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Kaoson
Updated: Dec 14, 2021
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Kaoson

Small but packs a punch.
  • Content
    Base Game
  • Weapon Type
    SMG
  • Rarity
    Legendary
  • Manufacturer
    DAHL
  • Elements
    Non-Elemental
    Fire
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation

Kaoson
All Details

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Kaoson (SMG-BL3)
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Kaoson - Details

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.

Firing Modes:
The Kaoson can swap between either [Full-Auto & 4-Round Burst], [Full-Auto & Semi-Auto] or [4-Round Burst & Semi-Auto].

Kaoson - Variants

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

  • Elements
    Non-Elemental
    Fire
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation
  • Listed Projectiles
    1 | 2
  • Shot Cost
    1 | 2
  • Splash Radius
    90
  • Weapon Parts
    variants
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
    possible
    none
  • Splash Anoints
    possible
    none

Kaoson - SMG Parts

A single number in the top right of parts shows its weighting, while no number means the weight of 1. The higher a part's weight the greater the chance to occur.
You can only get 1 Part per Category, if not specified.

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

Kaoson
How to Farm

Kaoson
Assigned Loot Pool

Kaoson
M6 Item (BL3)

Mayhem 6 Item

Mayhem 6 Item

Mayhem 6 Items can only drop from their dedicated sources while Mayhem 6 or higher is active!

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

Scourge the Invincible
Scourge the Invincible has an 15% chance to drop any of the 8 Mayhem 6 Drops.

Anathema the Relentless
Anathema the Relentless has an 17% chance to drop any of the 8 Mayhem 6 Drops.

Kaoson
Drop Rates

  • Captain Traunt M6+
    16.5%
  • Arbalest of Discipline True Trial
    50%
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Wonderlands
Loot Luck Formula

P% =
1.2L0.27 × 100
1.2L0.27 + 100

P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Kaoson
Grinder Recipe

SMGSMGplusAny Legendary WeaponSMGplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsSMGSMG
SMGAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponplusClaptrap DLC Legendriesequals
Sniper LegendaryEpic or Legendary ShotgunEpic or Legendary PistolShotgun Legendary

⚙️ Recipe for mentioned chances

Kaoson
Dedicated Sources

Captain Traunt

Captain Traunt

Athenas
Boss
Arbalest of Discipline

Arbalest of Discipline

Trial of Discipline
Boss

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