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Kaoson

Small but packs a punch.
  • Weapon Type:
    SMG
  • Rarity:
    Legendary
  • Manufacturer:
    DAHL
  • Content:
    Base Game
  • Elements:
    Non Elemental
    Incendiary
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation
Jun 26, 2021 13:19
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Kaoson - Details

Kaoson (SMG-BL3)
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Kaoson - Description

The Legendary SMG Kaoson is manufactured by DAHL and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

Shoots sticky bullets that deal [weapon element] Splash Damage.
Sticky bullets explode after short delay and deal [weapon element] Splash Damage.
Initial bullet explosion and sticky explosion deal equal damage.

DAHL - Info

DAHL produces very conventional Weaponry that is suitable in many applications.

Standard DAHL Weapons can toggle between 2 Firing Modes and 2 Zoom Levels.

Kaoson - Variants

  • Anointment:
    possible
    none
  • Splash Anoints:
    available
    none
  • Weapon Parts:
    variations
    fixed parts
  • Splash Radius:
    90
  • Listed Projectiles:
    1 | 2
  • Ammo/Shot:
    1 | 2
  • Element Variants:

    Non Elemental
    Incendiary
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation

    59% of Kaosons are Non-Elemental and each Element is equally common with 8.2%.

Manufacturer Variations:

Firing Mode:

#1 Option:
Full Auto - 4 Round Burst Fire

#2 Option:
Full Auto - Semi-Auto

#3 Option:
4 Round Burst Fire - Semi-Auto

Zoom Levels:

#1 Option: 1.5x Zoom - 3x Zoom

#2 Option: 2.2x Zoom - 4x Zoom

#3 Option: 2.2x Zoom - 5x Zoom

Kaoson - SMG 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.

Barrel Accessories:
2 OR 3
  • Accessory A
    +15% Accuracy
  • Accessory B
    +15% Accuracy
  • Accessory C
    +10% Damage
Magazines:
  • 18 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 1.9s
    +10% Damage
  • 25 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 2.2s
  • 32 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 2.5s
    -10% Damage
Bolts:
  • Bolt 1
    +5% Damage
  • Bolt 2
    +5% Fire Rate
Grips:
  • 0.5
    Grip 1
    +1 Projectile
    +20% Accuracy (Bloom)
    -10% Accuracy
    -20% Damage
    +1 Shot Cost
  • Grip 2
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Grip 3
    +10% Mag Size
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
Foregrips:
  • Foregrip 1
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
  • 1.15
    Foregrip 2
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +10% Crit Damage
  • 1.15
    Foregrip 3
    -30% Recoil (Height)
    +10% Accuracy
  • Foregrip 4
    -30% Recoil (Height)
    +5% Damage
  • Foregrip 5
    -5% Reload Time
    -30% Accuracy (Bloom)
Stocks:
  • 0.9
    Stock 1
    -30% Recoil (Width)
    -20% Accuracy (Bloom)
  • Stock 2
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Stock 3
    +20% Accuracy
    +10% Crit Damage

Kaoson - Buffs & Nerfs

Hotfix 02.11.2021:

  • +40% Weapon Damage

Patch & Hotfix 06.11.2020:

  • Accuracy Impulse Increased
  • Max Accuracy Increased
  • Critical Damage Reduced
  • Base Damage Decreased
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Kaoson - How to Farm

Mayhem 6 Drop

Kaoson - Source Details

Kaoson's Drop-Rates and all Sources:

  • Captain Traunt: 16.5%

Grinder Recipe

Assault Rifle EpicLaser EpicLauncher EpicPistol EpicShotgun EpicSMG EpicSniper EpicAssault Rifle UncommonShotgun UncommonSniper Uncommon
plus
Any Legendary WeaponAssault Rifle UncommonShotgun UncommonSniper Uncommon
DLC 2
plus
Any Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon Weapon
equals
Assault Rifle LegendaryLaser LegendaryPistol LegendaryShotgun LegendarySMG LegendarySniper LegendaryAssault Rifle RareShotgun RareSniper Rare

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

Mayhem 6 Drop

M6 Drop

M6 Drop Items can only drop while Mayhem 6 or higher is active!

All M6 Drops have a chance to drop from the 2 Bosses in the Guardian Takedown:

Captain Traunt

Captain Traunt

  • Boss
  • Athenas
    Athenas
Feb 7, 2021 10:46
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