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Bane is a unique aftermarket submachine gun in Borderlands 2 manufactured by Hyperion.
It is obtained from the mission The Bane.

Special Weapon Effects

in Spain, stays mainly on the plain. – Increased damage and magazine size. Reduced accuracy and recoil reduction rate. 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, the Bane slows the character'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 weapon's voice module will still play even if the in-game sound volume is set 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 weapons will obtain the unique voice of Bane. 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.
  • The Bane will always spawn with an elemental capacitor.


Switching weapon



    • It is always played when the weapon is fired. The actual quote is simply a "YEAH" but the same word is played multiple times in rapid succession. Other firing noises may randomly pop up and are played over it.
  • "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.