Ember's Blaze is a unique shield in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Hyperion and is exclusive to the Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot DLC. It is obtained from the mission Playing with Fire located in The Spendopticon.

Special Weapon Effects

In order to rise from its own ashes, a phoenix must first burn. – Deals incendiary damage to nearby enemies and releases a nova when depleted. Grants a high amount of incendiary resistance. When equipped, the user is surrounded by fiery sparks.

Usage & Description

The Ember's Blaze turns the user into a walking area-of-effect source and is useful for close-range builds or for countering enemy incendiary weapons. While it may not be effective in the DLC it is obtained from due to The Handsome Jackpot's abundance of armored targets, it can be put to good use in areas filled with flesh enemies.


  • The Ember's Blaze can only spawn with incendiary resistance. It's incendiary resistance is higher then any other shield in the game.
  • The Ember's Blaze uses the same elemental area-of-effect ability of the Red Suit and the elemental aura is also present when the shield is depleted.
  • As the Ember's Blaze is a quest-only reward, farming it is only possible by creating a back-up of the save file before the quest is turned in or by starting the DLC with a new character save file.


  • The flavor text is a reference to the 1998 science fiction novel Parable of the Talents by American writer Octavia E. Butler.
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