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The Flakker is a Legendary Shotgun manufactured by Torgue. Flakker is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from The Warrior located in Vault of the Warrior. It it also available at any Torgue Vending Machine in DLC2.
Special Weapon Effects
Flak The World – Increased damage, Consumes 4 ammo per shot, extremely large spread, rounds detonate after reaching a certain distance.
Usage & Description
The Flakker is a crowd-control weapon. It causes huge damage across a wide radius, but is difficult to predict and therefore use in common combat. It only causes damage on detonation, which gives the Flakker a limited range in two ways; the target cannot be too close or too far. For this reason many players prefer to use other, easier-to-use shotguns that can cause more single-target damage.
The Flakker has a ridiculously low fire rate, making it unsuitable at times. While cocking the gun, players will be vulnerable as they cannot sprint and avoid incoming fire while cocking the slow gun for the next blast. Players can however, fire the Flakker much faster by switching weapons as soon as they fire and immediately switch back to the Flakker. This negates its poor fire rate as well as allows the player to sprint in between shots and makes it a much more deadly weapon at close range.The high-spread nature of this gun, coupled with the explosive effect, make it highly effective Vs. flying enemies like Rakk or Surveyors, especially when they are dive bombing as the huge coverage area from the explosions mean that they enemies are much easier to hit in the air, as opposed to trying to directly hit them with direct fire weapons. Against ground targets, however, its use is inadvisable.
- "Flak" comes from the German "Flugzeugabwehrkanone", literally meaning "aircraft defence cannon." Since the first world war it has been used as a generic term for both anti-aircraft guns and the rounds they fire.