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How to Obtain the Masterwork Handbow in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

One of the best weapons in the game can be yours!
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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a masterfully created game, full of good humor, action, and amazing graphics! This game was created as a spin-off of the Borderlands games, so many Borderlands fans are sure to love Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. One of the best features of any borderlands game, including Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, is the many legendary items that can be found. Legendary items can be difficult to track down, but are definitely worth the effort!

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An epic legendary item in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is the Masterwork Handbow. This legendary weapon deals amazing critical-hit damage to enemies, and looks spectacular doing it! If you want a cool-looking weapon that can blaze through numerous enemies in a single area, the Masterwork Handbow is the weapon for you. The only problem with this weapon is that it’s legendary, meaning it’s not the easiest to obtain. Thankfully, you’ll be adding the Masterwork Handbow to your arsenal in no time with this simple guide. Keep reading to discover how to acquire the Masterwork Handbow in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands!

How to Obtain the Masterwork Handbow in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

The Masterwork Handbow, like many legendary items, is actually a world drop, meaning it can technically be obtained from any loot source. However, if you attempt to acquire this legendary weapon through this method only, you’ll be searching for quite a long time. Getting lucky with weapon drops in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands isn’t unheard of, but luck isn’t something to be relied on too heavily when hunting for something specific.

Thankfully, the Masterwork Handbow in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands also has a dedicated loot drop, where players will have a much higher chance of acquiring it. This is the only other method to getting the Masterwork Handbow in the game, with a much higher success rate than searching random loot sources all over the map. The area this rare drop is to be obtained in is not easily accessible by players, but this legendary pistol is worth the exploration. Unfortunetly for those who have not yet completed the campaign, this area is located inside The Chaos Chamber.

Where to Locate the Masterwork Handbow

The Masterwork Handbow can be found as a rare drop from a mini-boss, Captain Swallow, in The Chaos Chamber. The Chaos Chamber is full of all kinds of overpowered loot, so don’t be afraid to take a few detours on your way to get this legendary weapon! Unfortunately, players can only access The Chaos Chamber once the campaign has been beaten. After beating the campaign in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, players will then be able to begin the epilogue, where they can progress through various quests before being able to gain access to The Chaos Chamber.

Beware, though, of The Chaos Chamber’s deadly inhabitants. The Chaos Chamber may hold some impressive loot, but it’s all being guarded by some truly aggressive enemies. The Masterwork Handbow alone is reason enough to explore The Chaos Chamber, but you definitely don’t want to be caught off guard in this deadly area.

How to Find Captain Swallow in The Chaos Chamber

Captain Swallow is a reasonably difficult mini-boss located behind the third dungeon door in The Chaos Chamber. Once players have reached the third dungeon door, they’ll need to kill enough Pirate opponents for the boss, Captain Swallow, to emerge. Thankfully, once you’re already in The Chaos Chamber, finding Captain Swallow shouldn’t be too difficult. Although Captain Swallow isn’t any boss to scoff at, she’s less difficult than many of the bosses in the depths of The Chaos Chamber.

Captain Swallow may not be the most fearsome boss Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has to offer, but she still isn’t a boss to be taken lightly. Players should definitely prepare themselves before challenging Captain Swallow, especially since the Masterwork Handbow isn’t a guaranteed drop after she’s been defeated.

The Masterwork Handbow is a rare drop, which unfortunately means it’s not guaranteed to drop once the boss has been conquered. Players may need to find a good farming method for Captain Swallow if they aren’t lucky enough to get the Masterwork Handbow on the first try. Captain Swallow can be fearsome if you’re not prepared, but if players plan their fights in advance, farming this boss to get the Masterwork Handbow shouldn’t be too difficult.

What is the Masterwork Handbow and Why is it Important?

Masterwork Handbow in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
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This handbow is, without a doubt, one of the coolest legendary weapons in the game. In addition to this weapon having one of the sickest designs of all time, this legendary pistol features a special weapon effect called “Mercy like a Gun”. Although this legendary pistol has a magazine size limited to only one, the “Mercy like a Gun” effect has the potential to give the player an endless magazine! The “Mercy like a Gun” effect ensures that, on a critical hit, six bolts will automatically ricochet out of the gun at nearby enemies, and will return one bullet directly back into the magazine. If that wasn’t cool enough, the returned bullet doesn’t reduce its ammo reserves, which means this weapon can effectively maintain an endless magazine, so long as the effect triggers!

This weapon is great for characters of any class, but if you’ve got a character built with the intention of dealing a lot of critical hits, this weapon becomes the ultimate catastrophic tool. This pistol is perfect for players who think there’s nothing left to look forward to after the end of the campaign in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands; this legendary weapon proves there are still rewards beyond your wildest Borderlands dreams available at every turn! This legendary pistol of immense destruction can only be held by those who are serious about conquering Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands!

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Weapons aren’t necessarily difficult to find in Borderlands games, and especially not in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. However, legendary weapons are another story altogether. Legendary weapons are harder to find but are more than worth the effort, this handbow more than proves that fact. If you love Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands but haven’t played the original Borderlands games yet, try playing the recently released Borderlands 3, or any of the rest of the Borderlands games!

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Allysen Pierce is a freelance writer with a passion for gaming who has been a part of the Gamer Journalist team since May 2022. Her main passions are horror games and dating sims (especially combinations of the two), but she has been known to play literally anything that is put in front of her. Her current favorite games include Skyrim, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, Cult of the Lamb, Slaughter Horse, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. When she's not playing games (or writing about them), she can be found reading, baking, watching horror movies, or playing with her cat.