"Borderlands 2 has BAZILLIONS of guns but there are some with red text that have special unique properties! In this episode: A fake gun, a sniper that ignores shields, a legendary LMG repeater and more!
I definitely plan to do more of these as not everybody seems to be aware that these items are unique or that they do in fact have special effects, yet alone what they actually are. I plan to do 6-8 different guns/grenades/shields every episode and I'll do one every week or so.
In this video:
Granular Fibber "Would I lie to you?" Quest reward from Mal in Eridium Blight Inaccurate stats displayed. Flavour stats +50% love, +3000% damage. Actual behaviour is highly variable - may have enormously boosted critical hit damage, fire one projectile or several; shots may ricochet; if they do, ricochet hits may do substantially increased bonus damage; shots may also travel at slow speed when several are fired, if so 7 are fired for high damage - but will be constant for any given instance of the weapon.
Hyiu Trespasser "I infrequently perish." Quest reward, "Animal Rights" Ignores shields. Callback to Mordecai's Trespass skill from Borderlands 1, which gave up to a 100% chance to ignore shields. Mordecai also contacts you via ECHO to see if you're alright when getting a Second Wind.
Original Octo "Octo means nine..." Quest Reward, "Slap-Happy" Fires 8 pellets in 3x3 pattern with one pellet missing. Pellets are relatively slow moving, but fly in a sine-wave pattern, expanding and collapsing the spread as they travel. So, at specific distances, the cluster is tight, and at others spread out, and the missing pellet changes sectors with each collapse. Depending on elemental damage, pellets may leave coloured trails.
Deadly Bloom "What do you mean... theoretically?" Quest Reward, "Helping Out Overlook" Has fast recharge rate with a very powerful nova on shield loss or entering fight for your life mode. The nova on shield loss follows the usual normal mechanic, and will not trigger again until the shield is recharged, but the nova on entering Fight For Your Life will trigger every time.
Lite Bone Shredder "The Lead Wind Blows!" Drops from Bone Head 2.0 A returning Unique weapon from the original Borderlands. Fires two bullets per shot. High capacity and high rate of fire. Burns through ammo quickly.
Bayoneted Gub "Abt natural." Dropped from Laney in "The Cold Shoulder" Massive Magazine, high chance of elemental effect.