Unlike the Borderlands games before it, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands includes a full character creator, not just interchangeable head and body skins. And true to Bunkers and Badasses’ real-world Dungeons and Dragons inspiration, what appears like an impressive appearance generator ends up turning into a fun D&D Lite character sheet.
With that in mind, if you’re wondering how creative or weird you can get, let’s dive into the basics of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands character creator and how it works.
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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands features six character classes: Stabbomancer, Clawbringer, Spellshot, Graveborn, Spore Warden, and Brr Zerker. And before we get into how to customize their appearance, it’s worth noting that each has its own passive ability, or “class power,” and two action skills for you to choose from. For example, the Spellshot can either turn enemies into sheep – wait a minute, keep, Excuse me. Or equip two spells at once. The Brr Zerker can perform either a spin attack or a leap attack. Each class has such an option, and once you reach level 7 you can swap them out at will from the skills menu. Another fork in this journey is that you actually can multiclass after reaching a certain point and have two different passive abilities. For example, a Spellshot/Graveborn multiclass means you get twice as many infernal blasts when casting spells. You can also change your attributes at any time by visiting a machine in Brighthoof, and you can even change your secondary class after completing the story.
After choosing your first class, it’s time to choose your look. You’re not tied to a specific appearance or race for each class – your class’s armor appearance is the only difference, and there are many options in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, including body type, voice quality and pitch, and even an option to turn off symmetry. the Yes, really fun Part is Wonderlands’ slider overdrive, which removes the limiters for both the body and facial feature options. If you do this, you can create some truly horrific, weird, wonderful monstrosities, completely ignoring human anatomy or even the laws of physics. Look at this beauty! I recommend turning on the slider overdrive and just hitting randomize to see some true avant-garde artwork. Rapture’s own Dr. Steinman would kill for a face like that.
Based on your character’s appearance, choose a character background. Similar to D&D 5e, backgrounds help you choose the attributes you want to excel with. If you want higher strength and lower intelligence, go for Village Idiot. Want low strength and dexterity but higher intelligence and wisdom? Select “Failed Monk”. These backgrounds in combination with the type of voice you have chosen will also change some of your character’s dialogues if you like a bit more roleplay in your looter shooter RPGs.
After you’ve chosen your background, you can assign your actual attributes, and they all give certain stats a little boost, such as: The six attributes exactly mirror the six in D&D 5e, except that attunement replaces charisma as there are no roleplaying elements in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands when it comes to dialogue choice or persuasion. You just use guns for that.
I’d recommend checking the box to the right of the character sheet to see which attributes are recommended for each class, as these are the ones you’re most likely to use. But nobody prevents you from making a staff boomancer with an absurdly high constitution.
Character customization also has some changes from previous Borderlands games. You will find items in the world that will unlock new armor and headgear options, and these will be added to your profile’s initial character creation menu should you choose to create a new character. You can also completely change your character’s appearance, including using these new options, by visiting this machine at Izzie’s Fizzie’s in Brighthoof.
And that’s our brief breakdown of the character creator in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. For more information on the newly released Borderlands spinoff, check out the IGN review of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and if you’re new to the franchise, dig into Tiny Tina’s origins.
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