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Embrace the Pain
Updated: Sep 05, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Embrace the Pain

It hurts, hahahahaha! IT HURTS!
  • Content
    Base Game
  • Weapon Type
    Assault Rifle
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

Embrace the Pain
All Details

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Embrace the Pain (AR-BL3)
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Embrace the Pain - About

The Legendary Assault Rifle Embrace the Pain is manufactured by COV and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

Embrace the Pain - unique Ability

The Embrace the Pain increases it's Fire Rate along with it's heat.

The Embrace the Pain ignites its wielder and delays the overheating.
When ignited by this effect the weapon doesn't consume ammo.

Embrace the Pain - Variants

  • Elements
  • Listed Projectiles
    1 | 2 | 3
  • Shot Cost
    1 | 2 | 3
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
  • Splash Anoints

Pain is Power

Both Variations have the same Overheating behavior.

The main difference between these variations is their behavior with increased heat.
Instead of increasing its Fire Rate the Pain is Power gains increased Weapon Damage with more Heat.

50% of Embrace the Pain are converted to Pain is Power.

Embrace the Pain - 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.

Barrel Accessory0-1

  • Barrel_2B50%-25% Vertical Recoil
    +80% Melee Damage


  • Starter_1-25% Heat per Shot
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Starter_2+10% Fire Rate
  • Starter_3+10% Damage


  • Grip_1-30% Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Grip_2-15% Vertical Recoil
    +5% Damage
  • Grip_3-15% Heat per Shot
    -20% Accuracy Bloom
  • Grip_4+1 Projectile
    -30% Horizontal Recoil
    +1 Shot Cost
    -20% Damage
    -10% Accuracy
    +20% Accuracy Bloom


  • Foregrip_1-30% Sway
    +5% Damage
  • Foregrip_2-30% Sway
    -30% Vertical Recoil
  • Foregrip_3+1 Projectile
    -15% Horizontal Recoil
    +1 Shot Cost
    -20% Damage
    +40% Heat per Shot
    -10% Accuracy
    +20% Accuracy Bloom
  • Foregrip_4-30% Vertical Recoil
    +5% Fire Rate

Embrace the Pain - Changelog

Patch & Hotfix 08.05.2021:

  • +200% Weapon Damage

Hotfix 04.01.2021:

  • +53.8% Weapon Damage

Embrace the Pain
How to Farm

Embrace the Pain
Assigned Loot Pool

Embrace the Pain
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

Embrace the Pain
Drop Rates

  • Hot Karl
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Embrace the Pain
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.

Embrace the Pain
Dedicated Sources

Hot Karl

Hot Karl

Devil's Razor
Target of Opportunity