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Definitive TOP 5 BEST Borderlands 3 Zane Guns

If you’re playing Borderlands 3 as Zane, 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. Zane, of course, is no different. Here are the top 5 best guns for Zane in Borderlands 3.

Obviously Borderlands 3 has balance updates periodically, but these guns have been consistently sought after by most Zane players, and everyone and their mother is using these guns in their endgame Zane loadouts.

Now, with all of these guns, I want to point out that you’re going to be looking for a specific anointment, which is 100% extra cryo damage when SNTNL is active. That anointment is a huge damage buff. So without further ado, let’s get started.

5. The Dictator


Zane benefits a lot from ARs and SMGs that have a high fire rate and big clip sizes, and the Dictator is one of the best Assault Rifles in the game, capable of shooting 14 bullets at once in its biped mode if you get a 6x version, which is not super rare. Since this thing just fires so many bullets if you have Seein’ Dead it’ll refresh your kill skills basically every shot and if you’re facing off against large sized enemies with a lot of surface area who can be hit by every single bullet, it just absolutely melts them. The Dictator drops off the Agonizer 9000 in Carnivora.

4. Brainstormer – Borderlands 3 Best Zane Guns


If you don’t have a redistributor or you’re not using Barrier, Brainstormer is your best option for mobbing. It’s a high damage shotgun that spreads electricity to nearby mobs which not only damages them but also gives a really obvious visual clue to where you should aim your gun next. Additionally, this thing is great for keeping your Seein’ Dead mod active if you’re using that and, if you get the anointment we talked about, you’re going to be spreading Cryo damage all over the place. Brainstormer drops off the Katagawa Ball, which is the boss you fight with Rhys in Skywell-27.

3. Maggie – Borderlands 3 Best Zane Guns

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The Maggie is a masher pistol that shoots 6 shots at once and ricochets critical hits to nearby enemies. This thing is a badass melter. Run up to any badass, unload a clip with the Maggie into its face and boom, no more badass. It doesn’t have any particular synergies with Zane other than that it’s just a super high-powered pistol, but if you’re looking for a gun that can take down pretty much any enemy you can get close to, the Maggie is going to be your gun of choice.

2. Redistributor – Borderlands 3 Best Zane Guns

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The Redistributor is a pretty good gun on most characters, but Zane is the one who takes it to the next level. The reason is that the special perk of the Redistributor is that amped shots bounce to nearby enemies. While the gun automatically amps every 7th shot on its own, Zane’s Barrier skill automatically amps every single gun this thing fires, which means every shot has this wicked chain lightning effect which, when combined with Zane’s cryo skills, quickly spreads chill effects all over the map. This makes the Redistributor THE #1 option for mobbing. It drops from Wotan himself, and, since it’s a dedicated drop, Mayhem levels don’t increase the odds, so feel free to just farm the Maliwan Blacksite on Mayhem 1 or Mayhem 0.

1. Cutsman

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Zane tends to benefit from high fire rate weapons like SMGs and Assault Rifles due to his bonuses to fire speed and gun damage, and Cutsman is about as good as it comes in that department. This is the weapon of choice for tearing through bosses, or any large high-health enemy. It shoots out two energy bullets connected by an energy tether and it just absolutely wrecks. It deals more damage the further it travels which makes it perfect for sniping down bosses like Graveward, Traunt and even Wotan. A top tier gun on most characters, but Zane specifically makes incredible use of it. Cutsman drops from Borman Nates in the Meridian Outskirts, which is a super easy farm spot. No reason to not go pick this up, it’ll take you like 20 minutes.

Anyway, that about does it for the top 5 best guns for Zane 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.


  • Ryan Night

    Ryan Night is a lifelong RPG fan who had 10 year career in the games industry at various publishers and has been writing guides for RPGs since the early 2000s. He has written over 600 guides for over 70 games. His favorite games of all time include Final Fantasy 7, Persona 5 Royal, Suikoden 2, Metal Gear Solid and Baldur's Gate 3. In addition to writing for Bright Rock Media, Ryan is also a novelist who enjoys travel, music and all kinds of media.

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