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For the eponymous CEO of the Torgue corporation, see Mr. Torgue.
The next time you go shopping for a new gun, ask yourself one question: Are you a man? If you answer in the affirmative, then you're ready for a Torgue. You see, we at Torgue make guns for real men. Tough guys. Badasses. The kind of guys your dad was and you hope to be! Torgue doesn't screw around making lightweight toys and we sure as hell aren't concerned with selling you a stylish accessory like those hip-huggers over at Maliwan. No. We make them tough, and we make them heavy. It's up to you to make 'em dead. Do it with a Torgue.
— Torgue sales pitch, Official Borderlands Guide

Torgue is a weapons manufacturer. This manufacturer's guns can easily be identified by their black, grey or gunmetal paint schemes and heavy construction – a stark contrast to many other manufacturers who have much brighter color schemes for their weapons.

Torgue seems to follow an often violent and out-of-the-line naming scheme for their weapons. In Borderlands 2, they often contain sexual innuendos.

Torgue makes above average quality firearms, and are more common than the Atlas Corporation's weapons. They make good shotguns, heavy machine guns and sniper rifles. They tend not to excel in any one area – they might not have the astounding accuracy of a Hyperion or the raw power of a Jakobs – but instead are well-rounded.

It is also discovered during Firepower: Plight Of The Middle Man that Torgue is supplying weapons directly to the bandits, which greatly annoys Marcus Kincaid.

Oddly, for their constant needling of Jakobs for their use of wood in their guns, Torgue fabricates various plywood boards found throughout New Haven and Old Haven.

In Borderlands 2, Torgue's main defining feature on all of their guns is explosive elemental tech. They also have stopped making sniper rifles and SMGs, instead focusing on powerful yet somewhat inaccurate rocket launchers, pistols, shotguns & assault rifles. Their rocket launchers and shotguns are among the most powerful in Borderlands 2. They also have a much more striking and definitive paint scheme that incorporates racing checker stripes. The lower tier/more common Torgue guns use a very industrial and brutal looking green and yellow paint scheme that feature yellow and black checkers, while the higher tier Torgue weapons are identified with a flashy silver and red paint scheme with black and white checkers.

In Borderlands 2 it is revealed that the Torgue corporation was founded by Mister Torgue High-Five Flexington, who serves as the company's CEO and spokesperson.

Torgue

Torgue logo

Torgue bl3 logo

The new design of the Torgue logo

Borderlands[]

Products[]

Torgue manufacturers combat shotguns, machine guns, repeaters, rocket launchers, semi-auto sniper rifles, and submachine guns.

The following are made by Torgue.

Unique Weapons:

Legendary Weapons:

Class Mods:

  • Berserker - Blast Master, Warmonger, Bad Ass Torgue Loyalty, Ogre (The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC only)
  • Soldier - Heavy Gunner, Rifleman

Grenade Mods:

  • MIRV - Explosive, Corrosive, Incendiary, Shock

Shields:

  • Health Boost - Tough Guy, Muscleman, Macho

Pearlescent

Weapon Tiers[]

  • Torgue Power = Level 13 - 21
  • Torgue Force = Level 22 - 30
  • Torgue Excellent = Level 31 - 39
  • Torgue Awesome = Level 40 - 47
  • Torgue Ultimate = Level 48+

Gun Traits[]

  • Very high damage, but at reduced accuracy. Despite the advertisement claiming the contrary, Torgue guns have horrible recoil-compensation and may be ill suited for users unable to compensate this.
  • Violent name scheme
  • Colors are black, grey, and gun metal

Quotes[]

  • "Torgue combines good damage, high firerate, and recoil reduction into one lethal weapon." (Marcus Kincaid)
  • "400 percent more awesome! Also, Torgue doesn't make their guns out of freakin' wood." (Marcus Kincaid)
  • "9 out of 10 badass bandits agree: only real men buy Torgue." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
  • "Need to save the world while impressing ladies? Show them what you got with a Torgue." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
  • "Torgue ... so no wimps allowed!" (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
  • "Torgue ... flex some power." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)

Trivia[]

  • According to the Borderlands manual, Torgue manufactures over 75,600 repeater pistol, 77,800 combat shotgun, 170,100 patrol submachine gun, 13,500 sniper rifle, and 44,100 rocket launcher varieties. Also, their official company mottos are "Bring the pain!" and "Kill 'em deader."

Borderlands 2[]

Products[]

The following are items made by Torgue.

Common weapons

Unique weapons

Legendary weapons

Seraph weapons

Pearlescent weapons

Effervescent weapons

Class Mods

Grenade Mods

Shields

Prefixes[]

Weapons without accessory and without elemental capacitor
Grip Bandit Dahl Hyperion Jakobs Maliwan Tediore Torgue Vladof
Pistols Lumpy Slippery Straight Hard No Prefix Easy Thick Wanton
Shotguns Lumpy Slippery Straight Hard No Prefix Easy Thick Wanton
Assault rifles Lumpy Slippery N/A Hard N/A N/A Thick Wanton
Rocket launchers pokee doke N/A N/A N/A rock a Waka Boosh a Verm dee
  • Pounder shotguns always receive the Double Lovin prefix regardless of the grip.
  • Stalker shotguns always receive the Fixated prefix regardless of the grip.
  • Hulk shotguns always receive the Three Way prefix regardless of the grip.
  • Spitter assault rifles always receive the Sputtering prefix regardless of the grip.
Weapons with weapon accessory, with or without elemental capacitor
Accessory Effect Pistols Shotguns Assault rifles Rocket launchers
Accuracy + Explicit Potent Rigorous gaa dunk ga
Fire rate + Intense - Wild dum pa
Bullet speed + - - Slippery fidle dee
Damage + Hard - Nasty derp
Reload speed + - Impetuous - dippity
Stability + Stiff Casual Rhythmic -
Melee + Thrusting Bad Touch Stabbing pokee doke
Critical + - Juicy - -
Magazine size + Crammed Desperate Plump Deep
Double Double Penetrating - - -
Swap speed + - - - fwap a
General boost + - Sinewy - -

Gun Appearance by Quality[]

Torgue Shotguns Range 1

Torgue weapon at increasing rarity levels, common, uncommon, rare, very rare, and Purple w/"Rock"

  • White weapons
    These weapons appear in normal grey metal that's been heavily corroded and weathered. It has a visible red and black Torgue sticker and a weathered racing design on the barrel.
  • Green weapons
    Slightly corroded in places, have green and orange coloring, and have numerous racing patterns including white and black stripes as well as yellow and black checkerboard. It also has a matching Torgue sticker.
  • Blue weapons
    Mostly clean light grey metal with a white and black checkerboard pattern on part of it. Although polished, the metal used on this tier of weaponry appears to be heavily scratched in corners. The Torgue sticker is a red, white, and blue combination. Assault rifles, pistols, and shotguns receive a larger cowling, and the shotgun gains a shell holder.
Torgue Shotguns Range 2

Torgue weapon at increasing rarity levels, E-tech, Legendary, Seraph, and Pearlescent

  • Purple weapons
    Similar to the previous tier only with much shinier metal, no scratches whatsoever, and with a large red pattern near the barrel of the weapon. The sticker is black and white with just the text and the outline in black. Also the shotguns' clip is visually bigger.
  • Gemstone weapons¹
    These appear to be mostly made of a material that looks like black granite, with other parts using a lighter material. The Torgue sticker is dark grey with black text and a black outline. Unlike other "gem prefix" weapons, no parts of these weapons feature a reflective metal material, as most normal rocks aren't reflective.
  • E-tech weapons¹
    Consists of six extra recoil dampers on the front, along with the signature E-tech 'fin' stabilizers to boot. The skin appears to be a mixture of a military and a desert ranger camouflage, having a signature military 'star' on the side. The front and stock of the weapon consists of weathered-teal and polished crimson paint jobs.
  • Legendary weapons²
    Most of Torgue's legendary weapons consist of using military arsenal based skins, having the military "Star" etched onto both the Flakker and Unkempt Harold. The Nukem has a unique golden metallic skin with a "trefoil" symbol on the sides, as a reference to Duke Nukem. The KerBlaster, however, appears to use a purple tier skin with an orange and yellow paint job, rather than red and crimson. Ogre's scheme is completely different as it seems to be made from worn plastic with orange scrawls on it. All Torgue legendary weapons, aside from Ogre, uses their manufacturer's Unique Barrel.
  • Seraph weapons³
    The only seraph weapons manufactured by Torgue include the Seeker, Ahab and the Devastator. They include a light-blue and silver (with a very light hint of pink) color scheme. The Torgue logo is also embedded in a very shiny metallic paint, suggesting it isn't a sticker, unlike the other tiers,
  • Pearlescent weapons
    The Tunguska has a very industrialized metallic body, composed with a matte black paint job, and yellow stripes on the front end of the launcher. This skin is very similar to that of the Unkempt Harold, but isn't an exact replica as it lacks the star icon on the sides. The Carnage uses a unique dark grey skin with a stylised yellow stripe on the body and a crimson stripe on the barrel. Other details are in a lighter steel grey.
  • Effervescent Weapons
  • The World Burn, Peak Opener, and the Unicornsplosion are the rainbow-skin versions of the Nukem, KerBlaster, and Swordsplosion.
¹ This set of prefix is only obtainable through Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep.
¹ +There are only two weapon by Torgue, called the SWORDSPLOSION!!! and Unicornsplosion. These two are all unique weapons which means that their skins are exclusive to themselves, due to a lack of other non-unique Torgue E-tech weapons.
³ Since the only Seraph weapons made by Torgue include the Seeker, Ahab and the Devastator, they can only be obtainable through Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty (Ahab and Devastator) and Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (Seeker).
The Tunguska requires the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack. The Carnage requires the Digistruct Peak Challenge expansion pack.

Usage & Description[]

In Borderlands 2, Torgue weapons have generally high damage and low rates of fire with subpar projectile velocity.

  • Rifles that use the Torgue barrel, such as the Grenadier and Torpedo, will fire various types of explosive projectiles, from grenades to folding fin rockets. The overall projectile behavior depends ultimately on the weapon, but typically with less velocity and accuracy. Each projectile deals 100% of its listed damage in a single hit as splash damage on detonation.
  • Some common Torgue weapons, such as all pistols, and Torgue body assault rifles using non-Torgue barrels, will shoot Gyrojet projectiles. These projectiles have low muzzle velocity speed, but accelerate as they travel forwards and are overall faster than Torgue-barreled rifles. On impact, the projectiles deal direct damage and splash damage. The game calculates the bullet impact and the explosive effect separately (card only shows projectile damage), but only the blast can hit enemies near to the point of impact. Because the additional damage of the gyrojet variants is not stated on the weapon card the only way to figure it is testing the weapon (for example in the Sanctuary dummy). It's not uncommon that a Lance with 300 listed damage can pack more punishment than a 1000 damage Torpedo. Gyrojet ammunition is affected by gravity starts to drop with range. Up to medium-long range this effect is negligible. At extreme ranges, this dropoff can affect accuracy. In special situations it can be used to deliver indirect fire from cover in a similar Fashion to Hail.

Torgue weapons are highly effective against Nomad Taskmasters and other physically shielded enemies, as they tend to be slow, and the splash damage can hit through their shields, allowing them to be consistently damaged. However, against fast enemies or aerial enemies like Rakk, Torgue weapons will often fail to hit them.

Notes[]

  • All Torgue weapon sights are large, somewhat crude iron sights with holographic reticles in the center. This applies to any type of Torgue weapon.

Quotes[]

  • "DID YOU KNOW THAT NINETY-SEVEN PERCENT OF ALL LIVING THINGS ON PANDORA AREN'T EXPLODIN' RIGHT NOW? THAT'S BULL****! BUY TORGUE!" - Torgue Radio Ad; Borderlands 2
  • "The following message from Mr. Torgue does not reflect the opinions of Torgue corporation itself."
    "IF YOU DON'T BUY TORGUE GUNS YOU'RE ****ING RETARDED!"
    "The previous message from Mr. Torgue did not reflect the opinions of Torgue corporation itself." - Torgue Radio Ad; Borderlands 2
  • "TORGUE MUNITIONS HAS A POP QUIZ FOR YOU, SKAGLICKER! YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY A DOZEN STEELY-EYED BANDITS! DO YOU: A) BLOW THEM TO SMITHEREENS WITH YOUR TORGUE ASSAULT RIFLE, B) RUN AND TAKE COVER, OR C) CALMLY GET THEM TO PUT THEIR WEAPONS DOWN AND YOU KNOW THE ANSWER IS A! BUY A GODDAMN TORGUE GUN!" - Torgue Radio Ad; Borderlands 2
  • "Torgue weapons ALWAYS fire EXPLOSIVE ROUNDS. They are also LOUD and require EXCESSIVE use of CAPITAL LETTERS." - Loading screen tip.
  • "NOTHING IS MORE BADASS THAN TREATING A WOMAN WITH RESPECT!" - Mr. Torgue.

Trivia[]

  • Torgue is the only weapons manufacturer in-game that has a direct reference to its existence within a special effect, the Torgue Bastard having the text "TORGUE! Bastard Guns for Bastard People!" The KerBlaster also references it's manufacturer with the quote "TORGUE got more BOOM!".
  • Torgue manufactured the various radios across Pandora, as well the radio inside of Moxxi's Bar in Sanctuary. The word "Torgue" can be seen on the front of the radio.
    • Interestingly, the maximum frequency that can be set to on these Torgue radios is 9001, this is a reference to the "It's over 9000!" meme.
  • Expleriod
    The "EXPLERIOD", or ҉ , is the official end punctuation of the Torgue Corporation, as established by Mr. Torgue himself, on Gaige's hacked ECHOcasts feed.
    • An EXPLERIOD cannot be properly depicted in Twitter. Torgue expresses frustration that they look more like flowers.
  • The fighter jets seen on the Torgue advertisement billboards appears to be based off the North American F-86 Sabre, albeit with a modified wing design and no vertical stabilizers.
    • However, a variant of the billboard, seen at the Southern Raceway, shows a pair of normal F-86 Sabres.

Gallery[]

Media[]

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel[]

In addition to their full range of common Pistols, Assault Rifles, Shotguns, and Rocket Launchers, Torgue products in BLTPS include items listed below.

Products[]

Unique weapons

Legendary weapons

Grenade Mods

Class Mods

Shields

Oz Kits

Prefixes[]

Torgue weapons use the same prefixes as in Borderlands 2.

Usage[]

Torgue weapons are essentially unchanged from Borderlands 2 as they do not use the newly introduced cryo element. However, Togue weapons do benefit from the cryo element's synergy due to frozen enemies taking +200% explosive and critical damage. In effect, a Torgue weapon that can inflict critical hits would be able to easily deal 500% of its normal critical damage to a frozen enemy.


Borderlands 3[]

Properties[]

Torgue weapons, akin to Borderlands 2, retain their explosive properties and inflict splash damage. Because Explosive is no longer an element, Torgue weapons can spawn with or without any element, allowing them to take advantage of elemental affinities.

Unlike their designs in the previous game, which only featured racecar-styled checker paintjobs, Torgue guns now have paintjobs based on nose art from World War II fighter aircraft, with bright "noses" on the gun barrels that may include checker patterns, stars, or numbers; the rear of their guns additionally feature "tail art" such as a stylized Mr. Torgue, the Torgue logo, or large numbers. In contrast to their striking colors in Borderlands 2, Torgue guns in this game feature muted color schemes due to their fighter jet motif, from silver with red stripes (common), green with yellow checkers (uncommon), blue with white checkers (rare), and black with red and yellow detailing (epic).

Torgue gun accessories are all clunky and styled like parts of a car engine, moving even when not in use; these include large exhaust pipes, exhaust manifolds, pistons and crankshafts. Their aiming reticules are styled after fighter planes, either having brutal-looking iron sights or glass sights with an aiming reticule. Their assault rifles and shotguns may feature rounded barrel protectors that make the guns look like miniature fighter jets (with grenade-firing shotguns having an underslung grenade belt), or have none at all and appear sleek and metallic. The back of Torgue rocket launchers can either appear like a large exhaust pipe, or feature small plane spoilers.

Alternative Fire Mode[]

Torgue makes use of the new alternative fire with two modes: Impact and sticky, found on all Torgue weapons except those with an alien barrel and certain unique and legendary models. These two modes have different properties which change how the bullets behave and can be toggled for different situations.

Impact bullets deal splash damage to all enemies in its blast radius upon contact with any surface. The size of the radius depends on the weapon type, with rocket launchers being the largest and pistols being the smallest, although this can be modified by various stat boosts. Impact bullets travel slowly and have a higher chance to knock enemies away, rendering them fully harmless while they ragdoll into the air.

In sticky mode, the weapon will fire gyrojets that attach to a target, dealing 10% the stated weapon damage, and then deal the remaining 90% upon detonation. Sticky rounds can be detonated by reloading, switching firing modes, or changing weapons. These rounds will all explode in sequential order, each one counting as a separate hit, and will deal increased damage the more gyrojets are stuck on a target. Sticky rounds will expire after a short while, disappearing without detonating, which can also happen when too many sticky rounds are active at one time. Sticky bullets have the benefit of traveling faster and weapon fire rate is increased in sticky mode, making it more useful for long range engagements and firing on the move. Stickies also deal far more damage when many are detonated at once, especially when compared to impact bullets, making them useful against durable targets.

The stacking bonus damage is determined by the weapon's magazine part, with smaller magazines dealing more per stack (with some exceptions). This bonus is only applied upon direct hits with an enemy, and only applies individually per enemy (applying stickies on another enemy does not increase the stack damage). Variants that consume multiple ammo per shot will have this bonus divided evenly among projectiles for the same total bonus if all projectiles hit.

Products[]

Common weapons

Unique weapons

Legendary weapons

Grenade mods

Trivia[]

  • In Borderlands 3, in addition to manufacturing weapons, Torgue-manufactured cereal boxes with a brand named "Splodeo's" can be found as random props. Mr. Torgue's image is printed on the front of each box, while a comic strip involving Mr. Torgue, Mordecai and two random characters can be seen on the back. These cereal boxes will play a metal guitar riff when struck, or rarely a sound effect of Mr. Torgue making said noises himself.


Tiny Tina's Wonderlands[]

Why be soft when you can besiege?
— Torgue slogan

As in previous games in the Borderlands series, Torgue weapons emphasize explosive shots and splash damage.

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