Why don't you go shoot yourself a buffalo?
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Special Weapon Effects
Bison Bison had had had had had Bison Bison Bison shi shi shi – Increased damage and very high critical damage, weapon always spawns without a scope.
Usage & Description
The incredibly high damage of the Buffalo is offset by the lack of a scope, requiring the use of iron sights. Compared to other sniper rifles, this makes the Buffalo difficult to use at extreme ranges, and it requires some practice to get used to the rifle. However, in mid-range combat, the clear iron sights make it easier for the player to maintain their peripheral vision and situational awareness, while delivering the deadly accuracy, critical hit bonus and damage of a powerful Jakobs sniper rifle.
In the first playthrough the Buffalo is almost unmatched in terms of damage and can be used early into the second playthrough. In the second playthrough, however, the weapon will eventually be outclassed by higher level sniper rifles as the player progresses.
However, as with all other sidequest rewards, if the player waits until finishing the main story in TVHM before taking the Demon Hunter quest from the Bounty Board, upon completion the reward item will scale to Level 50. In this case it has the potential to be a top-tier sniper rifle, at least for players who prioritize high damage shots rather than rate of fire, and are willing to use iron sights instead of a telescopic optical sight.
- The rifle has very similar effects to Whitting's Elephant Gun, which was also attained by killing a large Skag.
- The flavor text refers to linguistic riddles based on the words buffalo, had, and shi.
- It can be seen being held by Handsome Jack in one of his statues in Opportunity.