Beam is the title of a group of common lasers in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured by Dahl, Maliwan, Hyperion and Tediore, and features the Maliwan barrel "Beam".

Usage & Description

Beam lasers fire a sustained arc of energy that persists as long as the trigger is held down. Beam lasers have one of the shortest ranges of all laser types and have massive recoil. The only exception is if the Beam is produced by Hyperion, in which the arc becomes more accurate with extended use.

Depending on the manufacturer of the laser's body, Beam lasers can spawn with manufacturer-specific gimmicks:

  • Dahl Beams fire in bursts when zoomed in and have reduced recoil. It also comes with the ability to penetrate through enemy targets, inflicting damage to several enemies at once.
  • Hyperion Beams start with a low accuracy that improves as the weapon is fired for longer. It also has a 50% bonus to critical hit damage (60% with a Hyperion stock).
  • Maliwan Beams have an increase in elemental damage and chance, making it reliable for inflicting elemental status effects. It also has a continuous damage bonus that deals more damage the longer the trigger is held.
  • Tediore Beams deal less damage than the amount listed but have quick reloads. When reloaded, the weapon is thrown and acts like a Tesla grenade.


Element Body manufacturer
Dahl Hyperion Maliwan Tediore
old new
Arctic Fox Beam Glacier Beam Zero Beam Comet Beam Coolstream Beam
Scorpion Beam Destabilizing Beam Deconstructor Beam Venus Beam Paintstripper Beam
Beetle Beam Convector Beam Afterburner Beam Mercury Beam Enkindler Beam
Eel Beam Motivator Beam Energizer Beam Polaris Beam Spark Beam

Notable Variants

  • Maliwan Bright SpadroonUnique shock laser with increased high damage, magazine size and continuous damage bonus but extremely low range.
  • Maliwan FreezeasyUnique cryo laser with high elemental effect chance at the cost of drastically reduced weapon damage.
  • Maliwan Ol' RosieUnique purple laser with increased continuous damage bonus.
  • Maliwan Tannis' Laser of EnlightenmentUnique incendiary laser with increased elemental effect chance and magazine size. Fires a cone of flames in front of the barrel, at a reduced range.
  • Maliwan Vibra-PulseUnique Moxxi shock laser that heals the user and chains to multiple enemies.
  • Tediore VandergraffenUnique shock laser with increased elemental effect chance.
  • Maliwan Absolute ZeroLegendary cryo laser with increased damage and elemental effect chance but greatly reduced magazine size. It was added in the Claptastic Voyage.


  • A white rarity Beam by Dahl, Hyperion and Tediore can only spawn with incendiary element.
  • Hyperion Beams can spawn with Hyperion's new-style or old-style sets of materials and prefixes.
    • Old-style Hyperion Beams have higher damage output, slightly better rate of fire and reload speed, but lower listed accuracy.
  • A Hyperion Beam offsets the typical huge recoil that Beam-barreled lasers suffer from, making them extremely accurate and damaging weapons even at medium-long ranges.
  • Beam lasers are obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

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