Black Flame is a unique shotgun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Torgue. It can only be obtained from Crazy Earl's Veteran Rewards Vendor in Sanctuary III.

Special Weapon Effects

A virgin lit the candle. – Always Incendiary. Fires grenades that are affected by gravity and explode on impact. No alternative firing mode. All parts are fixed.

Usage & Description

As a mission item, the Black Flame is used to locate and destroy the witch's cauldrons, with located cauldrons being shown on the character's radar.

The Black Flame lobs incendiary grenades in a moderate arc. These grenades can score critical hits on enemies. The arc that the grenades are fired in is not enough to take advantage of being able to fire the weapon from cover, however, it is enough to fire over low obstructions. As such, the Black Flame should be used in a direct fire role. The splash damage radius is still somewhat limited, so it can still be used aggressively at close ranges.


  • Before the July 23 2020 drop patch, the Black Flame could not be legitimately obtained as anything other than a mission item for Witch's Brew. The drop patch makes it purchasable from the Veteran Rewards Vendor next to Crazy Earl on Sanctuary III.


  • The weapon name and flavor text are a reference to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus.
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