Bane is a unique aftermarket submachine gun in Borderlands 2 manufactured by Hyperion. Bane is obtained 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. Unique voice module. While equipped, movement speed is greatly reduced.

Usage & Description

The Bane boasts staggering damage for a submachine gun, even when spawned as an elemental variant, outperforming even a non-elemental Bitch of the same level. This damage comes at a significant cost: in addition to the annoying sound effects, the Bane slows the user's movement speed to something approximating that seen in Fight For Your Life. This makes the Bane highly impractical for most combat situations, with some exceptions:

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


  • The gun will continue to make sound even if the in-game volume is reduced to 0.
  • The movement speed nerf does not affect the character's rotate or aim speed, only movement speed.
  • When equipped, movement speed always remains the same and is not affected by any % movement speed effects like the Fabled Tortoise or Innervate.
  • If the player 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.
  • The Bane will always spawn with an elemental capacitor.


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