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Bone Shredder is a unique submachine gun in Borderlands 2 manufactured by bandits.

Bone Shredder is a common drop from Bone Head 2.0 located in Arid Nexus - Badlands and The Raid on Digistruct Peak.
In Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, it has an increased chance to drop from Arguk the Butcher during the mission Critical Fail.

Special Weapon Effects[]

The Lead Wind Blows! – Fires three bullets at the cost of 2 ammo per shot. Reduced damage and accuracy.

Usage & Description[]

The Bone Shredder is a returning weapon from Borderlands, using a different manufacturer in this iteration but retaining the same core feature of firing multiple bullets per shot. While this was not a rare feature of submachine guns in Borderlands it is in Borderlands 2, as there is no standard "double" submachine gun accessory in the latter. Thus the Bone Shredder is one of a very small number of submachine guns which output multiple pellets per shot, only other examples being the Lascaux, Sand Hawk, Slagga, and Tattler.

In addition to the changed manufacturer, the Borderlands 2 Bone Shredder also has a more flexible parts list than its predecessor, allowing it to potentially have a larger magazine size, higher fire rate, and most notably an elemental capacitor. It also fires another pellet with every shot, making the total three pellets per shot, which combined with the elemental capacitor makes it a very deadly purple submachine gun.

Though this would all seem to make the newer Bone Shredder vastly improved over its previous iteration, the previous augments are nullified by its low accuracy. This greatly reduces the weapon's effective range, making it only usable in close encounters or against exceptionally large enemies.



  • The Bone Shredder is a returning weapon from Borderlands but as a bandit submachine gun instead of Tediore.
  • The Brady Games strategy guide incorrectly lists the Shredifier and the Bone Shredder dropping from Bone Head 2.0 in the Vladof and Bandit sections of the weapons guide, respectively.
  • Despite now being a bandit weapon, the Bone Shredder retains the monochromatic color scheme of Borderlands Tediore weapons, due to it being a returning weapon.