Best Legendary Rocket Launchers
There are a lot of legendary Rocket Launchers in Borderlands 3 but like any true Vault Hunter, you only want to best of the best. This weapons guide will tell you exactly which heavy weapon you should have equipped in your inventory. So get ready to farm these babies:
7 – Major Kong
The Major Kong is a COV Rocket Launcher that can deal an insane amount of damage. However, in order to fully utilize its power, you will need to charge up your shots which will take some time. In addition to that, it will eat through your ammo. Yes, you can basically one-shot enemies and bosses with this weapon, however, the additional homing rocket sometimes has a hard time hitting your target. You can shoot the ground and the rocket will still spawn an extra projectile. The Major Kong has an increased chance of dropping from Psychoreaver who is located at Vaulthalla in Krieg’s Mind.
6 – Globetrottr
The Globetrottr is a COV Rocket Launcher that shoots out sawblades that will jump into the air after a set distance. You can really have some fun with this weapon but it’s also capable of dealing a lot of splash damage. The Globetrottr has an increased chance of dropping from Scourge the Invincible during the Guardian Takedown which is located on Minos Prime.
5 – Nukem
The Nukem is a Torgue Rocket Launcher that drops bombs that create a massive explosion. The damage is great and the radius is insane, however, the projectile does arc and drops off heavily. There are some really good builds that abuse the splash damage and overkill mechanics of the game. The Nukem can be obtained in Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, it has a high chance of dropping from the Loco Chantelle who is a target for the Crew Challange “Mayor’s Killer Look” he is located at the entrance of the VIP Tower.
4 – ION Cannon
The ION Cannon is a Vladof Rocket Launcher that erases everything you shoot at. After a short charge-up, you can fire fast traveling projectiles. If you are familiar with the Spartan Laser from the Halo franchise you know what a blast this weapon can be. While GBX adjusted the ammo consumption of the weapon, it is still able to deal a lot of damage. The ION CANNON can be obtained in Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, it has a high chance of dropping from the Fabricator MK II which is located at Jack’s Secret.
3 – Plaguebearer
The Plaguebearer is a Torgue Launcher that shoots a large slow-moving orb that will spawn additional orbs that home into enemies just like the Scourge. The main projectile creates a singularity effect on impact. The Plaguebearer is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from Warden who is located in The Anvil on Eden-6.
2 – Kickcharger
The Kickcharger is a Vladof Rocket Launcher that has the same model as the Backburner but shoots a focused laser beam like the ION Cannon. While the Kickcharger can shoot through multiple enemies, you do need to charge it up before you can fire. However, at the cost of 1 ammo per shot, you are getting top-tier damage because if you charge it up for 4 seconds you deal 4x the damage. You can also perform a slide to fully charge the Kickcharger to maximum capacity.
1 – Backburner
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.
Bonus – Yellowcake
The Yellowcake is a COV Launcher that shoots a projectile that splits into 4 balls that have some drop-off and explode on impact. Sadly, this rocket launcher can only be obtained in Revenge of the Cartels Event. The Yellowcake wrecked everything. While the weapon accidentally double dipped a few buffs and those have since been fixed, it is still a great weapon to have.
If you have any honorable mentions, let me know in the comments below. – MentalMars
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