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The Frequency is a Borderlands 3 Legendary Shotgun that is manufactured by Maliwan. It has an increased chance of dropping from Lectrikor who is located in the Obsidian Forest on Gehenna.
Borderlands 3 Legendary Shotgun - Frequency
Borderlands 3 Legendary Shotgun - Frequency

About the Frequency:

The Frequency is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Maliwan Shotgun is a spin on the Mind-Killer as it shoots out these energy shockwaves. While the damage isn’t awesome at first however when you get to town with this shotgun and start killing enemies you will trigger the Frequency’s special effect. With each kill, the weapon will start shooting more shockwaves with each trigger pull. This cranks up the damage output significantly and allows you to keep getting those kills and therefore temporary damage buffs. You can stack this 5 times giving you 6 shockwaves per shot. These stacks last ~14 seconds before they are lost. Also, you lost all your stacks when entering ‘Fight For Your Life’ mode or swapping weapons. The Frequency is a fun mobbing weapon when you are able to keep the stacks up. That said, it isn’t an ideal weapon to use when going up against bosses as you won’t have any means to get those stacks.


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:

“Hertz so good.”

  • Shoots shockwaves
  • Kills grant addition bursts for 14 seconds, can stack 5 times.

Weapon Stats:

Level: 60+
Damage: 3789×12
Accuracy: 53%
Handling: 60%
Reload Time: 2.6s
Fire Rate: 6.30/s
Magazine Size: 14

Where to get the Frequency?

The Frequency has an 33% chance of dropping from Lectrikor who is located in the Obsidian Forest on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.

Where can I find Lectrikor?

Lectrikor can be found in the Obsidian Forest on Gehenna. It’s part of the ‘Skin to Win’ Crew Challenge. Use the Crone’s Contentment Fast Travel Station and make your way towards the end of the map. Lectrikor Spawn Location - Borderlands 3 Bounty of Blood

Is the Frequency any good?

The Frequency is a great weapon but you have to stack its legendary effect in order for it to be devastating.


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