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Rhino is a legendary rocket launcher in Borderlands manufactured by Maliwan.

Examples are on the talk page.

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Rhino's rocket exploding during flight

Special Weapon Effects[]

The Unstoppable Force – The rocket will explode at regular intervals while in flight.

Usage & Description[]

The Rhino's projectile deals moderate damage upon impact. However, this rocket launcher's special effect is best utilized by not firing directly at an enemy. Because of the projectile's unique feature of multiple explosions in-flight, the Rhino is best used against hordes of enemies. Fire the Rhino at long range, parallel to the ground, at a point beyond a group of enemies, and the projectile will "infect" multiple enemies with its elemental effect before impact. This effect, combined with the guaranteed x4 elemental effect and Maliwan's high tech pool, makes the Rhino especially effective against hordes of enemies, such as the Horde Wave in Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, and in beachhead situations like the assault on the Crimson Armory. It can also be useful for killing multiple airborne enemies and those hidden behind cover.


The Rhino effect comes from the barrel2_Maliwan_Rhino barrel. Apart from the special effect and slightly added tech, it is exactly the same as the standard barrel2. For an explanation on how to interpret the information on the following table, please see the stat modifiers page.

barrel2_Maliwan_Rhino barrel2_2shot
Tech Level: +4


  • The interval at which the rocket explodes before hitting its target is based on the time it has been airborne, not how far it has traveled. This makes the launcher less effective when using Lilith with High Velocity – a faster rocket means that it will explode fewer times before reaching the target.


  • This is the only Maliwan legendary weapon where the special effect does not come from the accessory. As such, this is also the only legendary Maliwan weapon that can have any elemental accessory.