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Heart Breaker is a Unique Shotgun manufactured by Hyperion. Heart Breaker is obtained from the mission Safe and Sound located in Caustic Caverns.

Special Weapon Effects

I don't want to set the world on fire... – Increased projectile count, fire rate, +50% critical hit damage boost, and always incendiary. Decreased damage and magazine size. Cannot spawn with a sight. Shoots in heart shaped pattern. Any inflicted damage returns health to the wielder (2% of damage).

Usage & Description

Heart Breaker's high projectile count to low ammo cost ratio make it an effective weapon, but the Hyperion make can make it hard to handle in some situations where accuracy is needed most.

This shotgun is especially well paired with The Bee, often surpassing even weapons of Legendary rarity in raw damage output. This is particularly useful against enemies and bosses that take more than one magazine to kill due to its relatively efficient "ammo used per shot : pellets fired" ratio (1:10 or 1:12 (with vertical grip accessory only) as opposed to most other shotguns, of which the best tend to have a ratio of around 1:6, 2:10 [equals 1:5], 3:14, or 4:18 [equals 2:9]), good magazine size, high fire rate, and high accuracy when emptying an entire magazine without stopping.

The main drawback of the Heart Breaker is that it cannot spawn with a sight, making it difficult to use at range.

As with many other optional quest rewards, on your second playthrough it is often best to wait until you have completed the main story before taking this quest; doing so will scale all optional quests to level 50, including their rewards - such as this shotgun.

Notes

  • The Heart Breaker has a standard critical damage boost (provided by its unique barrel) of +50% but it could spawn with a critical accessory, which would make for a 100% critical hit damage bonus, effectively making double damage for all critical hits, making this weapon even more devastating.
  • The Heart Breaker can never spawn with a scope.
  • A Shift Code for Valentines Day on February 14, 2013, unlocked new pink skins for each character, and placed a version of Miss Moxxi's Heart Breaker in the inventory of the first character to be loaded after the code was redeemed. This weapon was of the same level as the character that gained it.

Trivia

  • The weapon's full Title in the game files is "Miss Moxxi's Heart Breaker;" however, "Miss Moxxi's" is treated as a prefix by the game engine and can be replaced with other prefixes.
  • The weapon's flavor text is a reference to The Ink Spots' 1941 song, "I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire", made famous to gamers by its inclusion in Fallout 3 by Bethesda Softworks.
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