Borderlands 3: Anointed Weapons – What Are They?

Borderlands 3 is the most recent addition to the Borderlands series and it features some new additions to the series. One of these new additions is Anointed weapons. Let’s take a closer look at Borderlands 3 Anointened Weapons below.

What are Anointed Items?

Image showing an Anointed Item in Borderlands 3.

Anointed items are a new type of item you can find in Borderlands 3. These items feature special bonuses which apply to specific character’s skills/playstyles.

Check out the the shield above. Since it is an Anointed Gunner item it features a bonus which which does the following “After exiting Iron Bear, Kills increase Iron Bear’s cooldown rate by 30%.” This bonus is applied on top of the other bonuses of this legendary items.

The Anointed bonus can apply to various item tiers including blue, purple, and legendary. Think of Anointed Items as featuring unique perks which you can’t get on normal items in Borderlands 3.

Where to Get Anointed Items?

Anointed items are acquired like other items in Borderlands 3: you farm them off enemies, buy them from vendors like Earl, or find them in chests/loot sources. When dropped these Anointed items give off a strong glow that makes them stand out from other items (see image above).

How to Tell if an Item is Anointed?

If you are curious how to tell if an item is Anointed, I have you covered. There are a number of tells which separate these items from others. These tells are:

  1. Vault Symbol on top of item card.
  2. Anointed (class) text in description.
  3. Orange text describing bonus on bottom of item card.
  4. As mentioned earlier, Anointed items give off a strong glow.

There you have it, everything you need to know about the new Anointed Items in Borderlands 3. What do you think of these new items? Let me know in The Pit below.


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