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Brainstormer
Borderlands 3

Shotgun Guide

Brainstormer

Let's put our heads together.
  • Weapon Type:
    Shotgun
  • Rarity:
    Legendary
  • Manufacturer:
    Hyperion
  • Content:
    Base Game
  • Elements:
    Shock
Mar 7, 2021 22:49
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Brainstormer - Details

Brainstormer (Shotgun-BL3)
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Brainstormer - Description

The Legendary Shotgun Brainstormer is manufactured by Hyperion and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

Shoots pellets with a lightning bolt pattern.

The Brainstormer doesn't deal any Splash Damage.

Chain: Lightning that transfers damage from one enemy to another.
Link: Exactly 2 chains.

  • Chains deal 10 damage ticks over 2 sec.
  • Each pellet has the chance to create a Link.
  • In a link a chain can hit a new enemy or chain back to the original target.
  • One enemy can be effected by 5 links at a time.

Hyperion - Info

Sustained fire increases Hyperion weapons accuracy.
They have a small +5% Critical Hit damage bonus.

Aiming activates a Front-Facing Shield that protects the front of the user.
Killing enemies immediately reactivates a broken shield.
There are 4 types of Hyperion Weapon Shields.

Brainstormer - Variants

  • Anointment:
    possible
    none
  • Splash Anoints:
    available
    none
  • Weapon Parts:
    variations
    fixed parts
  • Splash Radius:
  • Listed Projectiles:
    7 | 14
  • Ammo/Shot:
    1 | 2
  • Element Variants:

    Shock

Manufacturer Variations:

Basic Shield - Blue

Front-Facing shield stops incoming damage from the front.

Amped Shield - Purple

When this shield takes damaged it increases this weapon's damage for 6 seconds.

Genesis Shield - Green

Can absorb projectiles and adds them to the magazine.

Redirect Shield - Beige

Can reflect melee and projectile damage back at the attacker.

Brainstormer - Shotgun Parts

A single number in the top right of parts show its rarity.
Parts with a number < 1 are less common and parts with a number > 1 are more common.

Body Accessories:
2 OR 3
  • Accessory A
    +25% Weapon Shield
    +10% Crit Damage
  • Accessory B
    +7.5% Accuracy
  • Accessory C
    -10% Reload Time
Magazines:
  • 6 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 2.7s
    +10% Damage
  • 8 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 3.0s
  • 10 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 3.5s
    -10% Damage
Grips:
  • Grip 1
    2x Projectiles
    +10% Accuracy
    +25% Accuracy (Bloom)
    -30% Damage
    +1 Shot Cost
  • 1.5
    Grip 2
    +10% Crit Damage
    +5% Damage
  • Grip 3
    -15% Recoil Height
    -5% Reload Time
  • 1.5
    Grip 4
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
Foregrips:
  • Foregrip 1
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +5% Damage
  • Foregrip 2
    +35% Mag Size
    +5% Fire Rate
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Foregrip 3
    +15% Weapon Shield
    +5% Damage
  • Foregrip 4
    -30% Recoil (Height)
    +5% Accuracy

Brainstormer - Buffs & Nerfs

Hotfix 08.06.2020:

  • Increased the chance for projectiles to chain.
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Brainstormer - How to Farm

World Drop (BL3)

Brainstormer - Source Details

Brainstormer's Drop-Rates and all Sources:

  • Katagawa Ball: [M6+: 13.5%]; 30%
  • World Drop

The Brainstormer is a Datamined Legendary Shotgun from Borderlands 3 and can not be obtained legitimately.
A Save Editor is the only way to get the Brainstormer.

World Drop

World Drop (BL3)

Borderlands 3 World Drops are items that drop from any suitable Loot Source in addition to any other source.

Suitable Loot Sources:

  • All Enemies:
    Bosses, Crew Challenges, Generic Enemies, …
  • All kinds of Chests
  • Vending Machines
  • Slot Machines
  • Eridian Fabricator
Katagawa Ball

Katagawa Ball

  • Boss
  • Skywell-27
    Promethea
Feb 7, 2021 10:42
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