Hellshock is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Gigamind located in Meridian Metroplex on Promethea.

Special Weapon Effects

I had not thought death had undone so many. – Always incendiary and shock. Projectiles bounce once, starting as the chosen element and switching to the other after the first impact.

Usage & Description

The guaranteed dual combination of incendiary and shock makes the Hellshock effective at dealing with a wide array of enemies. By firing at a target's feet, it is possible to utilize the bounce properties to switch elements without ceasing fire. Its damage is far higher than comparable Maliwan pistols, and the two shots fired at the cost of one ammo make it one of the highest DPS weapons available.


  • Hotfix 3/5/2020: Damage greatly increased. Projectiles per shot increased to 2.


  • The flavor text is a line from Dante Alighieri's Inferno.
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