The Battlelord is a title of two bosses in Duke Nukem Forever.


A Battlelord is a high-ranking alien commander. It is a colossal, bipedal lizard with a powerful laser minigun and a built-in mortar launcher. There are two Battlelords in the game, one in Vegas, and the other at the Hoover Dam. The Vegas Battlelord is leading an attack on Duke's Lady Killer Casino, while the Hoover Dam Battlelord, which is much stronger, is protecting the alien "wormhole" portal from EDF assault.

Combat AnalysisEdit

Las Vegas BattlelordEdit

Only explosive weapons and turrets are effective, so you should pick up one of the RPGs which are lying around, if you haven't done so already. The Battlelord is relatively slow, so it should be easy enough for you to fire off a barrage of well-aimed headshots with the RPG, before running around the central mound to take cover and replenish your rockets from one of the two EDF ammo dumps in the area. After defeating the Battlelord with your RPG, Duke must climb onto his head and remove a horn, thrusting it into his eye as you climb down, where Duke will finish him by repeatedly punching him "right in the jewels". He is slow, making it easy to land shots on him.

Hoover Dam BattlelordEdit

The second Battlelord encountered is a lot harder, because it has nearly 1.5 times as much health as the first one. Duke must rip off two horns this time (and stick them into the Battlelord's head and eye) in order to defeat it, making the whole fight a two step process. There's also much less cover during this fight since Duke is on a bridge with wrecked vehicles as the only means of cover. The Battlelord attacks with his minigun, but also could harm Duke by kicking the wrecked cars. It is also aided by respawning flying Assault Troopers. When the second horn ends up in the Battlelord's eye, Duke repeats the humiliating process of punching "right in the jewels".]


The Battlelord fought on the Hoover Dam wears armor that bears a striking resemblence to the original Battlelord from Duke Nukem 3D.

Weapon effectivenesses
M1911 Pistol
12 rockets
Pipe Bomb
Shrink Ray
Not effective
Enforcer Gun
Trip Mine
Freeze Ray
  • Note: The values given for the Shotgun and the explosive weapons are minimum values only.
Duke Nukem Forever
Chapters Duke Lives | Damn! It's Late... | The Duke Cave | Mothership Battle | The Lady Killer | Vegas in Ruin | The Duke Dome | The Hive | Queen Bitch | Duke Nukem's Titty City | Crash Course | The Duke Burger | The Mighty Foot | Ghost Town | Highway Battle | Dam Top | The Shrunk Machine | The Forkstop | Generator Room | Underground | The Clarifier | Blowin' the Dam | Final Battle | Press Conference
Items Beer | Duke Vision | Holoduke | Jetpack | Steroids | Double Damage | Invincibility
Weapons Melee | M1911 Pistol | Shotgun | Ripper | RPG | Pipe Bomb | Trip Mine | Railgun
Shrink Ray | Freeze Ray | AT Laser | AT Captain Laser | Enforcer Gun | Devastator | Expander | Impregnader | Garter Pistol | Sticky Bombs | Tittyana | DFG | N00b Tube
Scrapped: Assault Rifle | Chainsaw | Shield
Enemies Assault Commander | Enforcer | Assault Trooper
Assault Trooper Captain | Octabrain | Pigcop | Pregnator | Octababy | Rat
Bosses: Cycloid Emperor | Mothership | Battlelord | Alien Queen | Octaking | Energy Leech
Scrapped: Robot | Army Ant | Mutated Human | Human Robot
Other Difficulty | Hazards | EGO | Multiplayer | Cheat codes | Easter eggs
Quotes | Music | Creators | Duke Nukem
Game bugs
Hail to the Icons Parody Pack
The Doctor Who Cloned Me

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