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  • Megashark item sprite
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Uses ammoBullets
Damage25 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 23 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS VersionRanged
Knockback1 (Extremely Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time7 Insanely Fast
Tooltip50% chance to not consume ammo
'Minishark's older brother'
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell60000*6 Gold Coin.png
The Megashark firing Musket Balls.

The Megashark is a Hardmode gun that fires Bullets. It is a stronger version of the Minishark, and is one of the strongest pre-Plantera guns in the game. It fires at an insanely fast speed and has a 50% chance not to consume ammo.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Comparison Table[edit | edit source]

Aspects Megashark Minishark
Base Damage 25 6
Knockback 1 (Extremely Weak) 0 (No Knockback)
Critical Chance 4% 4%
Use Time 7 (Insanely Fast) 8 (Insanely Fast)
Velocity 10 7
Chance to not consume ammo 50% 33%
Base DPS 214 51

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Since LepusMobile Version3DS Version drops Souls of Might, it is possible to obtain the crafting ingredients for the Megashark pre-Hardmode; however, it will still require a Hardmode Anvil to craft.
  • When firing straight down, you can see that the bullets shoot just above the barrel, near the fins.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If the reduced 50% ammo consumption of this weapon is combined with a ranged bonus of 20% reduced ammo usage (such as the Necro armor's, Shroomite armor's or Ammo Box'sDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version), or with a 25% reduced ammo usage (such as the Hallowed armor's or Adamantite armor's), the observed final bonus is multiplicative between the two, resulting in a 60% ammo reduction or 62.5% ammo reduction respectively (That means that a stack of 999 bullets will yield about 2498 and 2664 shots on average, respectively). In case it is used with the Titan armor Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version, the resultant bonus will be 78% less ammo consumption (3842 shots on average).
  • Using an Endless Musket PouchDesktop VersionConsole Version renders the ammo usage reduction useless, which allows one to wear other sets of armor in favor of different bonuses.
  • Compared to the Gatligator and the Uzi, the Megashark is the gun with the highest accuracy and lowest use time. The Gatligator is very fast but has low accuracy and can be rare at times, and the Uzi has high velocity bullets and a good amount of damage, but is slower and much more rare. That said, both the Gatligator and the Uzi can be obtained before defeating The Destroyer, which can be seen as a point in their favor.
  • When paired with High Velocity Bullets, this weapon can be quite effective against The Twins because the high velocity counteracts their high speed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Minishark has a higher sell value than the Megashark, despite being weaker and an ingredient in its crafting recipe.
  • The S.D.M.G.Desktop VersionConsole Version is a direct upgrade to the Megashark, though unlike the Megashark, it is not crafted from its predecessor.

History[edit | edit source]