About the Beacon:
The Beacon is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Maliwan Pistol deals good damage on itself. The fire rate is oke but definitely not as fast as a Hellshock. The Beacon’s special power lies in its reload. Every time you reload it will trigger a Nova Blast in the form of the weapon’s current element. You want to empty the clip of the Beacon instead of prematurely reloading as the damage of the Nova will increase the lower the magazine is. The max damage of the Nova is 500% of the weapon’s damage. Therefore you want a Beacon with a small magazine size because then it’s easier for you to quickly trigger a lot of high damage Novas. This is a great weapon to give to Zane’s Clone as it will also trigger the Novas. When doing so you want to take a Transformer of Red Suit shield and give the clone a Shock or Radiation Beacon. Because the weapon deals splash damage and therefore can hurt you.
Fire damage is strong against Flesh and can cause targets to burn. Burning deals high damage over a 5-second duration.
Corrosive damage is strong against Armor and causes targets to melt. Melting deals high damage over a 7-second duration.
Shock damage is strong against Shields and causes targets to be electrocuted. Electrocution deals very high damage over a 3-second duration.
Radiation damage can cause targets to become Irradiated. Irradiated enemies deal Aura Damage to nearby enemies for 8 seconds. If an Irradiated enemy dies, they explode, Irradiating any enemies damaged by the explosion.
Special Weapon Effect:
“This little light of mine…”
- Reloads trigger a Nova blast of the weapon’s current element
- Shots deal splash damage
Where to get the Beacon?
The Beacon has an increased chance of dropping from Jerrick Logan who is located in Bloodsun Canyon on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.
Where can I find Jerrick Logan?
Jerrick Logan can be found in Bloodsun Canyon on Gehenna. He’s part of the ‘Most Wanted’ Crew Challenge.
Is the Beacon any good?
The Beacon is a very good weapon, you should definitely farm one for yourself. You can do some fun stuff with the weapon.