About the Vanquisher:
The Vanquisher is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Dahl SMG gets a major boost in DPS when you are sliding. The fire rate will be doubled and you will deal increased damage. You also gain a speed boost to your slides, therefore, this weapon can also help you get from point A to B really fast to farm that missing item. It’s not recommended to use the Vanquisher in combination with a Snowdrift artifact. Because it will be very hard to hit those shots. Beware of enemies that deal cryo damage as this will slow you down and therefore you won’t be able to slide and lose that damage increase opportunity.
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.
Special Weapon Effect:
“Slide forward into your cave.”
- Doubles the Fire Rate when sliding.
- +20% increased slide speed.
- Full-Auto and 4-Round Burst Fire
Where to get the Vanquisher?
The Vanquisher has an increased chance of dropping from Power Troopers in the Atlas HQ which is located on Promethea.
Where can I find Power Troopers?
Power Troopers are located in the Atlas HQ on Promethea. When you fast travel to this map. Walk through the first area and then make a left instead of a right progressing through the map. Jump on the ledge and skip half the map and you will encounter the power troopers right away.
Is the Vanquisher any good?
The Vanquisher wasn’t really good but received an buff on June 11th, 2020. If you embrace its gameplay loop it’s more effective.
What’s the Drop Rate of the Vanquisher?
The Drop Rate of the Vanquisher is 2.50% per Power Trooper Per (Sapphire and Tourmaline)
- Hotfix June 11th, 2020
- Increased weapon damage
- Increased bonus damage while sliding