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Plasma Coil
Updated: Sep 05, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Plasma Coil

Harness the 4th state of matter.
  • Content
    Designer's Cut
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

Plasma Coil
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Plasma Coil - About

The Legendary SMG Plasma Coil is manufactured by Maliwan and comes from the Borderlands 3 Designer's Cut - Upgrade Pack.

Plasma Coil - unique Ability

After a short charge up shoots a 16-Round Burst of elemental orbs that deal [weapon element] Splash Damage.

Plasma Coil - Variants

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

Plasma Coil - 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.


  • Scope_11.8x Zoom+5% Damage
  • Scope_22.2x Zoom+20% Splash Radius
  • Scope_32.9x Zoom+15% Projectile Speed


  • Mag_PlasmaCoil_175%Mag Size: 48
    Reload: 1.9s
  • Mag_PlasmaCoil_325%Mag Size: 64
    Reload: 2.1s
    -10% Damage


  • Grip_1-30% Accuracy Bloom
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Grip_2-30% Sway
    +10% Status Damage
  • Grip_3+10% Charge Speed
    +10% Accuracy


  • Stock_1+10% Charge Speed
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Stock_2-30% Sway
    +10% Status Damage
  • Stock_3-20% Accuracy Bloom
    +5% Damage

Plasma Coil - Changelog

Plasma Coil
How to Farm

Plasma Coil
Assigned Loot Pool

Plasma Coil
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)

Plasma Coil
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

Plasma Coil
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.

Plasma Coil
Dedicated Sources

Madwidth Power

Madwidth Power

Stormblind Complex
Heavyweight Harker

Heavyweight Harker

Stormblind Complex