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Pick up a gun an' shoot it. Don't work? Try another. Make it bigger. Use more parts. If it's crap, kill someone when they're not looking and take their gun. Fire at everything that moves until you're pretty sure it's dead. And when in doubt, keep shooting.
— Scav Manufacturer Description

Scav is a manufacturer introduced in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, composed of weapons and equipment haphazardly put together by the unruly and cantankerous scavengers of Elpis to defend and expand upon their ill-gotten collections of salvage. Much like their creators, scav armaments are simplistic, brutish, and wickedly deadly.

Weapon Description

Scav weapons are functionally identical to bandit weapons in Borderlands 2. They feature enormous magazine sizes, but with long reload times and generally poor overall stats. Scav weapons use the same design as bandit guns, but have different textures.

The names of scav weapons generally contain poor grammar and spelling. Additionally, their names and prefixes make frequent use of Australian English slang.


Common weapons

Unique weapons

Legendary weapons

Glitch weapons

Class Mods

Grenade Mods


Oz Kits


Weapons without accessory and without elemental capacitor
Grip Bandit Dahl Hyperion Jakobs Maliwan Tediore Torgue Vladof
Pistols Skavenged Fightin' Lite Hevvy No prefix Reddy Hurty Nasty
Shotguns Skavenged N/A Lite Hevvy N/A Reddy Hurty N/A
SMGs Skavenged Fightin' Lite N/A No prefix Reddy N/A N/A
Assault Rifles Skavenged Fightin' N/A Hevvy N/A N/A Hurty Nasty
Launchers Knifey N/A N/A N/A Rokket Reddy Hurty Nasty

There are few exceptions to this scheme:

  • Straight-Shooter shotguns always spawn with Zero'd-In prefix.
  • Sweeper shotguns always spawn with Two-Shot prefix.
  • Firehose shotguns always spawn with Three-Shot prefix.
  • Bang Stick assault rifles always spawn with Musket'd prefix.
  • Rokkets assault rifles always spawn with Shoom prefix.
  • All rocket launchers with Bandit grip always spawn with Knifey prefix even if with elemental capacitor.
Weapons without accessory but with elemental capacitor
Corrosive Fire Cryo Shock
Pistols Tangy Spicy Chilly Shokking
Shotguns Rotting Inferno'd Frosty Shokker
SMGs Rotting Inferno'd Frosty Shokker
Assault Rifles Dissolv'd Inferno'd Frosty Shokker
Rocket Launchers Tangy Spicy Chilly Shokker
Weapons with weapon accessory, with or without elemental capacitor
Accessory Effect Pistols Shotguns SMGs Assault Rifles Rocket Launchers
Accuracy + Guid'd Skeet Spot-On Dead-On Zero'd-In
Fire rate + Kwik-Smart - - Savage Kwik-Smart
Bullet speed + - - - Over-Drive Rev'd Up
Damage + Smasher's - True-Blue Severe Heap'd
Reload speed + - Kwik-Load'd Kwik-Load'd - Clever
Stability + Dead-Eye Battler Steady Stable -
Melee + Pointy Cutting Slicing Pointy Knifey
Critical + - Bloody Oath - - -
Magazine size + Increas'd Fair-Go - Engorg'd Deep Pokket
Double Two-Time - - - -
General boost + - Mateship - - -

Gun Appearance by Quality

Scav AR at increasing rarity levels: common, uncommon, rare, and very rare.

  • White weapons
    White-quality scav weapons are composed of a whitish metal with some faint blue visible. All common-quality scav weapons use vertical box magazines.
  • Green weapons
    Green-quality scav weapons are made primarily of a mottled blue metal with some rusty brown components. Assault rifles retain their box magazines, while pistols and shotguns use drum-fed ammunition.
  • Blue weapons
    Blue-quality scav weapons are styled with a visibly cracking purple paint. Pistols and shotguns revert to using the simpler box-fed magazines, while assault rifles move to belt-fed ammunition with a side-mounted ammo box.
  • Purple weapons
    Purple-quality scav weapons are dark blue, overlaid with lighter markings somewhat resembling Luneshine, but orange in color. Pistols and shotguns return to drum magazines, and assault rifles retain their ammo belts.
  • Legendary weapons
    Legendary weapons retain the rusted-metal look of lower quality weapons, but come in several colors. Some legendary scav weapons have overlays similar to that of purple-quality weapons.