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 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.


  • 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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