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  • Boomstick item sprite
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Damage14 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 12 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Ranged
Knockback5.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time39 Very Slow
TooltipFires a spread of bullets
RarityRarity Level: 2
Sell2 Gold Coin
The Boomstick firing Musket Balls.

The Boomstick is a gun occasionally found in Jungle Shrines, Jungle Crates, and Ivy Chests located at the base of a Living Mahogany Tree in the Underground Jungle. It fires a four-shot spread (three-shot Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version), but only consumes one bullet per firing. All four shots have a base power of 14 (12 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version), yielding 21 (19 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version) damage with Musket Balls and 23 (21 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version) damage per shot with Meteor Shot or Silver Bullets. The Boomstick has a Hardmode upgrade, the Shotgun.

Its best Modifier is Unreal.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It has a 1/30th chance of being obtained from opening a Jungle Crate.

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 four shots can do around 80 damage, butchering most non-Hardmode enemies outside of Expert mode. It can also be highly effective against large groups of enemies when used with Meteor Shots.
  • It is inadvisable to use this weapon with Meteor Shots or any kind of piercing ammo against single targets. The bullets' piercing damage will cause the target to become invulnerable for a few frames, which means only one bullet will hit.
  • It is not very good for fighting multiple tough enemies due to its slow rate of fire.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The term 'boomstick' is a reference to Army of Darkness from the Evil Dead movie series, 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" and "double-barrel" variants, which this appears to be.

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