The Volcano is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 2. You should use this Maliwan Sniper for your typical long-range Sniper Rifle action. The Volcano is a good sniper rifle for taking on tightly packed groups of enemies. The Volcano will set your enemies on fire and its special effect will let the fire spread to other enemies that are in close proximity to your initial enemy. While I’m not a typical sniper player, I always enjoyed the Volcano.
Special Weapon Effects:
Pele humbly requests a sacrifice, if it’s not too much trouble.
- Decreased damage and elemental effect chance.
- 80% splash damage versus standard Maliwan sniper rifle splash of 50%.
- Has an elemental “passing” effect similar to that of the Teapot.
How to get the Volcano?:
- You can get the Volcano randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from The Warrior located in Vault of the Warrior.
- It also has an increased chance to drop from the Handsome Sorcerer located in Dragon Keep.
- The fire cloud inflicts 80% of listed weapon damage and is boosted by skills that boost grenade damage.
- Occasionally the incendiary DoT glitches, inflicting only one point of damage per DoT tick.
- The flavor text of Borderlands’ old version of Volcano states “Pele demands a sacrifice!” This version takes on a less forceful tone.
- The red text is a reference to the Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele. In history, Hawaiian inhabitants would throw animals into a volcano as a sacrifice to her.
- On some bladed variants, the blade takes on a more purple tone compared to other blades on other sniper rifles, referring to obsidian, a sharp glass formed in volcanoes. All variants also have this purple tone in the details of the weapon.
- This weapon shares an identical appearance to the Magma, Another legendary Maliwan sniper rifle that appears in Borderlands the Pre-Sequel.