The Killing Word is a unique pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by COV. The Killing Word is obtained as a drop from Mouthpiece in Ascension Bluff on Pandora.

Special Weapon Effects

His word will carry death eternal. – Fires unique projectiles that generate trails in the style of amplifier bars. Projectiles oscillate at random heights. Bullets burst into pixels on hit but do not deal splash damage.

Usage & Description

The Killing Word is an otherwise unremakable COV pistol that can be used as an early-game backup weapon. It is quickly replaceable with any world weapon drop due to its lack of notable traits.


  • Due to The Killing Word's particle effects, it can be difficult to use the weapon accurately while aiming down the sights.


  • The flavor text references a quote from the novel Dune.
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