Borderlands 3 is a game all about guns. There’s a virtually infinite amount of them within the game, each and every one bringing unique abilities and bonuses. There’s also more than guns to the game; there are almost as many shields. One of the most powerful shields, in terms of both offense and defense, is the Borderlands 3 Black Hole. Here’s how to find and use the Legendary Shield.
Where to Find the Black Hole Shield in Borderlands 3
The Borderlands 3 Black Hole is an interesting shield, in that it becomes a weapon once it’s depleted. That’s right, it’s a literal offensive defense. Once the Black Hole shield is completely used up from taking enemy fire, it actively draws enemies in as if it were a black hole. After that, it explodes, dealing approximately 2200 to 3000 points of damage. This wipes out most smaller opponents. It also cuts a decent chunk out of larger ones.
This all sounds well and good, but how exactly do you find the Black Hole? Finding it is no small matter. There aren’t any vendors or merchants or such that sell it in Borderlands 3. Instead, the Black Hole is a drop item. This means that it can only be found through randomized enemy drops.
While unfortunate, there are several ways to farm the Black Hole in Borderlands 3. One way is through fighting bosses over and over, hoping for the luck of the draw. For an idea of which bosses to farm, check out our Borderlands 3 best bosses to farm guide.
If farming bosses doesn’t sound too exciting, there is another way to get the Black Hole. There are several slot machines scattered all over the place in Borderlands 3. Many of these dispense Legendary Weapons and Shields upon paying out. So, if you’ve got enough credits, gambling them away for the Black Hole isn’t the worst idea.