For the articles with similar names, see Rough Rider (disambiguation).
Rough Rider
BL3 Rough Rider (L44 S437)
It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.
Manufacturer: Anshin
Model: Rough Rider
Game: Borderlands 3

Rough Rider is a legendary shield in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Anshin. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Urist McEnforcer located in Lectra City.

Special Effects

It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. – 0 shield capacity. Reduces all incoming damage. Increases maximum health.

Usage & Description

The Rough Rider works well with skills that are activated when a shield is depleted as those will be kept active.


  • The Deathless artifact does not increase the Rough Rider's shield capacity.


  • The shield's name and flavor text quote refer to President Theodore Roosevelt, founder of the military group the "Rough Riders", and the "Bull Moose" political party. After being shot, he spoke publicly saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."
  • The Rough Rider is a returning shield from Borderlands 2 but as a legendary Anshin shield instead of a unique Jakobs shield.
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