For the legendary shield in Borderlands 2, see Impaler.

Impaler is a legendary shield manufactured by Pangolin in Borderlands 3. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Effects

Out for a walk, bitch. – Fires homing spikes when damage by bullets. Deals corrosive damage to melee enemies when hit.

Usage & Description


  • The Impaler always spawns with the same parts ("Impaler" and two "Spikes") and the "Riposte" prefix.


  • The Impaler is a returning shield from Borderlands 2 but as a Pangolin shield instead of Maliwan.
  • The flavor text is a reference to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode No Place Like Home. Spike responds to the question "What are you doing here? Five words or less." with the quote.
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