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Shock and "AAAGGGGHHH!" is one of Gaige's Tier Three Little Big Trouble skills, which causes an electrical explosion that damage nearby enemies when reloading your gun.


Creates a small shock explosion 360 degrees around the player upon reloading a weapon.

Special Skill Text[]

"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."


  • The explosion goes through walls and floors, damaging enemies without being in the same room. This makes Player Vs Player duels rather easy for Gaige to win in small confined spaces.
  • As the explosion will set off gas tanks and elemental barrels, reloads can become more dangerous in heated gunfights.
  • This skill works well with Tediore reloads as they are most effective at close range. Along with More Pep, Shock Storm, and Wires Don't Talk.


  • Taking this skill adds small spikes to the metal plates on Deathtrap's left forearm and right elbow.
  • The special skill text is a quote usually associated with Mark Twain.
  • The skill's name is a reference to a military doctrine, "Shock and Awe," characterized by use of overwhelming power and dominant displays of force.
Gaige skills
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