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Binary Operator
Updated: Sep 05, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Binary Operator

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  • Content
    Designer's Cut
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

Binary Operator
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Binary Operator (Sniper-BL3)
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Binary Operator - About

The Legendary Sniper Binary Operator is manufactured by Maliwan and comes from the Borderlands 3 Designer's Cut - Upgrade Pack.

Binary Operator - unique Ability

The Binary Operator either kills its target or deals next to no damage.
The Binary Operator only kills its target if the target's current health is lower than the hidden damage value of the Binary Operator.

The hidden damage value can be increased by increasing your weapon damage.
The base hidden damage value for a M10 Binary Operator is around 770K - 1.04M.

Binary Operator - Variants

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

Binary Operator - Sniper 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.


  • Grip_1-30% Sway
    +5% Damage
  • Grip_2+10% Charge Speed
    +20% Accuracy
    -20% Accuracy Bloom
  • Grip_3+5% Reload Speed
    -30% Sway
    -30% Horizontal Recoil
  • Grip_4+10% Status Damage
    -30% Horizontal Recoil
  • Grip_5+10% Status Chance
    -30% Sway
    +20% Accuracy
  • Grip_6+10% Status Chance
    -30% Horizontal Recoil
  • Grip_7-30% Sway
    +5% Reload Speed


  • Foregrip_1+10% Charge Speed
  • Foregrip_2-30% Sway
  • Foregrip_3+10% Status Chance
  • Foregrip_4+2 Mag Size
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Foregrip_5+5% Reload Speed
  • Foregrip_6-15% Horizontal Recoil


  • Mag_1Mag Size: 6
    Reload: 3.1s
    +10% Damage
  • Mag_2Mag Size: 10
    Reload: 3.6s
  • Mag_3Mag Size: 14
    Reload: 4.0s
    -10% Damage


  • Scope_14.3x Zoom-30% Sway
  • Scope_25.4x Zoom+10% Status Chance
  • Scope_35.4x Zoom+20% Charge Speed

Binary Operator - Changelog

Hotfix 10.21.2021 - Sniper Buff:

  • +20% Damage

Binary Operator
How to Farm

Binary Operator
Assigned Loot Pool

Binary Operator
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)

Binary Operator
Drop Rates

  • Dam, WTF
    15.9 - 19*%
  • H. Harker
    5.6 - 6.1%
Mayhem increases chances.
*As Moze player: 12.5 - 15%
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Binary Operator
Grinder Recipe

This recipe requires 1+ DLC-Legendary!
SniperSniperAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponSniperplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsSniperSniperEpic 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.

Binary Operator
Dedicated Sources

Dam, WTF

Dam, WTF

Stormblind Complex
Heavyweight Harker

Heavyweight Harker

Stormblind Complex