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Electric Banjo

Borderlands 3 - Level 50 Legendary Electric Banjo Relic In Action + First Impressions

About the Electric Banjo:

The Electric Banjo is a Legendary Item in Borderlands 3. This Eridian Artifact gives your bullets a chance to inflict shock damage. It will create chain lightning between multiple enemies.

The Electric Banjo can be useful when you are up against Maliwan troopers who often have a shield or Eridian Guardians who only have a shield as a life bar.

Special Weapon Effect:

“We never could have foreseen the success.”

  • 20% chance for each shot landed to arc electricity to a nearby enemy, dealing shock damage.
  • Increased shock damage and resistance.

How to get the Electric Banjo?:

The Electric Banjo can be obtained from any loot source but has a 10% chance to drop from the Psychobillies located in Ambermire on Eden-6. Only, Billy can drop the legendary.


The Electric Banjo artifact will grant the following bonuses:

  • Shock resistance
  • Shock damage


The Shock Chain Damage is based on your weapon’s projectile damage. It deals 25.5% damage of the initial damage and then applies the shock elemental multiplier.

Chain Damage = Bullet Damage x 0.25 x v1 x v2 x Shock Elemental Multiplier

The Electric Banjo can benefit from bonus elemental damage annointments

Chain Bonus Element Damage = Bullet Damage x 0.255 x Bonus Element % x Elemental Modifier


  • The artifact is a reference to the Ukulele item in the Risk of Rain video game series.
  • The flavor text is from a quote by Ted Dwane of the band Mumford and Sons, regarding their shockingly popular album “Babel”, containing music played on a banjo. “We never could have foreseen the success of ‘Babel.’ It’s not like banjo records were soaring up the charts, you know.”
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