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The Cradle

BLTPS Legendary Shield - The Cradle
BLTPS Legendary Shield - The Cradle

The Cradle is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. This Tediore Shield is a fairly low capacity, but fast charging shield. After the shield breaks, it gets thrown like a grenade, exploding with an Explosive Nova.



Special Weapon Effects:

” …to the grave.”
When the shield is depleted, the shield is tossed in a similar fashion to other Tediore weapons to cause an explosion.

How to get the Cradle ?:

  • Borderlands 2
    • You can get The Cradle randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Henry located in The Highlands.
  • Borderlands the Pre-Sequel
    • You can get The Cradle randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from The Bosun in Pity’s Fall.
Borderlands 2 Legendary Cradle Shield Location Guide

Borderlands 2 Legendary Cradle Shield Location Guide

How to Grind the Cradle ?:

You can use the Grinder to create the Cradle in Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. While there is no guaranteed recipe, you can combine 3 Purple Shields to obtain a random legendary shield.


  • A level 50 cradle will only deal about 5,000 damage making it ineffective on high-level enemies, but a low-level Cradle will work well on low-level enemies.
  • The Cradle can spawn with resistance to elemental and explosive damage.
  • The Cradle’s nova damage is boosted by grenade damage bonuses.


  • The Cradle’s name and flavor text comes from a common saying, “From the cradle to the grave“, which in this case, refers to the shield’s disposable aspect once depleted.
  • The Cradle is one of four weapons and items in Borderlands 2 to have unique white flavor text, with the other three being the Fibber, the Mongol, and the Unforgiven.
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  1. I havnt used it due to peeps saying its bad news lol 0 score 🙂

  2. I can only imagine an extremely gimmicky Axton or maybe Krieg build, and said builds would probably be suboptimal at best. 1/5

  3. Arguably the worst shield in the game

  4. Not really good

  5. cradle more like goes in the trash, I don’t even have to rhyme that it’s that bad

  6. -1/10

  7. 10/10 if you like to kill yourself but otherwise 1/10

  8. Big ol’ yikes from me

  9. It sounds like somthing Mr Torgue would say if he had a child. “BLAST PROOF THE CRADLE”

  10. Getting this is like getting absolutely nothing from farming. 🙁

  11. Now this is a good shield!!! Borderlands 3 shield. https://t.co/t6xWIJYFHH

  12. Great concept for a shield. But unusable after normal mode because of damage fall off.

  13. Bad.. Beyond bad

  14. I want it in bl3 but good

  15. I just struggle to play BL:TPS since the first play through.


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