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Updated: Sep 30, 2023
Borderlands 1

Borderlands 1

A beast of many forms - Fire, Lightning, and Poison
  • Content
    Base Game
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

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Chimera (Revolver-BL1)
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Chimera - About

The Legendary Revolver Chimera is manufactured by Atlas and comes from the Borderlands 1 Base Game.

Chimera - unique Ability

The Chimera has increased Damage, Element Level.

The Chimera shoots explosive bullets that have a chance to deal Fire, Shock, or Corrosive damage instead.
It can deal Fire, Shock, or Corrosive around 2 to 4 times before needing up to a 5s recharge while defaulting to Explosive Damage. The chance and count of these alternative elements increase with the Chimera's Element Level.

  • ×2: 53% Explosive; 16% Fire; 16% Shock; 16% Corrosive
  • ×3: 43% Explosive; 19% Fire; 19% Shock; 19% Corrosive
  • ×4: 38% Explosive; 21% Fire; 21% Shock; 21% Corrosive
Revolvers have +100% Crit Damage (PreAdd).

Chimera - Variants

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

Chimera - Revolver 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.


  • Body_1-8% Damage
  • Body_2+10% Damage
    -20% Fire Rate
    +30% Recoil
  • Body_3+30% Fire Rate
    -30% Recoil
    +3 Element Level
    -15% Damage
  • Body_4+20% Damage
    +1 Element Level
    -30% Fire Rate
    +50% Recoil
  • Body_5+20% Damage
    +50% Fire Rate
    -20% Recoil
    +1 Element Level


  • Barrel_1-4% Damage
  • Barrel_2-20% Max Inaccuracy
    +15% Damage
    -20% Max Accuracy
    +28% Spread
    +20% Recoil
  • Barrel_3+30% Accuracy
    +10% Damage
    -50% Spread
    +1 Element Level
  • Barrel_4-10% Max Inaccuracy
    +40% Max Accuracy
    +30% Damage
    -30% Spread
    +1 Element Level
    +35% Recoil
  • Barrel_5-40% Max Inaccuracy
    +150% Max Accuracy
    +15% Damage
    -130% Spread
    -50% Recoil


  • Mag_1+30% Reload Speed
    +50% Equip Speed
    -18% Damage
  • Mag_2
  • Mag_3+15% Reload Speed
    +3 Element Level
    -3 Mag Size
  • Mag_4+21% Fire Rate
    +10% Reload Speed
    +15% Equip Speed
  • Mag_5+102% Damage
    +50% Reload Speed
    +30% Equip Speed
    +2 Element Level
    -4 Mag Size


  • Stock None-20% Max Inaccuracy
    +100% Recoil Recovery
    +30% Reload Speed
    +40% Swap Speed
    -50% Max Accuracy
    +40% Recoil
  • Stock_1+30% Accuracy
    +20% Swap Speed
  • Stock_2+40% Accuracy
    +20% Recoil Recovery
    -60% Recoil
    +30% Swap Speed
    -30% Reload Speed
  • Stock_3+70% Accuracy
    +40% Recoil Recovery
    -60% Recoil


  • Sight None-50% Move Speed (aiming)
  • Sight_12.1x Zoom-15% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_22.6x Zoom-20% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_33.0x Zoom-30% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_44.6x Zoom-50% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_56.1x Zoom-70% Spread (aiming)


  • Atlas_1+10% Damage
    -0.05 Fire Interval
    +15% Mag Size
    +1 Element Level
    +0.11 Recoil
  • Atlas_2+15% Damage
    -0.05 Fire Interval
    +15% Mag Size
    +1 Element Level
    +0.11 Recoil
  • Atlas_3+20% Damage
    -0.05 Fire Interval
    +15% Mag Size
    +2 Element Level
    +0.11 Recoil

Chimera - Changelog

How to Farm

Assigned Loot Pool

World Drop (BL1)

World Drop

Base Game - World Drop

Borderlands 1 World Drops are items that drop from any suitable Loot Source, like Bosses, regular enemies, red-chests, white-chests, and vending machines.
With 53 unique weapons in the World Drop pool, getting 1 specific weapon is difficult.

Awesome Level

Each Loot Sources has an Awesome Level that determines a rarity's weighting in the World Drop pool.
The higher the Awesome Level the higher is the weighting of Rare, Epic, and Legendary loot.
The drop rates for legendaries range from <1% to 5.6% depending on the Loot Source's Awesome Level.

Lilith's Catalyst and Mordecai's Scavenger Class Mod can increase the Team's Awesome Level by an insignificant amount. But it's notable for low Awesome Level Sources like chests and generic enemies.
Best Loot Sources are:

Drop Rates

The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Grinder Recipe

This recipe requires 1+ DLC-Legendary!
RevolverRevolverAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponRevolverplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsRevolverRevolverEpic 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.

Dedicated Sources