Clockwork Assault Rifle

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Clockwork Assault Rifle
  • Clockwork Assault Rifle item sprite
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Uses ammoBullets
Damage17 Desktop and Mobile versions / 19 Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version (Ranged)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
TooltipThree round burst
Only the first shot consumes ammo
Rarity04*Rarity level: 4
Research1 required
The Clockwork Assault Rifle firing Musket Balls.

The Clockwork Assault Rifle is a Hardmode gun that fires in three-round bursts. It has a 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) / 25*1/4 (25%) chance to be dropped by the Wall of Flesh. Only the first shot out of the three will consume ammunition. The Use / Attack button can be held for repeated fire.

Its best modifier is Demonic or Deadly, as it does not have any knockback and thus cannot get modifiers that affect it.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Clockwork Assault Rifle fires three shots, each one with a delay of 4 ticks,[1] for a total of 12 ticks. The delay between one burst and the next is 14 ticks. One complete use of the weapon (including the delay) takes 26 ticks.
  • On the 3DS version 3DS version, the Clockwork Assault Rifle has a knockback stat of Very Weak

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon's high rate of fire and low ammo consumption make it ideal for crowd control. These same strengths also make it effective against bosses, especially for some of the mechanical bosses.
  • This weapon's low ammo consumption makes it ideal for people who use expensive ammo, even well into the late-game.
  • When using Crystal or Ichor Bullets as ammo, the player can easily defeat Plantera and even Golem with as poor as Hallowed armor.
  • Having the Rapid modifier will greatly increase its fire rate, making it fire faster than the Minishark and doing as much DPS as the Megashark.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On the Mobile version Mobile version, the Clockwork Assault Rifle used to not have the delay between ticks, making it very viable far into Hardmode. However, this has been removed with the 1.3 update. Though, it seems that in the Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch version it has a similar effect of consuming two shots at once, making it fire far faster than it should.
  • The Clockwork Assault Rifle, Star Cannon, Flintlock Pistol and the Minishark are some of the only guns without knockback.
  • The Clockwork Assault Rifle is potentially a reference to the Heckler & Koch G11 assault rifle, a real-world prototype rifle that fired in three-round bursts and had several gears in the internals of the weapon.

History[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. A tick is a time unit countable by the software. Most of Terraria's updating logic happens every tick. A tick has the length of 1/60th of a second, hence there are 60 ticks in a second and 3600 ticks in a minute.