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Needle Gun
Updated: Feb 27, 2022
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Needle Gun

Not your average needle.
  • Content
    Revenge of the Cartels
  • Weapon Type
    SMG
  • Rarity
    Legendary
  • Manufacturer
    Tediore
  • Elements
    Non-Elemental
    Fire
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation

Needle Gun
All Details

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Needle Gun (SMG-BL3)
Copy Needle Gun Code

Needle Gun - About

The Legendary SMG Needle Gun is manufactured by Tediore and comes from the Borderlands 3 Revenge of the Cartels - Event.

Needle Gun - unique Ability

Continuous firing increases the fire rate.

The Needle Gun fires slow homing Needles that apply a debuff that stacks up to 10 times.
An Enemy needs to be hit at least every 2s or the debuff resets.
Additionally, its magazine refills each time you apply the 10th stack to an enemy.

The Needle Gun Reload Explosion deals 500% x Card Damage x leftover Bullets.
Making it the highest damage Tediore Reload Explosion!

Homing Reload
The thrown homing Weapon explodes on enemy contact or surface impact.

Damage-Type:
The Needle Gun's Damage isn't considered SMG Damage nor any other [Weapon-Type] Damage.
But it still benefits from generic Gun Damage.

Needle Gun - Variants

All Elements & Non-Elemental on the Needle Gun are equally common with 16.66%.

  • Elements
    Non-Elemental
    Fire
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation
  • Listed Projectiles
    1 | 2
  • Shot Cost
    1 | 2
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    variants
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
    possible
    none
  • Splash Anoints
    possible
    none

Needle Gun - SMG Parts

A single number in the top right of parts shows its weighting, while no number means the weight of 1. The higher a part's weight the greater the chance to occur.
You can only get 1 Part per Category, if not specified.

Foregrips:
  • Foregrip 1
    +10% Mag Size
    -15% Recoil (Width)
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Foregrip 3
    -30% Recoil (Height)
    +5% Damage
  • Foregrip 4
    +5% Fire Rate
    +5% Damage
Stocks:
  • Stock 1
    -30% Recoil (Width)
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Stock 2
    +20% Accuracy
    +5% Damage
  • Stock 3
    +10% Mag Size
    -30% Weapon Sway
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Stock 4
    +1 Projectile
    +20% Splash Damage (Radius)
    +20% Accuracy (Bloom)
    -10% Accuracy
    -20% Damage
    +1 Shot Cost
  • Stock 5
    -15% Recoil (Height)
    +20% Accuracy
  • No Stock
    none

Needle Gun - Changelog

Patch & Hotfix 06.24.2021:

  • +200% Weapon Damage

Hotfix 01.21.2021:

  • Tediore Nerf: -50% Reload-Explosion Damage

Needle Gun
How to Farm

Needle Gun
Assigned Loot Pool

Needle Gun
Dedicated Drop

Dedicated Drop

Dedicated Drop

Dedicated Drops are weapons that only drop from its dedicated sources.
Unlike World Drops who can drop almost everywhere at a small chance.

Needle Gun
Drop Rates

  • Joey Ultraviolet
    11%
  • Josie Byte
    6.6%
  • Franco Firewall
    6.6%
Underbosses besides Joey: 11.6%
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Wonderlands
Loot Luck Formula

P% =
1.2L0.27 × 100
1.2L0.27 + 100

P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Needle Gun
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.

Needle Gun
Dedicated Sources

Joey Ultraviolet

Joey Ultraviolet

Villa Ultraviolet
Boss
Josie Byte

Josie Byte

Villa Ultraviolet
Named Enemy
Franco Firewall

Franco Firewall

Villa Ultraviolet
Named Enemy

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