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For the legendary assault rifle in Borderlands 3, see Sawbar (Borderlands 3).

Sawbar is a pearlescent assault rifle in Borderlands 2 manufactured by bandits. It can be obtained randomly from any suitable loot source, but has a higher chance to drop from legendary loot midgets, 010011110100110101000111010101110101010001001000 and Uranus.

Special Weapon Effects[]

Surpresssing Fires!!! – Always incendiary. After a set time period, shots fired spawn three other projectiles that travel out at an angle before exploding.

Usage & Description[]

At the appropriate distance, the Sawbar is capable of hitting enemies behind cover with the explosions. The explosions will each deal full amp damage, making this weapon very deadly on large flesh enemies at the proper range.


  • The Sawbar's skin is that of a purple rarity bandit weapon.
  • The explosion is based on flight time rather than distance, so the Fast Bulets accessory or skills such as Zer0's Vel0city or Maya's Accelerate will cause the explosions to occur at a greater distance from the character.
  • Gaige's skill Make it Sparkle can be easier to use with this weapon as Deathtrap only needs to be in the vicinity of the line of fire to acquire the elemental switch.
  • The Sawbar's main projectile has no splash damage. The three additional projectiles, however, deal full weapon damage, as well as 100% splash damage, resulting in a 600% increase in damage. This splash damage cannot, however, be boosted by Grenade Damage bonuses.
  • Both the Sawbar's main projectiles and splashes can cause burn effects. Therefore, each shot where all projectiles connect will have a 31% chance of causing a burn effect.


  • The Sawbar's name is a portmanteau of S.A.W. (Squad Automatic Weapon) and B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle).
  • On Day 19 of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt, the Sawbar and all other bandit assault rifles had an increase in magazine size from a hotfix.
  • The red text is a play on the song "Fire Water Burn" by the by American rock band Bloodhound Gang.