Occultist is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Torgue. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Troy Calypso located in The Great Vault on Pandora.

The projectile pattern of the Occultist

Special Weapon Effects

The only way you can control people is to lie to them. – Always incendiary. Fires a single projectile with a number of additional projectiles swirling around the original as it travels. All projectiles fired from this weapon can explode.

Usage & Description

The Occultist is a very powerful weapon. Due to the explosive properties of the projectile(s), it can consistently deal large amounts of damage. It may be more useful to target the ground under an enemy rather than the enemy itself, as the additional swirling projectiles have a steep arc and may veer off-course, essentially crippling the damage output of the weapon. 


  • The Occultist always spawns with the "Double Penetrating" prefix.


  • The flavor text is a paraphrased quote from L. Ron Hubbard.
  • The Occultist appears to be the personal gun of Troy Calypso. this is best seen during his battle; Troy will wield an Occultist at the player, complete with the same paint scheme and firing pattern of the gyro jets.
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