Bosses and Loot Pools

Like in previous Borderlands games, the Bosses in Borderlands 3 also have a unique legendary item assigned to them. Since Bosses respawn, they are farmable. The great thing about Borderlands 3 is that there is a checkpoint before each boss. This makes farming bosses less tedious as you can spawn just outside their doorstep when you want to defeat that boss again. Just simply go in the menu, save&quit, and hop back into the game. That checkpoint will now function as a spawn point. So you don’t have to run through entire dungeons anymore in order to farm bosses.

Change Log

  • Lootpool Update July 23, 2020
    • With the July 23, 2020 Patch, GBX spread the legendary loot pool and assigned items to other enemies/bosses.
    • Added Slaughter Domes, Proving Grounds, and more Named Enemies info to the list.
  • Added Mayhem Level 6 Items
  • Added Mayhem Level 4 Items
  • Lootpool Update November 21, 2019
    • Due to community feedback Gearbox Software assigned more legendary items to Bosses and Named Enemies. Before the update, these items could only be randomly obtained through world drops.

Unique Legendary Boss Drops

Below you will find a quick overview of all the boss drops. As soon as I have all the individual pages up of all the specific items I’ll link to them. I’m currently working on a complete overview of all the legendary items.

Story Bosses

  • Shiv
  • Mouthpiece
  • Gigamand
    • Planet: Promethea
    • Location: Meridian Metroplex
    • Gigamand exclusively drops the Smart Gun XXL, When you throw this Tediore SMG it will have legs and a brain.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Red Card.
  • Katagawa Ball
    • Planet: Promethea
    • Location: Skywell-27
    • Katagawa Ball drops the Brainstormer
    • Mayhem 6 Legendary Drop: Multi-tap
  • Katagawa Jr.
  • The Rampager
    • Planet: Promethea
    • Location: Forgotten Basilica
    • The Rampager drops the The Duc
    • Mayhem 4 Legendary Drop: Good Juju
  • Captain Traunt
  • Warden
    • Planet: Eden-6
    • Location: The Anvil
    • Warden exclusively drops the Freeman, Take control with this Rocket Launcher as you can guide the missiles yourself.
    • Mayhem 6 Legendary Drop: Plaguebearer
  • GenIVIV
  • Billy, The Anointed
  • Aurelia
    • Planet: Eden-6
    • Location: Blackbarrel Cellars
    • Aurelia exclusively drops the Frozen Heart, This shield will create a cryo nova that will freeze your opponents and steals there health.
    • Mayhem 4 Legendary Drop: Juliet’s Dazzle
  • The Graveward
    • Planet: Eden-6
    • Location: The Floating Tomb
    • The Graveward exclusively drops the Grave, Artifact that gives bonuses as your health gets lower, increased FFYL duration, also drops Ward, Shield that buffs stats when your shield is depleted (great melee shield usually).
    • Additional Legendary Drops: The Lob.
  • Agonizer 9000 / Pain & Terror
  • General Traunt
    • Planet: Nekrotafeyond
    • Location: Desolation’s Edge
    • General Traunt drops the Recursion
    • Mayhem 6 Legendary Drop: D.N.A.
    • Planet: Nekrotafeyo
    • Location: The Great Vault
    • Troy Calypso exclusively drops the Occultist, This Pistol will fire rocket projectiles.
    • Mayhem 4 Legendary Drop: Vosk’s Deathgrip
  • Tyreen Calypso
    • Planet: Pandora
    • Location: Destroyer’s Rift
    • Tyreen Calypso exclusively drops the King’s Call and Queen’s Call, Critical hits with this Pistol will split the bullet into 3 projectiles that will ricochet to the nearest target.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Bitch
Mouthpiece Boss Fight - Borderlands 3

Mouthpiece Boss Fight – Borderlands 3

Side Mission Bosses

  • Killavolt
    • Location: Promethea, Lectra City
    • Killavolt exclusively drops the Shocking 9-Volt, This pistol is great for taking down shields with its triple projectile three-round burst.
    • Mayhem 6 Legendary Drop: The Monarch
  • Private Beans

Rare Spawn Drops

  • Demoskaggons
    • Location: Pandora, The Droughts – Location Video
    • Demoskaggons drop the Night Hawkin, a badass SMG that switches between cryo and incendiary damage depending on the time of day.
    • Additional Legendary: Monocle
  • Road Dog
  • Princess Tarantella II
    • Location: Pandora Splinterlands  – Location Video
    • Tarantella exclusively drops the Hive, This Rocket Launcher will shoot a Hive that will spit out mini-missiles.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Roisen’s Thorns, Re-Router.
  • Captain Thunk and Sloth
  • Rakkman
    • Location: Pandora, Carnivora  – Location Video
    • Rakkman exclusively drops the Night Flyer, Pistol that leaves enemies at one health, fully auto when airborne.
    • Additional Legendary Drop: Night Hawkin
  • Borman Nates
    • Location: Promethea, Meridian Outskirts  – Location Video
    • Borman Nates exclusively drops the Psycho Stabber, Pistol with 120% Melee damage that shoots daggers.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Cutsman, Sawbar.
  • Dinkeblot
  • Wick and Worty
  • Urist McEnforcer
    • Location: Promethea, Lectra City  – Location Video
    • Urist McEnforcer exclusively drops the Crossbow, Sniper that shoots crossbow bolts.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Rough Rider, Re-Charger.
  • One Punch
  • Maxitrillion
  • El Dragon Jr
    • Location: Eden 6, Jakob’s Estate  – Location Video
    • El Dragon Jr exclusively drops the Unleash the Dragon, Artifact that makes your slide, slam, and melee all ignite.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Stop-Gap
  • The Unstoppable
  • Power Troopers
    • Location: Promethea, Atlas HQ  – Location Video
    • Sapphire Force Trooper: Vanquisher, Tran-fusion, Hyperfocus XZ41, Destructo Spinner.
    • Tourmaline Force Trooper: Vanquisher, Tran-fusion, Hyperfocus XZ41, Destructo Spinner.
    • Ruby Force Trooper: Nova Berner, Star Helix, Thunderball Fist, Surge
    • Citrine Force Trooper:  Nova Berner, Star Helix, Thunderball Fist, Surge
    • Onyx Force Trooper: Nova Berner, Star Helix, Thunderball Fist, Surge
  • Indo Tyrant
  • Mother of Grogans
    • Location: Eden 6, The Anvil – Location Video
    • The Mother of Grogans drops the following Legendary items: Creeping Death, Hornet
Pandora Screenshot Rakk - Borderlands 3

Pandora Screenshot Rakk – Borderlands 3

Hammerlock’s Crew Challenge Drops

  • Crawly Family
  • Skrakk
    • Location: Pandora, Ascension Bluff – Location Video
    • Skrakk exclusively drops the SkekSil, Pistol with seven round burst that also shoots energy balls.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Infiltrator
  • Phoenix
  • Manvark
  • Chupacabratch
  • Brood Mother
  • Blinding Banshee

Zero’s Crew Challange Drops

  • Baron Noggin
  • Handsome Jackie
  • Judge Hightower
  • Heckle and Hyde
    • Location: Eden 6, Jakob’s Estate – Location Video
    • Heckle and Hyde exclusively drops the Pestilence, Pistol that shoots radiation rounds very fast.
    • Additional Legendary Drops: Alchemist
  • Psychobillies
  • Sky Bullies
  • Sylestro
Maliwan Blacksite Screenshot 003 - Borderlands 3

Maliwan Blacksite Screenshot 003 – Borderlands 3

Slaughter Domes

  • Blue Fire
  • Red Rain
  • Tremendous Rex
  • Alacritous Vanda

Proving Grounds

  • Hag of Fervor
  • Sera of Supremacy
  • Arbalest of Discipline
  • Tyrant of Instinct
  • Skag of Survival
  • Tink of Cunning
Pandora Screenshot Skag - Borderlands 3

Pandora Screenshot Skag – Borderlands 3

Pandora Named Enemies

  • Dumptruck
    • Location: Pandora, The Droughts
    • Drops: TK Wave, Tidal Wave
  • Buttmunch
    • Location: Pandora, The Droughts
    • Drops: Barrage
  • Trufflemuch
    • Location: Pandora, The Droughts
    • Drops: Bearcat
  • Mincemeat
    • Location: Pandora, The Droughts
    • Drops: Tunguska
  • Tink Train
  • Undertaker
  • Antalope
    • Location: Pandora, Devil’s Razor
    • Drops: Impaler, Boring Gun
  • Sheega
  • Vermilinqua
  • DJ Deadsk4g
  • Big Donny + Turret
  • Queen Ant Wanette
  • Lagromar
  • Crushjaw
    • Location: Pandora, Cathedral of the Twin Gods
    • Drops: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Jericho
  • Rachel, the Anointed
Promethea Skyline Borderlands 3

Promethea Skyline Borderlands 3

Promethea Named Enemies

  • Max
    • Location: Promethea, Meridian Outskirts
    • Drops: Widowmaker
  • Rax
  • Archer Rowe
  • Tumorhead
Eden-6 Jabbers - Borderlands 3

Eden-6 Jabbers – Borderlands 3

Eden-6 Named Enemies

  • Turnkey Tim
  • Artemis
  • Muldock, the Anointed
    • Location: Eden-6, Floodmoor Basin
    • Drops: Rectifier, Face Puncher
  • Dreg & Rage (Mother of Grogans Dragons)
  • Vice (Mother of Grogans Dragon)
    • Location: Eden-6, The Anvil
    • Drops: DE4DEYE
  • Anointed Alpha
  • Anointed x2
  • Anointed x3
  • Anointed x4
  • King Bobo
  • King Gnasher
  • Jabbermogwai
    • Location: Eden-6, Voracious Canopy
    • Drops: Hellfire (Kill it with fire), Magnificent
  • Red Jabber
    • Location: Eden-6, Ambermire
    • Drops: Rough Rider, Storm
  • Azalea
Nekrotafeyo Screenshot 005 - Borderlands 3

Nekrotafeyo Screenshot 005 – Borderlands 3

Nekrotafeyo Named Enemies

  • Atomic
    • Location: Nekrotafeyo, Tazendeer Ruins
    • Drops: Red Suit, Faisor, EMP
  • Lt. Preston





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