Rakk are flying creatures found in the game Borderlands. They are similar to bats, with leathery bodies and a lack of feathers. Instead of beaks, they have a flat, fleshy head ending with a pointed snout, with a brightly colored, bony plate on the top, and hooked barbs lining their slit-like mouth. Rakk do not have any lower limbs. Instead, they have a set of curved, razor-sharp talons upon a flexible tail that they use to attach themselves to rocky surfaces. Rakk are carnivorous and extremely agile, using their speed as an advantage against prey. However, a few shots from most guns can kill them. This makes shotguns very effective, as the multiple projectiles can kill a flock in one shot in close range.
Their are multiple variants of Rakk. The following table includes all variants.
|Rakk||Basic Rakk, brown skin.|
|Feeder Rakk||Rakk that are sent out to hunt for food, blue-white skin.|
|Bloated Rakk||Rakk that are used to defend dormant hives only, green skin|
|Defender Rakk||Basic Rakk used to defend an awakened hive, grey skin|
|Kamikaze Rakk||Rakk suicide bombers, same use as Defenders, green skin with yellow markings|
|Badass Fire Rakk||Fire-breathing Rakk, red skin.|
|Badass Shock Rakk||Rakk that possess the ability to use lightning on their prey, blue skin.|
|Badass Corrosive Rakk||Rakk that spit acid at prey, green skin|
|Skelerakk||Undead Rakk, skinless|
|Rakk-Trap||Rakk that have been fused with claptrap parts, giving them metallic wings and a red light in the middle of their face.|
|Rakkinishu||Fire-breathing giant Rakk, lives on the outskirts of Pandora's Rust Commons, grey skinned.|
|Mothrakk||Fire-breathing giant Rakk that terrorized Pandora's Arid Badlands, killed by the vault hunters. Brown skin, black wings with yellow markings.|