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. – 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.


Damages enemies. Won't break containers such as urns, boxes, crates, or "piles" like other weapons do.


  • 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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