Anointed Gear Guide – Borderlands 3

Everything you need to know about the Borderlands 3 Anointed Gear. These items are blessed by the gods as they contain special abilities that you won't find on regular items.
Anointed Weapons in Borderlands 3
Anointed Weapons in Borderlands 3

What is Anointed Gear?

Borderlands 3 introduced Anointed Gear, these items are blessed with a special mutator. Anointed gear this is not a new rarity level. You still have your common, uncommon, unique, rare, and legendary items. However,  all these rarities can be Anointed. If they are there will be a description of the mutator up on the title card. You can also differentiate these items by their light beam. While their beam has the same color as the item’s rarity, you can see additional sparkles surrounding the beam. If you are familiar with the Luneshine items in Borderlands the Pre-Sequel then you these items have specific boosts. With Anointed gear, these boosts can do more than just a damage boost. However, these mutators do need to be triggered in some way.

How do I Get Anointed Items?

There are 2 main ways to get anointed items. You can purchase them with Eridium at the Veteran Rewards Vending Machine or you can obtain them during the end-game content. Anointed Gear is pretty rare and have a higher chance of dropping if you are playing True Vault Hunter Mode or/and have Mayhem Mode activated.

What Perks do Anointed items provide?

Anointed items can provide various boosts or augment how certain things work. Here down below you will find a list of all the general Anointed buffs as well as Vault Hunter specific buffs.

ANOINTED

General bonus mutators that every Vault Hunter can benefit from.

  • Enforcer (DPS)
    • On Action Skill End, The next 2 magazines will have a 50% additional bonus >Element< damage.
    • On Action Skill End, Weapon Status Effect Damage & Chance are increased by 75% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Splash Damage is increased by 125% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Weapon Damage is increased by 100% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Deal 125% more Weapon Damage to Badass, Named, and Boss enemies for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Melee Damage is increased by 100% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Critical Damage is increased by 25% for a short time.
    • On Grenade Thrown, Weapon, Grenade, and Action Skill Damage are increased by 25% for 6 seconds.
    • Killing an enemy grants 5% Weapon Damage and Reload Speed for 25 seconds, this effect stacks.
    • Consecutive Hits increase Weapon Damage by 1% per hit, misses remove all bonuses.
    • While enemies are below 25% Health, gain 50% increased Weapon Damage.
    • While Airborne, Critical Damage is increased by 25%
    • While Airborne, Damage is increased by 30%
    • While Airborne, Fire Rate is increased by 20%
    • While Sliding, Damage is increased by 40%
  • Survivor
    • On Action Skill End, Gain 15% Life Steal for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Regenerate 5% max health per second for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Damage taken is reduced by 13% for a short time.
  • Hunter
    • On Action Skill End, Weapon Accuracy & Handling are greatly increased for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Projectile Speed is increased by 100% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Movement speed is increased by 5% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Fire rate is increased by 11%, and reload speed by 26% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, Action skill cooldown rate is increased by 20% for a short time.
    • On Action Skill Start, Regenerate 1 grenade.
    • While Airborne, Accuracy and Handling are increased by 75%
    • While Sliding, Accuracy and Handling are increased by 50%
FL4K the Beastmaster - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

FL4K the Beastmaster – Borderlands 3

ANOINTED BEASTMASTER

These are bonus mutators that only apply to FL4K “the Beastmaster”.

  • Enforcer (DPS)
    • After using Rakk Attack!, gain 25% critical hit damage for a short time.
    • Enemies damaged by Rakk Attack! take 100% increased damage for a short time.
    • Grants an extra charge of Rakk Attack!
    • When exiting Fade Away, create a nova that deals 13013 damage. (lvl 50)
    • While Gamma Burst is active, gain 65% bonus radiation damage.
  • Survivor
    • After using Attack Command, gain 30% lifesteal for a short time.
  • Hunter
    • While Fade Away is active, gain greatly increased Accuracy and Handling.
Moze the Gunner - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Moze the Gunner – Borderlands 3

ANOINTED GUNNER

These are bonus mutators that only apply to Moze “the Gunner”.

  • Enforcer (DPS)
    • After exiting Iron Bear, the next 2 magazines will have 10% increased fire rate and 20% critical damage.
    • After exiting Iron Bear, the next 2 magazines will have 40% bonus incendiary damage.
    • While Auto Bear is active, deals 20% bonus incendiary damage
  • Survivor
    • After exiting Iron Bear, gain 75% increased shields and health for 25 seconds.
  • Hunter
    • After exiting Iron Bear, the next 3 magazines will have 33% incrased reload speed and 67% increased handling
    • After exiting Iron Bear, kills increase Iron Bear’s cooldown rate by 30%.
    • After exiting Iron Bear, do not consume ammo for 5 seconds.
    • While Auto Bear is active, constantly regenerate 8% of magazine size per second
Zane the Operative - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Zane the Operative – Borderlands 3

ANOINTED OPERATIVE

These are bonus mutators that only apply to Zane “the Operative”.

  • Enforcer
    • After swapping places with your Digi-Clone, Weapon Damage is increased by 130% for a short time.
    • While Barrier is active, Status Effect Chance is increased by 50%
    • While Barrier is active, Accuracy is increased by 60, and Critical Hit damage is increased by 30%
    • While SNTNL is active, Gain 50% of damage as bonus Cryo damage.
  • Survivor
    • When Barrier is Deployed, instantly start recharging your shields.
  • Hunter
    • While SNTNL is active, Fire Rate is increased by 9% and Reload Speed by 23%.
    • While SNTNL is active, Movespeed is increased by 15%.
    • After swapping places with your Digi-Clone, your weapon is reloaded.
    • While Digi-Clone is active, regenerate 12% of magazine ammo per second.
Amara the Siren - Borderlands 3 Character Profile

Amara the Siren – Borderlands 3

ANOINTED SIREN

These are bonus mutators that only apply to Amara “the Siren”.

  • Enforcer (DPS)
    • On Action Skill End, deal 20% bonus radiation damage for a short time.
    • On Action Skill End, 30% of damage taken is returned to the attacker for a short time.
    • After using Phasecast, Weapon Damage is increased by 250% for a short time.
    • After using Phasecast, Status Effect Chance is increased by 50% for a short time.
    • After using Phaseslam, Weapon Damage is increased by 300% for a short time.
    • After using Phaseslam, Melee Damage is increased by 200% for a short time.
    • While Phasegrasp is active, Amara constantly triggers novas that deal 3718 damage. (lvl 50)
  • Survivor
    • After using Phaseslam, damage taken is reduced by 20% and movespeed is increased by 12%.
  • Hunter
    • After Phasegrasping an enemy, Weapon Accuracy and Handling are greatly increased.

Terror Annointments

  • While Terrified, gain increased crit damage. The more Terror you have, the higher the bonus.
  • While Terrified, gain increased damage and fire rate. The more Terror you have, the higher the bonus.
  • While Terrified, gain ammo regeneration. The more Terror you have, the higher the bonus.
  • While Terrified, gain health regeneration. The more Teror you have, the higher the bonus.
  • While Terrified, deal 50% bonus cryo damage.
  • While Terrified, you have a chance to fire an extra projectile per shot. The more Terror you have, the higher the bonus.
  • While Terrified, enemy bullets have a chance to reflect off of you. The more Terror you have, the higher the bonus.
  • While Terrified, reduce all incoming damage by a small amount. The more Terror you have, the higher the bonus.
  • On Action Skill End, heal 25% max health, effect is increased by 15% per terror stack. Consumes all Terror.
  • On Action Skill End, apply Terror to yourself every 5 seconds for the next 18 seconds.
  • Melee Attacks have a 25% chance to apply Terror to yourself.
Character Terror Annointments
  • After Phasegrasping an enemy, Amara fires Terror skulls at the grasped target dealing 3718 damage. (lvl 50) (Amara)
  • After Using Attack Command, consume all Terror and Fl4K’s Pet gains 50% bonus fire damage for a short time. (FL4K)
  • While SNTNL is active, SNTNL gains 100% lifesteal while you are affected by Terror. (Zane)
  • After Reloading, consume all Terror and create a nova that deals cryo damage. (Moze)

Notes

  • Some streamers mention that the perks from the Anointed gear are also active while they are in your off-hand.  Anointed perks are only gained while using them.
  • With events like ‘Bloody Harvest’, new Anointemend perks will be added as they tie into the events ‘Terror’ effect.

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