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The Fibber is a unique pistol manufactured by Hyperion. The Fibber is granted by Mal after his mission chain is completed. In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel it can be obtained randomly from any suitable loot source and the Grinder.

Special Weapon Effects

Would I lie to you? – All figures shown on weapon card are false. The Fibber has different effects depending on the barrel.

Notes

The Fibber can have any one of the three following unique barrels:

  • The first barrel shoots bullets that are composed of pellets similar to a shotgun, traveling with low velocity. This barrel is usually indicated on the gun card by a low stat with a x1 (indicating one pellet per shot, which is a fib).
  • The second barrel shoots bullets that shatter upon impact or ricocheting off walls, creating pellets. The bullets bounce off walls if they fail to hit anything. The bullets travel with the same velocity as normal pistols' bullets. This barrel is indicated by the gun card in that it has the highest damage value of the three barrels.
    • Due to how the skill only affects the initial projectile, when the shatter effect and Gaige's Close Enough skill occur at the same time, the ricocheted "homing" pellets will do 100% damage, thus ignoring the -50% bullet damage penalty from Gaige's skill. This makes that version of the Fibber truly game breaking, as it will receive the full +1050% gun damage from 600 stacks of Anarchy.
    • The 9 bullets created by the ricochet are not considered to be multiple projectiles (unlike shotguns, for example) by the game and will receive the full bonus of amplify shields. With The Bee, this variant gains extreme potency due to the damage per shot ratio, and its rate of fire.
  • The third barrel shoots bullets in an arc. Bullets also ricochet if it hits walls, etc. This fibber has a bonus of 700% critical damage that is not displayed on the weapon card. This barrel is indicated on the gun card by a low number for the gun damage.
  • A hotfix on 10/23/13 increased the magazine size and accuracy recovery of the Fibber and all other Hyperion pistols as part of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt.

Trivia

  • The Fibber is one of four weapons in Borderlands 2 to have unique white flavor text, with the other three being the Mongol, The Cradle, and the Unforgiven.
  • For some reason, the Fibber looks as if it is colored light purple while in the player's loadout screen as well as when the player is a certain distance away from it when dropped, despite it being clearly red while being held. This is most likely due to it's red and blue colour scheme appearing purple from a distance.
  • The Fibber exists in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's loot pool, but does not spawn naturally in the game.
  • The Fibber's name and skin are a reference to the character Pinnochio, who is known to constantly tell lies or "fibs", hence the name "Fibber"; the skin takes inspiration from Pinnochio's outfit in Disney's "Pinnochio".