Best Legendary SMGs
There are a lot of legendary SMGs 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 SMG you should have equipped in your inventory. So get ready to farm these babies:
7 – Redistributor
The Redistributor is a Hyperion SMG where every 7th shot will deal AMP damage and chains to nearby enemies. Since this is an SMG the 7th shot will frequently occur giving you a lot of damage potential when dealing with mobs. When you play as Zane, you can non-stop trigger the weapon’s legendary by equipping the Barrier action skill. Because every bullet that goes through the Barrier will get AMP damage but this also triggers the chain lightning effect of the Redistributor. The Redistributor can be obtained in Maliwan’s Blacksite, it has a high chance of dropping from Wotan the Invincible.
6 – Hyperfocus XZ41
The Hyperfocus is a Hyperion SMG that is like the Conference Call of SMGs. Because every time you hit an enemy with this weapon, 2 projectiles will shoot out perpendicular to the target. These additional projectiles can ricochet off surfaces making the Hyperfocus XZ41 a good weapon for mobbing. The Hyperfocus XZ41 can be obtained from any loot source but has a high chance of dropping from Power Troopers who is located at the Atlas HQ on Promethea.
5 – Proprietary License
The Proprietary License is a Hyperion SMG that shoots in bursts but if you pull the trigger fast enough it basically performs like a full-auto SMG. The Proprietary License has 2 special abilities and the effect depends on where the projectiles hit. When you score a critical hit the bullets will ricochet, however, when you hit body shots the projectile will leave a little sticky bomb onto your opponent. You can use this SMG on all ranges. The Proprietary License has an increased chance of dropping from Hydragoian who is located in Obsidian Forest on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.
4 – Blood-Starved Beast
The Blood-Starved Beast is a Dahl SMG and performs like a beast. It has a high fire rate and deals great damage. This weapon will consume your ammo fast but it gets the job done. The Blood-Starved Beast is a top choice on any Vault Hunter. The Blood-Starved Beast has an increased chance of dropping from Evil Lilith who is located at Castle Crimson in Krieg’s Mind.
3 – Kaoson
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.
2 – Smog
The Smog is a Hyperion SMG that gives your projectiles an AMP damage increase while you are aiming down sight and your weapon shield is at max capacity. This basically doubles your damage output as long as your shield remains undamaged. FL4K and Zane can easily utilize this weapon with their action skills. FL4K’s can use it when in Fade Away or when their pet is taunting. Zane can hide behind his own barrier shield to protect this weapon shield from taking any damage at all.
1 – Flipper
The Flipper is a Maliwan SMG that takes the ‘charge up time’ mechanic 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. The Flipper has an increased chance of dropping from Minosaur who is located in Bloodsun Canyon on Gehenna. But this weapon can also ‘World Drop’ in the Bounty of Blood DLC.
If you have any honorable mentions, let me know in the comments below. – MentalMars