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In Borderlands, there are a set of items known as unique items. These are items usually characterized as being a reward for a difficult task, and their characteristics are usually related to the mission and/or enemy that gives the item. Unique items are characterized by a unique name (no code nor prefix, though unique items in Borderlands 2 can spawn with prefixes), a unique color scheme, and a special ability.

Acquiring Unique Items

Most of the Unique items in Borderlands are acquired in one of two ways:

  1. The item was previously wielded by a unique enemy. The earliest example is Nine-Toes' The Clipper.
  2. The item is a reward for a mission. For example, T.K. Baha will give his T.K's Wave after completing T.K.'s Life And Limb. The weapon will almost always be related to the mission/character that gives it, though there are exceptions.

Note that in both cases, these are always guaranteed drops. Exceptions include the Lady Finger, which is found in a mission-related stash, and The Chopper, which has no guaranteed drop location, and can only be farmed.

Farming Unique Items

During a normal play through of Borderlands, almost every unique item can be acquired once, with no particular effort. It is when trying to farm a unique item more than once that things get more complicated. The re-availability of unique items can be broken down in several groups:

  • Respawnable Unique Boss Drop: For example, Bone Head and Sledge will always drop their Bone Shredder and Sledge's Shotgun. Re-acquiring the unique item simply involves finding and killing the enemy again.
  • Mission Reward: A mission reward can only be obtained once, making this items a theoretic one-time only drop. Thankfully, in most of the case, there is a unique monster related to the mission that will have a chance to drop the unique item. For example, after completing T.K.'s Life And Limb, and obtaining T.K's Wave from T.K. Baha, Scar will also start dropping T.K's Wave. These drops are not guaranteed though, and require more effort. Almost all mission items can be re-acquired this way, except for Chiquito Amigo, Athena's Wisdom and The Spy (to a certain degree). Lady Finger and The Chopper fall in this category.
  • Non-Respawnable Unique Boss Drop: Most notably King Wee Wee's Wee Wee's Super Booster. These items can only be acquired once. To "farm" these items, it is recommended to save the unique boss for after Playthrough 2, to increase the item's level. The farming then consists in acquiring the item, and not-saving if the item is not satisfactory.

Characteristics

Unique weapons bypass Borderlands' classic weapon generation mechanics in that they often have restrictions on their parts. This means that unique weapons usually don't have as large a spectrum of characteristics as other weapons. Firstly, all unique item will have a unique material. This material will give it a special color scheme, and sometimes also change its characteristics. Like legendary items, unique items will also have a predefined part from which the special effect derives. Finally, there will be the part restrictions. For example, Sledge's Shotgun will always have a blade, will always have a 2-clip magazine, and will never have a scope.

Rarity

Unique items don't have any special rarity. Most unique items are of the blue rarity, with a handful of green, purple, or legendary rarity items also being unique.

Mixing with Legendaries

As long the unique item's part restrictions don't forbid the legendary item's part, and the manufacturers match, then it is not impossible for Borderlands to generate unique legendaries. For example, Atlas's Ajax's Spear combat rifle can spawn with an accessory, and the Atlas legendary combat rifle, the Ogre, gets its effect from its accessory. As such (albeit extremely rare), it is sometimes possible to find an Ogre Ajax's Spear.

In most cases these items will have the name of the legendary weapon without any prefix.

Possible hybrid weapons:

Aftermarket

A unique weapon is said to be aftermarket (in Borderlands 2) when it is manufactured by a certain manufacturer, but contains a part or parts from another manufacturer. While this is standard fare for the randomly generated common or legendary weapons, unique weapons are built from a predefined set of parts, almost always exclusively from a single manufacturer.

Names and Locations

A list of all the unique items, their initial drop location and their farming location, if any.

Name Manufacturer Type Drop Location Farming Location
Ajax's Spear Atlas Support Machine Gun Ajax Ajax
Athena's Wisdom Hyperion Repeater Pistol Athena, (Loot Larceny) N/A*
Bone Shredder Tediore Submachine Gun Bone Head Bone Head
Boom Stick Torgue Combat Shotgun Baron Flynt Baron Flynt
Chiquito Amigo Tediore Repeater Pistol Thirsty the Midget, (Purple Juice!) N/A*
Cracked Sash Anshin Shield Rakkinishu Rakkinishu
Knoxx's Gold S&S Munitions Repeater Pistol General Knoxx General Knoxx
Krom's Sidearm Atlas Repeater Pistol Krom Krom
Kyros' Power Atlas Pump-Action Sniper Rifle Kyros N/A*
Lady Finger Hyperion Repeater Pistol Nine-Toes: Take Him Down Moe
Leviathan Torgue Rocket Launcher Wanted: Fresh Fish Rakk Hive
Madjack Maliwan Revolver One-Eyed Jack One-Eyed Jack
Nailer Dahl Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle House Hunting Bleeder
Patton Atlas Revolver Bait And Switch Queen Tarantella
Reaver's Edge Dahl Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle Reaver Reaver
Rider Gearbox Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle Hidden basement Hidden basement

*

Sledge's Shotgun Jakobs Combat Shotgun Sledge Sledge
T.K's Wave Dahl Combat Shotgun T.K. Baha, (T.K.'s Life And Limb) Scar
The Blister Torgue Combat Shotgun Like A Moth To Flame Mothrakk
The Chopper Vladof Support Machine Gun Motorhead Motorhead
The Clipper Vladof Machine Pistol Nine-Toes Nine-Toes
The Dove Dahl Repeater Pistol Altar Ego: Godless Monsters Slither
The Meat Grinder Torgue Support Machine Gun Jaynis Kobb N/A*
The Roaster Maliwan Rocket Launcher Taylor Kobb Taylor Kobb
The Sentinel Hyperion Burst Rifle Jack's Other Eye Rakkinishu
The Spy Hyperion Submachine Gun King Tossing N/A*
Typhoon Dahl Submachine Gun Typhon N/A*
Wee Wee's Super Booster Pangolin Shield King Wee Wee N/A*
Whitting's Elephant Gun Jakobs Pump-Action Sniper Rifle Ernest Whitting, (Big Game Hunter) Skagzilla
* These items can only be obtained once per playthrough.
* The Rider is only available for a limited time.
* The Spy may also drop from King Wee Wee.

Names and Locations (Borderlands 2)

Name Manufacturer Type Drop/Reward Location
12 Pounder Torgue Rocket Launcher Big Sleep
1340 Shield Vladof Shield Out of Body Experience
(Zed)*
Aequitas Vladof Shield Clan War: Wakey Wakey*
Bad Touch Maliwan Submachine Gun Tipping Moxxi
Bane Hyperion Submachine Gun The Bane*
Blockhead Tediore Shotgun Badass Creeper
Bone Shredder Bandit Submachine Gun Bone Head 2.0
Boom Puppy Torgue Assault Rifle Walking the Dog*
Buffalo Jakobs Sniper Rifle Demon Hunter*
Captain Blade's Otto Idol Eridian Relic Message In A Bottle (The Rustyards)*
CHOPPER Bandit Assault Rifle Dexiduous the Invincible
Chulainn Maliwan Submachine Gun Clan War: Zafords vs. Hodunks
(Mick Zaford)*
Chère-amie Maliwan Sniper Rifle Hyperion Slaughter: Round 5*
Cobra Jakobs Sniper Rifle Burners
Commerce Hyperion Submachine Gun Assassin Wot
Contraband Sky Rocket* Bandit Grenade Mod Limited edition bonus
Cracked Sash Tediore Shield Varkids
Creamer Torgue Rocket Launcher Creature Slaughter: Round 5*
Crit Maliwan Submachine Gun Critical Fail*
Dahlminator Dahl Pistol The Lost Treasure*
Damned Cowboy Jakobs Assault Rifle Bloodtail
Deadly Bloom Torgue Shield The Overlooked: This is Only a Test*
Deputy's Badge Eridian Relic Showdown*
Dog Bandit Shotgun Assassin Rouf
Elephant Gun Jakobs Sniper Rifle Arizona
Evil Smasher Torgue Assault Rifle The Chosen One*
Fibber Hyperion Pistol A Real Boy: Human*
Fireball Maliwan Grenade Mod Fire Mages
Tinderbox Bandit Pistol Captain Flynt
Fremington's Edge Hyperion Sniper Rifle Assassin Reeth
Fuster Cluck Bandit Grenade Mod The Pretty Good Train Robbery*
Good Touch Maliwan Submachine Gun Tipping Moxxi
Greed Jakobs Pistol Captain Scarlett
Grog Nozzle Maliwan Pistol During The Beard Makes The Man*
Gwen's Head Dahl Pistol The Dust
Hail Vladof Assault Rifle Bandit Slaughter: Round 5*
Heart Breaker Hyperion Shotgun Safe and Sound
(Moxxi)*
Hive Maliwan Rocket Launcher Saturn
Hydra Jakobs Shotgun Rouge
Jolly Roger Bandit Shotgun Just Desserts For Desert Deserters*
Judge Jakobs Pistol Assassin Oney
Kiss of Death Maliwan Grenade Mod Hell Hath No Fury**
Kitten Vladof Assault Rifle Everybody Wants to be Wanted*
Lady Fist Hyperion Pistol Uncle Teddy (Una Baha)*
Landscaper Torgue Shotgun Clan War: Zafords vs. Hodunks
(Tector & Jimbo Hodunk)*
Lascaux Dahl Submachine Gun Frostburn Canyon
Law Jakobs Pistol Won't Get Fooled Again
The Sheriff of Lynchwood
Lightning Bolt Maliwan Grenade Mod Sorcerers
Little Evie Maliwan Pistol Lil' Sis
Love Thumper Bandit Shield Best Mother's Day Ever*
Lucrative Opportunity Eridian Relic Safe and Sound (Marcus)*
Magic Missile Maliwan Grenade Mod Wizards
Manly Man Shield Torgue Shield Message In A Bottle (Wurmwater)*
Midnight Star Torgue Grenade Mod Message In A Bottle (Magnys Lighthouse)*
Morningstar Hyperion Sniper Rifle Hyperion Contract #873*
Moxxi's Endowment Eridian Relic The Good, the Bad, and the Mordecai*
Octo Tediore Shotgun Slap Happy*
Order Bandit Shield BFFs*
Orphan Maker Jakobs Shotgun Message In A Bottle (Oasis)*
Pimpernel Maliwan Sniper Rifle Don't Copy That Floppy*
Pocket Rocket Torgue Pistol Torgue Vending Machine
Pot O' Gold Bandit Shield Bagman
Rapier Vladof Assault Rifle Message In A Bottle (Hayter's Folly)*
Rex Jakobs Pistol Bulstoss
Roaster Bandit Rocket Launcher Note for Self-Person*
The Rough Rider Jakobs Shield The Bulwark
RokSalt Bandit Shotgun Splinter Group*
Rubi Maliwan Pistol Rakkaholics Anonymous
(Moxxi)*
Sand Hawk Dahl Submachine Gun Whoops*
Scorpio Dahl Assault Rifle Bearer of Bad News*
Sheriff's Badge Eridian Relic The Sheriff of Lynchwood
Shotgun 1340 Hyperion Shotgun Out of Body Experience
(Marcus)*
Sloth Dahl Sniper Rifle Rakkaholics Anonymous
(Mordecai)*
Slow Hand Hyperion Shotgun Badassasaurus
Piston
Stinkpot Jakobs Assault Rifle No-Beard
Stomper Jakobs Assault Rifle Hungry Like the Skag*
SWORDSPLOSION Torgue Shotgun The Sword in The Stoner*
Teapot Dahl Pistol You Are Cordially Invited: Tea Party*
Teeth of Terramorphous Bandit Shotgun Terramorphous the Invincible
The Afterburner Eridian Relic Positive Self Image*
Tidal Wave Jakobs Shotgun Uncle Teddy
(Hyperion)*
Trespasser Jakobs Sniper Rifle Animal Rights*
Triquetra Jakobs Shotgun Clan War: End of the Rainbow*
Twister Jakobs Shotgun Omnd-Omnd-Ohk
Vault Hunter's Relic Eridian Relic Pre-order bonus, Collector's Edition Pack
Veritas Vladof Pistol Clan War: Wakey Wakey*
Yellow Jacket Hyperion Submachine Gun Jackenstein

Special Weapon Effects Borderlands 2
* These weapons are only offered as mission rewards and cannot be legitimately obtained by other methods, but can be re-obtained in each separate playthrough.
* The Kiss of Death has a chance to fall from Hyperius the Invincible as well.
* The Deadly Bloom is treated as a legendary shield, and can be obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.
* The Grog Nozzle is only available during that mission, and disappears from the players inventory upon its completion. The weapon cannot be legitimately re-obtained after the mission is finished. The only exception to this is the fourth week of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt.

Names and Locations (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel)

Name Manufacturer Type Drop/Reward Location
Firestarta Dahl Laser Torgue-o! Torgue-o! (turned in to Janey Springs)
Globber Hyperion Pistol Eradicate! (Don't destroy CL4P-L3K)
Baby Boomer Torgue Grenade Mod Chance to drop from Boomer during 'Nothing is Never an Option
Mining Laser Hyperion Laser Infinite Loop (turned in to DAN-TRP)
Snowball Tediore Grenade Mod Infinite Loop (turned in to CLAP-9000)
Fremington's Edge Hyperion Sniper Rifle Don't Shoot The Messenger
Sunshine Dahl Shield To the Moon
Ice Scream Vladof Assault Rifle Bunch of Ice Holes (turned in to Nurse Nina)
E-GUN Maliwan Laser Sub-Level 13: Part 2
Haymaker Dahl Shield DAHL Combat Training: Round 5
Vibra-Pulse Maliwan Laser Home Sweet Home (in Moxxi's toy box)
Slammer Anshin Shield Home Sweet Home (in Moxxi's toy box)
Kiss of Death Maliwan Grenade Mod Home Sweet Home (in Moxxi's toy box)
Gwen's Other Head Dahl Pistol Titan Industrial Facility
Black Snake Hyperion SMG Red
Bullpup Hyperion Shotgun Loyalty reward
Too Scoops Jakobs Shotgun Bunch of Ice Holes (turned in to B4R-BOT)
Cyber Eagle Jakobs Pistol The Secret Chamber (in Zarpedon's secret chest)
Smasher Jakobs Pistol Loyalty reward
Razorback Jakobs Sniper Rifle Home Delivery
Frostfire Maliwan SMG The Best Story Ever Told (Normal mode only)
Boganella Scav Shotgun Another Pickle
Meat Grinder Scav SMG Meat Head during Rough Love
Marek's Mouth Scav SMG Rabid Adams during Treasure of ECHO Modre
Vandergraffen Tediore Laser Deadlift
Bright Spadroon Maliwan Laser These are the Bots
Ol' Rosie Maliwan Laser The Beginning of the End (TVHM only)
Probe Maliwan Pistol Torgue-o! Torgue-o! (Mission Item)
Torguemada Torgue Shotgun Torgue-o! Torgue-o! (turned in to Mr. Torgue)
Volt Thrower Tediore Rocket Launcher No Such Thing as a Free Launch
Wombat Torgue Shotgun Zapped 3.0
Wallop Jakobs Assault Rifle Guardian Hunter (turned in to Master Poacher)
Ol'Painful Vladof Assault Rifle
Moonface Jakobs Shotgun Red, Then Dead
Jack-o'-Cannon Torgue Shotgun Undeadlift during Bloody Harvest Celebration event.
Rapid Release Maliwan Shield Nova? No Problem! (in chest)
The Machine Vladof Sniper Rifle
Wet Week Dahl Sniper Rifle
Fridgia Dahl SMG In Perfect Hibernation
Freezeasy Maliwan Laser In Perfect Hibernation (Mission Item)
Asteroid Belt Torgue Shield Guardian Hunter (turned in to Sterwin)
Octo Tediore Shotgun Lab 19
Systems Purge Tediore Oz Kit Eradicate! (Destroy CL4P-L3K)
Cathartic Oz Kit Scav Oz Kit Intelligences of the Artificial Persuasion (Dropped by Poop Deck)
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