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Sandgun inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 30 (-1 from sand's default damage value makes it 29)
Knockback 5
Velocity 12
Critical chance 4%
Rarity Rarity Level: 2
Use time 15 (Very Fast)
Tooltip 'This is a good idea!'
Sell 20 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 266

The Sandgun is a ranged weapon that uses Sand, Pearlsand, Ebonsand, or Crimsand as its ammunition. It is affected by gravity. When the sand projectile hits any object, it will turn into a clump of Sand blocks that will gather on the ground.

Using Pearlsand, Ebonsand, or Crimsand as ammo will spread their respective biomes after landing. These sands also pierce multiple enemies, unlike ordinary Sand.

In contrast to most non-explosive weapons, it is possible for a player firing the Sandgun to hit themselves and cause damage. Falling sand will also cause damage to any and all players.

The Sandgun's best Modifier is Unreal.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Furnace.png Furnace
Ingredient(s) Amount
Illegal Gun Parts.png Illegal Gun Parts 1
Antlion Mandible.png Antlion Mandible 10
Topaz.png Topaz 5
Sandgun.png Sandgun 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Sandgun deals 29 damage, instead of the listed 30, because it uses Sand Blocks as ammo, which have a default damage value of -1.
  • The Sandgun can often create sandy messes, and can also block the player from being able to land another hit on an enemy. Using it to fight enemies can become difficult.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Sandgun resembles the Illegal Gun Parts that are used to craft it. This may be due to the fact that when the Sandgun was introduced, it was the only item to use Illegal Gun Parts in its recipe.
  • The Sandgun is the only weapon crafted at a Furnace.
  • In the iOS versions of Terraria, its projectiles are able to be controlled.

History[edit | edit source]

Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons  • Pygmy Staff.png Summoning weapons • Holy Water.png Other Weapons