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Cobra is a unique aftermarket sniper rifle manufactured by Jakobs. It is only available in Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage. The Cobra can be obtained as a rare drop from any biker of Pete's burners.

Special Weapon Effects

Found out about this I was like DAAAMN, I'm bringing that gun BACK! – Fires projectiles with explosive properties and splash. Decreased critical hit bonus.

Usage & Description

The explosive projectiles fired by this weapon have an 80% splash, and the Cobra itself has a 110% crit bonus.


  • In the first weeks of Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, there was some unrest in the community due to the fact that the Cobra, prominently featured in the trailers for the DLC, was seemingly absent. In a forum post, Gearbox employee Hellface clarified that the Cobra is in fact in game, as well as revealing the drop rate.
    • Every time one of Pete's burners drops a sniper rifle, if that weapon spawns with purple rarity then it has a .88% chance (not 88%, but 0.88%: that's 88 in 10,000) to be the Cobra. This makes Cobra one of the rarest drops in the game.
    • However, the Cobra received a drop rate increase in the 10/29/15 patch.
  • This weapon was dropped by Badassasaurus on Day 28 of week 4 in the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt, along with the Contraband Sky Rocket. A hotfix on that day increased the explosion radius.
  • For purposes of calculating damage modifiers, the rounds fired by Cobra count as explosive but do not count as grenade damage as Torgue gyrojet weapons do. Therefore, damage can receive Gun Damage boosts from Gaige's Anarchy[1] and Axton's Duty Calls, but not the Grenade Damage boosts from Steady. The splash can also be boosted by Maya's Reaper.


  • The Cobra was a legendary sniper rifle featured in Borderlands. The flavor text quote is presumably stated by Tiny Tina, and references its return to Pandora in Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage.
  • The Cobra is the only weapon to fire explosive bullets (as opposed to gyrojets, E-Tech projectiles, et cetera).
  • The explosive icon on a weapon's item card is a standard texture sprite which is featured on all Torgue and explosive rocket launcher item cards. Since the Cobra is manufactured by Jakobs it has no sub-line to display the sprite and its item cards will not feature the explosive icon.
  • The Cobra is one the few Jakobs weapons to be elemental. The others are the Greed, Stinkpot, Twister and Hot Mama.
  • The Cobra is the third weapon from Borderlands to be featured in Borderlands 2 with a different rarity and manufacturer, the first and second being Sledge's Shotgun and the Bone Shredder.
  • The Cobra is considered as a Tiny Tina weapon.