For the legendary pistol in Borderlands 2, see Thunderball Fists.

Thunderball Fists is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 that is manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Power Troopers located in Atlas HQ on Promethea.

Special Weapon Effects

I can have such a thing? – Always shock. Semi-automatic with no charge time. On impact, projectiles create an orb that rises up and falls down before exploding in an area of effect.

Usage & Description

The Thunderball Fists is capable of dealing large amounts of shock damage in an area. This makes it useful in eliminating shielded targets, such as Guardians. The Thunderball orbs do take some time to detonate, so faster enemies may be able to get out of the way before being damaged.

The Thunderball Fists can also synergize well with The Transformer, as the exploding shock orbs created by the weapon can recharge one's shields while dealing damage to enemies.


  • Hotfix 3/5/2020: Weapon damage increased. Orb damage increased.


  • The flavor text and name of the weapon are a reference to the 1975 movie The Super Inframan.
  • The Thunderball Fists is a returning weapon from Borderlands 2.
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