Tediore is a weapons manufacturer on Pandora. Their primary feature is a very quick reload speed. Weapons made by this manufacturer are common and are well known for being the cheapest and most accessible.
In Borderlands 2, Tediore is known for producing disposable weapons which, instead of being reloaded, are thrown away and explode. The power of the explosion produced is proportional to the amount of ammo left in the weapon. New weapons are digistructed directly into the Vault Hunter's hands, loaded with ammo from the player's inventory.
- Low Damage
- Low Accuracy
- (Very) fast reload speeds
- (Very) fast weapon swapping
- All unique weapons regenerate ammo
The following are items made by Tediore.
- Combat rifle - Guardian
- Repeater pistol - Protector
- Revolver - Equalizer
- Shotgun - Defender
- Submachine gun - Savior
- Contact - Explosive
- Health regeneration - Healing, Restorative, Panacea
- Tediore Value = Level 13-21
- Tediore Special = Level 22-30
- Tediore Super = Level 31-39
- Tediore Limited = Level 40-47
- Tediore Supreme = Level 48+
Tediore guns have reduced damage, as well as increased spread. This usually makes them inferior compared to the weapons from other manufacturers, and not so well suited as a primary weapon. However, they have exceptional reload speed and excellent swap-in and swap-out speed. This makes them excellent as emergency side-arms. For example, a Tediore Anarchy will never match a Torgue Anarchy in terms of firepower. But, in certain cases, (like in the case of a skag ambush) the Tediore submachine gun will become operable (swapped in, loaded and ready to fire) faster than the Torgue submachine gun.
Tediore unique and legendary weapons also follow this trend: None of them have exceptional firepower or combat abilities. However, all of legendaries can regenerate ammo, giving them more of a secondary weapon role.
Lilith can use Tediore guns to great effect: Her phasewalk play-style (phase in, fight, phase out, repeat) leaves her with very little time to reload. Tediore guns help not waste time swapping and reloading weapons.
The Tediore Loyalty class mod, Common Man, is assigned to Brick.
- "Cheap, reliable, lightweight, and incredibly fast reload speeds. Tediore makes an easy to use gun." (Marcus Kincaid)
- "If you're on a budget, Tediore is always the way to go." (Marcus Kincaid)
- "Did you know Tediore's guns reload faster than a leaping skag? It's true. I've seen it." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
- "Why buy one Tediore when you can buy two for twice the cost?" (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
- "Tediore ... Because your wallet should be thicker." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
- "Tediore ... Firepower for the common man." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
- Tediore makes weapons used on Outrunners, as evidenced by vehicular weaponry counting toward Tediore when determining a character's favorite manufacturer.
- Tediore manufactures Mulciber Mk2 turret parts for the same reason as the Runner weaponry.
- Tediore manufactures ladders as evidenced by their logo at the bottom-side of the ladders in Borderlands 2.
- Fast reload speed.
- Thrown, and explode like grenades when reloaded. Any ammunition left in the thrown gun will be used to fuel the explosion.
- Rocket launchers are thrown like rockets when reloaded, but rapidly go off-course.
The following are items made by Tediore.
• Aimshot • Biggun • Handgun • Power Shot • Quickshot
• Ace • Chaff • Green • Kindle • Spark • Special • Subcompact MG
• Double Barrels! • Home Security • Shotgun Supreme! • Sportsman • Triple Barrels!
- Rocket Launchers
• Bazooka • Dispatch • Launcher • Spread
- SMG – Avenger
- SMG – Infection Cleaner
|Pistols||Pine Fresh||Red Hot||Energizing||Disinfecting|
|Shotguns||Spring Time||Sunny||Blue Light||Boosted|
- Tediore launchers with Bandit grip always receieve the Multi-Use prefix even when elemental capacitor is present.
|Accessory Effect||Pistols||SMGs||Shotguns||Rocket Launchers|
|Fire rate +||Peppy||-||-||Bustling|
|Projectile count +||-||-||Gentle||-|
|Bullet speed +||-||Brisk||Original||-|
|Reload speed +||-||Refill||Basic||Stocking|
|Weapon swap speed +||-||-||-||Swapper's|
|Magazine size +||Jam Packed||-||Extra Large||Bonus|
|Double mod||Two for One||-||-||-|
|General boost||-||-||New and Improved||-|
Gun Appearance by Quality
- White weapons
White-quality Tediore weaponry is sun-bleached grey or white with occasional areas of faded blue remaining. Many, if not all, white Tediore weapons have a large white "Tediore" decal stamped on the side.
- Green weapons
Green-quality Tediore weaponry seems to be made mostly out of a yellow/beige plastic or metal, with red in some places on certain weapons. Many green Tediore weapons have a large brown "Tediore" decal stamped on the side. It is also possible for these guns simply to have a small decal located near the sights of the gun.
- Blue weapons
Blue-quality Tediore weaponry seems to be made out of a combination of a dark purple plastic or metal along with a woven sky blue material that resembles carbon-fiber. These weapons usually have a small yellow Tediore decal that is present on both sides of the weapon, located towards the back of the gun's sights.
- Purple weapons
Purple-quality Tediore weaponry seems to be made out of a combination of a dark purple plastic or metal along with a woven dark purple material that resembles carbon-fiber. These weapons usually have a small blue Tediore decal that is present on only the left side of the weapon, located towards the back of the gun's sights.
- Gemstone weapons
Tediore weaponry with the prefix "Cubic Zerconia¹" resemble other purple weapons, in that parts of them seem to be made out of a dark woven material. However, instead of dark purple metal, the other parts of these weapons are made of a bluish-white crystalline material. This material appears to reflect light, similar to the materials of other manufacturers' gem prefix weapons. This appearance cannot be found in rocket launchers or E-tech weaponry.
- Legendary weapons
Most of Tediore's Legendary weapons vary in appearance, although most being made from some type of reinforced plastic with the gun's individual paint and pattern. The only exception is the Gunerang, which resembles a indigenous Australian boomerang with black matte paint in places.
- Seraph weapons
The two seraph shotguns (Retcher and Omen) appear to be made from pale-blue and silver light-absorbent carbon fiber and soft metals. All of Tediore's Seraph weapons have been E-tech variants of a Splatgun shotgun.
- Pearlescent weapons
Avenger, being the only Tediore pearlescent, has the same skin of that of a purple-tier weapon, with the submachine gun having it's body made out of a woven dark purple material that resembles carbon-fiber.
In Borderlands 2, Tediore weaponry is still known for its quick reload speeds, although their firearms do not require a physical reload. Instead, Tediore has introduced a new digistruct system for their guns and made every single weapon they manufacture to be disposable. When a Tediore gun runs out of ammo, the weapon is thrown away and promptly explodes. A new weapon is then immediately digistructed in the user's waiting hands.
This means that any ammo which was loaded into the weapon is also lost if the gun is reloaded before its magazine is empty, but the power of the explosion is also proportional to the amount of ammo left inside the gun. Rocket launchers are an exception to this: they will not consume extra ammo on reload, only enough to replenish shots actually fired. The reload damage not only scale with the ammo thrown away, but also with grenade damage, which make Tediore weapons most effective on characters focusing on it.
This may mean that even though Tediore weapons are known for their mediocre qualities and that the character loses ammo left inside the gun when manually reloading, they may be utilized by Gunzerkers with ammo regeneration abilities to quickly deal out massive amounts of damage in combination with their action skill. In addition, Tediore shotguns also get their effective range drastically increased, as throwing the shotgun at enemies at medium distance is much more effective than traditional shooting.
- "Cheap, reliable, lightweight, and incredibly fast reload speeds; Tediore makes an easy-to-use gun." (Marcus Kincaid, Borderlands)
- "If you're on a budget, Tediore is always the way to go." (Marcus Kincaid, Borderlands)
- "Money is tight. Times are bad. You need a gun. Go the Tediore way."
- "Tediore - Because Breaking your enemies shouldn't break your bank." (Radio Ad in Borderlands 2)
- "Hi! The Tediore corporation would like to tell you that for the cost of one Hyperion pistol, you could own three Tediore submachine guns. That's nearly THREE TIMES as many! Who needs fancy elemental tech or high damage when you can reload faster than you can blink? Order now, and you'll receive the Tediore Family Pack -- three shotguns, four assault rifles, and a teeny-tiny rocket launcher for the kids. Makes a great gift!" (Radio Ad in Borderlands 2)
- "Mrs. Tediore here! I'm not going to tell you that spending exorbitant amounts of money on weapons with silly features like elemental tech or increased damage will break the bank, leaving you so poor you're incapable of buying food, shelter, or medicine when you need it most, to the point where your desire for excessive personal protection ironically results in your own death. I'd never say that! I'm simply here to suggest that Tediore's weapons are so cheap, that you could easily buy an entire arsenal and still have enough money left over to, say, buy a car! Buy a house! Not starve to death! Tediore: because breaking your enemies shouldn't break the bank." (Radio Ad in Borderlands 2)
- Like rocket launchers, when Tediore weaponry explodes, the explosion always does elemental damage according to the element of the gun to enemies and/or the player. If the weapon has no element, then the explosion does explosive elemental damage.
- When reloading a Tediore rocket launcher, instead of tossing the weapon in the normal arc, the rocket launcher will launch itself in the direction faced when the reload animation begins. After approximately one second of flight time the thrown rocket launcher will begin to deviate randomly off course. This can make hitting distant targets with the reload more difficult.
- While playing as Zer0, reloading a Tediore weapon will not break Decepti0n, allowing you to weaken an enemy with a reload before finishing it off with another attack.
- Due to the high damage of the reload throw it can often be beneficial for players to keep a spare Tediore gun of a weapon class they rarely use. That way they can put the surplus ammo of that category to good use.
- Interestingly, Tediore's purple-rarity rocket launchers will use the same material as their blue-rarity counterparts instead of the black material shared with Tediore's other purple weapons.
- In Borderlands 2, Tediore weapons have a somewhat more futuristic quality to them; this heavily relies on their squarish, boxy and compact designs. This also applies to weapon sights, which are often rectangular or square in appearance. This aesthetic for the scope can increase accuracy, as it provides a view that isolates the environment, allowing focus on a main enemy.
- Although somewhat rare, certain Tediore purple-rarity pistols are equipped with a laser module.
- Tediore weapon sights all carry the same aesthetic; rocket launcher sights are vertically titled and possess an elongated rectangular shape, pistol sights are short, rectangular scopes with a small metal protrusion, shotgun sights are equally boxy with a rounded end, and submachine gun sights have a squarish sight with a corresponding scope on the end; this produces a rectangular shape when zoomed in.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- Pistols – Shooterang
- SMGs – IVF
- Rocket launchers – Kaneda's Laser
- Lasers – Laser Disker • Min Min Lighter
Class mods – Factory Second
Weapon prefixes remain generally the same as in Borderlands 2 with a few changes:
Weapons without weapon accessory but with cryo elemental capacitor have prefixes listed below.
- Only exception to this are rocket launchers with Bandit grip which always receive the Multi-Use prefix even with elemental capacitor present.
Laser weapons prefixes are listed in this table.
As before, Tediore weapons are thrown and explode like grenades when reloaded. However, lasers behave differently when reloaded: they deal shock damage (regardless of weapon element) to nearby enemies in a manner similar to Tesla Grenades while in flight before exploding for elemental damage of the same element as the weapon itself.
- "Tediore! For the budget-conscious masses."
- "Tediore! Reloading is so passé!"
- "Tediore! Because who has time to reload?"
- "Tediore! Mayhem on a budget!"
Tediore retains its gimmick of quick reloads but the effect of the discarded weapon has been expanded:
- Standard module
The discarded weapon will explode after a short period of time or hitting an enemy.
- Leg module
The discarded weapon spawn legs and can walk around for some time before exploding. When an enemy is spotted, it shoots at an enemy until it runs out of ammo at which point it will jump at the enemy and explode.
- Homing module
The discarded weapon flies around and homes in on the enemy for an explosion. Variants of this module with the MIRV effect spawns additional child weapons that also home in on enemies.
- Bouncing module
The discarded weapon bounces in a manner similar to rubberized grenades before exploding. Variants of this module with the MIRV effect spawns child grenades that also bounce.
• Deadshot • Lurkshot • Sureshot
- Submachine guns
• Excellerator • Gibbergun • Keenfire • Kill-O-Matic
• Elderblast • Everblast • Fastblast • Powerblast
- Pistols –
- Submachine guns – The Boo +
- Shotguns –
- Pistols – Baby Maker • Bangarang • Gunerang • S3RV-80S-EXECUTE
- Submachine guns – Long Musket • Smart-Gun XXL • Ten Gallon
- Shotguns – Creeping Death • Polybius • The Horizon
- Chocolate Thunder • ECHO-2 • Fungus Among Us • Cheddar Shredder • Fastball • Hunter-Seeker • Quasar • Storm Front • Widowmaker
- In Borderlands 2 it is revealed through radio advertisements that the company founder/main advertiser is Mrs. Tediore.
- The ex-chairman of Tediore was called Aaron Linde, this was made canon by Handsome Jack on the echocasts twitter account [source].
- On radio broadcasts of Borderlands 2, it is implied that Tediore does make assault rifles as part of a "Tediore Family Pack".
- In Borderlands 3, it is revealed that Tediore's current CEO is Chet Smith.