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Dowsing Rod

The Dowsing Rod is a Borderlands 3 Legendary Assault Rifle that is manufactured by Vladof. It has an increased chance of dropping from Pteradomini who is located in The Blastplains on Gehenna.
Borderlands 3 Legendary Assault Rifle - Dowsing Rod
Borderlands 3 Legendary Assault Rifle - Dowsing Rod

About the Dowsing Rod:

The Dowsing Rod is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This is a high Fire Rate Full-Auto Vladof Assault Rifle with a grenade under-barrel attachment. It has a higher base damage than the purple Vladof Assault Rifles. The grenade launcher shoots 3 grenades at once and if you have a x2 prefix of the Dowsing Rod, it will shoot 6 grenades with the ALT-Fire. This weapon is really good in the hands of Moze.


Physical Damage is useful against everything. It has no special properties but also does not suffer weaknesses.

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:

“It’s down there somewhere, lemme take another look.”

  • High Fire Rate Full-Auto Assault Rifle
  • Triple Grenade Underbarrel Attachment

Weapon Stats:

Level: 60+
Damage: 2627
Accuracy: 70%
Handling: 58%
Reload Time: 3.8s
Fire Rate: 14.71/s
Magazine Size: 82

Where to get the Dowsing Rod?

The Dowsing Rod has a 33% chance of dropping from Pteradomini who is located in The Blastplains on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.

Where can I find Pteradomini?

Pteradomini  can be found in The Blastplains on Gehenna. It’s part of the ‘Skin to Win’ Crew Challenge. You will need to have the Tellezapper teleport system unlocked in order to get to this Named Enemy.Pteradomini Spawn Location - Borderlands 3 Bounty of Blood

Is the Dowsing Rod any good?

The Dowsing Rod is a decent weapon it performs better than purple Vladof Assault Rifles. When you play as Moze this AR can wreck!


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