So here is a counterpart thread to Gluvito’s “Make up your own Legendaries for the next BL!” thread - instead of legendaries though, we come up with pearlescents!
As a rule of thumb, pearlescents are super rare. Therefore, they should ideally also be super powerful. You can of course make pearlescents that suck. Every rarity in BL has weapons that are almost unusably bad, and that’s okay!
You can get the coloured pearlescent name with:
And the flavour text with:
To start off, here are some examples.
Dahl Pistol - Bandit barrel, Tediore grip, always no attachment
Extremely high damage, fire rate, magazine size and accuracy. Shot spread forms the shape of the Vault symbol.
Skin: White-rarity Dahl with glowing cyan cracks all over.
Reference: The white Dahl pistol you get from BL2’s first mission, “My First Gun”.
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Bandit Assault Rifle - Bandit barrel, always iron sights and non-elemental
Heavily increased damage and accuracy. Aiming down sights doubles fire rate, but does not affect accuracy.
Skin: Red, roughly fading to dark purple. Covered in black skulls.
Reference: The flavour text is a reference to the Grandma upgrades from Cookie Clicker.
The bad outweights the good.
Vladof Sniper - Vladof barrel
Increased damage. 4-round burst fire while zoomed - the entire burst is fired almost in an instant, and only consumes 2 ammo. Full auto, even while burst-firing.
Skin: Barrel is steel, with vertical black streaks. Main body, grip and stock are red tinted wood.
Reference: The main character of the webcomic Slighly Damned.
Hot and cold. Wet and dry. And Slag.
Maliwan Sniper Rifle - Maliwan barrel, no element shown on title card
Heavily increased damage and crit damage. Shots cause an explosion of all elements and have an AoE comparable to an unmodified grenade. Critical hits double the damage and AoE of the explosion. Explosions do not have friendly fire.
Skin: Beige with blue stripes and with hexagon motifs. The elemental glow is white.
Reference: Aristotle and the classical elements.
Mine, all mine
Boosters are replaced with proximity Mines that explode with a large AoE and deal extremely high Explosive damage. Heavily increased chance to drop Mines. When a Mine goes off, your shields are instantly, fully recharged. Custom tooltip.
Skin: Flat military green.
Reference: A pun with the saying “Mine, all mine.”
To protect and serve.
Greatly decreased capacity. While the shield is up, all frontal damage is negated.
Skin: Dark blue with a white stripe and the word “POLICE”.
Reference: The flavour text is a common motto of various police forces.
Bandit Grenade Mod - Bouncing Betty
Instead of bullets, the grenade shoots homing rockets like those of a Constructor. These deal high explosive damage, and have friendly fire if you get caught in the explosions. Custom tooltip.
Skin: Do unique grenades even have skins?
Reference: The trope “Macross Missile Massacre” from TVTropes, as well as one of RK5’s quotes “Are you ready for a missile massacre?”