Bane is a unique aftermarket submachine gun in Borderlands 2 manufactured by Hyperion. It uses the Dahl Barrel/

Bane is obtained as a mission reward from the mission The Bane.

Special Weapon Effects

in Spain, stays mainly on the plain. – Greatly increased damage, increased magazine size, greatly decreased initial accuracy and reduced final accuracy. Will always have an elemental capacitor. Unique voice module. When equipped, movement speed is greatly reduced.

Usage & Description

The Bane boasts staggering damage for a unique submachine gun, outperforming even a non-elemental Bitch of the same level. This damage comes at a significant cost: in addition to the annoying sound effects and low accuracy, as well as a single fixed element, the Bane's speed penalty causes the player to move even slower than in FFYL. This makes the Bane highly impractical for most combat situations, with some exceptions:

  • Riding in the back of a Bandit Technical.
  • Combating slow, large, or stationary enemies.
  • Attacking enemies from positions of cover.
  • Attaining a Second Wind.

A slag bane will also be unable to take advantage of slag from it's already high damage potential.

The speed penalty overrides all bonuses and penalties on movement speed and thus not stacking with anything else.


  • The gun will continue to make sound even if the in-game volume is reduced to 0.
  • The character's rotate and aim speed are not affected.
  • If the character swaps weapons during a quote generating event (typically reloading), all guns will obtain the unique voice of the gun. Quitting then reloading the game or entering a vehicle will fix this.
    • It may also help to drop the Bane and then pick it back up but this does not always work.


Switching weapon



  • "BOOM!"
  • "BANG!"
  • "RATATAT!"




  • The flavor text is a reference to the 1912 play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, in which the character Henry Higgins is giving elocution lessons to the main character, asking her to say: "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain".
  • The Bane is voiced by Ashly Burch, who also voices Tiny Tina.


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