Best Legendary Shotguns
There are a lot of legendary Shotguns in Borderlands 3 but like any true Vault Hunter, you only want to best of the best. This weapons guide will tell you exactly which pistols you should have equipped in your inventory. So get ready to farm these babies:
5 – Lob
The Lob is a Torgue Shotgun shoots slow-moving elemental orbs that can pass through enemies. These orbs will damage nearby enemies and slowly tick away their life gauge. After GBX buffed this weapon it quickly outperformed the popular Cutsman. If you want a fast firing Lob, then you should check out the Nothingness. 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.
4 – Face Puncher
The Face Puncher is a Hyperion Shotgun that is rather unique because the damage it deals is based on your character’s melee damage. Therefore, there are some really cool things that you can do with the Face Puncher if you pair it up with the right gear and skills. The Face-puncher can be obtained from any farmable loot source but has a high chance of dropping from Handsome Jackie who is located in Skywell-27 on Promethea.
3 – Recursion
The Recursion is a Maliwan Shotgun that 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 especially if you have multiple anointments that add elemental damage to the weapon. This causes the Recursion to shoot multiple projectiles that ricochet between enemies. 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.
The Reflux is a better Brainstormer. While this Hyperion Shotgun is always Corrosive its base damage is so much higher than that of the Brainstormer that it still wrecks on enemies that are less vulnerable to the damage type. The Reflux has a high capacity shield. Damage to the weapon’s shield will returns bullets to your magazine. Just like the Brainstormer, the Reflux will create a chain between enemies. The Reflux is Mayhem Mode 6 or higher Legendary. You can get it from GenIVIV who is located in Voracious Canopy on Eden-6.
1 – Anarchy
The Anarchy is a Tediore Shotgun that is a call back to Gaige from Borderlands 2. In that game, she had a skill called Anarchy that allowed her to gain stacks that increased her damage and reduced her accuracy. This weapon does the same thing. When you manage to get ALLL THE STACKS, the Anarchy will deal A LOT OF DAMAGE!!! The Anarchy can be obtained from any suitable loot source, as a world drop on Xylourgos, in the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC. Check out this guide for Best Legendary Farm Location in DLC2.
If you have any honorable mentions, let me know in the comments below. – MentalMars