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  • Minishark item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TypeWeaponCrafting material
Uses ammoBullets
Knockback0 (No Knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time8 Insanely Fast
Tooltip33% chance to not consume ammo
'Half shark, half gun, completely awesome.'
RarityRarity level: 2
Buy350000*35 Gold Coin.png
Sell70000*7 Gold Coin.png
I see you're eyeballin' the Minishark.. You really don't want to know how it was made.

The Arms Dealer

The Minishark shooting Musket Balls

The Minishark is a gun that can be bought from the Arms Dealer for 35 Gold Coin and uses any form of bullet. It has an incredibly high fire rate and a base damage of 6. In addition, each shot from the Minishark has a 1 in 3 chance (~33%) of not consuming any ammunition.

The Minishark does not deal any knockback, therefore being unable to get modifiers that affect knockback.

Its best Modifier is either Demonic for critical strike chance or Deadly for speed.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Completely Awesome.png
Completely Awesome • "Obtain a minishark."
Obtain the Minishark. Desktop VersionConsole Version

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Combining this with a Shark Tooth Necklace can be useful, especially against bosses, who generally have high amounts of defense and therefore decrease the already low damage value of the Minishark.
  • Reforging this weapon is very expensive. However, due to its low base damage a damage-reducing modifier can make the weapon ineffective, while a damage-increasing modifier can vastly increase its effectiveness.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • On average, a stack of 999 bullets can yield 1499 shots. With the Necro armor, which provides an additional 1 in 5 chance (20%) of not consuming ammunition, giving combined chance equal to 8 in 15 (53.3%) chance to not consume ammo. In this case the average yield from a 999-bullet stack rises to ~2141 shots. When adding the Ammo Box, adding another 1 in 5 chance (20%) of not consuming ammunition, this weapon has a 2 in 3 (66.7%) chance of not consuming ammo, making a 999-bullet stack rising to ~2997 shots.
  • On average with the Minishark in constant use, one bullet is consumed every 10.5 use time (0.175 seconds). With the Necro armor on average, one bullet is consumed every 15 use time (0.25 seconds).
  • Skeletron normally takes 4-5 damage from this weapon, but when his head is spinning he loses all of his defense, giving you an opportunity to hit for much higher damage (about 12-16 damage depending on the bullets in use).
  • The Minishark deals small amounts of damage very quickly, meaning that against enemies with higher defense its damage is reduced to one per hit, causing a significant decrease in overall damage output. As most Hardmode enemies have enough defense to negate its damage and significantly more health than basic enemies, it becomes functionally useless beyond this point until the Megashark is crafted.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The fictional hand-held Minigun has been popularized in video games and films since the 1980s. In practice, a man-portable M134 minigun would be nearly impossible to manage as an individual infantry weapon, and highly impractical for a human being to either carry or operate.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Damage increased from 5 to 6.
    • Price lowered from 50 gold coins to 40 gold coins.