SubMalevolent Grace is the title of a group of common submachine guns in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Maliwan, and commonly spawn with the Tediore and bandit/scav barrels.

Usage & Description

Maliwan submachine guns always have elemental effects; they are characterized by higher elemental effect chance and status effect damage.

The SubMalevolent Grace can come with two barrel types; each one can give the gun different properties:

  • Tediore barrel (lite) – Increases reload speed and accuracy but decreases damage.
  • Bandit/scav ("heavy") – Increases the weapon base damage but decreases accuracy.

Notable Variants

Borderlands 2

  • ChulainnUnique submachine gun that deals both shock and slag damage. Applies slag to the user when wielded.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

  • FrostfireUnique submachine gun that deals both cryo and incendiary damage. May randomly apply a freeze elemental effect that can't be negated by shields.


  • The SubMalevolent Grace is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.
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