In doing some weapon research, I've read that others prefer the "Explosive" legendary effect on shotguns and laser weapons with the beam-splitter, since they've reported (such as here) that each separate pellet/beam of the shot will gain that effect. There are a few other weapon effects that seem to affect on a "per shot" basis which leads to a few questions. Namely:
- Freezing/Incendiary/Irradiated/Plasma-infused/Poisoner's/Two-shot/Wounding: Are all of these effects also on a per-pellet basis?
- Staggering: Does each pellet have a chance to stagger?
- Instigating: If an enemy with full health is hit with, say, 4 pellets, will all 4 of them get the 2x damage bonus for Instigating? I suppose the answer to this could be dependent on whether or not all pellets of a shot "hit" at the same time.