Vanquisher is a legendary submachine gun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Dahl. 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

Slide forward into your cave. – 20% increased slide speed. Doubles fire rate while sliding.

Usage & Description

The Vanquisher can achieve blazing fire rates while sliding, and can be useful from getting from one place to another while using a Snowdrift artifact. Apart from this, the Vanquisher is relatively unremarkable as its gimmick is difficult to make use of, unless the user makes frequent use of sliding during combat.


  • While sliding, the Vanquisher can achieve fire rates in excess of 17.00/s.


  • The flavor text is a reference to a scene in the movie Fight Club, in which a character learning to meditate is told "Step forward into your cave. That's right. You're going deeper into your cave and you're going to find your power animal." He finds a penguin which says "Slide."
  • The name and special effect are a reference to the game Vanquish, in which the character can slide at high speeds and shoot in slow motion when in a suit of powered armor.
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