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Dark Army
Updated: Oct 11, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Dark Army

I am the gun.
  • Content
    Designer's Cut
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

Dark Army
All Details

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Dark Army (SMG-BL3)
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Dark Army - About

The Legendary SMG Dark Army is manufactured by Tediore and comes from the Borderlands 3 Designer's Cut - Upgrade Pack.

Dark Army - unique Ability

The Dark Army fires elemental orbs that deal [Weapon Element] Damage.

While holding the Dark Army you are accompanied by 3 Dark Army Drones that shoot at enemies, dealing 166.7% Card Value as Physical Damage. Reloading an empty magazine, causes your drones to deal 666.7% [Weapon Element] Damage for 3s.

The Dark Army Reload Explosion deals Card Damage x leftover Bullets.

The Dark Army comes with 1 of these 2 Reload Modules:

  • Standard Reload
    +20 Splash Radius
    The thrown Dark Army explodes on impact creating a [weapon element] pool.
  • Homing Reload
    The thrown Dark Army homes in on an enemy and explodes on impact creating a [weapon element] pool.

Dark Army - Variants

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

Dark Army - SMG 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.

Barrel Accessory

  • Barrel_DarkArmy_170%-23% Damage
  • Barrel_DarkArmy_220%+10% Damage
  • Barrel_DarkArmy_310%+32% Damage


  • Scope_11.5x Zoom
  • Scope_23.0x Zoom
  • Scope_33.1x Zoom
  • Scope_4


  • Fire-20% Damage
  • Shock-20% Damage
  • Corrosive-20% Damage
  • Cryo-15% Damage
  • Radiation-25% Damage

Dark Army - Changelog

Hotfix 01.21.2021:

  • Tediore Nerf: -50% Reload-Explosion Damage

Dark Army
How to Farm

Dark Army
Assigned Loot Pool

Dark Army
World Drop (BL3 - DLC 5)

DLC 5 - World Drop

Arms Race - World Drop

Arms Race - World Drops are items that drop from any of the following sources, within the Designer's Cut DLC and can be extracted with the help of the Arms Race Gear Extractor.
There are 12 weapons, 4 Shields, 1 grenade, 4 Class Mods, and 3 Artifacts in the Arms Race - World Drop pool.
For farming a specific weapon it's best to seek out its dedicated Loot Room, but some of the general sources are still worth a visit.
Additionally, any of the weapons can appear in the Diamond Loot Room.

These are the chances to getting any of the 24 items in the Loot Pool:

  • Rival Bandit Revenant (x3): 25% - 37.5%
  • Cofferant or Chubby Skagg: 30%
  • Badass Enemies: 3% - 4.5%
  • Other Enemies: 0.5% - 0.75%
  • Air-Drop Vending Machines: 15%
  • Vending Machines: 4%
  • Air-Drop Chests: 15%
  • Red Chest: 5%
  • White Chest: 1.5%
Some of these drop rates increase with Mayhem Level. (Mayhem 0 - 10/11)

Dark Army
Drop Rates

  • Power
    13.3 - 18.6*%
  • H. Harker
    5.6 - 6.1%
Mayhem increases chances.
*As Zane player: 9.5 - 13.3%
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Dark Army
Grinder Recipe

This recipe requires 1+ DLC-Legendary!
SMGSMGAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponSMGplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsSMGSMGEpic 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.

Dark Army
Dedicated Sources

Madwidth Power

Madwidth Power

Stormblind Complex
Heavyweight Harker

Heavyweight Harker

Stormblind Complex