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The Tidal Wave
Updated: Sep 05, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
The Tidal Wave

Flee the wave, dude!
  • Content
    Base Game
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

The Tidal Wave
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The Tidal Wave (Shotgun-BL3)
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The Tidal Wave - About

The Legendary Shotgun The Tidal Wave is manufactured by Jakobs and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

The Tidal Wave - unique Ability

The The Tidal Wave fires two rows of slow-moving orbs that follow a wave pattern.
Bullets ricochet off surfaces.

Ricochet Effect
Critical hits are not different from normal hits.

The Tidal Wave - Variants

  • Elements
  • Listed Projectiles
    12 | 13 | 16 | 18 | 21 | 25
  • Shot Cost
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
  • Splash Anoints

T.K's Wave

  • Fires 1 row of slow-moving orbs that follow a wave pattern. 50%
    Bullets ricochet of surfaces.
    Additionally the T.K's Wave can come in Incendiary or Shock.

The Tidal Wave - 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.


  • Trigger_1+10% Reload Speed
  • Trigger_2+10% Damage
  • Trigger_3+10% Crit Damage


  • Bolt_1+10% Reload Speed
  • Bolt_2+10% Damage
  • Bolt_3+7.5% Accuracy
  • Bolt_4+10% Crit Damage
  • Bolt_5+35% Projectiles
    +15% Accuracy Bloom
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage


  • Foregrip_1-30% Sway
    -30% Vertical Recoil
  • Foregrip_2-15% Horizontal Recoil
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Foregrip_3Trigger_3-30% Vertical Recoil
    +10% Crit Damage
  • Foregrip_4Trigger_3+15% Projectiles
    +15% Accuracy Bloom
    -4.5% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Foregrip_5-30% Sway
    +5% Damage


  • Stock_1-30% Sway
    +5% Reload Speed
    +7.5% Accuracy
  • Stock_2-30% Horizontal Recoil
    -25% Vertical Recoil
    +10% Accuracy
  • Stock_3-30% Horizontal Recoil
    -15% Vertical Recoil
    +10% Reload Speed
  • Stock_4+35% Projectiles
    +5% Damage
    -30% Sway
    +15% Accuracy Bloom
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Stock_5+10% Damage
    +10% Crit Damage
    -30% Horizontal Recoil


  • Mag_1Mag Size: 2
    Reload: 1.5s
  • Mag_3Mag Size: 8
    Reload: 2.7s


  • IronSight
  • Scope_12.2x Zoom
  • Scope_21.5x Zoom
  • Scope_33.5x Zoom

The Tidal Wave - Changelog

The Tidal Wave
How to Farm

The Tidal Wave
Assigned Loot Pool

The Tidal Wave
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 or All-in Shield to increase your Legendary World Drop Chances.

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

The Tidal Wave
Drop Rates

  • The Holy Dumptruck
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

The Tidal Wave
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.

The Tidal Wave
Dedicated Sources

The Holy Dumptruck

The Holy Dumptruck

The Droughts
Named Enemy