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Borderlands 3 Legendary Shotgun - Recursion
Borderlands 3 Legendary Shotgun - Recursion

About the Recursion:

The Recursion is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Maliwan Shotgun has a slow fire rate and it even feels slower than the listed fire rate as Maliwan weaponry has a charge-up time. That said, the Recursion does pack a punch as it shoots a tight pellet of projectiles making it very accurate for a shotgun. The projectiles can also ricochet from one enemy to another or bounce off surfaces. The Recursion is really great for clearing mobs.


Incendiary, Shock, Corrosive, Cryo, and Radiation.

Special Weapon Effect:

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  • Fires a tight group of elemental projectiles that ricochet on impact.
  • Spawns with 2 different elements.
  • Very accurate.

How to get the Recursion?:

The Recursion can be obtained from any loot source but has a high chance of dropping from General Traunt who is located in the Desolation’s Edge on Nekrotafeyo.

Drop Rate:

The Drop Rate of the Recursion is 13.5% on Mayhem 6+; 30% Otherwise


  • Hotfix – Aug 20, 2020
    • Increased the ricochet cap from 5 to 7
  • Patch – July 23, 2020
    • GBX prevented elemental bonuses to spawn additional projectiles. Therefore, the Recursion won’t break your game anymore but also won’t clear mobs in 1 shot. Moxsy Analysis Video.


The Recursion occasionally appears in Maurice’s Black Market.

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