Borderlands 3 Legendary Weapons Guide – All Legendaries, Red Texts, Weapon Effects

Borderlands 3 Legendary Weapons Guide

Legendary Weapons in Borderlands 3 are one of the strongest types of guns you’ll find in the game. They’re usually found as completely random drops while playing through the game and has far better stats, sometimes hilarious effects, and aesthetics of Gearbox’s proclaimed a billion guns in Borderlands 3. While the list seems to be nowhere near completion, these are some of the Borderlands Legendaries that we managed to uncover in BL3.

You might even recognize some of them from the livestream(s) Gearbox held a few months back. Enough talkin’. Let’s see what makes these Legendary Weapons in Borderlands 3 special!

Borderlands 3 Legendary Weapons

This Legendary Weapons Guide shows all the Legendary Weapons that have been discovered thus far. Since BL3 has no lack of weaponry, we’re sure to come across more Legendaries. We’ll continue to add more weapons to this list. The weapons’ Red Text is given directly underneath the weapon’s name followed by its special effects.

Warlord
My gun sings for your blood.
You’ve a 30% chance to not consume ammo.

Magazine Size 45
Damage 27
Accuracy (%) 84
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.2
Fire Rate/second 8.40

Cutsman
To be updated
+20% weapon charge speed and consumes two ammo per shot. +40% melee damage and a 5.0x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 20
Damage 76
Accuracy (%) 46
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.2
Fire Rate/second 3.97

Bitch
Yup. Back.
You gain increased Critical Hit Damage and Accuracy.

Magazine Size 55
Damage 11
Accuracy (%) 57
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.1
Fire Rate/second 11.20

Ten Gallon
Let me tell you about my best friend.
Reloading deploys a drone that shoots at enemies and explodes on impact.

Magazine Size 22
Damage 19
Accuracy (%) 71
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.6
Fire Rate/second 5.21

Destructo Spinner
To be updated
37 damage per second. Can switch between shock and fire element.

Magazine Size 33
Damage 19
Accuracy (%) 78
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.6
Fire Rate/second 7.35

Deep Dive Face-puncher
To be updated
Damage done to front-facing shields with the weapon returns bullets. +10% critical hit damage and -33% weapon damage. +25% weapon shield capacity and +15% reload speed. +60% melee damage.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 35×7
Accuracy (%) 69
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.3
Fire Rate/second 2.10

Breath of the Dying

To be updated

This weapon has a 33% fire rate and a 1.3x and 1x zoom.

Magazine Size 24
Damage 38
Accuracy (%) 86
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.2
Fire Rate/second 10.48

Smart-Gun XXL
Busy getting brain like Krang.
Reloading deploys a sticky turret that attacks enemies.

Magazine Size 30
Damage 20
Accuracy (%) 47
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.6
Fire Rate/second 4.04

Recursion
To be updated
-27% weapon damage, +20% weapon charge speed, 1.5x weapon zoom. Consumes 4 ammo per shot.

Magazine Size 9
Damage 60×2
Accuracy (%) 91
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.9
Fire Rate/second 3.67

Gunerang XL
To be updated
+18% reload speed and 2.2x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 28
Damage 32
Accuracy (%) 36
Reload Time (Seconds) 1
Fire Rate/second 4.67

Echo
To be updated
+146 splash damage radius and consumes 2 ammo per shot. 4.0x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 41×2
Accuracy (%) 61
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.2
Fire Rate/second 1.79

Breeder
To be updated
This weapon has +101 splash damage radius. The pistol has 1.5x zoom

Magazine Size 5
Damage 56
Accuracy (%) 79
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.0
Fire Rate/second 1.47

The Handsome Jackhammer
Everyone thinks they are the heroes of their own stories.
You’ve the Tediore-style reload.

Magazine Size 38
Damage 22
Accuracy (%) 36
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.3
Fire Rate/second 9.37

The Sleeping Giant
Infinite path carved with unrivaled skill
ADS increases the rate of fire.

Magazine Size 25
Damage 13×2
Accuracy (%) 71
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.4
Fire Rate/second 11.52

Cloud Kill
Oh, noo she ded.
The weapon has a high rate of fire and creates a cloud that damages enemies.

Magazine Size 30
Damage 17
Accuracy (%) 81
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.7
Fire Rate/second 10.31

Headsplosion
To be Updated.
Shots explode on impact and Critical Hits ricochet off enemies.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 88
Accuracy (%) 95
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.1
Fire Rate/second 0.92

The Monocle
One is enough.
This bolt-action weapon has high accuracy.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 48
Accuracy (%) 99
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.1
Fire Rate/second 0.92

The Soleki Protocol
To be Updated.
This weapon charges and splits projectiles to hit multiple enemies.

Magazine Size 14
Damage 31
Accuracy (%) 99
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.0
Fire Rate/second 1.58

Hyperfocus XZ41
xzx.
Damage done to you is reflected back at the attackers.

Magazine Size 38
Damage 13
Accuracy (%) 76
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.0
Fire Rate/second 7.99

Firestorm
To be updated
+19% weapon charge speed, +300 splash radius damage, +15% reload speed and consumes 2 ammo per shot. 8.0x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 43
Accuracy (%) 93
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.0
Fire Rate/second 1.58

Asmd
To be Updated.
The weapon fires energy shots/orbs that can be popped for AOE.

Magazine Size 14
Damage 53
Accuracy (%) 99
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.8
Fire Rate/second 1.58

Conference Call
Let’s just ping everyone all at once.
The weapon spawns more projectiles that hit multiple enemies at the same time.

Magazine Size 8
Damage 15×5
Accuracy (%) 65
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.7
Fire Rate/second 3.47

Sledge’s Shotgun
The Legend Lives (still).
This weapon has high magazine size, fires in bursts, and is double-barrel that staggers enemies.

Magazine Size 32
Damage 24×8
Accuracy (%) 36
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.9
Fire Rate/second 8.40

The Butcher
Fresh Meat!
The weapon has increased rate of fire and a chance of not consuming the ammo.

Magazine Size 10
Damage 19×3
Accuracy (%) 81
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.0
Fire Rate/second 8.51

Storm
To be updated
+15% reload speed, +250 splash damage radius. Consumes 2 ammo per shot, 6.9x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 8
Damage 35
Accuracy (%) 92
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.0
Fire Rate/second 1.05

Devils Foursum
To be updated
+346 splash radius damage

Magazine Size 5
Damage 71×3
Accuracy (%) 79
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.0
Fire Rate/second 1.44

Polybius
To be Updated.
Your bullets’ spread forms a square and reload deploys a crab.

Magazine Size 8
Damage 11×4
Accuracy (%) 67
Reload Time (Seconds) 2
Fire Rate/second 5.77

Devoted
-25% weapon damage, consumes 2 ammo per shot.  Can switch between radiation and shock element. 1.8x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 74
Damage 8×2
Accuracy (%) 62
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.5
Fire Rate/second 13.86

The Boring Gun
To be Updated.
The weapon shoots grounded sawblades that dig in fired direction.

Magazine Size 4
Damage 107×2
Accuracy (%) 92
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.1
Fire Rate/second 1.21

Sawbar
To be Updated.
Unlimited magazine but can overheat. Has a 1.8x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 58
Damage 14
Accuracy (%) 63
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.3
Fire Rate/second 6.47

Kill-O-The-Wisp
Don’t follow the light…
The weapon fires slow Shock Orbs.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 92×2
Accuracy (%) 70
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.0
Fire Rate/second 1.05

Sickle
Swing the sickle!
The weapon’s bullet spread forms a sickle.

Magazine Size 12
Damage 11×10
Accuracy (%) 30
Reload Time (Seconds) 4
Fire Rate/second 1.82

Lucian’s Call
To be updated
+33% weapon fire rate and 1.5x zoom.

Magazine Size 60
Damage 15
Accuracy (%) 70
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.8
Fire Rate/second 10.67

Nimble Jack
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump and kill lunatics.
The weapon has tight spread while jumping.

Magazine Size 1
Damage 15×9
Accuracy (%) 63
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.3
Fire Rate/second 1.61

The Horizon
You can’t leave, she won’t let you.
The weapon has high accuracy, damage, and can also fire explosive rounds on reload.

Magazine Size 8
Damage 25×13
Accuracy (%) 70
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.0
Fire Rate/second 1.36

The Flood
To be Updated.
+15% reload speed

Magazine Size 8
Damage 213
Accuracy (%) 42
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.9
Fire Rate/second 11.55

Brainstormer
Let’s put our heads together.
The weapon has a vertical row spread.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 18×7
Accuracy (%) 75
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.7
Fire Rate/second 2.48

The Hellwalker
So, my demons. Your time has come.
The weapon plays guitar riff on pickup & every shot.

Magazine Size 2
Damage 33×10
Accuracy (%) 67
Reload Time (Seconds) 1
Fire Rate/second 4.20

The Garcia
Rooty Tooty Pointy Shooty.
The weapon has high magazine size and Critical Hits has ricochet rounds.

Magazine Size 20
Damage 12×8
Accuracy (%) 68
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.99
Fire Rate/second 3

Hellshock
To be updated
Critical hit ricochets bullets at nearby enemies. Fires explosive rounds. -20% critical hit damage. +100 splash damage radius. 8.4x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 30
Damage 34
Accuracy (%) 83
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.6
Fire Rate/second 8.49

Mongol
Man is a horde animal.
The weapon fires energy orbs that deal damage to enemies.

Magazine Size 8
Damage 131
Accuracy (%) 77
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.5
Fire Rate/second 0.58

Hornet
To be updated
+15% weapon fire rate and +85 splash damage radius. It also has +40% melee damage with 1.5x and 3x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 18
Damage 101
Accuracy (%) 82
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.3
Fire Rate/second 11.52

The Dictator
Suppress all who oppose you.
The weapon fires horizontal bullets with an increased rate of fire.

Magazine Size 40
Damage 11×3
Accuracy (%) 52
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.2
Fire Rate/second 9.92

Embrace the Pain
It hurts, HAHAHAHAHA! IT HURTS!!
Unlimited magazine space. Can overheat and break

Magazine Size 69
Damage 17
Accuracy (%) 39
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.3
Fire Rate/second 7.17

Bearcat
I love the smell of popcorn in the morning.
The weapon fires a horizontal row of grenade projectiles.

Magazine Size 48
Damage 22×3
Accuracy (%) 53
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.2
Fire Rate/second 6.35

Ogre
Ogres chew their food
The weapon’s shots explode on impact.

Magazine Size 70
Damage 15×2
Accuracy (%) 35
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.0
Fire Rate/second 7.88

Engulfing Super Shredifier
Speed Kills.
The weapon can fire two explosive barrels at the same time.

Magazine Size 100
Damage 19
Accuracy (%) 39
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.8
Fire Rate/second 16.17

Pain Is Power
Nobody kills me but ME!
This weapon damages player when fired.

Magazine Size 78
Damage 15
Accuracy (%) 55
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.3
Fire Rate/second 8.66

Linoge
To be updated.
+15% critical hit damage, -23% weapon damage, +15% weapon fire rate, +20% melee damage. Consumes 3 ammo per shot, 1.8x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 34
Damage 14×4
Accuracy (%) 37
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.3
Fire Rate/second 9.40

Gatlin’ Gatling Gun
Watch me crank it, watch me roll.
This weapon has a high fire rate and has hand-cranking animation when firing.

Magazine Size 45
Damage 33
Accuracy (%) 63
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.6
Fire Rate/second 12.71

Laser-Sploder
LASERS != EXPLOSIONS!?
This weapon fires a beam of elemental damage and rockets.

Magazine Size 22
Damage 26
Accuracy (%) 77
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.1
Fire Rate/second 2.63

Infinity
It’s closer than you think! (No, it isn’t).
This weapon has infinite ammo.

Magazine Size 1
Damage 6
Accuracy (%) 85
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.8
Fire Rate/second 8.20

Baby Maker (++)
Who’s a widdle gunny wunny!!!
Reloading the weapon deploys 4 flying pistols that shoot enemies.

Magazine Size 17
Damage 65
Accuracy (%) 44
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.3
Fire Rate/second 3.75

Devastator
Hail.
+27% weapon damage with +173 splash damage radius and 1.5x weapon zoom

Magazine Size 10
Damage 60
Accuracy (%) 43
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.0
Fire Rate/second 9.24

Unforgiven
It’s a helluva thing…
The weapon has a high Critical Damage bonus.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 48
Accuracy (%) 74
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.0
Fire Rate/second 1.21

Trevonator
To be updated
+28% weapon charge speed and +75% splash damage radius.

Magazine Size 11
Damage 60×3
Accuracy (%) 97
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.0
Fire Rate/second 6.30

Maggie
Monty’s wife don’t take no guff.
The weapon fires 6 pellets per shot but has low accuracy.

Magazine Size 9
Damage 20×6
Accuracy (%) 30
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.8
Fire Rate/second 11.54

Wagon Wheel
Keep them doggies rollin’.
Projectiles from this weapon ricochet off objects and split into multiple projectiles.

Magazine Size 6
Damage 49
Accuracy (%) 61
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.9
Fire Rate/second 10.50

Nemesis
A righteous infliction of retribution.
The weapon has different firing modes.

Magazine Size 26
Damage 45
Accuracy (%) 83
Reload Time (Seconds) 2.3
Fire Rate/second 15.75

Hazardous Sellout
Hey there, superfan!
The weapon has quick laser that explodes as an orb on impact.

Unending Magnificent
Yedesh na den’, khleba beri na nedelyu.
The weapon has very low accuracy but a high fire rate.

Lyuda
To be updated
+40% critical hit damage, +21% weapon fire rate, -44% weapon accuracy, 6.8x weapon zoom.

Magazine Size 22
Damage 149
Accuracy (%) 86
Reload Time (Seconds) 4.4
Fire Rate/second 6.31

Rebel Yell
When you charge, yell like Furies.
The weapon’s increased rate of fire can deplete enemy shields quickly.

Venomous Dauntless Kaos
Grants the mystical art of exploding smallhands.
Corrosive rounds that corrode enemies who spread corrosion upon dying.

Hand of Glory
By one, by two, by three!
The weapon can fire quick bursts of fire in quick succession.

Lead Sprinkler
A sprinkle of projectile encouragement.
The projectiles from the weapon turn into explosive shots upon impact.

Magazine Size 20
Damage 38
Accuracy (%) 64
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.1
Fire Rate/second 8.0

Faisor
Set Faisors to kill.
The weapon is a full-auto shotgun.

Magazine Size 66
Damage 15
Accuracy (%) 70
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.8
Fire Rate/second 10.48

Firesale Long Musket++
Say “cryptocurrency”!
The weapon is a small flamethrower which you can throw away to reload.

Magazine Size 26
Damage 35
Accuracy (%) 64
Reload Time (Seconds) 1.6
Fire Rate/second 3.52

Westergun
I believe ya, but my tommy gun don’t.
The weapon has a short charge time to shoot Cryo/Corrosive pellets that also has increased AOE effect.

Mocking Tsunami
You can’t explain that.
The weapon fires different elemental effects in a 5-bullet line.

Magazine Size 38
Damage 15
Accuracy (%) 80
Reload Time (Seconds) 3.0
Fire Rate/second 10.07

Krakatoa
Get him angry and he’s bound to erupt.

Malak’s Bane
Welcome to the end.
You can turn this sniper rifle into a shotgun that shoots flaming rounds.

Woodblocker
You don’t get into woodblocks unless you are ready to f%*k.
The sniper rifle shoot a 4-round irradiated shot.

Stuffed Quadomizer
Damn near killed ‘em.
The weapon shoots high splash radius radiated rounds.

Stuffed Tunguska
Crack the Skye.
The rocket launcher launches itself and catches targets in an explosion.

This marks the end of our Borderlands 3 Legendary Weapons Guide. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, then check out our FL4K Builds, Amara Builds, and Artifacts Guide.