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Manufacturer: Maliwan
Model: Supernova
Element: Incendiary
Game: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Special Part(s):
[Supernova Variants]

The Supernova is a legendary Nova Shield manufactured by Maliwan in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It has a chance to drop from Bruce during the mission Another Pickle.

Special Weapon Effect

More energetic than your average nova. – Always incendiary. High nova damage. Extremely large nova radius.

Usage & Description

The Supernova has a vastly increased nova radius that increases the shield's effectiveness in enclosed areas with groups of enemies.


  • Supernova Materials

    Four Supernovas with identical parts, but varying materials. In descending order: Epic, Rare, Uncommon, Common.

    Due to a coding bug, it is possible for the Supernova to spawn with four different materials rather than just the predefined one. Normally, a legendary shield has a predefined material, either custom or the standard Epic rarity material. The material difference affects the shield capacity, nova damage, and nova radius, even when all other parts are the same.
    • Common (Same skin as white rarity Maliwan shields)
    • Uncommon (Same as green rarity)
    • Rare (Same as blue rarity)
    • Epic (Same as purple rarity)
  • When the Supernova spawns with the Uncommon skin, its rarity colour will be magenta, although it is still sorted in the inventory as if it were a legendary shield. The Magenta rarity version does not actually have different properties than the other versions of the shield, apart from the usual Material Grade bonuses.
  • The Supernova can spawn with a Maliwan capacitor, granting the "Inflammable" prefix and burn immunity to its wearer. It cannot spawn with resistance against any other element.

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