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For the legendary shield in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, see Whisky Tango Foxtrot.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a legendary shield manufactured by Anshin in Borderlands 3. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source, but has an increased chance to drop from Crushjaw located in Cathedral of the Twin Gods on Pandora.

Special Effects[]

Situation normal. – When damaged, has a 25% chance to throw 3 IEDs in a spread in front of the wearer; one directly ahead and two at 45 degree angles to the left and right. These IEDs act as sticky bombs that explode on enemy contact or after a set time.

Usage & Description[]

The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has been made less risky to use than its previous incarnation, as the IED bombs are no longer shield boosters that can easily harm the user. It can be used as a offense-oriented shield for close range combat, as the IEDs are sent towards enemies.


  • The IED explosions have the same element as the shield.


  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a returning shield from Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel but as an Anshin product instead of Dahl and can spawn with different elements.
  • Whisky Tango Foxtrot in the NATO phonetic alphabet spells WTF, which is an initialism for "what the fuck".
  • The red text refers to the term "SNAFU", which is military jargon for "Situation Normal: All Fucked Up".
  • IED is an acronym for improvised explosive device.
  • The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot uses the same skin as the Wattson.