Melter is the title of a group of common pistols in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Usage & Description

The Melter can be charged to increase damage, without increasing ammo consumption.

Uncharged, it does regular damage based on the stats on the item card.

Fully charged, all damage is multiplied by ×2, including status effect damage, critical hit damage and Overkill damage.

Notable Variants

  • Starkiller - Unique incendiary pistol that fires a laser beam.


  • Status effect damage is only increased by charging or Overkill if the enemy is directly hit by the projectile. Enemies hit only by splash damage and not the projectile itself will only suffer the weapon's base status effect damage.
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