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|Special Part(s): GD_Gladiolus_Weapons.Launchers.|
The Tunguska is a Pearlescent Aftermarket Rocket Launcher manufactured by Torgue. The Tunguska can be obtained randomly from any suitable loot source, but has a higher chance to drop from legendary loot midgets and 010011110100110101000111010101110101010001001000.
Special Weapon Effects
It will split the sky in two. – Extremely high damage, increased blast radius, very slow reload. Fires in a parabolic arc similar to a mortar. On impact, rockets deal minor damage, rise a few feet into the air, and explode.
Usage & Description
The Tunguska deals massive damage across a considerable radius, but its effectiveness is reduced by the fact that significant damage is delayed by the projectile's unique behavior, rising into the air after impact before exploding. The damage listed on the card is dealt by this secondary explosion and not by the initial rocket.
However, as it consumes two ammo per shot (and launcher ammo is scarce) and is somewhat difficult to use, there are still better choices available despite its rarity. Most Legendary launchers are capable of similar or greater damage output with less risk to the user.
Even with its tremendous damage the characteristic effects of the Tunguska reduce its effectiveness when trying to get second winds. If shot at the ground when Crippled, the rocket will elevate from the ground, doing reduced damage to most enemies and probably not hitting small enemies such as Varkids. Also, hitting moving or distant targets can prove difficult as the Tunguska fires in a parabolic trajectory.
- The Tunguska's initial projectile deals damage equal to 1/10th of the explosion damage if hits an enemy.
- The Tunguska is the most valuable weapon in the game to-date, with high level versions being worth several million dollars.
- The name and Flavor text of this weapon reference the event, a massive explosion caused by an airburst of a large meteorite or comet fragment near the Tunguska River in Siberia in 1908. This was the largest impact event on or near the Earth in recorded history. The weapon's flavor text in turn references an eyewitness report of the explosion, stating that the meteorite "split the sky in two".