Nail Gun

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Nail Gun
  • Nail Gun item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoNail
Damage85 (Ranged)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity08*Rarity level: 8
Research1 required
The Nail Gun in action.

The Nail Gun is a Hardmode, post-Plantera ranged weapon which has a 4% / 7.84% (1/25 / 49/625) chance to drop from Nailhead during Solar Eclipses. It uses Nails as ammunition, which are sold by both the Merchant and the Arms Dealer when the player has the Nail Gun in their inventory for 1 each.

When a Nail hits an enemy, it sticks to it. It deals low damage on impact, but explodes after roughly 2 seconds, dealing massive damage. The Nails also stick to surfaces and explode in the same manner. The explosion does not damage the shooter. Nails are unaffected by gravity until they have flown roughly 30 blocks, at which point they fly with an arc similar to that of an arrow. If used in PvP, the nails will not stick to players and will instead deal damage somewhere in between the initial damage and the explosion's damage.

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]

  • If an enemy dies while Nails are still stuck into it, these Nails will pop out, sticking to other surfaces or enemies and exploding like usual.
  • It is considered a launcher for the purposes of Shroomite armor.
  • When a Moon Lord eye closes with nails on it, the nails will pop out.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Nail Gun might be a reference to the weapon Nailgun of the same name from Quake, as it has a somewhat similar look, initial damage, and inability to knock enemies back.
  • When fired in the air with the archery buff in velocity, it actually takes 60% of the buff's modifier longer to fall instead of speeding up.

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