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
Aug 21, 2021 21:15
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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:

The Tankman's Shield comes with 1 of 4 Front-Facing Weapon Shields.
Each is activated by aiming and protects from frontal damage.

  • Hyperion Shield (Blue)
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Amped Shield (Purple)
    -30% Recoil Height
    Taking damage stacks +5% Damage.
    Each stack lasts 6s.
  • Redirect Shield (Beige)
    +10% Crit Damage
    Reflects melee/projectile damage back at attackers.
  • Genesis Shield (Green)
    +10% Accuracy
    Absorbs projectiles into your magazine.

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
    none
  • Rail 2
    +15% Weapon Shield
  • Rail 3
    none
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

Tankman's Shield - Source Details

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

  • Captain Traunt: [M6+: 13.5%]; 30%

Grinder Recipe

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Mayhem 4 Drop

M4 Drop
  • Captain Traunt: [M6+: 13.5%]; 30%

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:

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