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Michael Mamaril is an NPC in Sanctuary. He is noted for giving out blue or rarer loot, including E-Tech weapons. He also plays an integral part in the Tribute to A Vault Hunter achievement.


A map of Michael's possible locations

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
  • Inside Moxxi's, in the side room across from Sir Hammerlock
  • 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


  • In the unpatched console versions, Michael has a 100% spawn chance before Sanctuary is relocated, after which point his spawn rates returns to the default 10%. In the PC version, he always has the normal 10% spawn chance.
  • Mamaril offers an item that is based on the level of the current story mission (capped at about level 30 if he is first encountered after the story is complete in Normal Mode). Once encountered, his loot level will remain fixed.
  • Based on a test of 500 trials performed by user Dark_Force9999 in Gearbox Forums, his ratio appears to be 95% blue, 4.5% purple and 0.5% orange.
  • Based on a test of 1014 trials performed by user Heycarnut posted at Gearbox forums, the ratios were 89% blue, 11% purple, 0% orange. Assuming the 0.5% orange rate inferred from an earlier test by another poster, there is only about 0.6% chance of not seeing an orange in this many drops, strongly indicating the rate may be much lower.