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 GenIVIV located in Voracious Canopy on Eden-6.

Special Effects

It's complicated. – Spawns a small drone that fires at enemies. Spawns an additional drone when depleted. 15% chance to reflect projectiles while shielded.

Usage & Description

Messy Breakup is a shield mixing defensive capability with some limited offensive application thanks to its bullet deflection percentage.


  • 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.


  • Combat:
    • 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:
    • Really?!
    • You're ruining everything!
    • You always bust too early!
    • What a mess!
  • Idle:
    • 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!


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