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Complex Root

The Complex Root is a Borderlands 3 Legendary Sniper that is manufactured by Maliwan. It has an increased chance of dropping from Lani Dixon who is located in Ashfall Peaks on Gehenna.
Borderlands 3 Legendary Sniper - Complex Root
Borderlands 3 Legendary Sniper - Complex Root

About the Complex Root:

The Complex Root is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Maliwan Sniper shoots 2 projectiles after a 1-second charge up. The projectile will spawn 13 new projectiles that will Zickzack along the trajectory. The bullets will explode on impact or after a set time has expired. The Complex Root isn’t designed for long-range sniping as the projectiles don’t travel that far.

Avoid using this weapon at close range as the additional projectiles deal splash damage that can take you down. So if you are playing as Moze and are spec-ed into Torgue Cross-Promotion, the splash damage radius can get insane.


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.

Cryo damage slows enemies and eventually freezing them. Cryo efficiency is the percentage of damage dealt that is applied as Cryo, at 100% efficiency, enemies will freeze at 20% health. Frozen enemies are unable to move and take 3x Melee damage

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:

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  • Fires 2 projectiles that will swawn additional projectiles that move in a Zickzack pattern.
  • Spawns with 2 random elements

Weapon Stats:

Level: 60+
Damage: 10930
Accuracy: 93%
Handling: 79%
Reload Time: 4.0s
Fire Rate: 8.69/s
Magazine Size: 17

Where to get the Complex Root?

The Complex Root has a 33% chance of dropping from Lani Dixon who is located in Ashfall Peaks on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.

Where can I find Lani Dixon?

Lani Dixon can be found in Ashfall Peaks on Gehenna. She’s part of the ‘Most Wanted’ crew challenge. Lani Dixon Spawn Location - Borderlands 3 Bounty of Blood

Is the Complex Root any good?

The Complex Root is a BEAST and you should definitely farm one for yourself.



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