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Projectile Recursion
Updated: Mar 28, 2022
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Projectile Recursion

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  • Content
    Base Game
  • Weapon Type
    Shotgun
  • Rarity
    Legendary
  • Manufacturer
    Maliwan
  • Elements
    Fire
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation

Projectile Recursion
All Details

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Projectile Recursion (Shotgun-BL3)
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Projectile Recursion - Details

The Legendary Shotgun Projectile Recursion is manufactured by Maliwan and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

Weapon Element toggleable between 2 of the 5 Elements.
Every shot requires a 1 sec charge up.

Shoots a disk that can bounces between multiple enemies and deals [weapon element] Splash Damage with every bounce.

Note:
The Projectile Recursion's Splash Damage doesn't trigger Moze's Skill Means of Destruction.

Projectile Recursion - Variants

All Elements on the Projectile Recursion are equally common with 20%.

  • Elements
    Fire
    Shock
    Corrosive
    Cryo
    Radiation
  • Listed Projectiles
    1 | 2
  • Shot Cost
    3 | 4
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    variants
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
    possible
    none
  • Splash Anoints
    possible
    none

Projectile Recursion - Shotgun Parts

A single number in the top right of parts shows its weighing, 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.

Magazines:
  • 7 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 2.1s
    +10% Damage
  • 10 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 2.4s
  • 14 Round Mag
    Reload Speed: 2.7s
    -10% Damage
Grips:
  • Grip 1
    +10% Charge Speed
    +10% Accuracy
  • Grip 2
    2x Projectiles
    -5% Reload Time
    +25% Accuracy (Bloom)
    -10% Accuracy
    -30% Damage
    +1 Shot Cost
  • Grip 3
    +15% Projectile Speed
    +5% Damage
  • Grip 4
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Grip 5
    +15% Projectiles
    -30% Recoil (Height)
    +15% Accuracy (Bloom)
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
Stocks:
  • Stock 1
    +2 Mag Size
    -5% Reload Time
    -5% Damage
    -10% Accuracy
  • Stock 2
    -30% Weapon Sway
    +10% Accuracy
  • Stock 3
    -30% Recoil Width
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Stock 4
    +10% Elemental Damage
    +10% Charge Speed

Projectile Recursion - Buffs/Nerfs

Hotfix 08.20.2020:

  • Increased the ricochet cap from 5 to 7.

Projectile Recursion
How to Farm

Projectile Recursion
Assigned Loot Pool

Projectile Recursion
World Drop (BL3)

World Drop

Base Game - World Drop

Borderlands 3 World Drops are items that drop from any suitable Loot Source in addition to their dedicated sources.
There are around 150 unique items in the Base Game - World Drop pool, so for farming a specific weapon it's best to seek out its dedicated Loot Source.
If you still want to test your luck, you should equip a Shlooter Artifact to increase your chance of a World Drop by 1000%.

Weapon - suitable Loot Source:

  • All Enemies:
    Bosses, Crew Challenges, Generic Enemies, …
  • All kinds of Chests
  • Vending Machines
  • Slot Machines: Loot Boxer or Vault Line
  • Diamond Loot Room
  • Eridian Fabricator

Projectile Recursion
Drop Rates

  • General Traunt M6+
    13.5%
  • General Traunt
    30%
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Wonderlands
Loot Luck Formula

P% =
1.2L0.27 × 100
1.2L0.27 + 100

L = Loot Luck

P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance

Projectile Recursion
Grinder Recipe

ShotgunShotgunplusAny Legendary WeaponShotgunplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsShotgunShotgun
ShotgunAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponplusClaptrap DLC Legendriesequals
Sniper LegendaryEpic or Legendary ShotgunEpic or Legendary PistolShotgun Legendary

⚙️ Recipe for mentioned chances

Projectile Recursion
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