Tankman's Shield
Borderlands 3
Sniper Guide

Tankman's Shield

You ever seen this dude tank anything ever?
  • Weapon Type:
    Sniper
  • Rarity:
    Legendary
  • Manufacturer:
    Hyperion
  • Content:
    Base Game
  • Elements:
    Non Elemental
    Incendiary
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation
Jun 26, 2021 13:44
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Tankman's Shield - Details

Tankman's Shield (Sniper-BL3)
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Tankman's Shield - Description

The Legendary Sniper Tankman's Shield is manufactured by Hyperion and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

Each kill adds +40% weapon damage to all bullets of the next magazine up to +200%.

Hyperion - Info

Sustained fire increases Hyperion weapons accuracy.
They have a small +5% Critical Hit damage bonus.

Aiming activates a Front-Facing Shield that protects the front of the user.
Killing enemies immediately reactivates a broken shield.
There are 4 types of Hyperion Weapon Shields.

Tankman's Shield - Variants

  • Anointment:
    possible
    none
  • Splash Anoints:
    available
    none
  • Weapon Parts:
    variations
    fixed parts
  • Splash Radius:
  • Listed Projectiles:
  • Ammo/Shot:
  • Element Variants:

    Non Elemental
    Incendiary
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation

    59% of Tankman's Shields are Non-Elemental and each Element is equally common with 8.2%.

Manufacturer Variations:

Basic Shield - Blue

Front-Facing shield stops incoming damage from the front.

Amped Shield - Purple

When this shield takes damaged it increases this weapon's damage for 6 seconds.

Genesis Shield - Green

Can absorb projectiles and adds them to the magazine.

Redirect Shield - Beige

Can reflect melee and projectile damage back at the attacker.

Tankman's Shield - Sniper Parts

A single number in the top right of parts show its rarity.
Parts with a number < 1 are less common and parts with a number > 1 are more common.

Barrel Accessories:
2 OR 3
  • Accessory A
    +10% Damage
  • Accessory B
    +10% Damage
  • Accessory C
    +10% Crit Damage
    +80% Melee Damage
Magazines:
  • 11 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 3.1 sec
    +10% Damage
  • 14 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 3.4 sec
  • 18 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 3.6 sec
    -10% Damage
Grips:
  • Grip 1
    -30% Recoil (Height)
  • Grip 2
    +5% Damage
  • Grip 3
    +20% Accuracy
  • Grip 4
    +3 Magazine Size
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
Rails:
  • Rail 1
    -10% Weapon Swap Speed
  • Rail 2
    +15% Weapon Shield
  • Rail 3
    -5% Zoom Time
Scopes:
  • 4.4x Zoom
    Accessory A
    -30% Weapon Sway
    Accessory B
    +5% Fire Rate
  • 5.0x Zoom
    Accessory A
    +20% Accuracy
    Accessory B
    +17.5% Zoom
  • 5.1x Zoom
    Accessory A
    +10% Crit Damage
    Accessory B
    +10% Zoom
Stocks:
  • Stock 1
    +20% Accuracy
    +5% Damage
  • Stock 2
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +20% Accuracy
  • Stock 3
    -30% Recoil (Width)
    +10% Crit Damage
  • Stock 4
    -5% Reload Time
    +5% Fire Rate

Tankman's Shield - Buffs & Nerfs

Hotfix 04.29.2021:

  • +55% Weapon Damage.

Hotfix 03.12.2020:

  • Increased the max damage cap to 200%.
  • Increased the damage per stack from 20% to 40%.
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Tankman's Shield - How to Farm

Mayhem 4 Drop

Tankman's Shield - Source Details

Tankman's Shield's Drop-Rates and all Sources:

  • Captain Traunt: [M6+: 13.5%]; 30%

Grinder Recipe

Assault Rifle EpicLaser EpicLauncher EpicPistol EpicShotgun EpicSMG EpicSniper EpicAssault Rifle UncommonShotgun UncommonSniper Uncommon
plus
Any Legendary WeaponAssault Rifle UncommonShotgun UncommonSniper Uncommon
DLC 2
plus
Any Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon Weapon
equals
Assault Rifle LegendaryLaser LegendaryPistol LegendaryShotgun LegendarySMG LegendarySniper LegendaryAssault Rifle RareShotgun RareSniper Rare

The Tankman's Shield is a Datamined Legendary Sniper from Borderlands 3 and can not be obtained legitimately.
A Save Editor is the only way to get the Tankman's Shield.

Mayhem 4 Drop

M4 Drop

M4 Drop Items can only drop while Mayhem 4 or higher is active!

All M4 Drops have a chance to drop from the 2 Bosses in the Maliwan Takedown:

Captain Traunt

Captain Traunt

  • Boss
  • Athenas
    Athenas
Feb 7, 2021 10:46
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