Farming BL3 Boss Locations and Legendary Weapons

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Evening Vault Hunters. We all know the endless grind for the perfect guns, artifacts, shields, and mods for the ideal build. For those who have gotten used to your favorite bosses, you’re in for a twist. All gun drops in the base, core game of Borderlands 3 have been updated and changed with the July 2020 patch. Let us discuss where to find legendary weapons and where to find the Borderlands 3 boss battles that drop these coveted legendary weapons.

We have taken the time to compile nearly every boss that you can fight in Borderlands 3 and have charted which guns (and other loot) he or she is dedicated to drop. BL3 is all about the loot, and we want to help you locate which boss you need to farm to find the perfect gun for your ideal build.

Get ready for an extensive list of all BL3 bosses accompanied by where to find each boss and which weapons are dedicated to their loot pool. Most of these legendary items will have a chance to drop anywhere in the world. However, each boss has specific loot items that are almost guaranteed to drop. So, put on your gaming boots and strap in for an all-new gear grinding experience brought to you by Borderlands 3.

Lists are broken out into sections; Story Bosses, Side Mission (MINI) Bosses, Crew Challenges, and Honorable Mentions. In addition, bosses have been sorted in alphabetical order (not story order).

Story Bosses

In Borderlands 3 there are infinite things to kill, bosses to overcome and mayhem levels to tackle all in the efforts to find your perfect legendary build. We have for you a complete list of each boss, where to find them, and the specific dedicated weapons and gear they are known to drop.

AGONIZER 9000 / PAIN & TERROR

AURELIA

BILLY, THE ANOINTED

  • Planet: Eden-6
  • Location: Jakobs Estate
  • Legendary Drops: Gatling Gun, Warlord
  • Mayhem 4 – Raging Bear
  • Billy the Anointed no longer drops Gatling Gun or Warlord (July 2020 patch)

CAPTAIN TRAUNT

  • Planet: Athenas
  • Location: Athenas  
  • Legendary Drops: The Devoted, Firestorm Grenade
  • Mayhem 4 – Tankman’s Shield
  • Mayhem 6 – Kaoson
  • Captain Traunt no longer drops The Devoted, or Firestorm Grenade (July 2020 patch)

GENERAL TRAUNT

  • Planet: Nekrotafeyo
  • Location: Desolation’s Edge
  • Legendary Drops: Recursion
  • Mayhem 6 – D.N.A.
  • General Traunt no longer drops EXECUTE+ or Cosmic Crater (July 2020 patch)

GENIVIV

  • Planet: Eden-6
  • Location: Voracious Canopy
  • Legendary Drops: The Messy Breakup Shield, Polybius, Ten Gallon
  • Mayhem 6 – Reflux
  • Still unsure whether or not the Messy Breakup Shield drop, but the Hunter-Seeker was removed from the loot pool. (July 2020 patch)

GIGAMIND

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Meridian Metroplex
  • Legendary Drops: Smart Gun XXL, Red Card Shield
  • Gigamind no longer drops the Hellshock with the July 2020 loot pool update. Sadly, this is my favorite gun so I am sad to see it go! The Hellshocks dedicated drop is located over at Vermilingua.

KATAGAWA BALL

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Skywell-27
  • Legendary Drops: Brainstormer
  • Mayhem 6 – Multi-tap
  • The latest update has changed the guns dropped from Katagawa Ball. He no longer drops Kill-o’-the-Wisp, and Tsunami.

KATAGAWA JR.

MOUTHPIECE

THE GRAVEWARD

  • Planet: Eden-6
  • Location: The Floating Tomb
  • Legendary Drops: The Grave Artifact, Ward Shield, The Lob
  • 2020 July patch has removed Moxxi’s Endowment from the Graveward loot spawns.

THE RAMPAGER

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Forgotten Basilica
  • Legendary Drops: The Duc, Good Juju
  • The July 2020 patch removed the Krakatoa and Quadomizer from the Rampager’s dedicated loot drops.

TROY CALYPSO

  • Planet: Nekrotafeyo
  • Location: The Great Vault
  • Legendary Drops: Occultist
  • Mayhem 4 – Vosk’s Deathgrip
  • Back Ham has been removed from Troy’s dedicated legendary weapon drops.

TYREEN CALYPSO

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: Destroyer’s Rift
  • Legendary Drops: Bitch, Kings Call, Queens Call
  • Tyreen will no longer have the dedicated drop of Otto Idol.

WARDEN

  • Planet: Eden-6
  • Location: The Anvil
  • Legendary Drops: Freeman
  • Mayhem 6 – Plaguebearer
  • Sickle and Wagon Wheel were recently removed from Warden’s dedicated loot pool.

Side Mission Bosses

This next list of bosses and their dedicated weapon drops can be referred to as side mission bosses, or mini bosses. These are bosses (in most cases) that spawn after completing the side mission associated. Some of these can also be killed by activating the bounty board. Once the boss has been unlocked, you will be able to farm it like any other boss in BL3. Without further a due, we have for you the next set of bosses and their most accurate dedicated, legendary drops.

ANTALOPE

ARTEMIS

ARBALEST OF DISCIPLINE

  • Location: Precipice Anchor
  • Activity: Trial of Discipline
  • Legendary Drops: Doesn’t Drop Rocketeer, Techspert, or Blast Master Anymore

ARCHER ROWE

ATOMIC

AZALEA

BIG DONNY

BIG DONNY TURREY

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: The Splinterlands
  • Legendary Drops: Echo

BORMAN NATES

BUTTMUNCH & TRUFFLEMUNCH

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: The Droughts
  • Legendary Drops: Barrage, Bearcat

CAPTAIN THUNK AND SLOTH

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: Konrad’s Hold 
  • Legendary Drops: Bangarang XL, It’s Piss Grenade, Fastball Grenade, Mongol
  • The patch for July 2020 removed Victory Rush from Thunk and Sloth’s loot pool.

DEMOSKAGGONS

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: The Droughts
  • Legendary Drops: Night Hawkin

DINKEBLOT

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Skywell-27 
  • Legendary Drops: Loot-o-gram (hand this item over to on Sanctuary 3 Earl and he could potentially turn it into a legendary)

DREG AND RAGE

  • Planet: Eden-6
  • Location: The Anvil
  • Legendary Drops: Hunter-Seeker, Quadomizer

EL DRAGON JR

  • Planet: Eden 6
  • Location: Jakob’s Estate 
  • Legendary Drops: Unleash the Dragon Artifact, Stop-Gap Shield
  • (Dragon JR will no longer drop the Storm Front as a dedicated drop spawn)

INDO TYRANT

KILLAVOLT

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Lectra City
  • Legendary Drops: 9-Volt
  • Mayhem 6 – The Monarch
  • Killavolt no longer drops Moxxi’s Pair or the Transformer gun. This change was made during the July 2020 gun drop adjustment patch in BL3.

KING BOBO

KING GNASHER

LOOT-O-GRAM

Lt PRESTON

MAXITRILLION

MINCEMEAT

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: The Droughts
  • Legendary Drops: Tunguska

MOTHER OF GORGANS

MULDOCK

ONE PUNCH

POWER TROOPERS

PRIVATE BEANS

  • Planet: Athenas
  • Location: Dido’s Remorse Cemetery
  • Legendary Drops: Front Loader Shield, Trevonator
  • (Private Beans loot pool has changed to not include Westergun)

QUEEN ANT WANETTE

RACHAEL THE ANOINTED

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: Cathedral of the Twin Gods
  • Legendary Drops: Otto Idol Shield, Techspert

RAKKMAN

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: Carnivora 
  • Legendary Drops: Night Flyer
  • (Rakkman no longer drops the Safeguard as a dedicated drop spawn)

RAX

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Meridian Outskirts
  • Legendary Drops: Messy Breakup Shield

RED JABBER

ROAD DOG

SHEEGA

SHIV

TARANTELLA

THE UNSTOPPABLE

TINK TRAIN

TOM & XAM

  • Planet: Xylourgos
  • Location: Hearts Desire, What Lies Beneath
  • Legendary Drops: Soulrender
  • (Guns, Love, & Tentacles DLC)

TREMENDOUS REX

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Cistern of Slaughter
  • Legendary Drops: Cold Warrior Mod
  • Maggie is no longer a dedicated drop

TUMORHEAD

TURNKEY TIM

UNDERTAKER

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: The Droughts
  • Legendary Drops: Storm Front Grenade, Wisp

URIST McENFORCER

VERMILINGUA

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: The Splinterlands, The Homestead
  • Legendary Drops: Hellshock

VICE

  • Planet: Eden-6
  • Location: The Anvil, Under control of Mother of Gorgan
  • Legendary Drops: DE4DEYE Mod

WICK AND WORTY

Crew Challenge Drops

A crew challenge is a bit different than the previous set of boss battles. Borderlands 3 has incorporated some extra spicy enemies to kill while exploring the map, or running through a mission. These boss battles are identifiable via an icon when viewing the map. There are crew challenges in every map for you to discover and defeat.

BARON NOGGIN

  • Planet: Promethea
  • Location: Meridian Metroplex 
  • Legendary Drops: Executor Mod, Superball

BLINDING BANSHEE

BROOD MOTHER

CHUPACABRATCH

CRAWLY FAMILY

HANDSOME JACKIE

HECKLE AND HYDE

  • Planet: Eden 6
  • Location: Jakob’s Estate
  • Legendary Drops: the Pestilence, Alchemist 
  • (Heckle and hyde are no longer a dedicated drop spawn for the bearcat)

HOT KARL

JUDGE HIGHTOWER

MANVARK

PHOENIX

PSYCHOBILLIES

  • Planet: Eden 6
  • Location: Ambermire
  • Legendary Drops: Electric Banjo Artifact, Kaos, Breeder, Devils Foursum, 
  • (The Psychobillies will no longer drop the Echo. This change was made during the 2020 July patch)

SKRAKK

  • Planet: Pandora
  • Location: Ascension Bluff
  • Legendary Drops: SkekSil, Barrage, Infiltrator Mod
  • Skrakk no longer drops Barrage as a dedicated drop

SKY BULLIES

SYLVESTRO

  • Planet: Nekrotafeyo
  • Location: Tazendeer Ruins
  • Legendary Drops: the Pestilence, Spiritual Driver
  • (No longer drops Laser-Sploder and Rectifier)

Honorable Mentions

  • Anointed #2 – drops Execute (Mayhem 4 – The Companion)
  • Anointed #3 – drops The Companion
  • Anointed #4- drops Bear Trooper and Sickle
  • Chonk Stomp – No longer drops Tunguska
  • Hag of Fervor – No longer drops Bounty Hunter
  • Jabbermogwai – removed Led Sprinkler from his dedicated drop pool
  • Sera of Supremency – no longer drops Cold Warrior or Rakk Commander
  • Skag – doesn’t drop Executor anymore
  • Tink of Cunning – has stopped dropping DE$DEYE and Mindsweeper as a dedicated drop
  • Tyrant of Instinct – no longer the dedicated drop of Bear Trooper or Infiltrator

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