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Quad-Barrel Shotgun

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Quad-Barrel Shotgun
  • Quad-Barrel Shotgun item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoBullets
Damage24 (Ranged)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time45 (Very slow)
Tooltip'When 2 or 3 just doesn't cut it'
Rarity3*Rarity level: 3
Research1 required
Animation of the Quad-Barrel Shotgun.

The Quad-Barrel Shotgun is a powerful Pre-Hardmode gun that can be purchased for 350000*35 from the Arms Dealer while he is in a Graveyard.

It fires a spread of 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 obtained early on, by obtaining the Boomstick from a Jungle Crate or Ivy Chest, which will avoid the danger of the Goblin Army event from occurring by the other method. A second early method is by breaking either a Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart and receiving a Musket or The Undertaker respectively. It can be then bought from the Arms Dealer provided you have enough money.
  • 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.
  • The Quad-Barrel Shotgun has completely identical stats as the Shotgun, its Hardmode counterpart. However, the Quad-Barrel Shotgun is still considered inferior due to its very wide spread, which makes its effective range extremely low.

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 its stats being completely identical to the Hardmode Shotgun (apart from the spread), the Quad-Barrel Shotgun has a higher buy and sell price (350000*35/ 70000*7compared to 250000*25/ 50000*5).

References[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]