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

VexHelElEldZodEth. – Always corrosive. Significantly increased damage. Cannot inflict elemental status effects. Killing an enemy creates a corrosive explosion, releasing spheres of the same element in all directions.

Usage & Description

Despite its inability to cause an elemental status effect, 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 damage the user as well.


  • The September 3, 2020 patch increased the Breath of the Dying's bullet and splash damage.


  • The weapon's name, effect, and flavor 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 flavor text.
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