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Borderlands 3 Alchemist Guide – Getting This Legendary Weapon

Looking for something to really fire up the competition? Check out our guide on how to pick up the Borderlands 3 Alchemist Legendary weapon.
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With the date of the Hammerlock and Jacobs nuptials drawing ever closer in Borderlands 3, we definitely think that Vault Hunters stocking up for the big day are doing the right thing. It’s going to take a lot to turn a wedding like that into a truly spectacular event, so someone’s gotta bring the firepower, right? You definitely can’t go wrong with the Borderlands 3 Alchemist Legendary weapon if it’s shock value that you’re after, so here’s our guide on how to get it. 

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Borderlands 3 Alchemist Guide – Getting This Legendary Weapon

Need some help getting your hands on something that will truly light up the room when you’re in? Wanting to create an absolutely electrifying atmosphere? Well, we’ve got you covered here with the Borderlands 3 Alchemist Legendary weapon. This particular Torgue assault rifle is special because it always spawns Incendiary and it is almost guaranteed to blow your enemies out of the water with the variety of damage-dealing offerings it holds in its frame. The special weapon effect for the Alchemist is called “You can’t gain something without giving something back”, and it means that when your projectiles hit something, you will take some shock damage. The gyrojets that you can fire out of this gun will proc the electrocute status, and if left idle or after reloading, the jets can detonate and proc the burn status.

Yes, it’s going to hurt you a little if you’re going to want to do any meaningful damage with this damage, but the amount that you’re taking really pales in comparison to what you can dish out. You’ll be taking about 10% of the weapon’s actual damage to yourself as shock damage when you use it, and there will be things that can reduce this amount of damage take i.e. splash damage reduction or shock damage resistance. There are ways to manage this, and honestly, the Shock and Incendiary damage output is so significant against shielded enemies that we reckon this is an essential pickup that’s worth the risk.

Now, need to know how to actually get your hands on the Borderlands 3 Alchemist weapon? Well, we’ve got some bad news – there’s no particular boss that has a higher rate of dropping this weapon than, well, your bog-standard outback toilet. Yes, you can get the Alchemist from any random loot source in Borderlands 3, which means literally anything that could dispense loot of any kind. We still think that farming easy bosses like Graveward are the quickest way to get weapons that are looted this way that are Legendaries, so check out our guide on that boss to make things easy for you. Aside from that, all you need is persistence. 

Now that you have our guide on getting the Borderlands 3 Alchemist Legendary weapon, things should get a lot more, well, fiery around here. We’re not just talking about tickling shielded enemies here; if you get this bad boy, you’re going to absolutely decimate them. Need help with anything else in Borderlands 3? Why not check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve prepared for Vault Hunters just like you in our dedicated guides hub for the game?

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Ginny Woo
Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.