The Breath of the Dying is a legendary assault rifle in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Dahl. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Blinding Banshee located in Desolation's Edge on Nekrotafeyo.

Special Weapon Effects

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Usage & Description

Despite its inability to cause damage over time, The Breath of the Dying is a powerful weapon due to its increased damage. In enclosed spaces, it can be an effective weapon for crowd control if kills can be consistently made as the orbs can weaken or kill other enemies. However, care should be taken as the orbs can heavily damage the user as well.


  • The corrosive orbs can deal damage to the user, and usually deal enough damage to take a hefty amount off the user's shields and health.


  • The weapon's name, effect, and flavour text are a reference to Diablo II. Breath of the Dying was a popular rune word for weapons, made with the runes mentioned in the flavour text.
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