Quad-Barrel Shotgun

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Quad-Barrel Shotgun
  • Quad-Barrel Shotgun item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Uses ammoBullets
Damage17 Desktop version / 24 Mobile version (Ranged)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time55 (Extremely slow) Desktop version /
45 (Very slow) Mobile version
Velocity7
Tooltip'When 2 or 3 just doesn't cut it'
Rarity03*Rarity level: 3
Buy35
Sell7
Research1 required
Animation of the Quad-Barrel Shotgun.

The Quad-Barrel Shotgun is a pre-Hardmode gun that can be purchased for 35 from the Arms Dealer when he is spoken to in a Graveyard and, on the Desktop version Desktop version, after Skeletron has been defeated.

It fires a spread of Desktop version six / Mobile version four bullets at a 45-degree angle while having twice the spread of the Shotgun. This spread is very substantial and it is difficult to aim without being right next to a foe due to its unreliable spread variation. However, it can be used against groups of enemies and can reliably hit bosses and bigger enemies.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon can be devastating early on, capable of one-shotting Crimson and Corruption enemies at close range. However, due to the wide spread of bullets, it is only viable at very close range.
  • It is very useful against very large enemies like King Slime, as larger hitboxes allow more shots to land.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Quad-Barrel Shotgun is a reference to the 1979 American science fantasy horror film Phantasm.[1]
  • Despite its lower rarity color and stats compared to the Hardmode Shotgun (apart from the spread), the Quad-Barrel Shotgun has a higher buy and sell price (35/ 7 compared to 25/ 5).
  • Desktop version Contrary to the name, the Quad-Barrel Shotgun fires 6 shots at a time.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Damage decreased from 24 to 17.
    • Projectile number increased from 4 to 6.
    • Use time increased from 45 to 55.
    • Can now only be bought after Skeletron is defeated.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cenx' message in #terraria-chat-1 on the official Terraria Discord server (link) Jun 10, 2019