For other uses, see Avalanche.

Avalanche is a legendary maylay shield manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but had an increased chance to drop from Odjurymir located in Serenity's Waste.

Special Weapon Effects

I'll bury you. – Combination of the Maylay, Nova (cryo), and Spike (cryo) shield types. Increased roid damage, nova damage, and spike damage. Greatly increased recharge delay.

Usage & Description

The Avalanche is a powerful shield, combining the defining traits of Maylay, Nova and Spike shields. It is an advantageous shield for melee-focused Vault Hunters due to its immense roid damage coupled with the potential to freeze attackers.

It is not without downsides, however. The Avalanche possesses a thoroughly modest capacity, and its recharge delay is comparatively long (although this is an advantage for maintaining the roid damage bonus). When fully depleted its powerful defenses become meaningless, and the only bonus it provides is to roid damage. As a result, users of this shield are prudent to invest in skills that prematurely recharge shields, such as United Front, Safety First, Energize or Bottled Courage.


  • The Avalanche uses the same material as the Bigg Thumppr.
  • It is the only Maylay Shield manufactured by Maliwan.
  • The Avalanche functions similarly to the Hide of Terramorphous, albeit with the cryo element instead of incendiary.
  • As Odjurymir was only available for the Mercenary Day events in 2014 and 2015, the Avalanche has to be obtained as a random drop.

See also

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