Sorry if there are multiple of these topics, but yeah, I've heard the Bee was nerfed significantly, does that mean CC is no longer the overlord of all shotguns? I'm playing Gaige as a shotgun mainer so I'm wondering if there are any other goals to look for now.
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conference call and it's wild shot pattern is probably one of the best shotguns for an Anarchy + Close Enough Gaige. With or without the bee.
You really want a shotgun with high damage and high pellet count. With a high palette count you're guaranteed to hit multiple enemies. With high enough damage you can one shot multiple enemies just taking random shots.
There's always Skullmasher & Pitchfork as alternatives.
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Against big bosses, CC is still top dog. All the pellets will hit.
Against normal enemies, Ravagers and Quads are probably the best. The unique Blue Triqueta from the Clan Wars quest is also very good. Sledges Shotgun is a solid choice, as well as the Striker. It depends a bit on what class and build you are using though.
Last, the Minecraft shotgun and Miss Moxxi's Heartbreaker have always been decent stand-ins for the CC, and still are.