Legendary Prefix List



Please add any requests for new entries in the provided space at the bottom of the page. This is by no means a defined complete list, but rather a list of prefixes that have been known to spawn legitimately with the corresponding Legendary weapon/shield. If you have a Legendary weapon/shield whose prefix does not match the ones listed for it below, it is most likely a modded weapon, but I will give no guarantees that it is.

Also, a personal thank you to Dr. Clayton Forrestor and Nagamarky for helping me with this; and a super-special thank you to Uberorb and Zaph for their help in filling the tables.

Elemental Prefixes

Tier 1: Exploding, Corrosive, Flaming, Shock
Tier 2: Blast, Caustic, Incendiary, Static
Tier 3: Detonating, Vitriolic, Burning, Lightning
Tier 4: Erupting, Pestilent, Combustion, Fulgurating
(provided by Nagamarky)

If a weapon can have a prefix from any given Tier of Elemental Prefixes then it can have any Prefix from that Tier (e.g. a weapon that can be legitimately found with a 'Shock' Prefix can also be found with a 'Corrosive' prefix, and any other prefixes in that Tier).

If a weapon is listed with an element in brackets (e.g. Serpens) then that weapon will always be found with that element. If the element is listed as 'Unnamed' then the elemental attributes of the weapon do not contribute to the name of the weapon (e.g. Glorious Ogre still has at least X3 Explosive).

Combat Rifles

Name Manufacturer Known Standard Prefixes Known Elemental Prefixes
Avenger Tediore Deathly, Genocide, Intense, Punishing Tier 2, Tier 3
Bastard Torgue Deathly, Frantic, Heavy, Iron, Max, Rowdy, Scoped, Shattering, Steel, Support Tier 1, Tier 2 (Possible Unnamed)
Destroyer Hyperion Combat, Crimson, Deathly, Genocide, Intense, Punishing, Red, Scoped, War Tier 3 (Possible Actual Tier 4)
Draco S&S (Misnamed) Glorious Machine Gun, Glorious Massacre Tier 3, Tier 4 (Incendiary; Unnamed)
Guardian Tediore Battle, Combat, Deathly, Genocide, Intense, Punishing, Scoped, War Tier 2
Raven Dahl Battle, Deathly, Desert, Genocide, Intense, Punishing, Scoped, War Tier 2, Tier 3 (Possible Unnamed)
Revolution Vladof Glorious Tier 1, Tier 2
Ogre Atlas Glorious, Max, Heavy, Pearl, Rowdy, Scoped, Support, White (can also spawn with no prefix) Tier 3, Tier 4 (Explosive; Unnamed)
Serpens S&S Glorious, Scoped, Support, Max Tier 4 (Corrosive; Unnamed)


Name Manufacturer Known Normal Prefixes Known Elemental Prefixes
Firehawk Maliwan Bad, Blue, Cobalt, Cruel, Nasty, Obsolete, Scoped, Wicked Tier 4 (Incendiary; Unnamed)
Gemini S&S Nasty N/A
Hornet Dahl Bad, Cruel, Desert, Nasty, Scoped, Surplus, Urban, Wicked Tier 2, Tier 3 (Corrosive; Unnamed)
Invader Hyperion Bad, Crimson, Double, Fanged, Nasty, Red, Scoped, Wicked Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 (Can be Unnamed; Prefixes may not match Tier)
Nemesis Hyperion N/A (Always 'Lightning'/'Fulgurating') Tier 3, Tier 4 (Shock; either Prefix can give Actual Tier 4)
Protector Tediore Cruel, Double, Fanged, Nasty, Scoped, Stabilized, Wicked (can also spawn with no prefix) Tier 2, Tier 3
Reaper Hyperion Crimson, Grim, Mean, Vile None
Rebel Vladof Double, Nasty Tier 2 Prefixes; Actual Tier 1
Stalker Vladof Cold, Double, Fanged, Scoped, Stabilized, Vile None
Thanatos S&S Cold, Double, Fanged, Grim, Mean, Scoped, Stabilized, Vile Tier 1, Tier 2 (Can have Tier 2 Prefix with Actual Tier 1)
Troll Atlas Bad, Cruel, Nasty, Pearl, Puny, Scoped, White N/A
Vengeance Vladof Cold, Double, Fanged, Mean, Scoped, Stabilized Tier 2
Violator Torgue Bad, Iron, Nasty, Scoped, Steel, Weaksauce Tier 1, Tier 2


Name Manufacturer Known Normal Prefixes Known Elemental Prefixes
Anaconda Dahl Bloody, Brutal, Desert, Savage, Stabilized, Swift, Urban Tier 2, Tier 3
Aries Atlas Pearl Tier 2, Tier 3 (Shock; Unnamed)
Chimera Atlas Bloody, Brutal, Pearl, Primal, Puny, Swift, White Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 (Explosive; Unnamed)
Defiler Maliwan N/A (Always 'Pestilent') Tier 4 (Corrosive)
Equalizer Tediore Bladed, Bloody, Brutal, Primal, Raw, Savage, Stabilized, Swift (can also spawn with no prefix) Tier 2, Tier 3
Unforgiven Jakobs Bloody, Primal, Savage, Stabilized None

Rocket Launchers

Name Manufacturer Known Normal Prefixes Known Elemental Prefixes
Mongol Vladof Big, Colossal, Devastating, Evil, Massive, Recoiless, Rusty, Scoped Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 (Can be Unnamed)
Nidhogg Hyperion Big, Colossal, Crimson, Devastating, Evil, Massive, Red, Scoped, Substandard Tier 1, Tier 2
Redemption Torgue Colossal, Devastating, Evil, Iron, Massive, Recoiless, Scoped, Steel Tier 4 (Unnamed)
Rhino Maliwan Cobalt Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 Prefixes; Actual Tier 4
Undertaker Torgue Steel Tier 4 (Unnamed)


Name Manufacturer Known Normal Prefixes Known Elemental Prefixes
Bulldog Dahl Desert, Hunter's, Terrible Tier 2 Prefix; Actual Tier 1, Tier 2
Butcher Hyperion Crimson, Fatal, Lethal, Painful, Raging, Red, Spiked Tier 2
Crux Maliwan N/A (Always 'Vitriolic'/'Pestilent') Tier 3, Tier 4 (Corrosive)
Crux S&S Angry, Fatal, Grievous, Lethal Tier 2, Tier 3 (Explosive; Unnamed)
Defender Tediore Hunter's, Terrible Tier 2
Friendly Fire Torgue N/A (Name Only) Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 (Incendiary; Unnamed)
Hammer Vladof N/A Tier 2, Tier 3 (Explosive; Possible Actual Tier 4)
Hydra Atlas Hunter's, Pearl, Terrible N/A
Jackal Dahl Hunter's Tier 1 (Unnamed)
Striker Jakobs Hunter's, Terrible None

Sniper Rifles

Name Manufacturer Known Normal Prefixes Known Elemental Prefixes
Bessie Jakobs Fearsome, Long, Rolling, Sighted None
Cobra Torgue N/A Tier 3, Tier 4 (Explosive; can have either prefix at Tier 4)
Cyclops Atlas Fearsome, Hard, Long, Pearl, Rolling, Solid, White Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 (Tier 3 Prefix can give Actual Tier 4)
Invader Hyperion Crimson, Deep, Liquid, Sober, Solid, Vicious Tier 2, Tier 3 (Unnamed)
Orion S&S Fearsome, Hard, Liquid (PPZ), Solid, Vicious (LB) Tier 3, Tier 4 (Shock; Unnamed)
Penetrator Dahl Desert, Liquid, Long, Vicious Tier 2 (Unnamed)
Skullmasher Jakobs Fearsome, Hard, Long, Rolling, Sighted, Solid None
Surkov Vladof Fearsome, Hard, Long, Rolling, Rusty, Sighted, Solid (can also spawn with no prefix) Tier 2 Prefixes; Actual Tier 1, Tier 2
Volcano Maliwan Blue, Cobalt, Distant, Fearsome, Hard, Solid (can also spawn with no prefix) Tier 4 (Incendiary; Unnamed)

Sub-Machine Guns

Name Manufacturer Known Normal Prefixes Known Elemental Prefixes
Bitch Hyperion Crimson, Double, Hostile, Malevolent, Patrol, Red, Violent Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 Prefixes; Actual Tier 4
Gasher Torgue Double, Malevolent, Relentless, Steel, Violent Tier 2 (Possible Actual Tier 1; Can be Unnamed)
Hellfire Maliwan None (Always 'Combustion') Tier 4 (Incendiary; Unnamed)
Savior Tediore Double, Hostile, Malevolent, Patrol, Relentless, Ruthless, Violent Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 (Tier 3 Prefix can give Actual Tier 4)
Tsunami Maliwan Cobalt Tier 4 (Shock/(Corrosive); Unnamed)
Wildcat Dahl Desert, Double, Hostile, Malevolent, Patrol, Relentless, Ruthless Urban, Violent Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4


Name Manufacturer Known Prefixes
Ironclad Pangolin Hardened
Omega Atlas Alacritous
Rose Anshin Alacritous


Total Legendary Items:


Total Orange/Pearlescent:


No. of Legendary Items by Item type:

Pistols (13), Shotguns (10), Combat Rifles/Sniper Rifles (9), Revolvers/Sub-Machine Guns (6), Rocket Launchers (5), Shields (3)

No. of Legendary Items by Manufacturer:

Hyperion (8), Atlas/Dahl/Maliwan/Torgue/Vladof (7), S&S/Tediore (6), Jakobs (4), Anshin/Pangolin (1)

Update Space

This is a space for prefixes which are not already in the list to be posted so that they may be added in.

If you are not somebody who has agreed with me to find prefixes to put in the list, I would really appreciate an item card along with your post if at all possible.

Note: This section will be regularly purged of any appropriate entries that have been dealt with.

deep invader (executioner) _is_ possible - The Evil Dr. F

ahh didnt notice this section, but I can post pics of deep executioner, and solid orions. Secondly, it's been long verified that Cobras can only have Detonating and Erupting..Click for inventory! Prinny Riceygringo 05:18, January 24, 2011 (UTC)

unfortunately erupting and detonating are already listed (as elemental tier 3 &4). solid orion is valid.   Dr. F    Chemicalweapon   Wordpress shovel   Boston globe bullhorn  06:08, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
1 more thing, on the Dahl Jackal section on the list it says the only legit prefix is Hunter's. However, if you click on the link it show's an item card with "Terrible" prefix on it. This list is quite outdated I am guessing? Click for inventory! Prinny Riceygringo 16:55, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
Actually on a second read of the talk page the terrible prefix is modded...Now why is there a modded item card on the MAIN page of a weapon? I'll stuff another item card thereClick for inventory! Prinny Riceygringo 16:57, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Ricey. :)
Honestly don't know how that's been there (the modded itemcard) without anyone noticing until now!   Bukkithead Orsmsig   02:28, January 29, 2011 (UTC)
Just wondering, has anyone SEEN a Fulgurating Nemesis? As far as I know someone said they built one on gearcalc and added it to the list of prefixes, but I have yet to see a Nemesis with the Fulgurating prefix Click for inventory! Prinny Riceygringo 03:43, January 29, 2011 (UTC)
I think I got that one from Nagamarky, try asking him?   Bukkithead Orsmsig   03:50, January 29, 2011 (UTC)
1 more thing, I think you should differentiate the use of "None" and "Not Available" on your list, because the first one is an affirmative that there CANNOT be. The second one just means the data is temporarily unavailable. e.g. Bessie and Skullmasher elemental prefixes should say none, not N/A. It's really confusing for newcomers to the wiki (myself included =D) Click for inventory! Prinny Riceygringo 04:01, January 29, 2011 (UTC)
Sure thing. Since I am about to retire for sleep, feel free to change them yourself.   Bukkithead Orsmsig   05:50, January 29, 2011 (UTC)
Poked out the Ironclad quote, Impenetrables ARE modded and it's post 1.41 so the best ironclad are no longer 2.9k Click for inventory! Prinny Riceygringo 04:45, February 7, 2011 (UTC)

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Cheers Orb, long time no see. :D   Bukkithead Orsmsig   05:13, March 8, 2011 (UTC)

Uh Serpens can be x3 can't it?? John Shea 01:28, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Read my explanations properly.   Bukkithead Orsmsig   01:45, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Ah, my mistake. Sorry John Shea 17:18, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

actually you miss counted there are 74 legendary guns and 3 legendary items Quattuor Ascensores Sunt Venire 20:31, March 19, 2012 (UTC)

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