Nirvana is an effervescent submachine gun in Borderlands 2. It is exclusive to the Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC and has a 1% chance to drop from Infected Badass Sprouts.

Special Weapon Effects

Look, life's a bitch. Get over it. Burn something to the ground. - Always incendiary. Slightly reduced bullet damage and accuracy. Increased magazine size, elemental damage and elemental chance with 50% elemental splash damage.

Usage and Description

While the Nirvana does have excellent damage-per-shot compared to other submachine guns in Borderlands 2, its true strength lies in the elemental damage. The Nirvana's combination of high fire rate, chance to ignite and burn damage per second makes it an excellent weapon for dealing damage over time.

The common varieties of bandits, and other fleshy enemies will fall quickly to the sheer amount of burn damage the user can inflict on targets in a short period of time. The Nirvana is powerful enough to let even badass enemies behind cover simply burn to death if the user tagged them a couple times before they got there.

The Nirvana excels at medium range, against single targets or many. It would be wise, however, to stack as much fire damage onto a single target as possible, and then let the burn damage finish the job.


  • Krieg can make exceptional use of the Nirvana, as he has many skills in the Hellborn tree that can further increase the effectiveness of the weapon. Its high fire rate and chance to ignite also gives Krieg more chances to set himself on fire to get even more use out of his skills.
  • The Nirvana's 50% splash damage is boosted by grenade damage bonuses.
  • The Nirvana shares its special effect with the Hellfire.


  • The Nirvana's internal name is La Tite Verge (La Petite Verge) aka Little Penis.
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