I just played an optional mission in Borderlands 2 called The Bane and as the mission reward I got a cursed gun called as the Bane itself. The Bane turned out to be an SMG and since it is cursed(my opinion), it immensely reduces my movement speed whenever I wield it. It also got poor accuracy and the only advantage I can see is its high damage potential.

So I thought about selling it but I just needed advice from somebody who already beat this game.

1) Should I sell the gun?

2) Do the drawbacks outweigh the advantage(s)?

3) Will it become useful later in the game?

I'm playing as Zero, the Assassin and because of this I haven't quite used SMG-s. So if there are some plus points I'm not seeing in this cursed gun, please let me know about it.

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    You generally don't keep any gun for too long in Borderlands unless you're near or at end-game content. – user973 Apr 23 '18 at 15:55
  • I know about it but I still can't believe they would give a crappy gun as the mission reward. – SlayerDiAngelo Apr 23 '18 at 15:59
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    There's another quest where you end up in the middle of a feud. They give you a really terrible shotgun for a reward for that as well. – Dustin Knight Apr 24 '18 at 13:36
  • @Dustin Knight, assuming you've already finished the game, can a Sniper Assassin solo the entire game without much effort? Should I make a transition from being too much Sniper dependent to another build? – SlayerDiAngelo Apr 24 '18 at 15:36

The Bane is almost completely useless, as well as being incredibly annoying.

If you can handle the annoying sound effects, it can be useful when playing as Anarchy-spec Gaige, or when you want to unload a lot of damage into a large enemy at point blank range. Besides that there's no reason to keep it.

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    Anarchy further reduces accuracy, how are you supposed to atleast hold the gun? – SlayerDiAngelo Apr 24 '18 at 1:56
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    @slayerdiangelo You use Close Enough and rely on riccochets. – Studoku Apr 24 '18 at 6:48

It can be very useful during fight-for-your-life time because you can't move very quickly anyway. The accuracy starts off pretty good, and generally improves the more shots you fire (since it's a Hyperion SMG). Wiki

  • Do you have a source for this you can edit in or is it based on your experience? – TheLethalCarrot Dec 17 '18 at 12:06
  • @TheLethalCroft Answer is correct. The accuracy attribute is inherent to the weapon type. I edited in the wiki link. – Roijan Eskor Dec 17 '18 at 15:58

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