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Legendary items are weapons with a red text effect, usually with a yellow, orange or dark orange coloration. Unlike unique items, legendary items can spawn at any time, and be acquired anywhere. Legendary items don't have any restrictions on their parts, provided generic rules are respected.

About Legendary Items

  • Each manufacturer has one (and usually exactly one) legendary weapon for each weapon type it manufactures.
  • Orange weapons with inherent elemental properties are especially strong because they provide the elemental effects with no loss of damage rating (or sometimes even an increase), unlike normal elemental accessory parts that reduce damage by up to 40% in exchange for elemental properties. This, however, only applies to orange weapons that inherently possess specific element like the Atlas Ogre or Maliwan Hellfire. Orange weapons that do not inherently come in a specific element can occasionally be randomly generated with various elemental accessories, but these will result in a reduced base damage rating, as normal.
  • In Borderlands 2, legendary items are more like Borderlands pearlescent items. Each Borderlands 2 legendary has a unique material pattern and some have more than one predefined part.

Pearlescent Items

Pearlescent items are a cross between unique items and super-legendary items. Please see the Pearlescent article for more information.

List of Legendary Items (Borderlands)

There is one (and exactly one) legendary weapon per valid manufacturer-weapon type pair. This table can be sorted to display either by manufacturers or by weapon types (or by model).

Manufacturer Weapon Type Model Name Special Effects
Atlas Support Machine Gun Ogre Explosive x3-x4
Atlas Repeater Pistol Troll Regenerates Health
Atlas Revolver Chimera Bullets can be any element.
Atlas Combat Shotgun Hydra 5 Projectiles w/ Horizontal Spread
Atlas Pump-Action Sniper Rifle Cyclops[1] 5.2x Zoom, Doubled Bullet Velocity
Dahl Burst Rifle Raven 5 Round Burst
Dahl Submachine Gun Wildcat Increased Magazine, Reduced Accuracy
Dahl Repeater Pistol Hornet Corrosive, 2 Round Burst
Dahl Combat Shotgun Bulldog 20 Round Magazine
Dahl Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle Penetrator[2] Fully Automatic
Dahl Revolver Anaconda Increased Damage and Accuracy
Eridian Eridian Cannon Eridian Mega Cannon Increased Area of Effect and Damage
Eridian Eridian Flaregun Eridian Firebomb Heavy Incendiary Damage
Eridian Eridian Glob Gun Eridian Stampeding Spatter Gun Heavy Corrosive Damage
Hyperion Burst Rifle Destroyer Unloads the entire magazine when scoped.
Hyperion Submachine Gun Bitch Improved accuracy under sustained fire.
Hyperion Repeater Pistol Invader Unloads the entire magazine when scoped.
Hyperion Machine Pistol Reaper +300% Melee damage. Your melee strikes heal you.
Hyperion Assault Shotgun Butcher 5 Round Burst, 3 Projectiles
Hyperion Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle Invader[3] 5 Round Burst when scoped.
Hyperion Rocket Launcher Nidhogg Airburst Rockets
Jakobs Combat Shotgun Striker Increased Accuracy, +30% Critical Hit Damage
Jakobs Pump-Action Sniper Rifle Skullmasher Fires 6 Projectiles
Jakobs Revolver Unforgiven +200% Critical Hit Damage
Maliwan Submachine Gun Hellfire Massive Incendiary Damage
Maliwan Repeater Pistol Firehawk Heavy Incendiary Damage
Maliwan Assault Shotgun Crux[4] Corrosive x3-x4
Maliwan Pump-Action Sniper Rifle Volcano Always Ignites Target
Maliwan Revolver Defiler Corrosive x4
Maliwan Rocket Launcher Rhino Rockets explode multiple times while in flight.
S&S Munitions Support Machine Gun Draco[5] Incendiary x2-x4, Huge Magazine
S&S Munitions Machine Pistol Thanatos[1] Extended Magazine
S&S Munitions Repeater Pistol Gemini 2 Round Burst of 2 Projectiles, Horizontal Spread
S&S Munitions Assault Shotgun Crux Spread pattern is + shaped.
S&S Munitions Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle Orion Shock x3-x4, Ricochets Into 3 Projectiles
Tediore Burst Rifle Guardian Ammo regeneration.
Tediore Submachine Gun Savior Ammo regeneration.
Tediore Repeater Pistol Protector Ammo regeneration.
Tediore Combat Shotgun Defender Ammo regeneration.
Tediore Revolver Equalizer Ammo regeneration.
Torgue Support Machine Gun Bastard High Damage, Large Magazine, Low Accuracy, Increased Recoil
Torgue Submachine Gun Gasher 3 Round Burst, Increased Damage, Reduced Accuracy
Torgue Repeater Pistol Violator 3 Round Bursts of 3 Projectiles
Torgue Combat Shotgun Friendly Fire[6] Incendiary x1-x4. Spread pattern is Smiley Shaped.
Torgue Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle Cobra Explosive x3-x4. Always Explodes.
Torgue Rocket Launcher Redemption High Damage and Area of Effect. 4 Rockets Per Shot.
Vladof Support Machine Gun Revolution Extended Magazine, Reduced Rate of Fire
Vladof Machine Pistol Vengeance Chance to Bypass Shields (Bugged)
Vladof Repeater Pistol Rebel Extended Magazine, High Damage, High Fire Rate
Vladof Assault Shotgun Hammer Explosive x2-x4. High Damage. Spread is hammer shaped.
Vladof Pump-Action Sniper Rifle Surkov High Reload Speed and Rate of Fire
Vladof Rocket Launcher Mongol Rockets will release smaller tangential rockets. 3 Rockets Per Shot.

List of Legendary Items (Borderlands 2)

Manufacturer Item Type Model Name Dropped By Location
Anshin Class Mod Legendary Nurse Chubby enemies Any location
Anshin Class Mod Legendary Ranger Chubby enemies Any location
Anshin Class Mod Legendary Titan Chubby enemies Any location
Anshin Shield (Adaptive) Neogenator Spycho Frostburn Canyon
Bandit Assault Rifle Madhous! Mad Dog Lynchwood
Bandit Class Mod Legendary Berserker Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Bandit Class Mod Legendary Psycho Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Bandit Class Mod Legendary Reaper Chubby enemies Any location
Bandit Class Mod Legendary Sickle Chubby enemies Any location
Bandit Class Mod Legendary Torch Chubby enemies Any location
Bandit Class Mod Slayer of Terramorphous (Gunzerker) Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Bandit Repeater Pistol Gub Laney White The Fridge
Bandit Rocket Launcher Badaboom King Mong Eridium Blight
Bandit Shield (Roid) Hide of Terramorphous Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Bandit Submachine Gun Slagga Tector & Jimbo Hodunk The Dust
Bandit Shotgun Sledge's Shotgun Smash-Head The Fridge
Dahl Assault Rifle Veruc Mobley The Dust
Dahl Class Mod Legendary Engineer Chubby enemies Any location
Dahl Class Mod Legendary Soldier Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Dahl Class Mod Slayer of Terramorphous (Commando) Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Dahl Grenade Mod Bouncing Bonny Loot Midget Any location
Dahl Repeater Pistol Hornet Knuckle Dragger Southern Shelf
Dahl Shield (Booster) Whisky Tango Foxtrot Chubby enemies Any location
Dahl Sniper Rifle Pitchfork Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Dahl Submachine Gun Emperor Wot, Oney, Reeth, or Rouf Southpaw Steam & Power
Eridian Relic Blood of Terramorphous Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Hyperion Class Mod Legendary Cat Chubby enemies Any location
Hyperion Class Mod Legendary Killer Chubby enemies Any location
Hyperion Class Mod Legendary Mechromancer Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Hyperion Class Mod Legendary Roboteer Chubby enemies Any location
Hyperion Shield (Amplify) The Bee Hunter Hellquist Arid Nexus - Boneyard
Hyperion Grenade Mod Nasty Surprise Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Hyperion Grenade Mod Quasar Ultimate Badass Varkid Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Hyperion Repeater Pistol Logan's Gun Wilhelm End of the Line
Hyperion Shotgun Conference Call The Warrior Vault of the Warrior
Hyperion Sniper Rifle Invader Saturn Arid Nexus - Badlands
Hyperion Sniper Rifle Longbow Badass Creeper (Easter Egg) Caustic Caverns
Hyperion Submachine Gun Bitch BNK3R The Bunker
Jakobs Assault Rifle Hammer Buster McNally The Dust
Jakobs Class Mod Legendary Hunter Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Jakobs Class Mod Legendary Sniper Chubby enemies Any location
Jakobs Class Mod Slayer of Terramorphous (Assassin) Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Jakobs Pistol Maggie Mick Zaford The Dust
Jakobs Shotgun Striker Old Slappy The Highlands - Outwash
Jakobs Sniper Rifle Skullmasher Son of Mothrakk Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
Maliwan Class Mod Legendary Binder Chubby enemies Any location
Maliwan Class Mod Legendary Catalyst Chubby enemies Any location
Maliwan Class Mod Legendary Ninja Chubby enemies Any location
Maliwan Class Mod Legendary Siren Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Maliwan Class Mod Slayer of Terramorphous (Mechromancer) Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Maliwan Class Mod Slayer of Terramorphous (Siren) Terramorphous the Invincible Terramorphous Peak
Maliwan Grenade Mod Chain Lightning Badass Sorcerer Hatred's Shadow , Lair of Infinite Agony, and Dragon Keep
Maliwan Grenade Mod Fire Storm Badass Fire Mage Hatred's Shadow

Lair of Infinite Agony, and Dragon Keep

Maliwan Grenade Mod Leech The Warrior Vault of the Warrior
Maliwan Repeater Pistol Thunderball Fists Captain Flynt Southern Shelf
Maliwan Rocket Launcher Norfleet Vermivorous the Invincible Caustic Caverns and Tundra Express
Maliwan Rocket Launcher Pyrophobia Incinerator Clayton Frostburn Canyon
Maliwan Shield (Elemental Nova) Flame of the Firehawk Mission Reward (Cult Following: The Enkindling) Frostburn Canyon
Maliwan Shield (Elemental Nova) Black Hole Foreman Jasper Opportunity
Maliwan Shield (Elemental Spike) Impaler The Warrior Vault of the Warrior
Maliwan Sniper Rifle Volcano The Warrior Vault of the Warrior
Maliwan Submachine Gun HellFire Scorch Frostburn Canyon
Pangolin Shield (Turtle) Fabled Tortoise Blue Caustic Caverns
Pangolin Class Mod Legendary Pointman Chubby enemies Any location
Tediore Grenade Mod Fastball Boll Three Horns - Divide
Tediore Repeater Pistol Gunerang Rakkman The Fridge
Tediore Rocket Launcher Bunny Chubby enemies Any location
Tediore Shield (Explosive Nova) The Cradle Henry The Highlands
Tediore Shotgun Deliverance Tumbaa Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
Tediore Submachine Gun Baby Maker Madame Von Bartlesby Tundra Express
Torgue Assault Rifle KerBlaster Midge-Mong Southern Shelf - Bay
Torgue Assault Rifle Ogre King of Orcs Murderlin's Temple
Torgue Class Mod Legendary Gunzerker Chubby enemies Any location
Torgue Grenade Mod Bonus Package Boom and Bewm Southern Shelf
Torgue Grenade Mod Rolling Thunder Wilhelm End of the Line
Torgue Pistol Unkempt Harold Savage Lee Three Horns - Divide
Torgue Rocket Launcher Nukem The Black Queen The Dust
Torgue Shotgun Flakker The Warrior Vault of the Warrior
Vladof Class Mod Legendary Anarchist Chubby enemies Any location
Vladof Class Mod Legendary Hoarder Chubby enemies Any location
Vladof Shield (Absorb) The Sham BNK3R The Bunker
Vladof Shield (Absorb) The Transformer Pimon Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
Vladof Assault Rifle Shredifier Pyro Pete the Invincible Pyro Pete's Bar
Vladof Grenade Mod Fire Bee Unspecified Any Location
Vladof Grenade Mod Pandemic Mortar Sawtooth Cauldron
Vladof Grenade Mod Storm Front Lee, Dan, Mick, or Ralph Bloodshot Stronghold
Vladof Repeater Pistol Infinity Doc Mercy Three Horns - Valley
Vladof Rocket Launcher Mongol Dukino's Mom Lynchwood
Vladof Sniper Rifle Lyuda Gettle The Dust
Vladof Sniper Rifle White Death Pre-patch PS3 and PC (Gettle)

The Dust

 Notes

  • Most legendary items can be obtained from the general loot pool.
  • Some legendary weapons can only be obtained via the above sources, as they have no loot pool, these weapons are identified by the location being 'Any Location' (unless stated).
  • In Borderlands 2 most legendary items can be found in chests or can be obtained by killing loot midgets, some legendary items can only be obtained by killing certain enemies or a mission. 

Trivia

  • Most items with flavor text on it carry a reference that is either historical, based off of pop culture, or a quote from a well-known individual or game. 

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The three so-called pearlescent weapons prior to Patch 1.3.0. They had no other special characteristics compared to other Legendaries.
  2. The Penetrator is differently coded, and appears as Green, Blue, or Purple rarity instead of Yellow, Orange, or Dark Orange.
  3. Judging from part names, the Hyperion Invader is supposed to be the Hyperion Executioner.
  4. Judging from part names, the Maliwan Crux is supposed to be the Maliwan Plague.
  5. The name "Draco" cannot be obtained in-game, but only by save editing. The effect can be observed, but the name will not be present on a legitimate weapon. Because of this, the Draco will always appears as Green, Blue, or Purple rarity instead of Yellow, Orange, or Dark Orange.
  6. Technically, Friendly is a prefix that appears only and always on the Torgue Fire.

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