A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war. – Decreased damage and blast radius. Transfusion heal occurs as soon as the grenade deals damage.
Usage & Description
The Leech is a tactical/support grenade mod with greatly reduced damage and blast radius, and as such it's not suited for players looking for a destructive grenade. While common transfusion grenades, after doing damage, release healing trails that search for allies and heal them, the Leech instantly converts any damage done to health. This nullifies one of the main problems of transfusion grenades: Healing trails disappearing after a distance without healing the characters, or being stuck between obstacles.
As such, the Leech greatly enhances survivability, giving the character the chance to quickly recover health from cover while in combat, or used from long distances unavailable to common transfusion grenades. However, it is less useful than a player with a Moxxi-Brand weapon, such as a Grog Nozzle, and a high-damage Grenade, such as Fastball. This combination would deal significant damage and instantly heal to full due to the high grenade damage and heal percentage.
The flavor text is a quote from the poem Hudibras by Samuel Butler, which in turn is an allusion to Homer's Iliad. In both cases, "leech" refers to a physician, which suits the item's healing properties.