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"Very dangerous over short distances."
|Element:||Shock, Incendiary, Corrosive, Slag, or None|
|Special Part(s): GD_Weap_Shotgun.A_Weapons_Legendary.|
|[Sledge's Shotgun (Borderlands 2) Variants]|
Sledge's Shotgun is a legendary shotgun manufactured by Bandit. Sledge's Shotgun is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Smash-Head located in The Fridge. In Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Sledge's Shotgun has an increased chance to drop from Hyperius the Invincible in Washburne Refinery. In Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Sledge's Shotgun has an increased chance to drop from the Gold Golem in the Mines of Avarice.
Special Weapon Effects
The Legend Lives – Fires a burst of two shots per trigger pull, with a long delay between each burst. +2 projectile count.
Usage & Description
Sledge's Shotgun is essentially a combination of Bandit and Dahl weapons, with the high magazine of Bandit shotguns, with the burst fire of Dahl weapons, and is similar to the Invader in that regard, where the Reverse Recoil of Hyperion weaponry is combined with the burst fire of Dahl weapons.
Sledge's Shotgun should be used like most other shotguns: close enough to the enemy that all projectiles connect. With the two-round-burst effect and increased pellet count and damage, it is capable of considerable "spike" damage. Unlike all other Bandit shotguns, Sledge's Shotgun will not fire fully automatically while the trigger is held down. This makes the fire rate on its weapon card somewhat misleading, as there is an undescribed pause between each burst, and the trigger must be pulled again to resume firing. This makes it a less viable option for Gunzerkers utilizing Keep Firing...
- The name and flavor text of this weapon are direct references to the weapon of the same name from Borderlands.
- Beyond its burst-fire effect however, there are very few functional similarities between this shotgun and its namesake. This version of the weapon lacks the knock-back and guaranteed blade attachment of its predecessor. It is implied that the burst-fire effect, combined with the 2-round magazine of the original Sledge's Shotgun, was meant to emulate a double-barrel. This makes the burst and double barrels present on the Borderlands 2 variant are somewhat redundant. Additionally, the original was fitted with a gold-plated barrel and body, where this version of the weapon is almost entirely gold-plated, except for its barrel.
- The only valid prefix for this weapon is "Sledge's", regardless of accessories, grips or elemental capacitors.
- A hotfix on 10/14/13 as part of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt gave Sledge's Shotgun and all other bandit shotguns one more shot in the magazine and a slightly faster reload.