Boomstick

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Boomstick
  • Boomstick item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Uses ammoBullets
Damage14 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 12 Old-gen console version3DS VersionRanged
Knockback5.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time40 Very Slow
Velocity5.35
TooltipFires a spread of bullets
RarityRarity level: 2
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The Boomstick firing Musket Balls.

The Boomstick is a gun occasionally found in Jungle Crates (16.67% chance), and also in Ivy Chests (22.5% chance) located in Jungle Shrines and at the base of a Living Mahogany Tree in the Underground Jungle. It fires a three- to four-shot spread (three-shot Old-gen console version3DS Version), but only consumes one bullet per firing. Each shot has a base damage of 14 (12 Old-gen console version3DS Version), yielding 21 (19 Old-gen console version3DS Version) damage with Musket Balls and 23 (21 Old-gen console version3DS Version) damage per shot with Meteor Shot or Silver Bullets. The Boomstick has a Hardmode upgrade, the Shotgun.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the spread of the shots and the slow weapon speed, the Boomstick loses efficiency at long range. It is highly effective at close range, and hitting an enemy with all shots can deal enough damage to easily kill most pre-Hardmode enemies outside of Expert modeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version. It can also be highly effective against large groups of enemies when used with Meteor Shots.
  • Against single targets, it is inadvisable to use this weapon with Meteor Shots or any kind of piercing ammo. The bullets' piercing damage will cause the target to become invulnerable for a few frames, which means only one bullet will hit.
  • This weapon has a chance to drop from Jungle Crates found via fishing in the Jungle. By setting up an outpost viable for fishing there, the player can gain a great advantage without need to defeat bosses or venture into deadly biomes.
  • This weapon will suffice to protect the player when exploring Evil Biomes in pre-Hardmode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The term "boomstick" is a reference to the 1992 American dark fantasy comedy film Army of Darkness from the Evil Dead horror film franchise, in which the protagonist, Ash, refers to his shotgun as a boomstick. The word has since become a common name for shotguns, particularly short-barreled, or "sawed-off" double-barreled shotguns, which this appears to be.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Damage increased from 12 to 14.
    • Knockback increased from 5.5 to 5.75.
    • Use time decreased from 42 to 40.
    • Velocity increased from 5.25 to 5.35.
    • Can now also be found inside Jungle Crates.