What are the Best Shock Weapons in Borderlands 3?
Shock weapons are great for stripping enemies from their shield in Borderlands 3. The Shock element deal 200% damage on Normal mode and 250% on True Vault Hunter Mode against shield bars. Dealing shock damage to enemies causes them to be electrocuted, which will deal very high damage over a period of 3 seconds. In the Guardian Takedown you will be facing off a lot of shielded enemies as the Eridian Guardians’ life bar mainly consists out of a blue shield bar. That’s why you need an arsenal of weapons that are the best at dealing electric damage. If you want to eliminate your opponents swiftly, I recommend that you start farming for these legendary shock weapons as they are the best of the best.
Well, this is actually a no brainer 😉 The Brainstormer is a very good shock based weapon as it creates chain lightning between nearby enemies. Therefore, this Hyperion Shotgun really excels when dealing with large mobs. The Brainstormer can be randomly obtained from any loot source but it has a high chance of dropping from Katagawa Ball who is located in Skywell-27 on Promethea. It’s the boss at the end of the Space-Laser Tag story mission.
The Cutsman is a great Maliwan SMG and can come with the Shock element. This weapon shoots out a projectile that splits into 2 orbs after a short distance. These orbs stay connected through an energy beam. The weapon itself has a bit of a charge up and the projectiles move pretty slow, however, it compensates that with the width of the projectiles and the amount of damage it deals. The Cutsman can be obtained from any loot source but has a high chance of dropping from Borman Nates who is located in the Merdian Outskirts on Promethea.
3. The Lob
The Lob is a Torgue Shotgun that can come with the Shock element. This weapon shoots slow-moving orbs that deal massive damage. Since Gearbox Software buffed this weapon it has been outperforming the famous Cutsman. If you have the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC you can check out the Shocker as it’s a very similar weapon. The Shocker might be the better choice for the Guardian Takedown because the projectile speed is a lot faster and those Eridian Guardians are fast. The Lob can be randomly obtained from any loot source but it has a high chance of dropping from Graveward who is located in The Floating Tomb on Eden-6. This is actually an easier farm than the Cutsman as Borman Nates isn’t as generous with dropping legendary weapons.
The Hellshock is a Maliwan Pistol that always comes with the incendiary and shock element. You can switch elements by using the alternative fire option. The legendary special effect lets projectiles ricochet off surfaces and swap the projectile’s element. With its fast fire rate, you can easily strip through shields. The Hellshock can be obtained from any loot source but has a high chance of dropping from Gigamind who is located in the Meridian Metroplex on Promethea.
5. The Electric Banjo
The Electric Banjo may not be a weapon but this Eridian Artifact will be useful when dealing with a lot of shielded enemies. The Electric Banjo gives your bullets a chance to inflict shock damage and create chain lightning like the Brainstormer. You can be obtained the Electric Banjo from any loot source but has an increased chance to drop from the Psychobillies located in Ambermire on Eden-6.
6. The Monarch
The Monarch is a Vladof Assault Rifle that shoots like a shotgun. It can come with the Shock element and has a high magazine capacity and fire rate. With the Bipod Mode, it kinda functions like the Dictator as the pellet spread increases. The Monarch is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from Killavolt who is located in Lectra City on Promethea.
The Hex has always been an awesome grenade mod. It’s one of the highest damaging grenade mods in the game and since it can come with the Shock element this item will be very effective. But you can always check out the Stormfront. The Hex can be obtained from any loot source but has a high chance of dropping from the Sky Bullies who are located in The Anvil on Eden-6.
The Plaguebearer is a Torgue Launcher that can come with the Shock element. Currently, the rocket launcher meta is to use the Yellowcake, however, that one doesn’t come with the shock element. The Plaguebearer shoots a large slow-moving orb that will spawn additional orbs that home into enemies just like the Scourge. The main projectile creates a singularity effect on impact. The Plaguebearer is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from Warden who is located in The Anvil on Eden-6.
The Kaoson is a Dahl SMG that shoots stickies like a Torgue weapon. After the initial impact damage, the stickies will explode after a few seconds, dealing the second chunk of damage. The Kaoson is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from Captain Traunt who is located at the end of Athenas.
- Shock Hyperfocus
- Shock Kyb’s Worth
- Shock Insider
- Shock Sand Hawk
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