The Killing Word

Weapon Guide

The Killing Word

Game:
Borderlands 3
DLC:
Type:
Pistol
Rarity:
Rare
Manufacturer:
COV
Red Text:
His word will carry death eternal.
Elements:
Non Elemental
Last Page Update: Jul 03, 2020

Weapon Details

The Killing Word (Pistol-BL3)

The Killing Word: Details

Shots sound waves.

COV - Details

Atlas Weapons specialize in "Smart Bullets".
Projectiles home onto enemies marked with their Tracking System.

Most Atlas Weapons have 1 of 3 standard Tracking Systems, but some unique Weapons have a stand-alone version.

Children of the Vault (COV) Weapons behave differently to regular weapons.

  • They need to be started up before you can shoot with them.
  • Ammo is directly consumed from the player's Ammo Pool.
  • Each shot builds up heat which leads to Overheating.
    Shots to Break on the Weapon Card is impacted the same ways Magazine Size is.
  • Heat dissipates when the Weapon isn't fired for a couple of seconds and can prevent Overheating.
  • When the Weapon Overheats it needs to be Repaired.
    The Repair Time on the Weapon card is impacted in the same ways Reload Time is.

DAHL produces very conventional Weaponry that is suitable in many applications.

Standard DAHL Weapons can toggle between 2 Firing Modes and 2 Zoom Levels.

Hyperion Weapons increase their accuracy with sustained fire.
They have a small +5% Critical Hit damage bonus.

Aiming activates a Front-Facing Shield that protects the front of the user. There are 4 types of Hyperion Weapon Shields.

Jakobs are universally Non-Elemental Weapons with some unique exceptions.

They specialize in Critical Hits and have a +10% Critical Hit damage bonus.
Jakobs Critical Hits ricochet to the nearest enemy.

Ricochet Effect:

Maliwan specializes in Elemental Weaponry.
Most of their Weapons can toggle between 2 of the 5 Elements.

Lasers and Charge up Weapons are common within the Malawian Arsenal.

Tediore Weapons specialize in quick Disposable Reloads.
The weapon is thrown away with every Reload while a new clone digistructs in your hands.

The Reload Explosion deals Splash/Grenade Damage and is linked to the number of bullets in the magazine when thrown.
Greater Magazine Size, Splash- and Grenade Damage increase the Reload Damage.

There are 4 different Reload Modules and some Tediore Weapons even have a unique reload.

Torgue specializes in Explosive Weaponry that deal Splash Damage.

Some Torgue Weapons shoot Sticky Projectiles that explode on reload.
Sticky Projectile Damage increases with each Sticky on a single target.

Vladof specializes in High Fire Rate Weaponry with Underbarrel Attachments.
Most Weapons have one of a couple Attachment Options, a few even have unique Attachments.

Splash Damage Weapons deal Area of Effect (AoE) Damage beyond the Projectile impact area.

The Splash Damage Radius determines the range of this AoE.

Inside this AoE, Radius damage is consistent regardless of the distance to the impact area. Direct hits don't deal more damage.

Splash Damage can be increased by:

Mayhem 10 - Values

The Killing Word: Variants

Can be Anointed:
YES
NO
Has Part Variation:
YES
none
Elements:
Non Elemental

Part Information

More details will be added to the Parts Information!
Similar to the Grenades or Shield Pages.
More info on the Discord Server.
Mayhem 10 - Values

The Killing Word: Buffs and Nerfs

Mayhem 10 - Values

Drop Location

Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

Type:
Boss
Location:
Ascension Bluff
Planet:
Pandora

The Killing Word: Code

Uncle Gibbed hasn't arrived in Borderlands 3 yet.

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