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The Flipper is a Borderlands 3 Legendary SMG that is manufactured by Maliwan. It has an increased chance of dropping from Miosaur who is located in Bloodsun Canyon on Gehenna.
Borderlands 3 Legendary SMG - Flipper
Borderlands 3 Legendary SMG - Flipper

About the Flipper:

The Flipper is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Maliwan SMG takes the charge up time to the next level. Because when firing this gun it starts shooting out 1 bullet but as you keep holding down the trigger the number of projectiles starts to increase. While the projectiles and therefore the damage continues to stack up, the amount of ammo consumption stays the same throughout the process.


Fire damage is strong against Flesh and can cause targets to burn. Burning deals high damage over a 5-second duration.

Corrosive damage is strong against Armor and causes targets to melt. Melting deals high damage over a 7-second duration.

Shock damage is strong against Shields and causes targets to be electrocuted. Electrocution deals very high damage over a 3-second duration.

Cryo damage slows enemies and eventually freezing them. Cryo efficiency is the percentage of damage dealt that is applied as Cryo, at 100% efficiency, enemies will freeze at 20% health. Frozen enemies are unable to move and take 3x Melee damage

Radiation damage can cause targets to become Irradiated. Irradiated enemies deal Aura Damage to nearby enemies for 8 seconds. If an Irradiated enemy dies, they explode, Irradiating any enemies damaged by the explosion.

Special Weapon Effect:

“Put one foot in front of the other”

  • The number of projectiles fired increases from 1 all the way up to 9 as you hold down the trigger.
  • The ammo consumption per shot stays the same throughout the process.

Weapon Stats:

Level: 60+
Damage: 2614
Accuracy: 69%
Handling: 58%
Reload Time: 2.6s
Fire Rate: 5.67/s
Magazine Size: 34

Where to get the Flipper?

The Flipper has a 33% chance of dropping from Minosaur who you can farm in Bloodsun Canyon located on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC. However, if you are feeling Badass, you can also farm Arbalest of Discipline on True Trial Mode for a 50% drop chance.

Where can I find Minosaur?

Minosaur can be found in Bloodsun Canyon on Gehenna. He’s part of the ‘Skin to Win’ crew challenge. Fast Travel to the first station. As you progress through the map, take the first passageway to the right and you will stumble upon Minosaur.

Is the Flipper any good?

The Flipper is a good weapon and you should definitely farm one for yourself.


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