For the pearlescent pistol in Borderlands, see Nemesis.

Nemesis is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Dahl. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Mouthpiece located in Ascension Bluff on Pandora.

Special Weapon Effects

A righteous infliction of retribution. – Only spawns in Incendiary or Corrosive. Always spawns with the largest magazine (drum mag). Chance to deal shock damage in addition to the primary element.

Usage & Description

The Nemesis' dual element effect reduces the need for a standalone shock weapon when facing shielded enemies. It can function as a substitute for Maliwan weapons without having to stop and toggle the element used but comes at the cost of the shock damage being randomly applied.


  • The Nemesis always has a green muzzle flash, regardless of its elemental capacitor.
  • Shots from a Nemesis do not break lootable objects that must be struck to open. This does not occur with any other weapon.
  • After a 3/12/2020 hotfix, the Nemesis had its damage increased.


  • The Nemesis is a returning weapon from Borderlands but as a legendary Dahl pistol instead of a pearlescent Hyperion pistol.
  • The flavor text is from the 2000 film Snatch, in which the character Brick Top gives the following quote:  "Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible cunt... me."
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