Deathless is a legendary artifact in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Eridian. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Phoenix located in The Splinterlands on Pandora.

Special Effects

What do we say to the God of Death? – Reduces character health to 1. Increases shield capacity by 100%. Increases shield recharge rate by 25%, decreases recharge delay by 25%.

Usage & Description

The character's HP cannot increase past 1, but max health remains the same. This works well with any character wishing to take advantage of a large shield capacity and is particularly effective for Moze, whose Shield of Retribution skill tree has many methods of enhancing shield capabilities.

Using a projector-type shield with the Deathless is not recommended as the projected shield leaves the character vulnerable from behind, being crippled instantly by any damage or area of effect while crouching.

Stats

Affected Variable

The Deathless artifact will grant three of the following bonuses:

  • Area-of-effect damage
  • Combat XP
  • Elemental chance
  • Elemental damage
  • Elemental resistance
  • Health regeneration
  • Magazine size
  • Max Health
  • Melee damage
  • Shield recharge delay
  • Shield recharge rate
  • Weapon-type specific damage

Additional Effects

  • Atom Balm
    Increased radiation aura damage, burst damage and burst radius.
  • Cauterizing
    Sliding deals incendiary damage and leaves a magma puddle on impact.
  • Knife Drain
    Melee attacks restore a portion of the damage dealt as health.
  • Elemental Stone
    Melee attacks deal elemental damage.
  • Snow Drift
    Sliding launches a snowball that does cryo damage.
  • Toxic Revenger
    Slams create a corrosive puddle on impact.
  • Spark Plug
    Slams create a shock puddle on impact.
  • Berzerker
    Melee enemies to trigger enrage.
  • Flesh Melter
    Boosts corrosive damage. Up to 5 stacks.
  • Last stand
    Temporary invulnerability when health drops below 50%

Notes

  • A Deathless with the Last Stand prefix grants invulnerability for 5 seconds whenever the character takes any damage, with a 40 second cooldown. The cooldown on this invulnerability can be bypassed by unequipping and reequipping it.
  • Moze's Desperate Measures will permanently grant maximum damage with a Deathless equipped.
  • The Deathless's special effect functions similarly to Moze's Thin Red Line skill and the Front Loader shield. These effects can all be stacked.
  • While equipped, health packs will spawn more frequently, replacing ammo, due to the character constantly being low health. This can be used to great effect for Moze with a Bloodletter class mod, converting health gain into shield gain.
  • While the Deathless can spawn with a bonus to health regeneration or max health, it does not override the artifact's health reduction. Both passives have no effect.

Trivia

  • The flavor text is a reference to Game of Thrones television serial drama. Syrio Forel asks Arya Stark "What do we say to the God of Death", to which she responds "Not today".
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