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Rifle is the title of a group of common assault rifles manufactured by Dahl, Jakobs, Torgue, and Vladof.

Either Vladof or Bandit barrels are used; in the case of Jakobs, having a Jakobs barrel also grants this title.

Usage & Description[]

The Rifle can have hundreds of thousands of variants, but overall has a high rate of fire, decent accuracy, moderate reload speed, and minimal recoil. However, this can all point to companies.

Dahl assault rifles tend to have excellent damage, optimal accuracy and moderate reload. However, the burst-fire effect can sometimes become a hassle in the heat of combat. Dahl Rifles with the Vladof barrel and "Double Tap" prefix have a special property of firing two bullets per shot for the cost of 2 ammo, and always have a 2-round burst when zoomed in (for a total of 4 bullets).

Jakobs assault rifles are highly powerful, very accurate, and semi-automatic (and thus have a high fire rate); however, being Jakobs weapons, they have very high recoil which offsets their high accuracy, low magazine sizes, and a long reload, making them best for close-mid range. Their recoil issues are often reduced with Jakobs rifles that use the Dahl barrel.

Torgue rifles fire gyrojet projectiles, and sacrifice accuracy and projectile speed for high damage and a splash effect. They usually come with a large magazine size, but slow reloads and low fire rates.

Vladof rifles often combine both advantages of accuracy and firepower, also having large magazines; they also have very high fire rates that can reach impressive levels, an example being the Spinigun. However, their overall damage is usually lower than the other manufacturers, requiring more shots for the same damage output, which also results in monstrous ammo consumption.

Notable Variants[]

Borderlands 2[]

  • Stomper - Unique assault rifle of Jakobs manufacture with increased critical hit bonus.
  • Damned Cowboy - Unique assault rifle of Jakobs manufacture with increased damage, accuracy and critical hit bonus.
  • Evil Smasher - Unique explosive assault rifle of Torgue manufacture with below par performance that has a small chance to enhance the power of the next magazine.
  • Kitten - Unique assault rifle of Vladof manufacture that fires a pattern in the shape of a smiley face.
  • Rapier - Unique cursed assault rifle of Vladof manufacture with increased melee bonus, decreased bullet damage and added vulnerability against melee attacks for the wielder.
  • Seeker - Seraph explosive assault rifle of Torgue manufacture that fires homing rounds.
  • Bekah - Pearlescent assault rifle of Jakobs manufacture that fires bullets which then split into three while traveling.
  • Toothpick - Effervescent incendiary assault rifle of Dahl manufacture that shoots two rows of five projectiles and has special effects when paired with the Retainer and/or Mouthwash.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel[]

  • Wallop - Unique assault rifle of Jakobs manufacture with an increased critical hit bonus.


  • Every manufacturer which makes assault rifles can have assault rifles with this title, with the exception of bandits, which rifles use the title Mashine Gun.
  • The Rifle is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.


  • The pre-order "Gearbox Gunpack" may include a Gearbox-manufactured Rifle, which identifies itself as being made by Vladof.