Borderlands 3 – How to get or farm Kaoson

This guide involves the farm of Kaoson Legendary SMG in BL3. Getting this weapon can be worth your time since it can do quick work of enemies. But before proceeding with the guide, make sure you are at Mayhem level 6+. Since this weapon comes after the Mayhem 2.0 update, you cannot get it on Mayhem 5 or lower.


BL3 – How to get or farm Kaoson (Drop Location)

  • The enemy that drops this weapon is Captain Traunt.
  • He is located on Athenas.
  • Load into the Athenas – Drop Pod.
  • After that go to the map location shown below to find Captain Traunt:

Kaoson farm bl3 guide location

  • Note: you can get the drop at Mayhem level 6 or above. So make sure you increase the mayhem level beforehand and then start the farm.

Kaoson Weapon Stats

DAMAGE 4360×2
ACCURACY 84%
HANDLING 58%
RELOAD TIME 1.8s
FIRE RATE 14.47/s
MAGAZINE SIZE 18
  • The red text quotes “Small but packs a punch.”

Kaoson Weapon Overview

The weapon is a DAHL Submachine Gun which shoots rounds that stick to the enemy on impact. The cool thing about the weapon is that the first hit deals splash damage, and the explosion of the sticky rounds also deal splash damage. You can get a rough idea of how it can stack with any of your favourite splash damage builds. The damage, given the frequency of rounds for an SMG, is great and it can melt enemies in no time.

This weapon pairs nicely with any vault hunter. But what will do the optimum damage for you, can be the Moze Splash damage build. Keep in mind that it eats up ammo pretty quickly, so you may wanna use ammo regen with your vault hunters.


In conclusion, it is definitely recommended for your loadout. You can always experiment around with certain builds which will amp up the damage even more on critical hits. But generally a beast of a weapon to use, even at higher levels. With that being said, we shall conclude this guide on farming or getting Kaoson Legendary SMG in Borderlands 3. You can ask any questions or comment your suggestions in the section below.


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