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Armored Skags are skags with a rider heavy armor. Once their rider has been killed, they will adopt one of two combat methods. The first is a charge with considerable knock-back effect. The other is a spitting attack, where the skag horks large yellow balls. These balls are explosive in nature and will explode upon contact with a player or if they miss, after a few seconds. Armored Skags are vulnerable to corrosive damage.
- If under the service of Sheriff's Possy, they are named Sheriff's Armored Skag and their name remains unchanged regardless of the game mode.
- If under the service of Rats, in [True Vault Hunter Mode]] their name remains unchanged, and in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Ironclad Skag.