It's totally a flamethrower. – Always shock. Increased bullet damage, reduced reload speed and projectile speed. Projectiles fired ricochet twice. When reloaded, it may explode in the user's hands and cause shock damage. The chance to explode in the user's hands increases as more ammo is left in the gun.
Usage & Description
As a shock element weapon with respectable damage, the Boxxy Gunn is very effective against enemies with large shields. However, as a Tediore weapon where reloading the gun with only a few bullets missing is often a viable method of causing significant damage in a single burst, its potential to damage or even kill its user can make it an unappealing choice.
The Boxxy Gunn's damage can be boosted by an Athena specced into her Ceraunic Storm skill tree, with Maelstrom potentially adding significant additional shock damage to the Boxxy Gunn's base damage.
The Boxxy Gunn is one of the rare guns that in addition to its red flavor text, features a unique line of white text on its item card — "Unstable reloads". This was expanded upon in a later update, which changed the text to read "Inherently unstable ammunition. Reload carefully!"