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The Necrophage is a plant commonly found within the Caustic Caverns and Friendship Gulag. The plant has a green, cactus-like appearance, and when damaged it releases four green, caustic projectiles that home in on and damage anyone in their vicinity, in a similar fashion to the Impaler. This pod with homing projectiles regrows after about 3 minutes.

In Normal Mode, projectiles can inflict substantial damage to or even kill lesser enemies. Damage inflicted does not scale with future levels so in TVHM and UVHM one can just ignore the damage. In Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC, Necrophages are only found in The Burrows and launch slag charged projectiles in a similar fashion to the Antagonist.



  • The Necrophage name is derived from two Greek prefixes, "necro" meaning corpse and "phage," meaning eater, hence detailing the foliage's devastating caustic properties.
  • Like all interactive plants in Borderlands 2, the Necrophage does not register as an enemy, though it can damage Vault Hunters.