“Look out, everybody, things are about to get awesome!”
Messy Breakup is a legendary shield in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Anshin. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Rax located in Meridian Outskirts on Promethea.
It's complicated. – Spawns a small drone that fires at enemies. Spawns an additional drone when depleted. 15% chance to reflect projectiles while shielded. Unique GenIVIV voice module.
Usage & Description
Messy Breakup is a shield mixing defensive capability with some limited offensive application thanks to its bullet deflection percentage.
A Messy Breakup with the "On Action Skill Start - Activate any effects that trigger on shield break or fill." anointment is extremely powerful, capable of creating a vast army of drones if the character is using actions skills with short cooldowns such as FL4K's Rakk Attack! or Zane's MNTIS Shoulder Cannon.
- The shield has synergy with Moze's Redistribution skill as shots from the drone can trigger the skill.
- The fire rate of both drones drastically increases when the shield is depleted.
- The shield does not need to be fully recharged to spawn more drones. As long as the shield breaks, a drone will always spawn.
- The shield can make capturing enemy vehicles difficult as the drone will continue shooting after the vehicle's occupants have been disabled, potentially destroying the vehicle.
- I love it when we kill together!
- Nice try, cutie idiots!
- You're so good at this!
- I'm having so much fun!
- Oh yeah! Keep murdering, I'm almost there!
- You're so good at that!
- Mmm! You're the best, cutie!
- You kill so good!
- Shield Depletion:
- You're ruining everything!
- You always bust too early!
- What a mess!
- Think of all the places we could be! And all the people we could kill there!
- You're so much better than BALEX. He never wanted to just go out and murder people!
- I'm bored. Let's go out and kill some people!
- Did you forget where you're going again? Oh, my little cutie idiot!
- If something happened to me, would you get another shield? WHO IS SHE?!?!
- Let's spice things up a little! Like, what if we beat someone to death with his own pelvis! That sounds like fun!
- Don't forget; we have couples brunch with Tannis and that ham radio. You need to wear that shirt I got you.
- I've been reading your echo messages... WHO'S THIS CLAPTRAP SLUT?!?!
- Did you know they make rosés for AIs? I've had like, a quart today.
- Who needs adventure? Let's stay in tonight! I have all 82 seasons of Bloodstarved to Live!
- The name is a quote from BALEX who claims he and GenIVIV had a "messy breakup" which led to the crash of the Family Jewel ship.