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ASMD is a legendary sniper rifle in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Weapon Effects

You planning a follow-up? – Always shock. No charge time. Alternate firing mode cycles between an energy orb and an energy bolt. When hip-fired, it shoots a slow-moving energy ball. When zoomed-in, it shoots a fast-moving energy bolt. Hitting the energy orb with a bolt causes a large explosion.

Usage & Description

The hitbox to trigger the explosion is rather generous, as the bolt can miss by a significant margin and still trigger the effect.

While the combos can be useful for flushing enemies out who are hiding behind cover, otherwise there isn't much purpose for using them as they deal less damage than going for critical spots using the bolt mode, and are more difficult to line up and use. As a result, this weapon can be found inferior to most Proton Rifles, as those pack superior damage, multiple elements, and can be used effectively from the hip.

Trivia

  • The weapon's name and effect are a reference to the the ASMD Shock Rifle from the Unreal series of games.
    • The acronym itself comes from the partial phrase, "...and suck my dick." from the movie Fear of a Black Hat.
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