For the legendary sniper rifle of the same name in other games, see Skullmasher.

Skullmasher is a legendary sniper rifle in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Jakobs and is exclusive to the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Weapon Effects

Makes your brain hurt. – Fires 5 projectiles per shot. Reduced damage per projectile and accuracy. Increased critical hit damage and fire rate.

Usage & Description

The Skullmasher operates similarly to Mashers, and can be considered a shotgun in sniper rifle form due to its multiple pellets and surprisingly high fire rate. While it may fare poorly at very long range due to its spread, it is potent for close to mid-range combat due to its high accuracy courtesy of its weapon class, especially against enemies with large critical hit spots. This comes at the cost of extreme ammo consumption, especially due to the limited maximum ammo of sniper rifles.


  • The Skullmasher and Cocky Bastard were previously glitched and would only spawn in loot chests of its DLC. This was patched in the April 24, 2020 hotfix, and now both weapons drop from Eista.


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