Monocle is a legendary sniper rifle in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Jakobs. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Demoskaggon located in The Droughts on Pandora.

Special Weapon Effects

One is enough. – ×3.5 critical damage when aiming down sights. Increased weapon zoom, accuracy, handling, and reload speed. Reduced base damage.

Usage & Description

The Monocle is designed to be used as a long-range precision weapon, as its extremely high zoom makes it difficult to use otherwise. Its zoomed-in critical boost makes it excellent for this purpose, although non-critical hits are penalized by its low damage. It also cannot be used for hip-firing as it does not gain a crit boost while unscoped.


  • FL4K's Fade Away synergizes worse with this weapon than what might be expected: Although "Critical!" pops up on any Fade Away hit, the damage bonus of the weapon is only applied when striking the actual critical spot.
  • A patch on August 20, 2020 increased the Monocle's base damage.
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