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Critical Thug
Updated: Sep 05, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Critical Thug

No shooting at parties!
  • Content
    Designer's Cut
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

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All Details

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Critical Thug (Shotgun-BL3)
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Critical Thug - About

The Legendary Shotgun Critical Thug is manufactured by Torgue and comes from the Borderlands 3 Designer's Cut - Upgrade Pack.

Critical Thug - unique Ability

Shoots bullets that explode shortly after impact.
Both the impact and explosion deal Physical Splash Damage.

Critical hits ricochet to one nearby enemy and explode shortly after impact.

Critical Thug - Variants

  • Elements
  • Listed Projectiles
    1 | 2
  • Shot Cost
    1 | 2
  • Splash Radius
    300 | 360 | 432
  • Weapon Parts
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
  • Splash Anoints

Critical Thug - Shotgun Parts

Weapons usually get one part per group, but sometimes multiple or none. Numbers in the top-right  indicate the range of parts a group can have.
Parts usually have equal drop chances, or it's indicated nearby.


  • Grip_CriticalThug20%2x Projectiles
    -30% Sway
    2 Mag Size
    +1 Shot Cost
    -30% Damage
    -10% Accuracy
    +25% Accuracy Bloom
  • Grip_240%+20% Splash Radius
    -30% Horizontal Recoil
  • Grip_340%+10% Accuracy
    +5% Damage


  • Foregrip_1-30% Vertical Recoil
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Foregrip_2+10% Mag Size
    -10% Accuracy
    -0.3% Damage
  • Foregrip_3+20% Splash Radius
    +5% Accuracy

Critical Thug - Changelog

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How to Farm

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Assigned Loot Pool

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World Drop (BL3 - DLC 5)

DLC 5 - World Drop

Arms Race - World Drop

Arms Race - World Drops are items that drop from any of the following sources, within the Designer's Cut DLC and can be extracted with the help of the Arms Race Gear Extractor.
There are 12 weapons, 4 Shields, 1 grenade, 4 Class Mods, and 3 Artifacts in the Arms Race - World Drop pool.
For farming a specific weapon it's best to seek out its dedicated Loot Room, but some of the general sources are still worth a visit.
Additionally, any of the weapons can appear in the Diamond Loot Room.

These are the chances to getting any of the 24 items in the Loot Pool:

  • Rival Bandit Revenant (x3): 25% - 37.5%
  • Cofferant or Chubby Skagg: 30%
  • Badass Enemies: 3% - 4.5%
  • Other Enemies: 0.5% - 0.75%
  • Air-Drop Vending Machines: 15%
  • Vending Machines: 4%
  • Air-Drop Chests: 15%
  • Red Chest: 5%
  • White Chest: 1.5%
Some of these drop rates increase with Mayhem Level. (Mayhem 0 - 10/11)

Critical Thug
Drop Rates

  • Creepage
    16.7 - 22.2%
  • H. Harker
    5.6 - 6.1%
Mayhem increases chances.
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Critical Thug
Grinder Recipe

This recipe requires 1+ DLC-Legendary!
ShotgunShotgunAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponShotgunplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsShotgunShotgunEpic or Legendary PistolEpic or Legendary Shotgun
The Grinder⚙️ recipe for the displayed chances.
Consoles may have a better recipe that's the best on PC.

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Dedicated Sources

Seepage & Creepage

Seepage & Creepage

Stormblind Complex
Heavyweight Harker

Heavyweight Harker

Stormblind Complex