How To Get Crader's EM-P5 in Borderlands 3 [Borderlands 3 Weapon Guide]

In this article, you will learn all you need to know about this unique DAHL submachine gun. You will know how to get Crader’s EM-P5 in Borderlands 3.

Important! This weapon can only drop on Mayhem Level 4 or above. You will need to finish the story to unlock Mayhem Levels.

How Crader’s EM-P5 Works in Borderlands 3

This little DAHL Submachine Gun is a very unique weapon. It is not the best if you want to use it as one though. The gun’s best use is to traverse the maps. Its special ability relies on giving you movement speed. Crader’s EM-P5 has also increased critical hit damage and accuracy while airborne but it does not impact the weapon too much. It can only come in a non-elemental variant. It is a dedicated drop from Agonizer 9000. Now let's see the specifications of the weapon and then I will tell you how to get Crader’s EM-P5 in Borderlands 3.

Crader’s EM-P5 Specifications

Manufacturer: DAHL

Weapon Type: Submachine Gun

Rarity: Legendary

Base Ammo Consumption: 1-2 ammo pre-shot depending on the variant

Elements: Non-elemental

Damage Type Increases

  • Weapon Damage
  • Gun Damage
  • Submachine Gun Damage
  • DAHL Damage

Drop Location: Agonizer 9000, Guts of Carnivora map on the planet of Pandora

Drop Chance: 5.7%

Red Text: “Dust off the beta EMP5”

Weapon Card:

borderlands 3 legendary dahl smg craders em p5

Credit: Gearbox Software

How to Get Crader’s EM-P5 in Borderlands 3

In order to get the weapon, you must play on Mayhem Level 4 or above. You want to finish the main mission from the base game: "Blood Drive".

After completing the mission and killing Pen and Teller you will be able to return to this map and farm the boss named Agonizer 9000 as many times as you like. It is an enemy that has a huge armor bar and eridian core bar underneath. You will need to use cryo or corrosive elements effectively to get down his armor and any element to finish off the boss. After doing so there is a 5.7% chance of getting the Crader’s EM-P5.

It has a low drop chance, especially if you are looking for a specific anointment. However, on April 8th, we got a new patch to Borderlands 3 and you are able to reroll anointments on weapons for the right price [250 eridium]. It might make farming for the perfect Crader’s EM-P5 a lot easier, but you definitely know everything you need on now how to get Crader’s EM-P5 in Borderlands 3.

Is Crader’s EM-P5 Worth the Effort?

Not much. The weapon is very weak as a gun basically. It does not have the damage output to compete with all the other meta weapons. However, there is one purpose to this gun and it is mobility. The movement speed provided from holding the gun can really make traveling through maps much quicker. Pair it with a Snowdrift artifact and you are good to go. Hopefully, after this article, you know exactly how to get Crader’s EM-P5 in Borderlands 3.


Borderlands 3 is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One X/S, and Xbox Series X/S.

For more Borderlands 3 news, check out our DLC Release article.

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