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Updated: Sep 30, 2023
Borderlands 1

Borderlands 1

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  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

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Hydra (Shotgun-BL1)
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Hydra - About

The Legendary Shotgun Hydra is manufactured by Atlas and comes from the Borderlands 1 Base Game.

Hydra - unique Ability

The Hydra fires pellets in 5 horizontal evenly spread groupings.
It has increased Damage, Pellets, and a tighter Spread.

The Hydra may also spawn with a Carnage Barrel, which alters the weapon's behavior.
Then the Hydra fires a single high-damage Projectile in a straight trajectory.

Hydra - Variants

  • Elements
  • Listed Projectiles
  • Shot Cost
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    fixed parts
  • possible
  • Splash Anoints

Hydra - 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.


  • Body_1-8% Damage
  • Body_2+10% Damage
    -20% Fire Rate
    +30% Recoil
  • Body_3+30% Fire Rate
    -30% Recoil
    +3 Element Level
    -15% Damage
  • Body_4+20% Damage
    -30% Fire Rate
    +50% Recoil
  • Body_5+20% Damage
    +50% Fire Rate
    -20% Recoil


  • Barrel_1-4% Damage
  • Barrel_2-20% Max Inaccuracy
    +15% Damage
    -20% Max Accuracy
    +20% Recoil
    +28% Spread
  • Barrel_3+30% Accuracy
    +10% Damage
    -50% Spread
    +2 Element Level
  • Barrel_4-10% Max Inaccuracy
    +40% Max Accuracy
    +30% Damage
    -30% Spread
    +1 Element Level
    +35% Recoil
  • Barrel_5-40% Max Inaccuracy
    +150% Max Accuracy
    +15% Damage
    -130% Spread
    -50% Recoil
  • Shredder-20% Max Inaccuracy
    +15% Damage
    -20% Max Accuracy
    +20% Recoil
    +28% Spread
  • Carnage+30% Accuracy
    +500% Damage
    -50% Spread
    +1 Projectile
    -10000% Projectiles
    -500 Element Level


  • Mag_1+40% Reload Speed
    +50% Equip Speed
    -18% Damage
  • Mag_2+6 Mag Size
    -60% Reload Speed
    -50% Equip Speed
  • Mag_4
  • Mag_5+102% Damage
    +50% Reload Speed
    +30% Equip Speed
    -4 Mag Size


  • Stock None+100% Recoil Recovery
    -20% Max Inaccuracy
    +30% Reload Speed
    +40% Swap Speed
    +40% Recoil
  • Stock_1+20% Recoil Recovery
    -30% Max Inaccuracy
    -30% Recoil
    +20% Swap Speed
  • Stock_2+20% Recoil Recovery
    +40% Accuracy
    -60% Recoil
    -30% Reload Speed
    -30% Swap Speed
  • Stock_3+40% Recoil Recovery
    +70% Accuracy
    -60% Recoil


  • Sight None-50% Move Speed (aiming)
  • Sight_12.2x Zoom-15% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_22.7x Zoom-20% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_33.1x Zoom-30% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_44.7x Zoom-50% Spread (aiming)
  • Sight_56.3x Zoom-70% Spread (aiming)


  • Atlas_1+10% Damage
    -0.05 Fire Interval
    +15% Mag Size
    +1 Element Level
    +0.11 Recoil
  • Atlas_2+15% Damage
    -0.05 Fire Interval
    +15% Mag Size
    +1 Element Level
    +0.11 Recoil
  • Atlas_3+20% Damage
    -0.05 Fire Interval
    +15% Mag Size
    +2 Element Level
    +0.11 Recoil

Hydra - Changelog

How to Farm

Assigned Loot Pool

World Drop (BL1)

World Drop

Base Game - World Drop

Borderlands 1 World Drops are items that drop from any suitable Loot Source, like Bosses, regular enemies, red-chests, white-chests, and vending machines.
With 53 unique weapons in the World Drop pool, getting 1 specific weapon is difficult.

Awesome Level

Each Loot Sources has an Awesome Level that determines a rarity's weighting in the World Drop pool.
The higher the Awesome Level the higher is the weighting of Rare, Epic, and Legendary loot.
The drop rates for legendaries range from <1% to 5.6% depending on the Loot Source's Awesome Level.

Lilith's Catalyst and Mordecai's Scavenger Class Mod can increase the Team's Awesome Level by an insignificant amount. But it's notable for low Awesome Level Sources like chests and generic enemies.
Best Loot Sources are:

Drop Rates

The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

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.

Dedicated Sources