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HX 3 C Combustion HellFire
Fire water burn
Manufacturer: Maliwan
Type: Submachine Gun
Model: Hellfire
Element: Incendiary ×4
Damage: 20 – 359
Accuracy: 78.7 – 93.5
Fire Rate: 2.5 – 12.5
Magazine Capacity: 18 – 55
Game Borderlands
Special Part(s): acc5_Maliwan_Hellfire

The Hellfire (Borderlands) is a Legendary Submachine Gun manufactured by Maliwan.

Examples are on the talk page.

Special Weapon Effects

We Don't Need No Water... – Every shot generates an incendiary event. Greater incendiary damage.

Usage & Description

The Hellfire is widely regarded as one of the most powerful weapons in Borderlands. The weapon's strength does not lie in its stats (although the accessory turns combinations of even mediocre parts into monsters), but in its incendiary effect. Every single shot will ignite, setting opponents on fire. Most importantly, the effect stacks, dealing massive incendiary Damage Over Time. As such, when choosing a Hellfire, fire rate is nearly always more important than damage.

The Hellfire is strong against virtually all enemies on Pandora. Even enemies resistant to Fire (like Guardians), succumb to the sheer quantity of flames generated by the Hellfire.


  • "Combustion" is the only legitimate prefix.


  • The flavor text is a reference to the 1984 song "The Roof Is on Fire" by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three. The complete lyric is "We don't need no water! Let the motherfucker burn!". The Bloodhound Gang later borrowed the lyric in their own song, "Fire Water Burn".
  • The Hellfire shares its name with a counterpart in Borderlands 2.

Mechanics (Borderlands 1)

The Hellfire effect comes from the acc5_Maliwan_HellFire accessory. Apart from the effect, it provides extra tech and does not reduce damage. Please see stat modifiers for an explanation on how to interpret all of these modifiers.

acc5_Maliwan_HellFire acc5_Incendiary

Tech Level: +14
Damage: -40%
Tech Level: +6

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