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Hawk Eye
Skookum Hawk Eye 14k
"Life can never seem so real as when it faces extinction"
Manufacturer: Jakobs
Type: Sniper Rifle
Model: Hawk Eye
Element: None
Game: Borderlands 2
Special Part(s):
[Hawk Eye Variants]

The Hawk Eye is a Seraph sniper rifle manufactured by Jakobs. The Hawk Eye can only be obtained as a rare drop from Voracidous the Invincible or Dexiduous the Invincible in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, or from the Seraph Vendor in Hunter's Grotto in True Vault Hunter Mode and Normal.

Special Weapon Effects

Eye certain. Finger Lightning. Aim Death. – Extremely high critical hit damage, high accuracy, reduced weapon zoom and lowered overall damage output.

Usage & Description

Due to the Hawk Eye's extreme critical hit damage output, it makes for an effective "one shot, one kill" weapon. It should only be used in long range combat unless the user is particularly skilled with snipers in general or can slow their target down enough to get a clear shot, as it is completely unexceptional when not scoring a critical hit.

This weapon can be very effective for Zer0, as he can make use of the Sniping Tree and Decepti0n to position oneself around a target before quickly lining up the shot, without being downed by the slow speed required to aim the shot; while the Sniping tree adds extra bullet damage and critical hit damage that helps guarantee the "One Shot, One Kill" that the Hawkeye is designed to deliver.


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Hawkeye with highest zoom - 11.6x

  • The Hawk Eye can also be obtained from Hunter's Grotto seraph vendor for 120 crystals on Normal Mode and True Vault Hunter Mode.
  • The Hawk Eye has among the highest damage potential for sniper rifles in Borderlands 2, albeit only when scoring a critical hit. This makes it an excellent weapon for Zer0, who can improve its low zoom and base damage, and further augment its high accuracy and critical hit damage.
  • The low zoom on the Hawk Eye tends to make it more useful at medium range than most other sniper rifles, which also aids in being able to see and hit smaller critical hit areas on enemies.


  • The name and red flavor text are references to The Deerslayer, a novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The line is: "eye sartain -finger lightning - aim, death- great warrior soon. No Deerslayer - Hawkeye -Hawkeye - Hawkeye. Shake hand."

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