The Flood is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Jakobs. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Lagromar located in Konrad's Hold on Pandora.

Special Weapon Effects

Take us. – Fully automatic. Increased fire rate. Reduced accuracy and damage.

Usage and Description

The Flood should be used as a close-quarters, low-capacity submachine gun, due to its stats making it excel up close. While its has lower damage than Jakobs pistols of purple quality, its sheer fire rate allows it to shred through enemies. Hip fire in close quarters is recommended to properly handle its massive recoil.

The Flood's critical ricochets can also put out a lot of area of effect damage, though the player will find difficulty achieving this consistently due to the gun's high recoil. Reloads will also be frequent.


  • The Flood reuses the animations from typical Jakobs pistols despite being fully-automatic. Hence, the user will fan the hammer at an absurd rate when firing.


  • The name and flavor text are a reference to the song Floods by Pantera.
  • The Flood's skin is animated and resembles rushing water, echoing with the name of the weapon.
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