| Chain Gun
|| 1.75 (Very Weak)
| Max stack
| Use time
|| 4 (Insanely Fast)
|| 50% chance to not consume ammo
| PC-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the PC version of Terraria.
The Chain Gun is a Hardmode, post-Plantera Gun that fires Bullets. It can be considered a direct upgrade of the Gatligator, with higher speed and damage, while sharing its 50% chance of not consuming Ammunition and its overall inaccurate firing; though the Chain Gun is slightly more accurate. It has a per-hit damage and rate-of-fire exceeding that of the Megashark, though like the Gatligator it fires in random directions over a wide spread. The Chain Gun is dropped randomly by Santa-NK1 during the Frost Moon event.
Its best Modifier is Godly or Rapid.
- Chlorophyte Bullets pair well, as their homing ability negates the gun's singular weakness of accuracy.
- With or without ranged armor, the weapon is quite potent and capable of incredible damage.
- Explosive Bullets and Ichor Bullets also pair well.
- When forged with the Rapid prefix, the Chain Gun will gain 25% to speed instead of 15%. This is the same case with the frenzying prefix, and happens due to rounding down its already insane shooting speed (4 to 3).
- The Godly prefix is better for players preferring to save ammo, at the cost of less damage. Rapid is better for DPS. The damage per second for Godly will follow the function:
DPS=(36+bullet-roundup(def/2))*60/4*1.09. The damage per second for Rapid will follow the function:
- Due to its high damage and speed, the Chain Gun is a good choice to use against the hardmode bosses.
In some cases, the gun's firing speed will cause a graphical glitch in the background and in the fired projectiles causing the hitboxes to appear as black squares.
The Chain Gun is unable to receive the Unreal modifier, despite being able to recieve modifiers which modify all aspects that Unreal modifies, as is evident in that it can receive Godly and Rapid. This is likely due to the 10% speed bonus from the unreal modifier it can't recieve due to it rounding down to the chain gun's original firing speed.