Best Claptrap Builds Level 1 To 70 UPDATED – Borderlands Pre-Sequel

Claptrap the Fragtrap

Claptrap the Fragtrap is one of the most underrated playable characters in Borderlands Pre-Sequel. Most gamers simply assume he would suck in the game and often choose other characters to play. However, this silly-looking robot can be an exceptional Vault Hunter in the game.  

In this guide, we have gathered some of the best Claptrap the Fragtrap builds from level 0 to level 70. So, before you dive into the game with Claptrap, know a little more about his skills to get the best out of him.

Claptrap The Fragtrap

A brief presentation of Claptrap

One of the most beloved Borderlands characters ever has been a talkative Hyperion robot known as Claptrap. He started off as an NPC in the first game but later became a playable character in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

For years now, Claptrap has been the mascot of the Borderlands franchise. He’s been a helpful reminder of quests that need to be completed, an assassin in disguise. But he’s also played the role of a lonely, forgotten hero.

Throughout his short life as a Vault Hunter, he has had to fend off a variety of different threats from the various enemies in the Borderlands universe. This has made him a bit snarky and overenthusiastic. He brags a lot and sometimes even expresses loneliness. 

Claptrap’s Action Skill is VaultHunter.EXE. It will analyze the situation in the game and then determine which Vault Hunter is best suitable. After that, it will loan an Action Package, which allows Claptrap to fight in the same manner for a short period of time. It will also give you Health Regeneration and Full Health.  Because of all these amazing abilities and skills, Claptrap makes a great playable character in Borderlands Pre-Sequel.

Claptrap the Fragtrap Levelling Build Borderlands Pre-Sequel

Many players suggest that Claptrap is not a good starting character, but by adding some points to the BoomTrap skill tree, you can make him powerful. We can go with many builds, but it is best to go with the offensive build for this guide. It’s a BoomTrap tree-based build that is suitable for explosive damage. 

We will add some points to the Fragmented Fragtrap skill tree as well to make Claptrap more powerful. Claptrap is not as powerful as other characters in the game, so make sure you choose the right build, or else it will ruin your game. We recommend following the leveling guide below to level your Claptrap and get the best out of him during the early game. Here is how you should level Claptrap in Borderlands Pre-Sequel.

Level 0 – 3: Unlock Claptrap’s skill, VaultHunter.EXE.

Level 3 – 4: Invest one point into Drop the Hammer skill.

Level 4 – 8: Invest four points into the Drop the Hammer skill.

Level 8 – 13: Invest five points into the Coincidental Combustion skill.

Level 13 – 14: Invest one point into Second Wind (by Tediore) skill.

Level 14 – 15: Invest one point into I Am Rubber. You Are Glue skill.

Level 15 – 19: Invest four points into Start with a Bang skill.

Level 19 – 24: Invest five points into the Hyperion Punch skill.

Level 24 – 25: Invest one point into Livin’ Near the Edge skill.

Level 25 – 26: Invest one point into All the Gun’s skills.

Level 26 – 29: Invest three points into the Fuzzy Logic skill.

Level 29 – 30: Invest one point into the Safety First skill.

Level 30 – 34: Invest four points into Surprised? Stabilize! Skill.

Level 34 – 35: Invest one point into the Rope-a-Derp skill.

After leveling your Claptrap, you should have a build looking like the one below:

Claptrap Borderlands Pre Sequel

Best Mid-Game Builds for Claptrap the Fragtrap BTPS

You can choose many builds for Claptrap at mid-game, but only a few are the best. Below are the two best Claptrap builds for mid-game in Borderlands Pre-Sequel.

Claptrap – The Booming Fragtrap

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This is an epic mid-game Claptrap build that will dramatically increase the output of your explosive damage and help you to eliminate enemies effectively. This is not only great for fighting opponents but also helps you to deal with heavy damage in the game. 

It is based on the BoomTrap skill tree, which is all about explosive damage. Apart from that, this build also focuses on a few great skills from I Love You Guys! This helps you increase your survivability in the game. 

This build is suitable for solo play and defeating powerful enemies like Iwajira. The creator of this build was able to bring tons of explosive damage to the enemies. So, if you are looking for a suitable mid-game Claptrap build, you can never go wrong with The Booming Fragtrap. 

The Booming Fragtrap Build

Claptrap – The Healer/ Buffer

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If you are planning to use Claptrap for team play, there is no better mid-game build than this one. This Claptrap build is heavily focused on healing and support that will work to keep all your teammates alive and super charged up in the game. It has all the skills you need to carry your team and deal with the damage.

This build is mostly suitable for co-op games. The creator of the build mostly takes advantage of Claptrap’s I Love You Guys! Skill Tree. Apart from that, the creator also used Drop the Hammer and Coincidental Combustion skills for explosive damage. Follow this build to enjoy the best of Claptrap in team play.

Healer Buffer Build Clap Trap Borderlands

Best Claptrap the Fragtrap Builds Level 70 Borderlands Pre-Sequel

When you are near the end of the game, you can use any build for Claptrap, but to get the best out of him, you will need the best Claptrap builds. Here are the two best Claptrap builds in Borderlands Pre-Sequel.

Claptrap – The Ninja-Trap

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If you are looking for a level 70 melee Claptrap build, this is the best choice. With this build, you can transform Claptrap into a legit Ninja. The creator of this build wanted to make a cool and unique Claptrap build that focuses on melee damage. This build is great for defeating enemies as well as giving you a chance to heal yourself in the game.

The Level 70 Ninja-Trap build focuses on using different types of weapons to deal with damage with accuracy. It is suitable for co-op as well as a solo game. You can use different types of guns to maximize damage. With this build, Claptrap can do great damage with melee. 

This build uses skills from all three skill trees. This build is built by skills such as Drop the Hammer, Killbot, Second Wind, Start with a Bang, One Last Thing, Maniacal Laughter, All the Things are Awesome, All the Guns, Safety First, Fuzzy Logic, Tripleclocked, Death Machine, etc. 

The Ninja Trap Build Claptrap Borderlands

Best Gears for Claptrap – The Ninja-Trap Build

Weapon 1: Rightsizing Fatale 

Weapon 2: Action Lady Fist

Weapon 3: Niveous Longest Yard

Weapon 4: Evisceration Probe

Grenade: Longbow Quasar

Shield: Alkaline Avalanche

Oz Kit: Arctic Acrobat Oz Kit

MOD: Stable Roboninja Class Mod

Claptrap builds presequel

Claptrap – The Ultimate Endgame Build

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So, if you want to build an ultimate endgame Claptrap, try this build. With this build, you can pretty much kill anything in the game with just an ice weapon. It is not only an offensive build but also gives you a defensive advantage. Even though Claptrap is the hardest character to play with, this build can give you some serious advantages.

This ultimate endgame Claptrap build focuses on all three Skill Trees, i.e., BoomTrap, I Love You Guys! And Fragmented Fragtrap. However, it mostly capitalizes the power from Start with a Bang and Load ‘n’ Splode. It is good for both solos as well as co-op play. If you want to level up your Claptrap, follow this build. 

Ultimate End Game Build Claptrap Borderlands Pre Sequel

Best Gears for Claptrap – The Ultimate Endgame Build

Weapon 1: Double Penetrating 88 Fragnum  

Weapon 2: Refill Subcompact MG

Weapon 3: Slippery Rifle

Weapon 4: Deep a Nukem

Grenade: Longbow Cryo

Shield: Naught

Oz Kit: Voltaic Bomber Oz Kit

MOD: Chronicler of Epis Class Mod

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