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  • Boomstick item spriteold Boomstick item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoBullets
Damage14 / 12 (Ranged)
Knockback5.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time40 (Very slow)
TooltipFires a spread of bullets
RarityRarity level: 2
Research1 required
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Bramble CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsBramble CrateBramble Crate119*19/100 (19%)
Ivy ChestIvy ChestIvy Chest121.72% Desktop version

22.5% Console and Mobile versions

23.68% Old-gen console version3DS version
Jungle CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsJungle CrateJungle Crate119*19/100 (19%)

The Boomstick firing Musket Balls.

The Boomstick is a gun occasionally found in Jungle Crates (16.67% chance), and also in Ivy Chests (22.5% chance) located in Jungle Shrines and at the base of a Living Mahogany Tree in the Underground Jungle. It fires a three- to four-shot spread (only three-shot ), but only consumes one bullet per shot. Each shot has a base damage of 14 (12 ), yielding 21 (19 ) damage with Musket Balls and 22 (21 ) damage per shot with Meteor Shot, Silver Bullets, or Tungsten Bullets.

The Boomstick has a stronger and less accurate pre-Hardmode upgrade (the Quad-Barrel Shotgun) and a Hardmode upgrade (the Shotgun).

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • Due to the spread of the shots and the slow weapon speed, the Boomstick loses efficiency at long range. It is highly effective at close range, and hitting an enemy with all shots can deal enough damage to easily kill most pre-Hardmode enemies outside of Expert Mode.
  • Against single targets, it is inadvisable to use this weapon with Meteor Shots or any kind of piercing ammo. The bullets' piercing damage will cause the target to become invulnerable for a few frames, which means only one bullet will hit.
  • This weapon has a chance to drop from Jungle Crates found via fishing in the Jungle. By setting up an outpost viable for fishing there, the player can gain a great advantage without the need to defeat bosses or venture into deadly biomes.
  • This gun is strong enough to last through almost all of pre-Hardmode.


  • The term "boomstick" is a reference to the 1992 American dark fantasy comedy film Army of Darkness from the Evil Dead horror film franchise, in which the protagonist, Ash, refers to his shotgun as a boomstick. The word has since become a common name for shotguns, particularly short-barreled, or "sawed-off" double-barreled shotguns, which this appears to be.
  • The Boomstick visually resembles the Remington M1889.


  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 12 to 14.
    • Knockback increased from 5.5 to 5.75.
    • Use time decreased from 42 to 40.
    • Velocity increased from 5.25 to 5.35.
    • Can now also be found inside Jungle Crates.