The Leech is a unique pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Vladof. It is obtained from the mission Taking Flight.

Special Weapon Effects

Today, a new emperor must seize the throne. – Always Incendiary. Always spawns with a double magazine and melee accessory. Alternate firing mode fires a taser that ignites enemies and heals the character. All parts are fixed.

Usage & Description

The Leech can pass as a purple rarity Vladof pistol that is guaranteed to spawn with an incendiary capacitor. However, the bullets do only standard damage; only the taser is incendiary. (The chance to ignite seems to be irrelevant; the taser always ignites.) It may be effective for a few story missions after it is obtained due to the number of fleshy enemies the character will encounter.


  • As with other taser underbarrel weapons, it benefits from Moze's Redistribution skill. If shot on critical spots, it can achieve an excessive amount of critical hits, and if aimed near targets, it can affect an entire group of enemies.


  • The flavor text is a quote from the 1982 film The Dark Crystal. The quote is said by the narrator in the opening of the movie.
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