Butcher is a legendary shotgun in Borderlands manufactured by Hyperion.

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Special Weapon Effects

Ahhh.... Fresh meat! – 500% Burst Fire with an extremely high fire rate; each shot consists of 3 pellets.

Usage & Description

The Butcher is an unusual shotgun. While its damage output is significantly lower than other shotguns, it is complemented by its exceptionally high fire rate and automatic burst fire. Due to its generally mediocre accuracy, it is best used in a "hit-and-run" fashion, like the S&S Crux. Like all assault shotguns, The Butcher may spawn with any elemental accessory except fire.


  • The name and red text is a reference to Blizzard Entertainment's recurrent Diablo character, The Butcher, a bloated monstrosity with the opening announcement, "Ahhh... Fresh meat!".


The Butcher effect comes from the barrel4_Hyperion_Butcher barrel, which has little in common with barrel_4. For an explanation on how to interpret the information on the following table, please see the stat modifiers page.

barrel4_Hyperion_Butcher barrel_4

Spread: +20%

Tech Level: +3
Fire Rate: +600%
Burst Count: +5
Projectile Count: -100%
Accuracy Maximum: -10%
Accuracy Minimum: -40%
Spread: -30%
Damage: +30%
Recoil: +35%
Tech Level: +1
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