The Serpens is a pearlescent machine gun manufactured by S&S Munitions.

Examples are on the talk page.

Special Weapon Effects

Poison in your veins – Corrosive x3 or x4, serpentine bullets. Increased magazine capacity, lower recoil, increased damage, increased accuracy and increased chance to proc.

Usage & Description

The Serpens is a corrosive gun with great accuracy, and a large magazine. While the Serpens will not proc on every shot, it does have increased chances to proc vs. a generic support machine gun, as well as a chance to proc without consuming a portion of the tech pool.

While the Serpens packs both great damage and great precision, its slower moving serpentine bullets can make it less efficient at tracking mobile targets (such as Lance Rocketeer) or hitting enemies behind tight cover (the bullets have a tendency to hit the cover first). On the other hand, the Serpens excels when used against targets in the open, slower moving targets and all flavors of badass enemies, skags, Devastators, or turrets.


  • The gun fires elemental and non-elemental shots. The elemental shots fire out in a serpentine pattern, with x3 procs moving in a quicker and more wavy pattern and ending with a small corrosive explosion. The x4 procs move in long winding curves and have a large explosion.


The Serpens effect comes from the acc4_SandS_Serpens accessory. It is based on acc4_Deathly, but also benefits from the elemental effects of acc3_Corrosive. Unlike the standard acc3_Corrosive, which reduces damage, acc4_SandS_Serpens will increase damage. acc4_SandS_Serpens shares many characteristics of acc4_SandS_Draco_Incendiary. For an explanation on how to interpret the information on the following table, please see the stat modifiers page.

acc4_SandS_Serpens acc4_SandS_Draco
acc4_Deathly acc3_Corrosive
Tech Level: +12
Damage: +15%
Recoil: -25%
Acc. Regen Rate: -25%
Spread: -100%
Clip Size: +80%
Tech Level: +10

Recoil: -25%
Acc. Regen Rate: -25%
Spread: -100%
Clip Size: +80%

Damage: +20%
Recoil: -25%
Acc. Regen Rate: -25%
Tech Level: +4


  • The name Serpens is Latin for "snake".


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