Shockwave is the title of a group of common shotguns in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Usage & Description

Unlike other semi-automatic Maliwan weapons like the Melter or Proton Rifle, the Shockwave has to be fully charged to fire. It fires a large amount of pellets stylized as a pulse of energy, which has a limited effective range. The resulting damage per shot is rather high, but its fixed effective range and need to charge after every shot limits its effectiveness at range or versus enemies which take multiple shots to kill.


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