If you’re playing Borderlands 3 as Fl4k, you’re going to want to know what the best guns are. While there are a bunch of guns that are universally good on every character, some guns are especially good on certain Vault Hunters. Fl4k, of course, is no different. Here are the top 5 best guns for Fl4k in Borderlands 3.
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Obviously Borderlands 3 has balance updates periodically, but these guns have been consistently sought after by most Fl4k players, and everyone and their mother is using these guns in their endgame Fl4k loadouts.
For the most part, what you’re looking for are guns that synergize well with Fl4k’s ability to hit guaranteed crits pretty much all the time. That means crit damage, special effects that happen on crit, etc. As far as anointments, Fl4k doesn’t really gain as much benefit from weapon anointments as the other characters, because all the best ones are on action skill end. If you’re good, you can take advantage of Head Count to get your Action Skill back quickly and take advantage of strong ASE anointments. The ones you’re looking for are:
- “On action skill end – 100% increased weapon damage”
- “On action skill end – Next two magazines have 50% bonus elemental damage.”
- “On action skill end – 25% increased critical damage.”
- “On action skill end – 125% increased damage against Badass, Named, and Boss enemies.”
Alright, let’s get into the list.
5. Rowan’s Call
Rowan’s Call is a very useful gun on almost every character. It returns ammo to the magazine on crit and it ricochets 2 homing bullets that hit the nearest enemy. If you’re playing as Fl4k, this means you pretty much never have to reload this gun and it clears rooms quickly. It’ll melt enemies you can’t even see. Devastating AoE. The only thing preventing it from being higher in the list is that the ricochet bullets can’t hit the target that procced them, so it’s not great for melting bosses. It’s mostly a mobbing weapon.
Cutsman is another gun that’s pretty much universally a top tier option for every character and Fl4k is no different. It doesn’t gain any particular on-crit effects, but if you’re comfortable with abusing exploits, it’s an ideal weapon for crit-swapping. It does a lot of damage on its own, but if you have another weapon with a high crit damage modifier (Unforgiven), you can fire a clip from Cutsman and swap to your crit damage weapon and the Cutsman rounds will take advantage of the modifier. Cutsman is ideal for this because its bullets move extremely slow, giving you ample time to switch weapons. Even if you don’t abuse crit swapping, though, Cutsman still melts through mostly everything in the game with ease.
3. Lyuda – Best Borderlands 3 Fl4k Guns
Lyuda is an easy to obtain, top tier sniper rifle that pumps out a tremendous amount of damage very quickly. For a sniper rifle, its fire rate is ridiculous and it has pretty much no recoil. It’s also a guaranteed drop, since you get one as a reward for completing all of Zer0’s crew challenges. If you’ve just hit level 50 (or 53) with Fl4k, picking up a Lyuda should be a top priority because of what a power increase it is and how easy it is to obtain. Once you get a Lyuda, farming for any other legendaries you want becomes child’s play, even on Mayhem 3 and above.
2. Queen’s Call – Best Borderlands 3 Fl4k Guns
Queen’s Call is considered to be good on any Vault Hunter, but on Fl4k its potential is really unlocked. With guaranteed crits, that means you a) never reload; b) have an insane fire rate; and c) ricochet 3 bullets every shot that are capable of hitting the primary target. This gun can melt pretty much any boss in the game easily, and if you include the King’s Call variant, it comes in every element. A must-have for any endgame Fl4k loadout.
1. Unforgiven – Best Borderlands 3 Fl4k Guns
Unforgiven is the ultimate Fl4k weapon. It always increases crit damage by a stupidly high amount. If you roll a good one, you can get as much as a 432% crit damage increase. You can use this weapon on its own or abuse it for crit-swapping. Either way, the power increase you get on Fl4k the second you pick this weapon up is hard to ignore. It has a bit of a slow fire rate, but it hits like a truck. If crit swapping weren’t in the game, due to the slow fire rate, I’d say Queen’s Call is better overall, but the shenanigans Unforgiven/Cutsman is capable of just can’t be ignored.
Anyway, that about does it for the top 5 best guns for Fl4k in Borderlands 3. Be sure to check out the Games Section for more content like this and also check out the Borderlands 3 Section for game guides for Borderlands including builds, tips, best guns, character reviews and more.