Plunkett is a unique sniper rifle in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel manufactured by Jakobs.
It is a possible reward for completing Digistructed Madness: Round 5 and Digistructed Madness: The Badass Round in The Holodome Onslaught. It can also be dropped by Guardian Pondors and Lost Legion Eternal Powersuits.

Usage & Description

Make sure they know the first one wasn't an accident. – Critical hits consume spare ammo.

Usage & Description

The Plunkett's unique ability is useful in fights where reloading at the inopportune time can mean life or death, but it is only effective in specific circumstances due to the weapon's very low fire rate.

Nisha's Crack Shot skill grants a significant damage bonus to the first shot of a magazine, which when combined with the Plunkett can result in a significant increase to the weapon's effectiveness (provided all shots are critical hits).

Nisha's Tombstone skill also works well with the Plunkett. If Tombstone activates a random critical hit, the Plunkett's special effect will also trigger.

Claptrap's One Last Thing grants a significant damage bonus to the last shot of a magazine, which when combined with the Plunkett can allow for a continuous damage bonus.


Promotional image for The Holodome Onslaught.

  • The Plunkett is one of the few guns that have unique white text on the weapon's card: "Critical hits remove bullets directly from your ammo pool instead of the weapon."
  • The Plunkett was first shown in a promotional image for The Holodome Onslaught, along with the T4s-R, Cry Baby, Party Line, Boxxy Gunn and Berrigan.


  • The name refers to Thomas Plunket, an Irish soldier in the British army 95th Rifles regiment. He is remembered for a feat at the Battle of Cacabelos in 1809, where he shot the French general at a range of ~600 meters (2,000 ft) using a Baker rifle.
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