The 12 Pounder is a unique rocket launcher manufactured by Torgue. 12 Pounder is obtained as a rare drop from Big Sleep located in Hayter's Folly.

Special Weapon Effect

Nec Pluribus Impar, Bitches. – Increased damage and reload speed. Greatly reduced magazine size. Fires arcing cannonballs that explode if they directly hit an enemy or bounce with parabolic trajectory if they hit an inert surface before exploding. Initial cannonball can inflict a critical hit.

Usage & Description

Unlike other launchers, this weapon is not suited for long range; it has, however, very high damage compared to other rocket launchers of the same level.


  • The 12 Pounder's normal 1-round magazine makes most versions of the weapon incompatible with Gaige's Smaller, Lighter, Faster skill, as any points in the skill will reduce the magazine size to 0 and make the weapon unusable.
  • Although the 12 Pounder can spawn with the RL_Accessory_BodyMod_1_Mag accessory, it will only increase the weapon's magazine size if it has either a Torgue grip or a Bandit grip and exhaust. Otherwise, the weapon's magazine will stay fixed at 1.
  • A Torgue grip on this weapon will expand the weapon's magazine size to 2. If it also spawns with the magazine size accessory, its total capacity will be further expanded to 3 rounds.
  • The ability to inflict critical hits makes the 12 Pounder noticeably effective against crystalisks, many times only requiring only one or two shots on the leg to kill them even in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.
    • This is the only launcher in the game that can deal a critical hit.
  • Because it usually has only one round in the mag, Zer0's 0ne Sh0t 0ne Kill skill could apply to every shot, making this weapon even deadlier.


  • The red text is a Latin phrase with no proper literal translation. The most common translations are "not unequal to many," "above all,"  "greater than all," and "No more actuating." This motto was commonly used by Louis XIV of France and was often cast onto cannon barrels.
  • The term "12-Pounder" is a common term for a cannon that fires 12-pound projectiles.
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