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{{for|the legendary shield in Borderlands 3|Black Hole (Borderlands 3)}}
 
{{infobox shield
 
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|image = File:Black_Hole.png
 
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|manufacturer = Maliwan
 
|manufacturer = Maliwan
 
|model = Black Hole
 
|model = Black Hole
|color = Orange
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|color = Legendary
 
|rarity = Legendary
 
|rarity = Legendary
|element = {{element|Shock}}
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|element = Shock
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|part = <br />GD_Shields.A_Item.<br>Shield_Nova_Shock_Singularity <br>GD_ItemGrades.Shields.Item<br>Grade_Gear_Shield_Nova_Singularity <br>GD_Shields.Accessory.<br>Accessory6_Nova_Singularity <br>GD_Shields.Material.<br>Material5_Legendary_Nova_Singularity
 
|game1 = Borderlands 2
 
|game1 = Borderlands 2
 
|game2 = Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
 
|game2 = Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
 
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The '''{{PAGENAME}} '''is a {{rarity link|legendary}} [[Maliwan]] shield in [[Borderlands 2]] and [[Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel]]. In Borderlands 2, it is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from [[Foreman Jasper]] located in [[Opportunity]].
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'''Black Hole''' is a {{rarity link|legendary}} [[Nova Shield|nova shield]] manufactured by [[Maliwan]].
   
In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from [[The Sentinel|The Invincible Empyrean Sentinel]] in [[Eleseer]].
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In ''[[Borderlands 2]]'', {{Random|boss=Foreman Jasper|loc=Opportunity}}<br />In ''[[Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel]]'', {{Random|name=Black Hole|boss=Colonel Zarpedon|loc=Eye of Helios|loc2=and [[The Empyrean Sentinel]] in [[Eleseer]]}}
   
 
==Special Shield Effect==
 
==Special Shield Effect==
{{flavor|You are the center of the universe.}}{{dash}} Pulls nearby enemies towards the wearer when its shield charge is depleted, then explodes in a huge nova. Increased damage and range, always shock element.
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{{flavor|You are the center of the universe.}}{{dash}}Always {{element|shock}}. Pulls nearby enemies towards the wearer when depleted before the nova is triggered. Increased shield capacity and nova damage. Reduced nova radius.
   
 
==Usage & Description==
 
==Usage & Description==
The Black Hole is a very versatile, strategic shield, and when using it it is important to keep in mind your position on the battlefield. Its singularity effect is very useful for drawing in enemies for a second wind, and can often kill common enemies in a single blast.
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The Black Hole is a versatile and strategic shield as its singularity effect is useful for drawing in enemies for a second wind, and can often kill common enemies in a single blast.
   
 
The Black Hole's singularity can also be used to break enemy attack patterns, drag enemies out of cover and wipe them out with a combination of nova and gunfire before they recover completely from the stun effect, making it a viable offensive shield as well.
 
The Black Hole's singularity can also be used to break enemy attack patterns, drag enemies out of cover and wipe them out with a combination of nova and gunfire before they recover completely from the stun effect, making it a viable offensive shield as well.
 
However, it is advisable to have a good health rating, otherwise, any badass-or-higher enemies that survive the nova can kill you, especially as you have no shield. A Vitality Relic or [[Blood of the Seraphs]] is recommended.
 
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
*The Black Hole pulls enemies towards the wearer when fully depleted. This, combined with one of the highest nova damages in the game, makes it very helpful when fighting mobs.
 
*The Black Hole pulls enemies towards the wearer when fully depleted. This, combined with one of the highest nova damages in the game, makes it very helpful when fighting mobs.
*The Black Hole can spawn with a Maliwan capacitor, granting the "Grounded" prefix and shock immunity to its wearer. It cannot spawn with resistance against any other element.
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*The Black Hole can spawn with a Maliwan capacitor, which can only grant it shock DOT immuity.
*This shield can be extremely effective when used by a Mechromancer investing heavily in the [[Little Big Trouble]] tree (specifically [[Wires Don't Talk]], [[Electrical Burn]] and [[Myelin]]) and [[Blood Soaked Shields]]. Once the shield is depleted, the singularity effect will momentarily stun most enemies in the area while pulling them in for its deadly nova blast. A single kill will then recharge the shield to full capacity, immediately readying another nova. This strategy is particularly deadly under heavy fire, where the shield will be depleted almost immediately after being recharged.
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*The Black Hole can be extremely effective when used by a Mechromancer investing heavily in the [[Little Big Trouble]] tree (specifically [[Wires Don't Talk]], [[Electrical Burn]] and [[Myelin]]) and [[Blood Soaked Shields]]. Once the shield is depleted, the singularity effect will momentarily stun most enemies in the area while pulling them in for its deadly nova blast. A single kill will then recharge the shield to full capacity and allows another nova to be set off immediatly. This strategy is particularly deadly under heavy fire, where the shield will be depleted almost immediately after being recharged.
**The Black Hole also makes a good shield for Deathtrap with Gaige's [[Sharing is Caring]] skill, because the singularity will pull enemies into Melee range for Deathtrap.
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**The Black Hole also makes a good shield for Deathtrap with [[Gaige]]'s [[Sharing is Caring]] skill as the singularity will pull enemies into melee range for Deathtrap.
*The Black Hole is also an excellent choice for Krieg as he can simply enter Buzz Axe Rampage when the shield depletes and pulls his victims to him, allowing him to easily finish off his enemies without having to run up to nearby enemies since they will be pulled toward Krieg.
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*The Black Hole is also an excellent choice for [[Krieg]] as he can enter Buzz Axe Rampage when the shield's singularity effect is triggered, allowing him to easily finish off his enemies without having to run up to them.
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*The Black Hole's singularity effect can yank the [[Cara-Van]] towards the wearer, despite it not being an enemy, and being close to the vehicle when the singularity goes off can [[Crippled|cripple]] the wearer. This doesn't happen with [[Singularity Grenade|singularity]] grenades.
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*In ''[[Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel]]'', the Black Hole can be used to great effect by a Doppelganger investing in [[You Have My Shield]]. Since each Digi-Jack gets a copy of the shield, a losing battle can be promptly turned on its heel by using the action skill as a deployable minefield of Black Holes. This is also very effective for hit-and-run strategies, as Digi-Jacks automatically die once Jack moves far enough away from them. The latter tactic will however, only trigger the singularity effect.
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*The Black Hole has some synergy with [[Maya]] as pulling enemies near her will make great use of her [[Blight Phoenix]] skill.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The red flavor text may be a reference to the supposed massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy; most galaxies are believed to have black holes at their center.
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*The shield's name, flavor text and special effect are a reference to the supposed massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy; most galaxies are believed to have black holes at their center.
   
==See also==
 
 
{{Maliwan2}}
 
{{Maliwan2}}
 
{{Shields2}}
 
{{Shields2}}
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{{MaliwanTPS}}
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{{ShieldsTPS}}
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Revision as of 13:13, October 17, 2019

For the legendary shield in Borderlands 3, see Black Hole (Borderlands 3).

Black Hole is a legendary nova shield manufactured by Maliwan.

In Borderlands 2, Black Hole is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Foreman Jasper located in Opportunity.
In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Black Hole is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Colonel Zarpedon located in Eye of Helios and The Empyrean Sentinel in Eleseer.

Special Shield Effect

You are the center of the universe. – Always shock. Pulls nearby enemies towards the wearer when depleted before the nova is triggered. Increased shield capacity and nova damage. Reduced nova radius.

Usage & Description

The Black Hole is a versatile and strategic shield as its singularity effect is useful for drawing in enemies for a second wind, and can often kill common enemies in a single blast.

The Black Hole's singularity can also be used to break enemy attack patterns, drag enemies out of cover and wipe them out with a combination of nova and gunfire before they recover completely from the stun effect, making it a viable offensive shield as well.

Notes

  • The Black Hole pulls enemies towards the wearer when fully depleted. This, combined with one of the highest nova damages in the game, makes it very helpful when fighting mobs.
  • The Black Hole can spawn with a Maliwan capacitor, which can only grant it shock DOT immuity.
  • The Black Hole can be extremely effective when used by a Mechromancer investing heavily in the Little Big Trouble tree (specifically Wires Don't Talk, Electrical Burn and Myelin) and Blood Soaked Shields. Once the shield is depleted, the singularity effect will momentarily stun most enemies in the area while pulling them in for its deadly nova blast. A single kill will then recharge the shield to full capacity and allows another nova to be set off immediatly. This strategy is particularly deadly under heavy fire, where the shield will be depleted almost immediately after being recharged.
    • The Black Hole also makes a good shield for Deathtrap with Gaige's Sharing is Caring skill as the singularity will pull enemies into melee range for Deathtrap.
  • The Black Hole is also an excellent choice for Krieg as he can enter Buzz Axe Rampage when the shield's singularity effect is triggered, allowing him to easily finish off his enemies without having to run up to them.
  • The Black Hole's singularity effect can yank the Cara-Van towards the wearer, despite it not being an enemy, and being close to the vehicle when the singularity goes off can cripple the wearer. This doesn't happen with singularity grenades.
  • In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the Black Hole can be used to great effect by a Doppelganger investing in You Have My Shield. Since each Digi-Jack gets a copy of the shield, a losing battle can be promptly turned on its heel by using the action skill as a deployable minefield of Black Holes. This is also very effective for hit-and-run strategies, as Digi-Jacks automatically die once Jack moves far enough away from them. The latter tactic will however, only trigger the singularity effect.
  • The Black Hole has some synergy with Maya as pulling enemies near her will make great use of her Blight Phoenix skill.

Trivia

  • The shield's name, flavor text and special effect are a reference to the supposed massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy; most galaxies are believed to have black holes at their center.
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