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HellFire - Borderlands Legendary SMG
HellFire - Borderlands Legendary SMG

The HellFire is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. This Maliwan SMG’s true strength lies in the elemental damage. The combination of the  HellFire’s high fire rate, chance to ignite, and burn damage per second makes it a devastating weapon by dealing damage over time.



Special Weapon Effects:

“We don’t need no fire…”
Increased chance to ignite, Increased DoT damage, Increased Mag size, and 50% splash damage. The Hellfire always spawns as an incendiary weapon.

How to get the HellFire ?:

  • Borderlands 2
    • You can get the Hellfire randomly from any suitable loot source.
    • It also has a high chance to drop from Scorch located in Frostburn Canyon or during the Raid on Digistruct Peak.
    • It also has a high chance to drop from Sully the Blacksmith in the ‘TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest’ Headhunter pack.
  • Borderlands the Pre-Sequel
    • You can get the HellFire randomly from any suitable loot source or the Grinder.
    • It also has an increased chance to drop from Raum-Kampfjet Mark V located in the Outfall Pumping Station.

How to Grind the HellFire ?:

You can use the Grinder to create the HellFire in Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. While there is no guaranteed recipe, you can combine 2 Legendary weapons and 1 Purple SMG to obtain a random legendary SMG. Be sure to make it a Luneshine grind for a “guaranteed” legendary and also get a chance of getting a Luneshine buff.


    • The burning status effect will occasionally only inflict a single point of damage per tick.
    • The HellFire’s damage is boosted by grenade damage bonuses.


  • A SHiFT code that grants a single Guileless HellFire is included in the Diamond Plate Loot Chest. The caption on the item card reads “‘Stop, drop and roll’ won’t help you here.”
  • The weapon is based on a popular incendiary SMG from Borderlands which was also named Hellfire.
  • The red text is a tribute to the song “The Roof is on Fire” by Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three We Don’t Need No Water.
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