Battleborn: How to Get Legendary Gear – Unlock Guide

On Xbox One, PS4 & PC: Some of the best items in Battleborn are locked behind lore challenges. See what it takes to get legendary gear right here.

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It isn’t enough to just get gear in Battleborn. If you’re eager to truly optimize your build and unlock skill-specific bonuses tied to each characters, then you’re going to need rare legendary gear. Instead of throwing cash at legendary loot packs, try focusing on lore challenges. Every hero sports a set of five, and completing them all unlocks a guaranteed piece of legendary gear. Learn all about the challenges and exactly how good each piece of gear is with our full loot guide below.

Loot comes in many forms in Battleborn. At Command Rank 3, the Gear Bank becomes available in the Command tab, allowing you to store or sell any items you might want to hang onto for later. Most gear isn’t tailored to any one character, and can be earned through a variety of methods. Mostly, those methods involve playing the game and earning victories online with your friends. But, if you’re looking for a less random strategy for grabbing that first piece of legendary gear, see what’s required of your favorite character with our complete legendaries guide.

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Legendary Gear Unlock Guide

Each character can unlock one [1] unique piece of legendary gear by completing all five Lore Challenges. Completing challenges also unlocks audio logs that reveal some of that character’s backstory. Complete all five to get your legendary gear.

Below you’ll find entries per character on the requirements for completing all five Lore Challenges and the bonuses each piece of legendary gear provides your hero.


Ambra – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Cleansing Fire: Heal teammates for 50,000 damage
  • Order of the Sustaining Mother: Heal yourself for 24,000 health using the Staff of Radiance’s health drain ability
  • Staff of the Silent Sisters: Deal 28,000 damage with Scorching Strikes
  • The Winds of Change: Kill 500 enemies with Solar Wind
  • Command the Very Stars: Deal 60,000 damage with Extinction Event

Reward: Shard of Jennar Legendary Gear

  • +7.00% Skill Damage
  • +7.00% Heal Power
  • Ambra Only: The Staff of Radiance slowly generates its own Heat.
  • Cherished remnant of the darkened Jennerit throneworld.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Attikus – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • In His Face: Land 12 critical hits on Lothar Rendain with Charged Hook
  • Ascent from the Pits: Win a match on each Tempest map at least once
  • Defender, You Have Become Defenseless: Deal 30,000 bonus damage to shields
  • Leading the Charge: Activate skill with a fully charged Hedronic Collector 200 times
  • Rise of the Thrall: Knock up three enemies simultaneously 25 times

Reward: Hedronic Amplifier Legendary Gear

  • +9.80% Attack Damage
  • +4.20% Skill Power
  • Attikus Only: Attacks charged by Hedronic Arc will slow on the first hit for each enemy.
  • “Do NOT flee from my fancy speeches!” -Attikus
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Benedict – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Help For A Grounded Recruit?: Kill 50 players while in air
  • Rocket Jump Professional: Glide for 3 hours, or 10,800 seconds
  • The Tour: Play 5 matches with a team of three or more Peacekeepers
  • So Many Rockets: Fire 245 rockets in a single match, 5 times
  • The Bird’s Last Word: Get 100 kills with Boomsday

Reward: “Air Mail” AGM Loader Legendary Gear

  • +19.81% Reload Speed
  • +5.28% Attack Damage
  • Benedict Only: Landing rocket hits while airborne reduces all active cooldowns by 1 second.
  • “You get a rocket, and you get a rocket… EVERYONE gets a rocket!” -Benedict
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Boldur – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Woodsworn: Play a match on a team composed of all Eldrid teammates
  • Defender of Ekkunaar: Absorb 50,000 damage with Ekkunu Greatshield
  • The Dwarf’s Favorite Axiom: Deal 25,000 explosive damage with Axe Toss while energized by Runes of Power.
  • The Runes That Best Reflect My Mood: Self-heal 10,000 damage with the Ekkunu Greatshield while energized by Runes of Power.
  • The Unbearable: While enraged, kill 1,000 enemies

Reward: Rune of the Bear Legendary Gear

  • $MAJOR$
  • +9.58% Healing Received
  • Boldur Only: When Ekkunu Greatshield breaks, gain 0% to all damage for +400% seconds.
  • “BEAAAARRRRR!” -Boldur, sobbing
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Caldarius – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Soaring Reputation: Double jump 1,600 times
  • The Armor Costs More Than You: Deal 40,000 damage with Aerial Assault
  • A Vision of Solitude: Kill 200 Blinded Enemies
  • The Arena and You – Partner in Freedom: Kill 750 Jennerit Troops
  • Three-to-One Contact: Kill 150 enemies with Energy Blade while on a team with Rath

Reward: Blade of Transfusion Legendary Gear

  • +9.80% Attack Speed
  • +4.20% Skill Damage
  • Caldarius Only: Aerial Assault heals Caldarius for 50% of total damage dealt.
  • Forged by Verod Rath as consolation after Caldarius was denied Sustainment.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Deande – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Cloak and Dagger: Kill 500 enemies with The Element of Surprise
  • One Step Ahead: Stealth with less than 20% health, 30 times
  • War Is Hardly Civil: Deal 10,000 damage to Rendain
  • Fan of the Empire: Deal 60,000 damage with Blink Storm
  • The Seed of Secret Orders: Play 5 matches on the same team as Ambra

Reward: Fan of the Retreat Legendary Gear

  • +9.15% Attack Speed
  • +3.92% Cooldown Time
  • Deande Only: Activating Holotwin causes your shields to immediately begin charging.
  • An energized blade of Deande’s tessurim fan that converts stored energy to her shield.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

El Dragon – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Fired Up: Kill 50 players while En Fuego
  • Armed and Handsomest: Play 5 matches on the same team as Kleese
  • The Fall of the Luchador: Destroy 1,000 minions with Dragon Splash
  • The Price of Disarmament: Strike 4 enemies with a single use of Clothesline, 100 times
  • The Rise of the Dragon: Land the killing blow on ISIC in “The Algorithm” story episode

Reward: Charged Champion’s Belt

  • -1.05 Second Shield Recharge Delay
  • +9.80% Sprint Speed
  • El Dragon Only: Clothesline and Dragon Splash gain +25% damage, but damage El Dragon on a miss.
  • “Second Place Championship Belt” modified to emit an electrical discharge on impact.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Galilea – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Sisterhood: Play 5 matches on the same team as Ambra
  • Frienemies: Kill Ambra 25 times
  • Dark Knight of the Soul: Regenerate 10,000 damage with Abyssal Form
  • Arbitration: Block 25,000 damage with Sentinels Greatshield
  • No Redemption: Kill 100 Jennerit enemies while Galilea is Corrupted

Reward: Shadow Mote Overflow Legendary Gear

  • +123 Maximum Shield Strength
  • +4.93% Attack Damage
  • Galilea Only: Clearing Galilea’s Corruption grants 105 health over 5 seconds.
  • “We’re not sure what Galilea is storing here, but it seems to be beneficial.” – U.P.R. Tech Div.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Ghalt – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Social Engineering: Kill 100 Jennerit enemies with Scraptraps
  • The First Battleborn: Achieve First Blood in 10 matches as Ghalt
  • Ghalt’s Call: Pull 25 players with the Hook
  • The First Shots of the Souls War: Deal 500,000 damage with Ghalt’s Revolver Shotgun
  • First Round Draft Picks: Play 5 matches with Deande, Mellka, or Kleese on your team

Reward: U.P.R. Synchronograph Legendary Gear

  • -7.00% Cooldown Time
  • +4.20% Skill Damage
  • Ghalt Only: Enemies hooked into a Scraptrap take 50% more damage from the trap.
  • Engraved with: “Propert of T. Ghalt. Do Not Touch!”
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

ISIC – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Epiphany.exe: Deal 100,000 damage with Omega Strike
  • Magnus Self Review – MAG_MRBX-1210: Use Overchage 60 times
  • The Rogue Magnus Speaks!: Block 50,000 damage with Rotating Wards
  • Warning: Rogue Magnus: Play 5 matches on the same team as Kleese
  • Ocoban Mining Exploration Report: Kill 250 minions with Plasma Dash

Reward: Defensive Reasoner Legendary Gear

  • +122 Maximum Shield Strength
  • -0.55 Second Shield Recharge Delay
  • ISIC Only: Having Energy Aegis break reduces Rotating Ward’s active cooldown by 6 seconds.
  • Modified LLC shield charger permanently linked to ISIC’s global ID number.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Kelvin – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Bite-Size Wonders: Deal 80,000 damage with Chomp
  • That’s an Ice Shield: Absorb 50,000 shield damage
  • Miko Are All My Friends: Play 5 matches on the same team as Miko
  • The Best Defense is De Fence: Stun 100 enemies with Ice Wall
  • Micro Macro Mist Me: Stun 3 enemy Battleborn with Sublimate simultaneously, 25 times

Reward: Plasmite-Infused Plating Legendary Gear

  • +280 Maximum Health
  • +2.80% Damage Reduction
  • Kelvin Only: Missing with Chomp resets its cooldown for 1 immediate re-use.
  • Kelvin is rumored to draw energy directl from plasmite shards.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Kleese – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Slow, Not Dead: Kill 500 enemies affected by Black Hole
  • Introducin: The Magnus: Deal 10,00 damage with Energy Mortars
  • A Shocking Message: Damage 250 enemies with Kleese’s Shock Taser
  • Ride of the Battle Throne: Play as Kleese at least once in every map
  • I Care About You, No, Really: Restore 50,000 shield strength to allies with Energy Rift

Reward: Energetic Refractor Legendary Gear

  • +32.21 Shield Recharge Per Second
  • +3.22% Skill Damage
  • Kleese Only: Healing allies charges Kleese’s shield by 50% of healing done.
  • “I am quite almost positive that this will not harm you. Possibly.” -Kleese
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Marquis – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • To Serve Man: Hasten allies with Temporal Distortion, 100 times
  • Searching…: Trigger bonus damage from Eins, Zwei, Die 250 times
  • Hobo Eradication Protocol: Deal 6,000 damage in a single match with Bindleblast, 10 times
  • More Robot Rebellion: Deal 100,000 damage with Predatory Strike
  • Overprotective: Play 5 matches on the same team as Phoebe

Reward: Bindlebooster Legendary Gear

  • +9.58% Critical Hit Damage
  • -12.78% Recoil
  • Marquis Only: Critical hits reduce the active cooldown on Bindleblast by 2 seconds.
  • “HA HA HOBOS! Are you STILL hungry? Then, TIME TO EAT THIS!” -Marquis
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Mellka – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Furious Upbringing: Deal 30,000 damage with Blade Launcher
  • Spaceborne Malady: Kill 500 enemies while in the air
  • Heeding the Call: Play 5 matches on the same team as Ghalt
  • Which Blade?: Deal 250,000 damage to envenomed targets
  • Punching the Darkness: Kill 100 Varelsi with Claw Lunge

Reward: Mutated Magazines Legendary Gear

  • +21.00% Reload Speed
  • +5.60% Attack Damage
  • Mellka Only: Each melee hit speeds up your next reload by 10% to a max of 50%
  • Green tendrils of hard organic substances entertwine Mellka’s U.P.R. pistol magazines.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Miko – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Regrown Universe: Heal 30,000 damage with Miko’s Healing Beam
  • Two’s A Crowd: Play 5 matches on the same team as Kelvin
  • Sporenado: Stun 100 enemies with Cloud of Spores
  • Sowing Destruction: Assist in killing 50 enemies
  • Hats off to the Healer: Heal 3 allies at once with Fungus Among Us, 30 times

Reward: Spores of Mikollopria Legendary Gear

  • +13.49% Healing Power
  • +4.05% Movement Speed
  • Miko Only: Add 50% of Kunai poison damage dealt to your next Healing Beam pulse.
  • In each dagger thrown by Miko is a spore of its home, the great planet of Mikollopria.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Montana – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • The Hearty Son of Aplia: Take 1,000,000 damage
  • No Charge for the Evaluation: Kill 50 enemies with Lumberjack Dash
  • Fireside Sing-along: Deal 15,000 damage with Firestorm activated
  • Everybody Just Calm Down!: Slow 5 enemies concurrently with Hailstorm, 20 times
  • War is Bliss: Play 5 matches with one ore more Peacekeeper characters on your team

Reward: Custom-Fit Flak Vest Legendary Gear

  • +270 Maximum Health
  • +3.92% Attack Speed
  • Montana Only: Slows Minigun Heat generation by 50% when Heat exceeds 85%.
  • “They had to make a 10XL after I decided to do a ‘pecs day.” -Montana
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Orendi – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Very Morphic Pillars: Damage 3 enemies simultaneously with Shadow Pillar, 40 times
  • Shifty Witching: Deal 12,000 damage with Paradigm Shift in one match
  • The Essence of Chaos: Use Nullify to knock an enemy back into your Shadowfire, 20 times
  • The Eyes Have You: Deal 100,000 damage with Orendi’s secondary ranged attack
  • That’s A Very Nice Hat Trick: Use Shadowfire Pillar 50 times in a single match, 10 times

Reward: Variable Morpher Legendary Gear

  • +6.11% Skill Damage
  • +85 Maximum Shield Strength
  • Orendi Only: If Shadowfire Pillar deals no damage, your next pillar deals 30% more damage.
  • “Twisty, twisty, now he’s missed me! BOOM!” -Orendi
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Oscar Mike – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • I Am Literally Made For This: Fire 50,000 rounds.
  • Fitting In: Deal 36,000 damage in a single match with Frag Grenades
  • Something To Ugly Cry About: Deal 20,000 damage while cloaked
  • On Sight Interview: Kill 500 enemies with Red Dot Sight activated
  • From Yer Best Bud: Play 5 matches with Montana on your team

Reward: Tactical Accelerator Legendary Gear

  • -6.08% Cooldown Time
  • +8.51 Reload Speed
  • Oscar Mike Only: +15% Movement Speed while Stealth Generator is on cooldown.
  • “I am going nowhere. FAST!” -Oscar Mike
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Phoebe – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • The Sky is Falling: Damage 8 enemies at once with Blade Cascade, 5 times
  • My Butler Buddy: Play 5 matches on the same team as Marquis
  • Adventures in Phasing: Teleport 250,000 meters with Phasegate
  • Addonexus: Deal 2,000 damage in a single use of Blade Rush
  • Dancing Lessons Pay Off: Deal 80,000 damage with True Strike

Reward: Blade Dancer’s Shoes Legendary Gear

  • +4.60% Movement Speed
  • -3.45% Cooldown Time
  • Phoebe Only: Gain +5% to all damage with each consecutive hit with True Strike.
  • One, two, three, step, step, SWING!” -Phoebe
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Rath – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Sustained Across Time: Deal 10,000 melee damage in a single match, 10 times
  • Betrayal, Betrayer: Kill 500 Jennerit
  • Render the Snake Headless: Deal 2,000 damage to Rendain with Catalytic Smash
  • Axiom, Praxis, and Precept: Hit 3 enemies with Crossblade, 100 times
  • Thank You Letter: Play 5 matches on the same team as Caldarius

Reward: Improved Genetic Syphon Legendary Gear

  • +8.95% Sprint Speed
  • +5.11% Attack Speed
  • Rath Only: Gain 1% Life Steal with each use of Genetic Syphon, up to 10%.
  • I was a Keeper. Now, I am the last. The others failed their vow.” -Verod Rath
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Reyna – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Make It Reyna: Absorb 25,000 damage with Photonic Ward
  • Now I Got Their Back: Use Plasma Pulse to drain 150 enemies’ shields
  • The Signal: Grant an Overshield to 100 allies
  • The Best Defense: Kill 1,000 enemies with the Laser Pistol
  • A Marked Improvement to Battle: Enemies marked by Priority Target take a total of 30,000 damage

Reward: Captains’ Snazzy Timepiece Legendary Gear

  • -5.88% Cooldown Time
  • +5.88% Heal Power
  • Reyna Only: Charging an ally’s overshield with the Plasma Puslse also heals them.
  • I am in charge. And I make it look GOOD.” -Reyna
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Shayne & Aurox – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Mentor for Monsters: Play 5 matches on the same team as Reyna
  • Fetch Me a Symbiote: Grab 25 enemy Battleborn with Fetch
  • Isn’t This a Buddy Comedy?: Kill 200 enemies with Stealth Strike
  • Always Come Back: Hit enemies 60 times with Shayne’s Boomerang while separated
  • Re-Mined to Kill You Later: Deal 10,000 damage with Tag Team

Reward: “Smack Attack” Slinger Legendary Gear

  • +42.00% Shield Recharge per Second
  • +5.60% Attack Speed
  • Shayne & Aurox Only: Melee strikes add 20% of their damage to the next Boomerang hit on the target.
  • A rare intertial broadcaster which can transmit stored kinetic energy.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Thorn – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Daughter of Shadows: Kill 500 enemies with Blight
  • Spry Spirit Spray: Kill 20 players with Volley while airborne
  • The Last: Win “The Archive” on Advanced difficulty without dying once.
  • Vengeance for the Lost: Kill 1,000 Jennerit troops.
  • Granddaughter of Stone: Complete 5 matches on the same team as Boldur

Reward: Aelfrin Memory Band

  • +10.05% Critical Hit Damage
  • +4.02% Health Regeneration per Second
  • Thorn Only: Nature’s Curse instantly charges at full draw.
  • Ancient relic that confers the combat skill of past Aelfrin warriors into the wearer.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Toby – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Pick on Your Own (Shield) Size: Absorb 20,000 damage with Force Field
  • Temper, Temper, Ta-Boom: Kill 20 enemies with Berg’s self-destruct mechanism
  • Rejection: Hit 250 enemies with Railgun rounds accelerated by Force Field
  • None Shall Pass: Detonate 50 Arc Mines with Toby’s Custom Railgun
  • Killing On Rails: Get 10 double-kills with Core Discharge

Reward: The Double Hug Legendary Gear

  • -5.87% Cooldown Time
  • +3.52% Movement Speed
  • Toby Only: Can set 2 Arc Mines at one time, but each mine deals -40% damage.
  • Brought to you on behalf of Toby and Berg’s infamous “Friendship Raids”.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

Whiskey Foxtrot – How to Unlock Legendary Gear

Complete five Lore Challenges to unlock legendary gear.

  • Mike, Check: Get 150 critical hits on enemy Battleborn
  • Sticky Situations: Stick grenades to enemy Battleborn 50 times
  • Going Alone: Kill Oscar Mike 50 times
  • Some Find Me Repulsive: Knock back 2,500 enemies with Scrap Cannon
  • Say Mike Again: Get 500 kills with Whiskey Foxtrot’s melee attack

Reward: Galahadric Gun Grease Legendary Gear

  • +20.13% Reload Speed
  • -13.42% Recoil
  • Whiskey Foxtrot Only: Reloading an empty magazine grants +15% Fire Rate and Reload Speed for the next mag.
  • Close kept secret of a lost civilization, this firearm lubricant is one-of-a-kind.
  • 1800 Activation Cost
  • 250 Sell Value

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