Article originally published in PSM3 Magazine
Borderlands features a random weapon generation feature which creates a near inﬁnite amount of guns for you to collect. These are the best weapons we picked up during one playthrough. You'll end up with your own personal collection on your trek through Pandora... good luck.
LB7 CAUSTIC WRATH
A decent 'softening' sniper to have in your backpack, this corrosive sniper is handy for weakening enemies before a full-scale skirmish. Use your scope wisely and combine it with a shock weapon for maximum effect.
ZX11 HUNTER'S STRIKER
A man's shotty, this non-elemental weapon packs a real punch with +30 Critical Hit damage and +50% accuracy on top of already beefy stats. Ideal for anyone around level 25-30 looking to get stuck in.
Don't let the weak damage fool you - this revolver has a decent zoom and a chance of inﬂicting explosive damage. You can get multiple Madjacks by killing its respawning owner, One-Eyed Jack, in the Firepower: Market Correction mission.
Clue's in the name here folks - this rocket launcher, complete with a nifty zoom, will ignite any enemy it's ﬁred at and they'll burn for ages. Pity it's let down by a small, two-shot magazine. Still, a good choice of weapon for dedicated Brick players.
TD430D DESERT SMG
This deceptively mean SMG may seem tame with a damage of 51, but it has a great rate of ﬁre, lowered recoil and oh yeah, highly-explosive bullets. Combine with a decent Mercenary Mod for best effect.
HX-A MALEVOLENT THUMPER
Sometimes you don't need fancy elemental effects to bring the hurt. This SMG has +98% damage and +52% reload speed for hasty take-downs. An ideal primary weapon for Soldier and Hunter classes.
SG15 HUNTER'S SHOTGUN
Another power weapon, this shotgun packs a tidy 115 damage with a x9 multiplier and critical hit modiﬁer. Sadly, it's let down by having a small two-shot mag and a lengthy reload time. Good for second winds though.
HVY40 INCENDIARY MACHINE GUN
Does what it says on the tin (so to speak). If the bullets don't drop your enemies, the fact it will also set them on ﬁre, will. Shame it only has a x2 elemental damage and a relatively small mag, but one to look out for.
RPG21 STATIC ROCKET LAUNCHER
We claimed this in the ﬁnal round of the Rust Commons West arena battle. It packs a punch, can remove shields from whole groups of enemies, and causes lasting shock damage. A good all-rounder.
RV10 PESTILENT DEFILER
The description for this powerful revolver is simply 'Give sick'. And that's what it does, with a high chance of corroding enemies with every shot, and the added bonus of that damage spreading. Nice.
PPZ 7.2 LIQUID ORION SNIPER
Not so hot in terms of actual damage, but this elemental sniper riﬂe is great at causing shock damage and has a 15 bullet mag so you rarely have to reload. Ideal for Sniper-speced Hunters to soften up the enemy.
DEF11-A INCENDIARY DEFENDER
A powerful and rare shotgun that sets enemies on ﬁre for ages, and regenerates ammo at an alarming rate. Once you've bought/found this man-roasting piece of kit you may never need another weapon.