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Torks are chitinous creatures infesting areas of Elpis and Helios's Research and Development. They are primarily scavengers, but are also predatory in nature and will attack anything that approaches their nests.

Torks have an insect-like hierarchy, with intermediate torks fighting for their queen, which is capable of spawning lesser torks to aid her.


Smaller torks are relatively weak, and rely on their small size and quick speed in combat, either leaping from afar or running into melee range and swiping with their front legs. As a defensive tactic, they are also capable of jumping onto walls and leaping onto their targets in surprise attacks.

Larger torks are not fast, and instead have heavy armor plating, allowing them to withstand more punishment. Their attacks are also more diverse, with some being incapable of using melee attacks, and those that can only use them as a last resort.

All torks are susceptible to incendiary, explosive and to a lesser extent, corrosive and shock. Small torks can be knocked back by slam attacks, and all torks can be reliably frozen by cryo damage, which hinders the movement of smaller torks and the attack abilities of the larger torks.

Torks' critical hit locations are always either their abdomen, or are in proximity to them.

Tork Varieties

Tork Swarmling

Tork Swarmlings are small, common torks that are limited in terms of their attack patterns, exclusively using melee and leap attacks, but are also very small, making targeting more difficult.

Volatile Tork Swarmling

Volatile Tork Swarmlings are a rare variety of Tork Swarmling that appear as occasional spawns from Tork Queens, Tork Pestilents or from within looted tork nests. They are identical in behavior to Tork Swarmlings, but are corrosive in nature, and can charge their targets, exploding on impact.


Torks are common torks that can, in addition to leap and melee attacks, spit non-elemental spines in long-range combat.

Tork Spitter

Tork Spitters are common torks, distinguishable by their green, mottled abdomen and primarily corrosive attacks. While they are capable of utilizing melee attacks, Tork Spitters prefer to keep their distance - often jumping onto walls to do so - in order to repeatedly spit corrosive spines. In closer range they can also rapidly use the non-elemental spit attacks utilized by other Tork varieties.

Tork Infestral

Tork Infestrals are rare torks that feature massive abdomens. They often dig their thorax into the ground, releasing multiple corrosive geysers and Volatile Tork Swarmlings in their proximity. They rarely utilize, but are capable of using melee attacks and spitting corrosive spines.

Tork Reaver

Tork Reavers are torks that have wings rather than legs, meaning they never engage in ground combat. Tork Reavers either hover at a distance or fly towards their target, spitting corrosive spines. When in close proximity, they can repeatedly butt with their head as a melee attack, before retreating to a distance.

Tork Dredger

Tork Dredgers are large torks that in addition to rapid, powerful melee attacks and short-range leap attacks, frequently burrow underground to erupt out the ground underneath Vault Hunters, sending them airborne and inflicting significant damage.

Tork Queen

Tork Queens are large torks that spawn either Tork Swarmlings or Torks to aid them when in combat. Tork Queens have three pulsating sacs on their underbelly, which when burst after taking significant damage, spawn several Tork Swarmlings or Volatile Tork Swarmlings. While Tork Queens try to avoid getting in close quarters, they are able of slamming their bodies into Vault Hunters to damage and push them away, and are able of unleashing a torrent of non-elemental spit attacks.

Tork Basilisk

Tork Basilisks are large, rare torks that have a large growth on their back that acts as a cannon - capable of lobbing corrosive orbs with large splash damage radius, and also launching a massive corrosive laser beam.

Tork Abysm

Tork Abysms are large, rare torks that have are capable of creating corrosive singularities, pulling in all nearby Vault Hunters and causing significant damage. They are also capable of spitting massive corrosive orbs that home in on their targets.

Unique Torks


Not-So-Cute-Torks are unique Torks that appear exclusively during the mission All the Little Creatures.


The Even-More-Disgusting-Tork is a unique Tork Dredger that appears near the end of the mission All the Little Creatures.


  • Tork Dredgers have an increased chance of dropping the Bonus Package grenade mod.
  • The Even-More-Disgusting-Tork has an increased chance of dropping the Flakker shotgun.
    • As of the March 24th patch, the Even-More-Disgusting-Tork can respawn after the mission All the Little Creatures has been completed.
  • Tork Dredgers, Tork Queens, Tork Basilisks and Tork Abysms are classified as badass enemies and may trigger character responses upon their appearance.

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