In this article, you will learn all you need to know about this powerful rocket launcher. You will know how to get Plaguebearer in Borderlands 3.

Important! This weapon can only drop on Mayhem Level 6 or above. You will need to finish the story to unlock Mayhem Levels.

How Plaguebearer Works in Borderlands 3

Plaguebearer is a unique Rocket Launcher that is a very powerful weapon to use. It can come in all elements available. The special ability of the weapon is that it shoots huge orbs that travel a certain distance, and on the way, the orbs shoot out smaller projectiles that will target the enemies around. The best use is to shoot the weapon somewhat higher in the sky, but not too high so it will still target the enemies.

Now, let's see the specifications of the weapon, and then I will tell you how to get Plaguebearer in Borderlands 3.

Plaguebearer Specifications

Manufacturer: Torgue

Weapon Type: Rocket Launcher

Rarity: Legendary

Base Ammo Consumption: 3 ammo pre-shot


  • Fire
  • Shock
  • Corrosive
  • Radiation
  • Cryo

Damage Type Increases

  • Splash Damage
  • Weapon Damage
  • Gun Damage
  • Heavy Weapon Damage
  • Area of Effect Damage
  • Torgue Weapon Damage

Drop Location: Warden, The Anvil map on the planet Eden-6

Drop Chance: 16.5%

Red Text: “Glad you could make it”

Weapon Card:

How To Get Plaguebearer in Borderlands 3

Credit: Gearbox Software

How to Get Plaguebearer in Borderlands 3

In order to get Plaguebearer in Borderlands 3, you must play on Mayhem Level 6 or above. You want to finish the main mission from the base game: "Hammerlocked".

After completing the mission and killing the Warden, you will be able to return to this map and farm the boss as many times as you like. It is an enemy that has a huge armor bar and a health bar underneath. You will need to use cryo or corrosive elements effectively to get down his armor and then use fire to finish the boss. After doing so, there is a 16.5% chance of getting the Plaguebearer.

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 Plaguebearer a lot easier, but you definitely know everything you need on how to get Plaguebearer in Borderlands 3.

Is Plaguebearer Worth the Effort?

Definitely yes.

The weapon has a decently long charge time, but after it shoots, it melts. It hits for a lot of damage and it gives us a lot of control over enemies. Its orbs shoot out projectiles that target by themselves which makes the weapon pretty easy to use. It can also come in all the elements which makes it easy to match the elements. It is harder to get due to being the Mayhem 6 exclusive weapon, but it is still worth farming for. Hopefully, after this article, you know exactly how to get Plaguebearer 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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