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Skullmasher (Borderlands 2)

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Lvl50 skookum
Making their brains hurt since 2009
Manufacturer: Jakobs
Type: Sniper Rifle
Model: Skullmasher
Element: None
Game: Borderlands 2
Special Part(s): GD_Weap_SniperRifles.A_Weapons_Legendary.
[Skullmasher (Borderlands 2) Variants]

The Skullmasher is a legendary sniper rifle manufactured by Jakobs. In Borderlands 2 it is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Son of Mothrakk located in Wildlife Exploitation Preserve. In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel it has an increased chance to drop from Nel.

Special Weapon Effects

Makes your brain hurt. – Shoots five projectiles at the cost of one round, however, each projectile suffers from decreased damage.

Usage & Description

Another legendary weapon returning from Borderlands, the Skullmasher is largely unchanged. In Borderlands 2, it features a faster rate of fire, fires a cluster of five bullets instead of the original's six, with a greater spread.

Like its predecessor, each shot only costs one round of ammunition, and if all five bullets connect the Skullmasher is capable of much higher raw damage output than most of its peers. It tends to have very low accuracy for a sniper rifle, however, and is best used at mid-range against large enemies such as The Warrior, or flying enemies.


  • Since this fires five pellets instead of one bullet, it can achieve multiple critical hits in one shot. This is useful for rapidly obtaining the Longshot Headshot challenge or stacking Critical Ascensi0n.


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  • A SHiFT code that unlocks a character-levelled Skookum Skullmasher for a single character is included in the Diamond Plate Loot Chest. The caption printed on its card reads "The perfect combination of old-world class and new-world violence."
  • This weapon was featured as the Community Reward, and dropped from Rouge for Week 3 of the Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt.
  • A weapon with the Skullmasher's skin appears in Tales from the Borderlands, worn by a bandit.

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