Borderlands 2: Legendary Drop Locations
List of Legendary Loot (Orange) drop locations.
 How to get legendary loot
The best way to get orange items is to farm the bosses at the locations listed below. Drop rates for oranges are low, but after you have killed the bosses many times you will get orange loot. The average drop rate for Legendaries are about 5% at maximum (around a 1/20 chance of drop), but many have lower drop rates. For example, the Sledge's Shotgun has a drop rate of 3.5%, and the Infinity pistol (the rarest pistol in the game and quite possibly the rarest gun of all), has a 0.07% (that's less than a 1 in 1000 chance of dropping) drop rate!
The Warrior and the Invincible bosses all have a chance to drop ANY legendary item.
They can also be gained from the Slot Machine (very rare), the Vending Machines (also very rare), and treasure chests (also very rare - this player did 3 full playthroughs including both dlcs and only ever saw 1 legendary in a chest)
Also, if you own Mister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC, you can buy Torgue Legendary Weapons from Torgue Vending Machines using Torgue Tokens. This is the easiest way to get guns such as the Unkempt Harold.
Also, since the loot midgets are now considered legendary, in all modes, there is a chance to find ANY legendary item from them, and you also have the same chance to find a pearlescent (if you have the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack) from them too.
 Assault Rifles
 Hammer Buster
McNally, The Dust ("The Bane")
It is believed that this NPC can only be killed when on the specific part of the quest chain; "The Bane". High damage, typical Jakobs assault rifle. Red text effect: Unusually high bullet damage compared to similar rifles.
After completing "The Bane" he spawns after every save/quit. droprate 1 out of 100.
See: Horse Hammer Buster
Midgemong, Southern Shelf, Torgue Venders
Typical Torgue Assault Rifle; very high damage, slow projectile speed, low fire rate, high ammo consumption. Red Text Effect: Torgue got more BOOM! - Fires a typical Torgue gyrojet (bullet sized rocket) that create grenades upon impact.
See: Nasty KerBlaster
NO SPECIFIC DROP LOCATION (It was SUPPOSED to drop from Mad Dog in Lynchwood, but he was accidentally given Madam Von Bartelsby's drop pool instead, and as such, drops the Baby Maker - this may be fixed in a later patch) Also will drop from Pyro Pete the Invincible.
Mad Dog is only available when doing the quest where you have to kill him to receive explosives for the train quest AND after you have completed the quest. Due to the glitch, the Madhous will only be found from random drops in treasure chest - as such, this is VERY RARE. Typical Bandit Assault Rifle: Very high magazine size and all other stats are mediocre. As such, it's not really worth trying to hunt it down, due to this and the glitch. Red Text Effect:Bullets fired split into two upon impact and bounce, bullets become faster after every bounce. Extremely hard to aim due to this.
Just like the Madhous, the Shredifier DOES NOT have a specific drop boss. Just like every other legendary, though, it will randomly drop from the Invincible DLC bosses (Pete the Invincible, Master Gee the Invincible, Hyperius the Invincible), as well as from the Warrior and from random treasure chests. Has also been the prize for 3 vault symbols on a slot machine. Was won in badass crater bar.
does NOT drop from Bonehead 2.0, as many people believe. Bonehead 2.0 drops the similarly named Bone Shredder.
Red text effect: Extended barrel spin duration; after firing has ceased, will continue to have a high rate of fire for longer than usual.
Mobley, The Dust (The Good, The Bad, and the Mordecai)
Typical Dahl Assault Rifle: Burst fire, high accuracy, relatively high damage, slow fire rate, reasonable magazine size, surprisingly fast ammo consumption due to burst fire.
Red Text-I want that rifle Daddy- Effect:3-projectile horizontal spread. Spread size shrinks while zoomed. Uses 2 ammo per shot, but fires 3 shots.
See: Feral Veruc
Dropped from Laney White located in the Fridge. It is a Bandit weapon, and as such has a MASSIVE magazine (around 120 bullets per clip) along with a slow fire rate (until the last 30 bullets). It also has ridiculously huge damage, and is ALWAYS corrosive, making it useful against Loaders.
Laney White is also located in the same area as Rakkman (drops the Gunerang pistol) and Smash-Head (drops Sledge's Shotgun), making this a very good place for farming runs.
See: Baynaneted Gub
Red Text - "Abt Natural" - Huge damage. Always Corrosive.
Dropped from Rakkman in the Fridge, in the same area as Smash-Head (who drops the legendary Sledge's Shotgun), making this a very good area to farm.
See: Jam Packed Gunerang
Red Text - "Give it a burl" - when fling-reloaded, acts like a boomerang, homing in on the nearest enemy. If no enemies are nearby, it will fly behind you and explode. Try not to walk backwards.
Dropped from Knuckle Dragger in the Windshear Waste. As Knuckle Dragger is the first boss in the game, this weapon will most likely be rather low-level if it drops in your first playthrough, sometimes even dropping with no level restriction. Has also spawned in a chest amongst the loot you gain access too, after defeating Nakayama.
See: Neutralizing Hornet
Red Text - "Fear The Swarm" - Just like a normal Dahl weapon, burst-fires. Burst-fire is 5 bullets instead of the normal 2 for pistols. Very short after the first corrosive effect happens a second one appears.
Dropped from Doc Mercy in Three Horns - Valley. As said in the starting text, this is quite possibly the rarest gun in the game. Better off farming Pyro Pete. On rare occasion in True Vault Hunter Mode can drop from a Loot Midget.
See: Rapid Infinity
Red Text - "It's closer than you think! (No it isn't!)" - Does not consume ammo/100% chance to free up ammo (no need to reload or buy more ammo). Recoil causes the bullets to always make an infinity pattern. No speed decrease while aiming down the sights.
 Logan's Gun
Drops from Wilhelm at End of the Line
See: Dynamic Logan's Gun
Red Text - "Gun, Gunner!" - Always Fire. Similar to a spiker/dart, but explodes immediately on contact and then once again when it hits a wall/solid structure. Pierces.
Drops from Mick Zaford in The Dust (Side with Hodunks during "Clan War") If you side with Mic Zaford, you cannot try and farm to gain the Slagga. Has also spawned in a chest amongst the loot you gain access too, after defeating Nakayama.
See: Trick Shot Maggie
Red Text - "Monty's wife don't take no guff." Fires 6 shots per trigger pull for 1 ammo, making it rather powerful and ammo-efficient.
 Thunderball Fists
Red Text - "I can have such a thing?" - Always Electric. Upon impact, shots turn into a large large ball of electricity that slams on the ground.
 Unkempt Harold
Can be dropped from Savage Lee in Three Horns Divide. A simpler way of getting it is buying it from Torgue Venders in the Torgue DLC for 613 Torgue Tokens.
Red Text - "Did I fire six shots, or only five? Three? Seven. Whatever." - Costs 3 ammo per shot. Fires 1 bullet, which splits into 3, then 5, then 7. Like all Torgue weapons, always explosive.
 Rocket Launchers
Drops from King Mong in the Eridium Blight
See: Big Badaboom
Drops from killing Chubby enemies
Deals bonus explosive damage. Explodes like a grenade when reloaded.
Special Effect - After throwreload, bounces around like a bunny, dropping grenades as it goes.
Drops from Dukino's Mom in Lynchwood after completing Demon Hunter. Has also dropped from a wee loot loader in the Wild Life Exploitation Reserve.
See: Paritisan Mongol
Red Text - "The Horde will always return!" - Costs 2 ammo per shot. Fires a single rocket that shoots off 'mini-rockets' as it travels.
The mongol also has unique white text, the only weapon to have this. It says "Consumes reduced ammo per shot" like every Vladof launcher, but below it reads "Just kidding, no it doesn't".
Drops from Vermivorous the Invincible, who is spawned by levelling up a Varkid to the maximum level.
Red Text Effect Blows up Everything!: Fires 3 rockets per shot, which have a blue aura when blown up. Extremely large blast radius, easily spanning half of Pyro Pete's actual bar. Can spawn with any element but explosive. E-Tech/Legendary
See: Prudential Norfleet
Dropped from the Black Queen, The Dust (Follow the path behind Ellie's Garage all the way back). Like all Torgue Legendaries, can be attained from Torgue Venders in the Torgue DLC.
See: derp Nukem
Red Text - "Name Dropper" - Fires off a rocket that flies in an arc towards the target. HUUUUUGE blast area and quite possibly the strongest rocket launcher out there. The huge blast area can easily kill you if you fire it without RUNNING THE HELL AWAY first.
Drops from Incinerator Clayton in Frostburn Canyon (Cult Following must be finished first)
See: Plenteous Pyrophobia
Red Text - "It's actually a fairly rational fear in this case." - Always Fire. Explodes several times as it travels before running into something. One should take care when firing, it's not unheard of that players will damage themselves from one of the earlier explosions. Acquiring a Punitory Pyrophobia (increased rocket speed) negates the need for this caution, but the explosions are more spread out.
 Conference Call
Drops from The Warrior in the Vault of the Warrior
Red Text - "Let's just ping everyone all at once." - After hitting something or flying far enough, creates more bullets that shoot out perpendicularly from the impact point.
Drops from Tumbaa in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
See: Original Deliverance
Red Text - "Kiki got a shotgun" - When flung-reload, homes in on an enemy (similar to the Gunerang), while still firing.
Drops from The Warrior in the Vault of the Warrior. Like all Torgue legendaries, can also be attained from Torgue Venders in the Torgue DLC. Like the Unkempt Harold, but much, much, MUCH, worse. Also may find in chests but VERY VERY rare to find in chest and other containers
See: Bad Touch Flakker
Red Text - "Flak the World" : Fires a wall of rockets directly in front of you at short range.
 Sledge's Shotgun
Drops from Smash-Head in the Fridge (Note To Self-Person must be completed first). Smash-Head is also in the same area as Laney White (drops the Gub) and Rakkman (drops the Gunerang), making it a rather good place to farm legendaries.Also can drop from the second assasin.(steam power) and loot midgets on rare occasion.
Red Text - "The Legend Lives" - Burst-fires 2 shots per shot. Slow fire rate.
Drops from Old Slappy in The Highlands - Outwash (Slap-Happy must be completed first)
Red Text - "Fandir? Thirteen." - High damage and accuracy.
 Sniper Rifles
Drops from Saturn in the Arid Nexus - Badlands.
Red Text - "The Executioner has arrived." - Burst-fires 5 shots, just like Dahl guns. Normal Hyperion stabilizer effect.
Dropped from Badass Creepers in the Caustic Caverns Minecraft Easter Egg. Fires pixellated arrows from Minecraft. Always burn element. Has a 10% chance to drop.
 Lyuda/White Death
Drops from Gettle in The Dust ("The Good, The Bad, and the Mordecai" must be completed first) Lyuda is for the PC/Mac/PS3 version, White Death is for Xbox
See: Bolshy lyuda
Red Text - "Man Killer" - Bullets split into 3 after a certain distance. High fire rate.
See: Night Pitchfork
Red Text - "Mainstream'd" - Burst-Fires shots in a 'V' line of 5.
Drops from Son of Mothrakk in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve. Chance to win from slot machine in Moxxi's Bar, or from the Warrior
Fires 5 bullets for the cost of one, fired in a tightly-packed spread, not unlike a shotgun, although the spread does not expand until very long ranges. However, one bullet is always in the middle of this spread, so at least one bullet will always hit a long-ranged target.
Red Text - "Makes their brains hurt." -single shot
See: Skookum Skullmasher
Drops from The Warrior in the Vault of the Warrior. Chance to find in Treasure Room in Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty DLC. Red Text - "Pele humbly requests a sacrifice, if it's not too much trouble." This is a variation on the Volcano's flavor text from the first game, which was "Pele demands a sacrifice!" Creates a fire cloud on impact, spreading fire damage to enemies near the impact point.
See: Dandy Volcano Barking volcano is stronger
 Submachine Guns SMGs
 Baby Maker
Drops from Madame Von Bartlesby in the Tundra Express. Due to a glitch, also drops from Mad Dog in Lynchwood (farming the latter is easier.)
On fling-reload, acts similar to a MIRV Grenade - the thrown gun creates another exploder-gun on impact.
Red Text - "Who's a widdle gunny wunny!!!"
See: Hefty Baby Maker
Drops from BNK3R in the Bunker
Red Text - "yup. back." - Boosted crit damage. Reaches max accuracy much faster than normal Hyperion guns.
See: Rightsizing Bitch
Drops from the Assassins (Assassin Wot, Assassin Oney, Assassin Reeth, and Assassin Rouf) in Southpaw Steam and Power.
Burst-fires 5 bullets per burst.
Red Text - "You know... for him."
See: Stoic Emperor
Drops from Scorch in Frostburn Canyon. The second Cult Following quest, False Idols, must be completed first.
Always Fire. Huge elemental damage.
Red Text - "We don't need no fire..."
See: Consummate Hellfire
Drops by Jimbo & Tector Hodunk/Grieving Tector, in The Dust (side with Zafords during "Clan War"). Siding with the Zafords will stop you from getting the Maggie.
Huge magazine. Fires 3 bullets per shot for 1 ammo cost, making it even more deadly. Always Slag.
bullets fire slag and shock, making the gunzerker very good at high DPS
Red Text "blagaga"
See: Akurate Slagga
 The Transformer
Dropped by Pimon in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
Red Text - "There's more than your eye can see." - High chance of absorbing bullets (around 40%). Absorbs electric hits (as in, any electric damage actually recharges the shield)
 Flame of the Firehawk
The only Legendary that can be gained from a mission. Reward for completing the Cult Following quest chain.
Red Text - "From the ashes she shall rise." - Nova shield, but releases explosions once every couple of seconds while shields are down.
If you don't complete the Flame of the Firehawk quest till after you completed the second play through and are level 50, then you can obtain a level 50 Firehawk shield. Stats: capacity: 32309 recharge rate: 4892 delay: 2.03 nova damage: 69774 radius: 1276
 The Bee
Dropped from DJ Hunter Hellquist in the Arid Nexus - Boneyard (mission: "This Just In")
See: The Bee
Red Text - "Float like a butterfly..." Very high Amp shot damage with no drain on your shields.
 The Sham
Dropped by the BNK3R in The Bunker.
Red Text - "Wow. I can do this all day." - Ridiculously high absorb chance for an absorb shield. (80-90% is the usual.)
 The Cradle
Dropped from Henry in The Highlands (Best Mother's Day Ever must be completed first)
Red Text - "...to the grave" - When shield is depleted, it is thrown like a Tediore gun (well, it is a Tediore shield), and causes a Nova Explosion.
 Fabled Tortoise
Dropped from Blue in the Caustic Caverns ("Safe and Sound" must be completed first)
Movement speed decreased when active, and movement speed is boosted to above normal when depleted. Huge shield capacity (largest in the game, over 100,000 at LV50) in exchanged for lowered health, like all Turtle Shields.
Red Text: "Win by a hare"
See: Fabled Tortoise
 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Obtained by killing Chubby enemies
small chance to be white rarity with no special effects
Red Text - "Situation Normal.." when damaged, spawns boosters like normal booster shields.:
Red Text of Booster - "...All foxtroted up" - Causes Shock Explosions when spawned.
 Black Hole
Dropped by Foreman Jasper at Opportunity ("Hell Hath No Fury" must be completed first)
Red Text - "You are the centre of the universe." - Nova shield that acts like a singularity grenade as well, pulling enemies towards you when depleted.
Dropped by the Spycho at Frostburn Canyon ("Monster Mash: Part 3" must be completed first)
Gives health regen - the more the shield is depleted, the bigger the regen. No regen when shield is fully depleted, making it difficult to use.
Red Text - "For an impenetrable shield stand inside yourself."
Drops from The Warrior in the Vault of the Warrior
Red Text - "Vlad would be proud." - Acts like a Spike Shield, but also shoots spikes at enemies who attack you from a distance.
 Hide of Terramorphous
Red Text - "...His hide turned the mightiest tame..." - Combination of a Raid Shield, Fire Spike Shield, and Fire Nova Shield. Note: In ultimate vault mode the shield also has an immunity to an element status only seen fire, electric, and corrosion.
 Bonus Package
Dropped by Boom & Bewm (both can drop it, so there is a large chance of getting it) in the Southern Shelf. Like all Torgue legendaries, can be attained from the Torgue Vending Machines in the Torgue DLC.
See: Lobbed Bonus Package
Red Text - "2x more awesome, bonus extreme!" (red text effect) - MIRV Grenade. Each spawned grenade acts like another MIRV Grenade and spawns 1 grenade when it explodes.
 Bouncing Bonnie
Obtained from Loot Midgets / Chubby enemies
Red Text - "Your sister is such a bitch." - Bouncing Bettie grenade, but spawns another grenade every time it bounces similar to a MIRV Grenade, while still firing bullets.
Obtained from Boll(?) at Three Horns - Divide and a rare drop from Pete The Invincible. Also a rare drop from The Warrior.
Red Text - "Forget the curveball, Ricky, give him the heater!" - Small explosion radius. High damage. Short fuse time. Sticks to one enemy, but bounces high when thrown at the ground.
Dropped by Ultimate Badass Varkid
Red Text - "e=mc^(OMG)/wtf" - Always shock. Always singularity.
 Fire Bee
Dropped from Pyro Pete the Ultra invincible. Spins around shooting out flames while release little fire mirv grenades. RUN AWAY. Some times dropped from lengendary loot robots or Jenny Jenkins.
 Rolling Thunder
Dropped from Wilhelm at End of the Line, and Flinter at Bloodshot Stronghold (Splinter Group must be completed first). Like all Torgue Legendaries, can also be attained from Torgue Venders in the Torgue DLC.
See: Rolling Thunder - Always rubberized mirv. Causes an explosion on each bounce.
Red Text - "The thunder shall bring forth the pain!"
Drops from The Warrior at the Vault of the Warrior
Red Text - "A skillful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war" - Always elemental. Acts like a Transfusion grenade, but all damage done immediately heals you instead of creating health orbs.
 Storm Front
Gained from the Rat Brothers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Rats at the Bloodshot Stronghold. Has also spawned in a chest amongst the loot you gain access too, after defeating Nakayama and inside the red Dahl-chest at the end of Bloodshots Stronghold.
Red Text - "Sometimes lightning does strike twice." - A cross between a MIRV grenade and a Tesla Grenade - on impact, creates a Tesla Grenade field, then launches out several child grenades that also create (albeit smaller) tesla fields.
Dropped by Mortar in Sawtooth Cauldron or dropped from Pete the Invincible
Red Text - "Spread The Sickness." - MIRV Grenade. Child grenades home in on enemies, touch them (causing them to be corroded), then move on to 'infect' other enemies. Useful for causing the Corrosion status on several enemies at the same time.
 Nasty Surprise
Drops from Vermivorous the Invincible (fully evolved Varkid)
Red Text - "Supplies!" - MIRV Longbow Grenade. Splits into child grenades during teleport.
 Class Mods
 Slayer of Terramorphous
Dropped from Terramorphous at Terramorphous Peak. There is one for each character. All of them increases fire damage and chance of causing fire status effect, as well as increasing health and adding +4 to 5 different skills Slayer of Terramorphous Siren Class Mod
 Legendary Class Mod
Vermivorous the Invincible
Legendary psyco Class Mod *note can currently be obtained from pyro pete
 Blood of Terramorphous
Terramorphous, Terramorphous Peak
5 from missions
Completing level 5 of "...To Pay the Bills" Challenge
Killing any Badass enemy
Killing Creepers, Caustic Caverns
Henry, The Highlands near Overlook (mission: Best Mother's Day Ever)
Terramorphous, Terramorphous Peak
Geary, Eridium Blight at Mount Hellsfont
Save file from the original Borderlands
33 are earned from completing challenges
8 are Item of the Day in shops found randomly (one for each manufacturer)
2 are prizes from slot machines (2 for each class)
14 drop from enemies and bosses
8 are mission rewards
 Vehicle Skins