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Aegis is the title of a group of common pistols in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Maliwan and commonly spawn with the Dahl, Maliwan, Tediore, and bandit/scav barrels.

Usage & Description[]

The Aegis has a somewhat slow rate of fire that is compensated by high elemental effect chance and damage on shock, incendiary, and corrosive variants.

Depending on the Barrel, Aegis can have several effects:

  • Dahl barrel: Reduces recoil and accuracy.
  • Maliwan barrel: Increases accuracy and elemental effect chance.
  • Tediore barrel: No additional effects.
  • Bandit/scav barrel: Increases damage at the cost of accuracy.

Notable Variants[]

  • Borderlands 2
    • RubiUnique pistol that restores 12% of damage dealt as health.
    • Grog NozzleUnique slag pistol with low base damage. Restores 65% of damage dealt as health and has a short-lived effect that fires five more projectiles with reduced fire rate and accuracy.
    • Thunderball FistsLegendary shock pistol that fires orbs which deal area-of-effect damage before detonating.
    • InfectionSeraph corrosive pistol that fires gravity-affected projectiles with an arc. Significantly increased elemental effect damage and chance. Extremely low base damage.
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
    • Electrified AegisUnique shock (but common-quality) variant of this weapon as Athena's starting weapon.
    • Hard RebootUnique shock pistol with a much larger elemental effect radius on impact.
    • ProbeUnique pistol that restores 5% of damage dealt as health.


  • An Aegis deals an additional 80% splash damage. This damage is further boosted by grenade damage bonuses.
  • The Aegis is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.