Plasma Coil is a legendary submachine gun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan, and is exclusive to the Designer's Cut DLC. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source at Stormblind Complex during the Arms Race mode, and can be brought outside of the area when extracted with a Gear Extractor.

Special Weapon Effects

Harness the 4th state of matter. – Fixed parts. Always shock and radiation. Fires 16 shots before pausing. Extremely high damage and fire rate. Deals splash damage.

Usage & Description

The Plasma Coil is a submachine gun that has a damage-per-shot and fire rate that is comparable to rocket launchers and Vladof weapons respectively. As such, it can be used in a "spray and pray" manner as only a handful of enemies can survive multiple shots.

Able to decimate virtually any enemy, it is widely considered to be one of, if not the best weapon in the game.


  • The Plasma Coil will always spawn with the "Superconducting" prefix.


  • The flavor text is a reference to plasma being the fourth state of matter.
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