Bad Touch is a unique SMG manufactured by Maliwan. It is given as a reward from Moxxi for providing tips.

Special Weapon Effects

When I'm good, I'm very good... – Always Corrosive. +70% critical hit damage. While wielding this gun, dealing damage (from any damage, either the gun itself or special abilities or even grenades) causes health regeneration (2% of damage inflicted).

Usage & Description

The Bad Touch features a unique skin with a picture of Moxxi on the magazine. Bad Touch is an extremely powerful variant of the Maliwan Venom SMG, with high damage and elemental damage. It is a particularly good weapon for Siren builds, since their class mod bonuses to SMGs and elemental damage serve to make the already powerful weapon even better.

Drop notes

Bad Touch can usually only be acquired by a given character once, regardless of playthrough, after which Moxxi will instead give a Good Touch when tipped (sometimes completing a story mission allows players to get another Bad Touch if they don't have any Bad or Good Touch in their character inventories). The only way to acquire a high-level Bad Touch is to either never tip Moxxi until Sanctuary reaches the desired loot level, or to have another player start a fresh character and join a higher-level player's game. Tipping Moxxi in the higher game will result in a Bad Touch scaled to the host's level.


  • The weapon's full title in the game files is "Miss Moxxi's Bad Touch;" however, "Miss Moxxi's" is treated as a prefix by the game engine and can be replaced with other prefixes.
  • In co-op, Moxxi can only award this weapon once per visit to Sanctuary. If subsequent players tip sufficiently to be awarded the Bad Touch (or Good Touch, it happens with both), she will give the award dialog and the tip jar will lock, but she will not start the animation of offering the weapon. Tipping Moxxi further on the next visit to Sanctuary will allow the player to get the weapon they missed out on.
  • The flavor text, along with the text from Good Touch, refers to a line in the Mae West movie, I'm No Angel. The line itself is a reference to a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • Before completing a Dam Fine Rescue a player can be awarded with a second Bad Touch.