For the similarly named legendary sniper rifles in other games, see Skullmasher.

Skullmasher is a legendary sniper rifle in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel manufactured by Jakobs. Skullmasher is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Nel located in Regolith Range.

Special Weapon Effects

A real head turner...turned to mush...ahahaha! – Fires 6 projectiles per shot. Reduced accuracy and damage per projectile.

Usage & Description

A legendary weapon returning from Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the Skullmasher is largely unchanged. In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it features a faster rate of fire, fires a cluster of six bullets, one more than its predecessor, just like the original.

Like its predecessors, each shot only costs one round of ammunition. If all six projectiles connect, the Skullmasher is capable of much higher damage output than most of its peers. However, it tends to have very low accuracy for a sniper rifle and is best used at mid-range or against very large enemies.


  • As the Skullmasher can achieve multiple critical hits in one shot, this makes it useful for faster completion of the "Melon Splitter" challenge.
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