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Lucky 7 is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Jakobs. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Scraptrap Prime located in The Compactor.

Special Weapon Effects

O Fortuna. – Has a chance to get a bonus effect after a reload. Increased magazine size.

Usage & Description

The Lucky 7 is an unpredictable weapon, since the chance of gaining special effects from a reload is randomized. It can perform very well, or if no bonuses occur, perform like a normal Jakobs pistol. Even so, it is overall an impressive and dependable weapon, as it has a high magazine size for a Jakobs pistol, and all its special effects are beneficial.

Notes

  • The bonus effect is shown as a slot machine with 5 symbols and can have the following bonuses:
    • Crosshair: All shots in the magazine deal critical hits regardless of aim, pierces the enemy and ricochets.
    • Bullets: The weapon is fired in an automatic mode with an increased fire rate.
    • Fire: All shots in the magazine deal elemental damage.
    • Mushroom cloud: All shots in the magazine fire explosive rounds with a blast radius.
    • 7: Fire seven projectiles in the shape of a 7.
  • It is possible to gain multiple bonuses in a single reload.
  • Based on user testing, the chance for any individual bonus is 25%.
    • Rolling no bonuses has roughly a 24% chance, or on average once every four reloads.
    • Rolling three or more bonuses has roughly a 10% chance, or on average once every ten reloads.
    • Rolling all bonuses has roughly a 0.1% chance, or on average once every thousand reloads.
  • The "Fire" bonus effect also converts melee and other sources of damage to elemental damage.

Trivia

  • The number 7 is considered the luckiest number in western culture.
  • The flavor text is a reference to the medieval poem O Fortuna, which is better known as being set to music by the composer Carl Orff in his scenic cantata "Carmina Burana". The poem itself is a complaint about the goddess Fortuna who rules the fate of both gods and mortals in Greek and Roman mythology.
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