There are a lot of legendary weapons in Borderlands 3. They all have their own unique special mechanics. However, some of them perform better than others. In this Borderlands 3 Guide, I’m going to tell you which legendary items should be in your backpack. So Vault Hunter, start farming for these items as they can take on everything even on Mayhem Level 10/11.
Best Legendary Weapons
The Hellwalker is a Jakobs Shotgun and it’s a beast and is made to kill. It’s basically the shotgun from Doom and the game also plays into that. Just point and shoot everything in your path and watch it explode. The Hellwalker can be randomly obtained from any loot source but it has a high chance of dropping from Road Dog who is located in The Splinterlands on Pandora.
The Backburner is a Vladof Launcher that shoots Lob-like orbs. On impact, it will create a singularity to pull enemies. For a few seconds, it spits out these mirv orbs dealing damage in the target area. These MIRV Orbs will be thrown in an upwards arc and will fall close to the initial explosion. The BackBurner is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from Agonizer 9000 who is located in the Guts of Carnivora on Pandora.
The Plasma Coil is a Maliwan SMG that is locked to the Shock + Radiation elemental combo. It shoots a burst of plasma bolts at a high fire rate that deal a lot of damage. The damage over time is also very effective at stripping enemy life bars.
The Complex Root is a Maliwan Sniper that shoots 2 projectiles after a 1-second charge up. The projectile will spawn 13 new projectiles that will Zickzack along the trajectory. The bullets will explode on impact or after a set time has expired. The Complex Root isn’t designed for long-range sniping as the projectiles don’t travel that far. Also, try and avoid using this weapon at close range as it deals splash damage that can take you down. The Complex Root has an increased chance of dropping from Lani Dixon who is located in Ashfall Peaks on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.
The Flipper is a Maliwan SMG that takes the charge up time to the next level. Because when firing this gun it starts shooting out 1 bullet but as you keep holding down the trigger the number of projectiles starts to increase. While the projectiles and therefore the damage continues to stack up, the amount of ammo consumption stays the same throughout the process. The Flipper has an increased chance of dropping from Minosaur who is located in Bloodsun Canyon on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.
The Clairvoyance is a Jakobs Assault Rifle that is very strong although it suffers from a slow fire rate. Unless you have a Gatlin gun version of the Clairvoyance, this weapon is a beast! You can lookout for a masher version if that’s your thing.
The Light show is a Vladof Pistol that fires multiple projectiles that travel in a spinning circular pattern. It shreds through enemies, it’s basically the Monarch Pistol.The Light Show has an increased chance of dropping from Lasodactyl who is located in Obsidian Forest on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.
The Face-Puncher is a Hyperion Shotgun is rather unique because the damage it deals is based on your character’s melee damage. Combine this with the right artifacts and Guardian Perks and you can deal serious damage. The Face-puncher can randomly be obtained from any suitable loot source. However, you can also farm its dedicated loot source because the Face-Puncher has a high chance of dropping from Muldock, the Anointed who is located in Floodmoor Basin on Eden-6.
The Convergence is a Hyperion Shotgun that rises to the top of the best shotguns in the game. For each pellet that is listed on the item card, the projectile will spawn 3 more pellets on impact. These additional pellets will travel outwards for a short distance before converging into the target. The fire rate and the magazine size are a bit low but this weapon makes up for it in raw damage. The Convergence has an increased chance of dropping from Dr. Benedict who is located at the Benedict of Pain in Krieg’s Mind.
The Reflux is a Hyperion Shotgun that has a high capacity shield. Damage to the weapon’s shield will returns bullets to your magazine. This weapon will only come with the Corrosive element. It’s basically a corrosive Brainstormer as it creates a corrosive beam between enemies when you shoot them. The Reflux is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from GenIVIV who is located in Voracious Canopy on Eden-6.
The Monarch is a Vladof Assault Rifle that shoots like a shotgun. It has a high magazine capacity and fire rate. With the Bipod Mode, it kinda functions like the Dictator as the pellet spread increases. The Monarch is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from Killavolt who is located in Lectra City on Promethea.
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Steven Moncivais, First of His Name, Lord of Ennui
Hellshock, especially for Amara!
Maggie, Lyuda, Recursion and ION cannon. I think they have the best damage
Lucian and Rowan’s call.
Unforgiven. ( If you’ve never crit swapped to this weapon, your not a real borderlands veteran. )
Scourge, Westergun, any element Protoberance, any element Host Maggie, Craps, Warlord ant element vladof launcher with mortars, mirv tediore pistos, ION Cannon and Launcher
If we say they WILL be NERFRD TO PEOPLE
Brainstormer is my fav
Totally agree with the list
The Maliwan Ion Laser with shock/corrosive has been amazing, particularly in Moxxi’s DLC. It rips through all the robots faster than anything else I’ve used.
Light Show, Reflux, Monarch, Anarchy
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