Image Credit: Bethesda
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.

Borderlands 3 Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge Guide

Curious about some of the Legendary artifacts on offer in Borderlands 3? We reckon it's hard to do better than the Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge, honestly.
This article is over 4 years old and may contain outdated information

When it comes to Borderlands 3, we’re all about picking up loot to turn is into more efficient killing machines. With the latest batch of DLC brewing along with a whole lot of trouble, we reckon that it’s a smart idea to pick up something cool like the Borderlands 3 Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge. We do love an artifact that makes our bullets hurt more! 

Recommended Videos

Borderlands 3 Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge Guide

When we talk about Legendary artifacts, a common one that Borderlands 3 players are drawn to is the Elemental Projector. It’s great for its quantity-heavy approach to bonuses – essentially, you get to pick from a list of cool traits that make you more deadly in battle including ones that affect your movement speed, fight for your life duration, and even weapon-type specific damage. If you’re wanting to know how to get that particular artifact, we’ve actually got a whole guide on just that and we’ve relinked it here for your convenience

Now, on to what you’re actually here for. Some advice on what the Borderlands 3 Pearl of Knowledge is and how you can pick it up. Well, you’re in luck. The Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge is, as you might have guessed, a Legendary artifact. This Pearl isn’t really shaped like one, but hey, we’re not going to judge the artisans who help make things that turn is into deadly killers. So, the Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge’s special effect is called “KNowing is half the battle” and how it works is that consecutive hits on a target grant a 1% damage bonus per hit for up to 15 stacks. At maximum stacks, there’s an extra 20% damage bonus. This means that as long as you’re channeling bullets into a thing and have hand-eye coordination, you can benefit from a 35% bonus to your damage. 

The Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge is also great because it grants you three of the following bonuses when you roll it:

  • Fire rate
  • Health regeneration
  • Max health
  • Experience gained from combat

Now that we reckon we’ve convinced you about the Pearl being a good pickup, we can get into the important bit – actually picking it up. The fun part is that you can actually pick this up as part of a main story mission for the Guns, Love and Tentacles DLC. Yes, you don’t have to have kicked through all the base main missions to play this, so you can get this from just cracking through the DLC content that’s playable separately. How nice! The quest that you have to complete is called The Call of Gythian, and once you’ve finished it then you’ll be able to pick up the Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge from Claptrap to round out your build. It’s really as easy as that.

Now that you have our Borderlands 3 Pearl of Ineffable Knowledge guide to help you out, it should be as easy as following along with the relevant Guns, Love and Tentacles missions til you get to The Call of Gythian. Not an owner of the DLC yet? You can pick up the Super Deluxe Edition of Borderlands 3 to ensure access to the DLC content right here on Amazon and also support Prima Games at the same time. Need help with anything else in Borderlands 3? Check out the variety of tips and tricks that we’ve prepared for Vault Hunters like yourself in our dedicated guides hub:

Prima Games is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Ginny Woo
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.