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Find out the best and most powerful legendary weapons in Borderlands 3 here! This includes where to find them, stats and effects, weapon type, & more!!!

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Best Pistols

Pistols
1Queen's Call / King's Call
2The Flood
3The Occultist

1: Queen's Call / King's Call

Queen
How to Get
Defeat Tyreen the Destroyer (Queen) / (King)

These weapons will always deal elemental damage and come with a magazine size of 6. It will consume 3 bullets per shot, but returns 3 bullets to your magazine and ricochets 3 homing bullets to a target when it crits. Extremely powerful against bosses.

Check How To Get Queen's Call

2. The Flood

The Flood
How to Get
Random World Drop

This non-elemental weapon is a fast-firing full-auto pistol that has a high damage output. This weapon is perfect for when you need to deal high damage to burst down opponents!

Check Out How to Get the Flood Here

3: Occultist

Occultist
How to Get
Drops from Troy Calypso

The Occultist has one of the highest damage potential for a pistol in the game. It's high raw damage, splash damage, and special ability amps up its DPS to great levels.

Check Out How to Get the Occultist Here

Best Assault Rifles

Assault Rifles
1Lucian's Call
2Rowan's Call
3Laser-Sploader

1. Lucian's Call

Lucian
How to Get
Random World Drop

Assault Rifle with a high fire rate and low recoil. Critical hits will return 2 bullets to your magazine, and ricochet 2 bullets to the nearest enemy! Can also come in elemental variants!

Check Out How to Get Lucian's Call Here

2. Rowan's Call

Rowan
How To Get
Random World Drop

An Assault Rifle that hits harder than the Lucien's Call. Despite this, it has a higher recoil that may make it less accurate than the first weapon. This weapon can also come in elemental variants.

Check Out How to Get Rowan's Call

3. Laser-Sploader

Laser-Sploader
How To Get
Random World Drop

This Assault Rifle can continuously fire a stream of elemental lasers. Occasionally, it will also fire an explosive energy ball. Excellent weapon for focusing fire on single targets.

Check How To Get Laser-Sploader

Best SMGs

SMGs
1Bitch
2Crossroad
3Cutsman

1. Bitch

Bitch
How To Get
Random World Drop

The Bitch has an extremely fast fire rate to go along with its pinpoint accuracy. This makes the SMG a great weapon to have when firing on the move. This weapon can also come in elemental variants.

Check Out How to Get The Bitch Here

2. Crossroad

Crossroad
How To Get
Random World Drop

A high burst damage weapon that fires 4 bullets per shot. This weapon also has elemental variants which allow you to increase damage outputs to shields, flesh, armors, and more!

Check How To Get Crossroad

3. Cutsman

Cutsman
How To Get
Random World Drop

The Cutsman shoots two projectiles connected by a string of energy that hits enemies multiple times when they get caught in it. This greatly increases its damage potential!

Best Shotguns

Shotguns
1Hellwalker
2Flakker
3The Butcher

1. Hellwalker

Hellwalker
How To Get
Random World Drop

This weapon always comes in a Speedloading fire elemental variant, and anointed. Each shot from this weapon fires 10 bullets in a pentagram shape. Bullets will also be able to ricochet to multiple enemies.

Check Out How to Get the Hellwalker Here

2. Flakker

Flakker
How To Get
Random World Drop

Fires explosions from close to mid range that hit enemies multiple times. Due to its large splash damage radius, you can easily burst down enemies if you catch them in the middle of all those explosions.

Check How To Get Flakker

3. The Butcher

The Butcher
How To Get
Random World Drop

This Shotgun has a fast rate of fire, and has a chance to return bullets into your magazine every time you pull the trigger. This gives you the potential to deal high damage without needing to reload as much!

Check Out How to Get The Butcher Here

Best Sniper Rifles

Sniper Rifles
1Lyuda
2Malak's Bane
3Krakatoa

1. Lyuda

Lyuda
How To Get
Random World Drop

The Lyuda is a fast-firing Sniper Rifle that can spawn 2 more bullets after the initial shot has traveled a certain distance. This is useful when dispatching large targets from afar. Can also come in elemental variants.

Check Out How to Get the Lyuda Here

2. Malak's Bane

Malak
How To Get
Random World Drop

Since it can become a Sniper or a Shotgun, the Malak's Bane is versatile when it comes to range. It's bullets ricochets twice to other enemies whenever it hits a target.

Check Out How to Get Malak's Bane Here

3. Krakatoa

Krakatoa
How To Get
Random World Drop

Fully automatic and with the unique ability to turn molten enemies to mini volcanoes, the Krakatoa is an elemental powerhouse that can take out mobs when used in the right spot.

Best Rocket Launchers

Rocket Launchers
1Hive
2Ruby's Wrath
3Freeman

1. Hive

Hive
How To Get
Princess Tarantella II

With its homing rockets, the Hive can easily get you out of sticky situations quickly. Besides its homing rockets, it's main shot also explodes, dealing damage to anyone near it.

2. Ruby's Wrath

Ruby
How To Get
Random World Drop

Fires a vortex grenade with a singularity effect, catching all enemies in an area in the blast. Enemies affected will temporarily be immobile and become marked. The Launcher will then fire up to 7 micro missiles that home in on marked targets.

Check Out How to Get the Ruby's Wrath

3. Freeman

 Freeman
How To Get
The Warden

Being able to control your shot and dealing a lot of damage. The Freeman will allow you to actively control where your rocket will shot at!

Best Grenades

Grenade Mods
1Quasar
2Hex
3Storm Front

1. Quasar

Quasar
How To Get
Random World Drop

The Quasar has great base damage and elemental damage. It's great for crowd control since it can attach to multiple enemies at a time!

2. Hex

Hex
How To Get
Random World Drop

Homes in on the closest target while firing a stream of elemental damage. This grenade mod is especially powerful when using the Recurring Hex variant.

Check Out How to Get the Hex Here

3. Storm Front

Storm Front
How To Get
Random World Drop

This grenade will split into multiple bombs upon impact. Each bomb will then act as an electric pylon that will then chain lightning and deal high shock damage over a large area of effect. Excellent for melting enemy shields.

Check Out How to Get the Storm Front Here


Weapon Level Scales After Beating Story

After clearing the story, all enemies and their loot will scale to your level. This means that defeating an enemy at level 50 will drop a level 50 weapon. When the story has not yet been cleared, enemies and loot will stay at their original level.

Check Out the All Story Walkthrough Here!

Recommended Early Game Legendary Weapons

Early Game in Borderlands 3 is more or less from Level 1 - 20 in Normal Game Mode.

One Pump Chump

One Pump Chump
Weapon TypeShotgun

The One Pump Chump is a powerful weapon that always spawns with a 1000x damage multiplier. Although it only has a single-bullet magazine, there's a chance that it won't consume ammo when fired.

Check Out the One Pump Chump Here

How to Get the One Pump Chump

How to Get the One Pump Chump
Click to Enlarge
LocationLectra City, Promethea

Head to Lectra City in Promethea and go to the location stated above. That section will have a puzzle that you'll need to solve to get to the One Punch Psycho, the unique enemy that drops the One Pump Chump.

SkekSil

SkekSil

The SkekSil releases 1-3 rockets after every other shot. Since it's a COV weapon, it has an unlimited magazine. The rockets will have the same element as the weapon does.

Check Out the SkekSil Weapon Here

How to Get the Skeksil

How to Get the Skeksil
Click to Enlarge
LocationAscension Bluff

The Legendary Hunt Skrakk is found in a small area in Ascension Bluff. So far, it's the only enemy that the Skeksil drops from.

Mind-Killer

Mind-Killer

A shotgun that can be charged for more damage, the Mind-Killer can easily bring down enemies with its charged attack. It has a bit of splash damage when using the charge shots.

Check Out the Mind-Killer Weapon Here

How to Get the Mind-Killer

How to Get the Mind-Killer
LocationMouthpiece, Ascension Bluff

The Mind-Killer is a rare drop from the main story boss, Mouthpiece. You can farm Mouthpiece quite easily as he's near a checkpoint and respawns every after reload.

Recommended Mid Game Legendary Weapons

Mid game in Borderlands 3 is from Level 21 - 49 in Normal Game Mode.

Crossroad

Crossroad

An SMG that shoots 4 rounds at a time, the Crossroads has a high damage threshold with high elemental damage and chance. It can spawn in any of the elemental types.

Check Out the Crossroad Weapon Here

How to Get Crossroad

How to Get Crossroad
LocationLoot Tinks

The Crossroad is one of the Legendary Weapons you can get from defeating Loot Tinks. Check out this guide on where you can farm a Loot Tink for Legendary Weapons.

Check Out Loot Tink Legendary Farming Methods Here

Laser-Sploder

Laser-Sploder

The Laser-Sploder is a unique rifle made by torgue that combines lasers with explosions! While holding down the trigger, small rockets will fire off and hit wherever the gun is being pointed at, doing tons of damage in the process.

Check Out the Laser-Sploder Weapon Here

How to Get Laser-Sploder

How to Get Crossroad
LocationLoot Tinks

The Laser-Sploder is one of the Legendary Weapons you can get from defeating Loot Tinks. Since a Loot Tink has a large loot pool, it might take a while to get it to drop.

What are Legendary Weapons?

Powerful Weapons with Unique Abilities

Powerful Weapons with Unique Abilities

Legendary Weapons are some of the strongest weapons in the game with higher base stats and unique abilities on top of it. Some weapons can even perform well even against higher level enemies.

Check Out the Rarity Difference Guide Here

Rare Drops / Loot

Rare Drops / Loot

Strong and extremely rare. Legendary Weapons have the lowest drop chance out of all the rarities. Even though they drop from specific bosses, they are not a 100% drop chance.

Recommended Early Game Legendary Weapons

Early Game in Borderlands 3 is more or less from Level 1 - 20 in Normal Game Mode.

One Pump Chump

One Pump Chump
Weapon TypeShotgun

The One Pump Chump is a powerful weapon that always spawns with a 1000x damage multiplier. Although it only has a single-bullet magazine, there's a chance that it won't consume ammo when fired.

Check Out the One Pump Chump Here

How to Get the One Pump Chump

How to Get the One Pump Chump
Click to Enlarge
LocationLectra City, Promethea

Head to Lectra City in Promethea and go to the location stated above. That section will have a puzzle that you'll need to solve to get to the One Punch Psycho, the unique enemy that drops the One Pump Chump.

SkekSil

SkekSil

The SkekSil releases 1-3 rockets after every other shot. Since it's a COV weapon, it has an unlimited magazine. The rockets will have the same element as the weapon does.

Check Out the SkekSil Weapon Here

How to Get the Skeksil

How to Get the Skeksil
Click to Enlarge
LocationAscension Bluff

The Legendary Hunt Skrakk is found in a small area in Ascension Bluff. So far, it's the only enemy that the Skeksil drops from.

Mind-Killer

Mind-Killer

A shotgun that can be charged for more damage, the Mind-Killer can easily bring down enemies with its charged attack. It has a bit of splash damage when using the charge shots.

Check Out the Mind-Killer Weapon Here

How to Get the Mind-Killer

How to Get the Mind-Killer
LocationMouthpiece, Ascension Bluff

The Mind-Killer is a rare drop from the main story boss, Mouthpiece. You can farm Mouthpiece quite easily as he's near a checkpoint and respawns every after reload.

Recommended Mid Game Legendary Weapons

Mid game in Borderlands 3 is from Level 21 - 49 in Normal Game Mode.

Crossroad

Crossroad

An SMG that shoots 4 rounds at a time, the Crossroads has a high damage threshold with high elemental damage and chance. It can spawn in any of the elemental types.

Check Out the Crossroad Weapon Here

How to Get Crossroad

How to Get Crossroad
LocationLoot Tinks

The Crossroad is one of the Legendary Weapons you can get from defeating Loot Tinks. Check out this guide on where you can farm a Loot Tink for Legendary Weapons.

Check Out Loot Tink Legendary Farming Methods Here

Laser-Sploder

Laser-Sploder

The Laser-Sploder is a unique rifle made by torgue that combines lasers with explosions! While holding down the trigger, small rockets will fire off and hit wherever the gun is being pointed at, doing tons of damage in the process.

Check Out the Laser-Sploder Weapon Here

How to Get Laser-Sploder

How to Get Crossroad
LocationLoot Tinks

The Laser-Sploder is one of the Legendary Weapons you can get from defeating Loot Tinks. Since a Loot Tink has a large loot pool, it might take a while to get it to drop.

What are Legendary Weapons?

Powerful Weapons with Unique Abilities

Powerful Weapons with Unique Abilities

Legendary Weapons are some of the strongest weapons in the game with higher base stats and unique abilities on top of it. Some weapons can even perform well even against higher level enemies.

Check Out the Rarity Difference Guide Here

Rare Drops / Loot

Rare Drops / Loot

Strong and extremely rare. Legendary Weapons have the lowest drop chance out of all the rarities. Even though they drop from specific bosses, they are not a 100% drop chance.

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