White Elephant is a legendary artifact in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Eridian.

Special Effects

It's a SURPRISE! – Melee attacks have a 30% chance to attach a sticky bomb.


Affected Variables

The White Elephant grants three of the following bonuses:

  • Elemental chance
  • Elemental damage
  • Elemental resistance
  • Increased Luck
  • Movement speed
  • Shield recharge delay
  • Shield recharge rate
  • Weapon type-specific damage

Additional Effects

  • Corrosive stone
    Melee attacks deal corrosive damage.
  • Elemental Projector
    Characters with an elemental status deal more damage with the same element.
  • Electric Slide
    Sliding deals shock damage that can arc to multiple enemies.
  • Flesh Melter
    Killing an enemy with corrosive increases corrosive damage for a short duration
  • Ice Spiker
    Fires 3 cryo projectiles that damage and pass through enemies.
  • Knife Drain
    All Melee attacks return a portion of the damage dealt as Health.
  • Radiation stone
    Melee attacks deal radiation damage.
  • Rear Ender
    Improved slam damage, radius, and knockback.
  • Snow Drift
    Sliding launches a snowball that does cryo damage.


A 'white elephant' is a gift that is troublesome to use or maintain, referenced in both the name and the effect of 'giving' an enemy a bomb.

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