best DPS skills: Donnybrook (gun damage kill skill), Playing Dirty (double damage chance), and Violent Violence (fire rate). There is no other option for Zane.

The only problem with the Seein’ Dead mod is that it requires the Handsome Jackpot DLC to farm. Other than that, it’s the mod you’re going to want to go with in almost any situation.

When it comes to the Borderlands 3 Zane class mods, Seein’ Dead is hands down the best option. Use this mod.

Conclusion – Borderlands 3 Zane Class Mods

When it comes to Borderlands 3 Zane class mods your best and only real option is the Seein’ Dead mod. Unfortunately the Seein’ Dead mod is locked behind the Handsome Jackpot DLC.

If you don’t have the Handsome Jackpot DLC, your next best option in terms of Borderlands 3 Zane class mods is the Antifreeze.

Anyway, that about does it for the best Borderlands 3 Zane class mods. Be sure to check out the Games Section for more content like this and also check out the Borderlands 3 Section for game guides for Borderlands including builds, tips, best guns, character reviews and more.


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