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Borderlands 3 Legendary Hyperion Shotgun - Face-Puncher - LVL72

Borderlands 3 Legendary Hyperion Shotgun – Face-Puncher – LVL72

Face-puncher Borderlands 3 Legendary Showcase

Weapon Overview:

Manufacturer: Hyperion
Type: Shotgun
Rarity: Legendary
Drop Rate: 15%
Anointed: Yes
Various Parts: Yes
Splash Damage: No

Weapon Stats:

Level: 72
Mayhem: 10
Damage: 2476×7
Accuracy: 64%
Handling: 64%
Reload Time: 2.4s
Fire Rate: 2.20/s
Magazine Size: 8

About the Face-Puncher:

The Face puncher is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Hyperion Shotgun is rather unique because the damage it deals is based on your character’s melee damage. Which is really useful when you spec into a Brawl build as Amara. The FacePuncher will really shine in combination with the ‘Unleash the Dragon‘ artifact, which boosts melee damage, and the Ward shield, which also boosts your melee damage.

Special Weapon Effect:

“Man your own jackhammer.”

  • Projectiles deal melee damage.


Physical Damage is useful against everything. It has no special properties but also does not suffer weaknesses.


Elemental Damage Guide

How to get the Face-Puncher?:

The Face-puncher can randomly be obtained from any suitable loot source. However, you can also farm its dedicated loot source because the Face-Puncher has a 15% chance of dropping from Muldock, the Anointed who is located in Floodmoor Basin on Eden-6.

Is the Face-Puncher any good?

Yes! the Face-Puncher is an amazing as you can do some crazy fun builds with this weapon. You should definitely farm one for yourself.


  • Hotfix April 1, 2021
    • Decreased weapon damage by 40%


  • The Face-Puncher cannot deal critical hit damage.
  • The Face-puncher does not receive bonuses for shotgun damage.
  • The Face-Puncher is a great weapon on an Amara as it synergizes with her Brawl and Fist of the Elements trees due to the weapon always dealing melee damage.
  • A Noteworthy interaction for Amara is when you combine the skills; Infusion and Body and Mind in combination with the Face-puncher. Because the skill Body and Mind allows you to trigger a nova when dealing melee; the Face-puncher does this 7 or 14 times per shot depending on your variant. By spending just 1 point into the skill Infusion, all melee instances dealt by the Face-puncher are doubled, and as a result, so are the Body and Mind novas resulting up to 28 novas. (Thanks Quag!)
  • This Shotgun can be fun to use in combination with the ‘Unleash the Dragon‘ artifact, which boosts melee damage, and the Ward shield, which also boosts your melee damage.
  • You can create an elemental Face-Puncher by equipping an artifact with the ‘Stone‘ prefix. This adds elemental damage to your melee damage. Because that’s what the Face Puncher does, it gets the same bonus.
  • Since the Face-Puncher deals melee damage, it also works great in combination with the Cryo element because frozen enemies take 300% damage from melee attacks.
  • Tag enemies with Explosive Bombs by combining the Face-Puncher with a White Elephant Artifact.
  • Get Ammo regeneration by combining the Face-Puncher with a Cutpurse Artifact.
  • Get Health regeneration by combining the Face-Puncher with a Knife Drain Artifact.
  • Deal Random Elemental damage by combining the Face-Puncher with a   Commander Planetoid Artifact
  • The Face-Puncher can also exploit the ‘Slayer’ Mayhem Modifier as you can “melee” enemies from a distance to trigger its effect.
  • Melee Damage gets Mayhem Scaling and gets multiplied up to 16 times in Mayhem Mode.
  • The Facepuncher occasionally appears in Maurice’s Black Market.


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