The Butcher is a legendary shotgun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Hyperion.
It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source and also from from Crazy Earl on Sanctuary III by Loot-O-Gram trading.

Special Weapon Effects

Fresh meat! – Reduced pellet count. Increased fire rate. Has a chance to refill the magazine by a random amount when fired. Reverse recoil effect (spread shrinks the longer it is fired).

Usage & Description

The Butcher's high fire rate and reverse recoil allows it to fill the role of an assault rifle or submachine gun while having the damage output of a shotgun.


  • The Butcher is a returning weapon from Borderlands and Borderlands 2
  • The Butchers skin is a slightly different version of the 'Red Sands' weapon skin with darker blood and a slightly different tint of brown.
  • The Butcher is effective with FL4K's Leave No Trace skill as critical hits will also add ammo to the magazine, further extending the weapon's use before a reload.
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