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Borderlands 3 red text information list

This is a list of all the Borderlands 3 red text item descriptions, what they do, and which weapon(s) they can be found on. Each red text does something different to the weapon. Some of these red text item modifiers can be as simple as increasing weapon damage, and some can be as complex as shooting hitscan projectiles are nearby foes when getting a killing blow with the red text weapon.

Usually Borderlands 3 red text descriptions give a vague idea of what they do. Some red text are nearly impossible to figure out because they change something that's hard to notice, such as weapon accuracy or recoil reduction. Some might be very situational, such as only being applied when killing a specific type of enemy.

Below is an alphabetical list of all the known red text descriptions. Click on any red text to see more about what it does, what weapon(s) it can be found on, and sometimes an explanation of how to utilize it fully.

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This red text makes the weapon fire off 12 elemental orbs from every downed foe.
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This red text makes the weapon fire differently depending on the day/night cycle.
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This red text makes the weapon fire two explosive projectiles instead of the normal munitions.
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This red text means the gun will frequently fire shock damage alongside its base element.
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This red text means the weapon will change element type after bouncing off of surfaces.
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This red text makes the gun fire a horizontal line of projectiles that bounce off surfaces and move up and down in a wave pattern through the air.
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This red text means explosive bullets and critical hits ricochet to 3 additional enemies.
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This red text means the gun will have a 30% chance to not consume ammo and does slightly increased bullet damage during sustained fire.
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This red text makes the weapon ricochet bullets on critical hits and also play sound effects from the Doom 2016 sound board.
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This red text means the weapon will ricochet bullets to 3 nearby enemies on critical hits, and also refill 3 bullets to the magazine on critical hits.