The Killing Word is a unique pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by COV. It is a guaranteed 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, bursting into pixels upon collision.

Usage & Description

The Killing Word is an otherwise unremakable COV pistol that can be used as an early-game backup weapon. It is difficult to use outside of close range due to its slow projectiles, and is quickly replaceable with any world weapon drop due to its lack of notable traits.


  • The Killing Word's projectiles do not inflict splash damage.
  • Due to the particle effects of the projectiles, 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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