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Check out this guide for Amara the Siren's best builds in Borderlands 3. Including build breakdowns, recommended skills, & leveling up guide!

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All Character Tree - Build & Overview

Amara Best Build - Melee Shutdown

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Action SkillPhaseslam
Augment SkillNova
Skill ElementAny of the Action Skill Elements
Mystical AssaultFist of the ElementsBrawl
-AnimaAnima Lvl. 5Personal SpacePersonal Space Lvl. 3
-TempestTempest Lvl. 5ClarityClarity Lvl. 2
-Illuminated FistIlluminated Fist Lvl. 1SamsaraSamsara Lvl. 3
-WildfireWildfire Lvl. 4Helping Hand(s)Helping Hand(s) Lvl. 5
-IndiscriminateIndiscriminate Lvl. 3MindfulnessMindfulness Lvl. 3
-CatharsisCatharsis Lvl. 2Find Your CenterFind Your Center Lvl. 1
-SustainmentSustainment Lvl. 2VigorVigor Lvl. 3
--Jab CrossJab Cross Lvl. 4
--Guardian AngelGuardian Angel Lvl. 1
--Blitz Blitz Lvl. 1

Build Overview

Exploit Amara's Biceps for a reason and with this build. Pound enemies into fine dust all around the galaxy with skills that buff Amara's melee attacks, tankiness, & action skill damage!

Check Out the All Skills List Here

Prioritize Fist of the Elements Tree when Leveling Up

You must prioritize putting skill points in the Fist of the Elements skill tree as this is where you will find the Fist Over Matter Action skill. Although the build primarily uses the Brawl Skill Tree, Fist Over Matter is your top priority.

Build Strengths

Survive Close Encounters

Thanks to the damage reduction and healing skills, you won't be downed quickly with this build. The melee and close quarter buffs will also make it so that you'll be pulverizing enemies within your reach!

Melee & Gun Combo

This build still adds additional damage to guns while still buffing up Amara's Melee Damage. This amps up the damage just by being close to your enemies and adds even more elemental damage too!

Tips for the Build

Recommended Weapon: Elemental Shotgun

With the way the build is, having an elemental shotgun will take advantage of almost of all of your damage buffs. Since you'll always want to be in melee range, a shotgun is the best for this build.

Have an Elemental Grenade Mod

An elemental Grenade Mod will save you for when you need to heal in a snap. Since Sustainment heals based on your elemental damage, this quick burst of elemental damage will have your health going up.

Amara Best Build - High Self-Sustain

High Sustain Build
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Action SkillFist Over MatterFist Over Matter
Augment SkillAllureAllure
Skill ElementAny of the Action Skill Elements
Mystical AssaultFist of the ElementsBrawl
Violent TapestryViolent Tapestry Lvl. 5AnimaAnima Lvl. 5Root to RiseRoot to Rise Lvl. 5
RestlessRestless Lvl. 5InfusionInfusion Lvl. 5Personal SpacePersonal Space Lvl. 3
AscendantAscendant Lvl. 1TempestTempest Lvl. 5SamsaraSamsara Lvl. 3
-DreadDread Lvl. 1Helping Hand(s)Helping Hand(s) Lvl. 5
-IndiscriminateIndiscriminate Lvl. 3Find Your CenterFind Your Center Lvl. 1
-Deep WellDeep Well Lvl. 1-

Build Overview

A survivability focused build, this combines Amara's high damage and healing to create a self-sustaining elemental powered Siren. The build also makes her viable for all 3 of her Action Skills Elements.

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Prioritize Fist of the Elements Tree when Leveling Up

The main tree for this build is the Fist of the Elements. Fill it up then switch to the Brawler tree to get Samsara.

Build Strengths

Self-Sustaining Build

The whole point of the build is to keep Amara's health up as much as possible as she continues to deal damage to her enemies. Her Action Skill will be primarily used for this.

Crowd Control Action Skill

With Fist Over Matter and Allure, this build will allow players to damage more than 1 enemy in a single use of their Action Skill. This works with the self-sustaining part of the build.

Switch Between Any of the Skill Elements

Since this build specs in all of Amara's Skill Trees, you'll be free to switch between any of the unlocked Skill Elements. This makes the build flexible to any elemental type.

Check Out the Elemental Damage & Types Here

Tips for the Build

Keep Action Up as Much as Possible

With the Samsara and Helping Hand(s) skills, it's important to keep using your Action Skill as much as possible for constant damage reduction and additional gun damage. Healing will also be raised constantly.

Fists Will Not be Canceled when Target is Dead

Unlike other Phasegrasp Action Skills, the Fist Over Matter does not end when the Grasped enemy is dead. The fists will continue to pound the ground, damaging any enemies near it. Use this when being mobbed by multiple melee units.

Fists Over Matter Can Work on Bosses

Although your can't grasp Bosses and some enemies, the Fists will still show up when used against them. It's not as viable against mobile enemies, but it can still damage them right before they move.

Amara Best Build - Elemental Powerhouse

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Action SkillFist Over MatterFist Over Matter
Augment SkillAllureAllure
Skill ElementAny of the Action Skill Element
Mystical AssaultFist of the ElementsBrawl
-AnimaAnima Lvl. 5Personal SpacePersonal Space Lvl. 3
-TempestTempest Lvl. 5ClarityClarity Lvl. 3
-WildfireWildfire Lvl. 5SamsaraSamsara Lvl. 3
-DreadDread Lvl. 1Helping Hand(s)Helping Hand(s) Lvl. 5
-IndiscriminateIndiscriminate Lvl. 3MindfulnessMindfulness Lvl. 3
-Deep WellDeep Well Lvl. 1VigorVigor Lvl. 3
-CatharsisCatharsis Lvl. 3Guardian AngelGuardian Angel Lvl. 1
-SustainmentSustainment Lvl. 3-
-Forceful ExpressionForceful Expression Lvl. 1-

Build Overview

Taking advantage of Amara's Elemental Skills, this build will amp up her elemental damage and elemental chance to melt all enemies in the way.

Prioritize Fist of the Element Tree when Leveling Up

The main tree for this build is the Fist of the Element. Invest all your skills in this tree first as most of the elemental buffs and the Action Skill you'll use are here.

Build Strengths

High Overall Elemental Damage & Chance

The whole point of the build is to amp up Amara's elemental damage. Regardless which element is used in this build, it will still be as strong as any other.

Easy Health Sustain

For Survibability, Amara's Sustainment skill will continuously heal her so long as she's doing elemental damage. This could come from either her Action Skill or her weapons.

Tips for the Build

Carry Different Elemental Weapons

As an elemental build, using elemental statuses are a must. Carry different types of elemental weapons to take down different types of enemies.

Amara - Skills & Character Overview

Amara - Skills & Character Overview

Gifted with mystical powers as one of the 6 sirens of the galaxy, Amara is able to summon ethereal fists to slam enemies or throw an astral projection of herself at will.

Check Out the Amara Character Guide Here

Element Focused Skills

Most of Amara's skills focuses on amping up her elemental damage and elemental effect chance either from her weapons or her Action Skills.

Crowd Control & Multi Target Abilities

With skills that can easily attack multiple enemies at a time, Amara's especially good when it comes to crowd control. Her Phasegrasp and Deliverance skills are notable for these.

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Anonymous 11

They are trash because they have they use 50 skill points and you only get 48. At least the element build does. Pretty shoddy

Anonymous 10

The breakdown on the melee build seems a bit off. The skill points end up being a bit more than 48, which im sure will be great after the dlc's but we dont have those yet lol

AGuyWithAGun 9

With the elemental powerhouse build it is better to put points into the ricochet perk over wildfire as when ties that bind is used the ricochet will hit the linked targets and even some other enemies and if you use the singularity perk it will be a total m***acre!

Anonymous 8

For those who are calling these builds "trash" and "awful," how about you provide some feedback instead of complaining and talking ****? Right now, you are the equivalent of someone who *****es about everything just for the sake of *****ing.

Anonymous 6

Actually these builds are pretty solid. Most of yall are just trash at the game and expect to be able to walk through everything and never be touched. Not how it works, get good scrubs.

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