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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
Aug 21, 2021 21:11
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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

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 UncommonAny Legendary Weapon
plus
Any Legendary WeaponAssault Rifle UncommonShotgun UncommonSniper Uncommon
plus
Any Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon Weapon
equals
Assault Rifle LegendaryLaser LegendaryPistol LegendaryShotgun LegendarySMG LegendarySniper LegendaryAssault Rifle RareShotgun RareSniper RareAny Legendary Weapon

Mayhem 6 Drop

M6 Drop
  • Captain Traunt: 16.5%

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:

Base Game

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