Krakatoa Borderlands 3 Legendary Showcase

About the Krakatoa:

The Krakatoa is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Maliwan Sniper Rifle acts like a slow firing automatic assault rifle after its initial charge up. The Krakatoa always has a fire element. When you kill an enemy with this weapon, a lava puddle will spawn on the enemy’s location. This lava puddle will occasionally spit out fireballs.

Update: with the March 5, 2020 update, this weapon received a massive buff. Pushing the weapon damage over 9000. Which let to 2 seconds Graveward kills.



Special Weapon Effect:

“Get him angry and he’s bound to erupt.”

  • Always incendiary.
  • Killing an enemy with this weapon spawns a volcano at the location of the corpse that spits out fireballs.

How to get the Krakatoa?:

The Krakatoa can be obtained from any loot source but it has an increased chance to drop from Tumorhead who is located at the Lectra City on Promethea.

Drop Rate:

The Drop Rate of the Krakatoa is 15%


  • The weapon’s name refers to the volcano of the same name, which was the epicenter of one of the world’s most violent volcanic events in recorded history during August of 1883.
  • The weapon’s flavor text is a reference to the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V” in which Squidward acted as the volcano-themed superhero “Captain Magma” who uses “krakatoa” as a catchphrase or power activation word. The quote used in the flavor text is used in his introduction by the narrator.

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