About the Sickle :
The Sickle is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Vladof Assault Rifle doesn’t have a main barrel but only a shotgun under-barrel. Basically making the Sickle an automatic shotgun and it also does a very good job at it.
If you are farming for a Sickle, keep an eye out for one with the ‘boom’ prefix, because that is the best version you can get. The Boom Sickle deals splash damage and is devastating on Moze.
The Sickle has a similar special effect to the Hammer from Borderlands. The pellets fired from the Sickle are lined up in a sickle pattern.
Special Weapon Effect:
“Swing the sickle!”
- While firing from the hip, the Pellets spread is shaped in the form of a Sickle.
- Reduced fire rate.
- consumes 2 ammo per shot
- No alt-fire mode
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.