Badass Nomad is an enemy encountered in Borderlands 2. He is stronger version of Nomad Taskmaster and is distinguished by spikes on his shields. Badass Nomads only encounters in areas controlled by Bloodshot and Sawtooth clans.



Aside from using assault rifles, Badass Nomads can also unleash a powerful shield bash when in melee range. Sometimes Badass Nomads will give orders to the other bandits in the area, improving their combat effectiveness but potentially letting alert Vault Hunters prepare for the imminent shift in tactics. While issuing orders, Badaass Nomad will put his shield aside opening himself for easy shots.