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The Judge is a unique pistol manufactured by Jakobs in Borderlands 2. The Judge is a common drop from Assassin Oney located in Southpaw Steam & Power and Digistruct Peak.

Special Weapon Effects

I am free now. – Bonus critical hit damage (+30% additive critical hit damage and +25% multiplicative critical hit damage), increased projectile velocity.

Usage & Description

The Judge is of higher quality than most Jakobs pistols of the same level, and boasts some additional critical hit damage. While it is quickly surpassed by later blue-rarity or higher pistols, it is a good weapon early on.


  • Before the Judge is picked up, the card reads +95% Critical Hit Damage but will always read +63% Critical Hit Damage after it is picked up.


  • Flavor text is a quote attributed to Oney Judge, a slave of George Washington's who escaped to freedom in 1796.
  • The Taurus Judge is a 5-shot revolver designed and produced by Taurus International chambered for .410 bore shot shells and the .45 Colt cartridge.

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