Michael Mamaril is an NPC in Sanctuary. He is noted for giving out blue or higher level loot as well as being part of the Tribute to A Vault Hunter achievement. Michael will have a new piece of loot to give every time the player travels to Sanctuary or reloads the game.


Michael can be found randomly at one of several spots around Sanctuary:

  • Near the newsstand in Sanctuary's main plaza
  • In an alley down the street from the front entrance to Moxxi's
  • Inside Moxxi's, near the bar
  • In Marcus' weapons shop
  • Near Claptrap's location, at the end of the street and in front of a building
  • Inside Scooter's garage, near a stack of tires
  • Inside Crimson Raider headquarters in the room with Tannis
  • Inside Zed's clinic
  • To the left of the door to Crazy Earl's Black Market


  • The NPC shares his name with a Borderlands fan that passed away in October 2011. Mamaril's friend sent Gearbox an email requesting that a short eulogy be read by Claptrap in order to honor his late friend's memory. Gearbox also promised to include Mamaril in Borderlands 2 as a tribute to the late Borderlands fan.
  • His ratio appears to be:
95% Blue

4.5% Purple 0.5% Orange

This is based on a test of 500 trials performed by user Dark_Force9999 on the original Gearbox Forums here


  • He is known to sometimes disappear following the relocation of Sanctuary , it has been reported that he can return later, though he may be gone permanently
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