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Breath of the Dying
Updated: Sep 09, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Breath of the Dying

  • Content
    Base Game
  • Weapon Type
    Assault Rifle
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

Breath of the Dying
All Details

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Breath of the Dying - About

The Legendary Assault Rifle Breath of the Dying is manufactured by DAHL and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

Breath of the Dying - unique Ability

Shoots Corrosive Bullets but can't cause the melt status effect. [0% Status Effect Chance]

On Kill:
At the killed targets location, a ring of 13 Orbs spawns that horizontally go in all directions.
Orbs deal Corrosive Splash Damage that is 18× killing-blow damage.

Firing Modes:
The Breath of the Dying can swap between Full-Auto and 5-Round Burst.

Breath of the Dying - Variants

  • Elements
  • Listed Projectiles
  • Shot Cost
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
  • Splash Anoints

Breath of the Dying - Assault Rifle Parts

Weapons usually get one part per group, but sometimes multiple or none. Numbers in the top-right  indicate the range of parts a group can have.
Parts usually have equal drop chances, or it's indicated nearby.


  • Bolt_1+10% Fire Rate
  • Bolt_2+15% Accuracy


  • Foregrip_1-30% Vertical Recoil
    +5% Reload Speed
  • Foregrip_2-30% Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Foregrip_3-30% Vertical Recoil
    +10% Accuracy
  • Foregrip_4-30% Sway
    -30% Accuracy Bloom
  • Foregrip_5-15% Horizontal Recoil
    +5% Damage


  • Grip_1-30% Horizontal Recoil
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Grip_2-30% Sway
    -15% Vertical Recoil
  • Grip_3+5% Reload Speed
    +10% Crit Damage
  • Grip_4-20% Accuracy Bloom
    +5% Damage
  • Grip_5-30% Sway
    +10% Mag Size
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Grip_6-15% Vertical Recoil
    +20% Accuracy


  • Magazine_1Mag Size: 24
    Reload: 2.2s
    +10% Damage
  • Magazine_2Mag Size: 32
    Reload: 2.3s
  • Magazine_3Mag Size: 45
    Reload: 2.8s
    -10% Damage


  • Rail_1
  • Rail_2
  • Rail_3
  • Rail_41.3x Zoom

ScopeRequire: Rail_1|2|3

  • Scope_12.2x & 5x Zoom
  • Scope_22.9x & 4x Zoom
  • Scope_31.5x & 5x Zoom

Breath of the Dying - Changelog

Hotfix 09.03.2020:

  • +128% Weapon Damage.
  • Increased the Orb's damage from 6×[Killing-Blow] to 12×[Killing-Blow]
  • Increased orb collision radius to increase the chance of it hitting.

Breath of the Dying
How to Farm

Breath of the Dying
Assigned Loot Pool

Breath of the Dying
World Drop (BL3)

World Drop

Base Game - World Drop

Borderlands 3 World Drops are items that drop from any suitable Loot Source in addition to their dedicated sources.
There are around 150 unique items in the Base Game - World Drop pool, so for farming a specific weapon it's best to seek out its dedicated Loot Source.
If you still want to test your luck, you should equip a Shlooter Artifact or All-in Shield to increase your Legendary World Drop Chances.

Weapon - suitable Loot Source:

  • All Enemies:
    Bosses, Crew Challenges, Generic Enemies, …
  • All kinds of Chests
  • Vending Machines
  • Slot Machines: Loot Boxer or Vault Line
  • Diamond Loot Room
  • Eridian Fabricator

Breath of the Dying
Drop Rates

  • Blinding Banshee
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Breath of the Dying
Grinder Recipe

This recipe requires 1+ DLC-Legendary!
Assault RifleAssault RifleAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponAssault RifleplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsAssault RifleAssault RifleEpic or Legendary PistolEpic or Legendary Shotgun
The Grinder⚙️ recipe for the displayed chances.
Consoles may have a better recipe that's the best on PC.

Breath of the Dying
Dedicated Sources

Blinding Banshee

Blinding Banshee

Desolation's Edge
Legendary Hunt