Pricker is a unique SMG in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Hyperion. It is obtained from the mission Claw and Order.

Special Weapon Effects

What have they to say now? – Fixed parts. Always radiation and uses 2 ammo per shot. Fires very slow needles that home onto enemies and stick on contact. Needles explode once four of them land on a target.

Usage & Description

The Pricker is generous with aiming due to its homing abilities, though its very low projectile speed makes it difficult to use on fast or distant enemies. It can do an impressive amount of damage once its needles detonate, though it burns though ammo rather fast and undetonated needles deal mediocre damage.



  • The Pricker is a reference to the Type-33 Needler from the Halo franchise, which possesses similar abilities. The flavor text is a line spoken by the Prophet of Truth in Halo 2, which was used in early trailers for that game.
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