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These creatures look exactly like Giant Scythids except for their total blue color and the electrical sparks running across their surface. Like the Badass Fire Crawler, this badass enemy will quickly move to range and then release an arcing, shock projectile that has a limited splash and does extreme damage to shields. In addition, they also have the slashing attack of Giant Scythids, but with the added danger of shock elemental effect. Fortunately, they won't employ the slashing attack often, preferring their ranged bombardment while other scythids act as interference.
This breed is quickly taken down with heavy automatic fire from a machine gun-style combat rifle or multiple blasts from a shotgun. Shock Scythids will explode with an electric nova when they die, so melee attacks shouldn't be attempted. Because the projectile attack from this enemy can almost instantly strip away shields, and because they are vulnerable to regular bullets, prioritize this enemy when encountered.
- Main article: Scythid#General_Strategy
- In Playthrough 2 they are renamed BadMutha Lightning Scythid, and in Playthrough 2.5 they are renamed SuperBad Galvanizing Scythid.