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 firing mode. 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 possesses a unique animated skin.
  • Despite being fully automatic, The Flood remains single-action, causing the player character to fan the hammer at comically high speeds.


  • The name and flavor text are a reference to the song Floods by Pantera.
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