Oldridian is a legendary submachine gun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Hyperion. It is obtained randomly from any enemy that appears in Guns, Love, and Tentacles.

Special Weapon Effects

They bound the ones they knew of. There were more. – Switches element on reload. Energy shield reduces elemental damage by 20%. Significantly increased damage.

Usage & Description

The Oldridian is a powerful submachine gun on its own, and can typically kill enemies through sheer damage alone. Its randomized elements can easily change its effectiveness against certain targets, though it has no indicator to show what element is currently loaded (apart from damage number and projectile colors).


  • The Oldridian has a unique red-tinted frontal shield.
  • Elemental versions of the Oldridian will only use their default element whenever the gun does not roll for a new element. They will not deal their stated elemental type alongside its randomized element (eg. Cryo Oldridians will only deal incendiary damage during an incendiary magazine).
  • Though there is no visual indicator as to the Oldridian's element, the weapon will cycle through the elements in the same order: Corrosive, Cryo, Incendiary, Radiation, and Shock. Un-equipping and re-quipping the weapon, or swapping to a different weapon and swapping back, will restart the cycle from Corrosive.
    • However, if one is using a Playstation 4 controller, the light on the controller will change to the color of the active element.


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