Badass Skeletons are enemies encountered in the DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. They are elite units and are significantly tougher than most of their companions.
Badass Skeletons are heavily armored and wield a large shield. The shield can deflect bullets and when placed in front of the skeleton it is impervious to frontal attack. In addition to the shield, Badass Skeletons carry a large mace which they use as a melee weapon. Badass Skeltons have a basic melee attack with their mace and a more powerful ground-pound attack. The Badass Skeleton smashes its mace into the ground creating a small shockwave and pushing any enemies back. However, this attack causes their mace to become stuck in the ground for a short while, leaving them open to attack. Despite their red health bar, Badass Skeletons are weak to corrosive damage.
- In True Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Super Badass Skeleton, and in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Ultimate Badass Skeleton.
- Destroying a Badass Skeleton contributes to the Bone Breaker challenge in the challenge list.