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Guns are ranged weapons that fire bullets or comparable items[1] as ammunition.

The Megashark being used against a Target Dummy.

In addition to ranged bonuses, bullet-firing guns also benefit from the Shroomite Mask and are compatible with the Rifle Scope. Possession of any bullet-firing gun (or bullets) fulfills the criteria for the Arms Dealer NPC to appear.

The Flare Gun uses ammunition, however it does not inflict ranged damage. Several items are also referred to as "guns" in-game (e.g. Piranha Gun, Space Gun, or Water Gun), but none of these require ammunition.

The best modifier for guns is Unreal, with the exception of guns without knockback.

Types[]

There are currently 36 different guns available in Terraria, 20 of which are Hardmode-exclusive.

Name Damage Velocity Use time Knockback Crit Ammo type Autoswing HM Rarity Sell Source
Blowgun Blowgun
Internal Item ID: 986
27 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
25 Old-gen console version3DS version
13 35
(Slow)
4
(Weak)
4% Seeds, Darts Rarity level: 3 1 Purchased from the Witch Doctor (5).
Blowpipe Blowpipe
Internal Item ID: 281
9 11 25 (Fast) Desktop version / 45 (Very slow) Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version 3.5
(Weak)
4% Seeds, Darts Rarity level: 0 20 Found in Chests on the surface or underground.
Boomstick Boomstick
Internal Item ID: 964
14 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
12 Old-gen console version3DS version
5.35 40
(Very slow)
5.75
(Average)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 2 2 Found in Ivy Chests and JungleDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions and Bramble CratesDesktop and Mobile versions.
Candy Corn Rifle Candy Corn Rifle
Internal Item ID: 1782
44 10 9
(Very fast)
2
(Very weak)
10% Candy Corn Rarity level: 8 10 Dropped by Pumpking.
Chain Gun Chain Gun
Internal Item ID: 1929
31 14 4
(Insanely fast)
1.75
(Very weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 8 9 Dropped by Santa-NK1.
Clockwork Assault Rifle Clockwork Assault Rifle
Internal Item ID: 434
17 Desktop and Mobile versions /
19 Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version
7.75 12
(Very fast)
0
(No knockback)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 4 3 Dropped by Wall of Flesh.
Coin Gun Coin Gun
Internal Item ID: 905
0 10 8
(Insanely fast)
2
(Very weak)
4% Coins Rarity level: 6 6 Dropped by most pirates.
Dart Pistol Dart PistolDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3007
28 Desktop version Console Version /
33 Mobile version
13 22
(Fast)
3.5
(Weak)
4% Seeds, Darts Rarity level: 5 8 Desktop and Mobile versions / 5 Console Version Dropped by Crimson Mimics.
Dart Rifle Dart RifleDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3008
52 Desktop version Console Version /
62 Mobile version
14.5 38
(Very slow)
5.5
(Average)
4% Seeds, Darts Rarity level: 5 8 Desktop and Mobile versions / 5 Console Version Dropped by Corrupt Mimics.
Egg Cannon Egg Cannon3DS version
Internal Item ID: 5058
16 0.5
(Extremely weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 2 1 Dropped by Lepus.
Elf Melter Elf Melter
Internal Item ID: 1910
60 Desktop and Mobile versions /
40 Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version
25.5 30
(Average)
0.425
(Extremely weak)
4% Gel Rarity level: 8 10 Dropped by Santa-NK1.
Flamethrower Flamethrower
Internal Item ID: 506
35 21 30
(Average)
0.3
(Extremely weak)
4% Gel Rarity level: 5 10 Crafted: 20 Any Iron Bar + Illegal Gun Parts + 20 Soul of Fright ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Flintlock Pistol Flintlock Pistol
Internal Item ID: 95
10 5 16
(Very fast)
0
(No knockback)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 1 1 Purchased from the Arms Dealer (5).
Gatligator GatligatorDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 2270
21 8 7
(Insanely fast)
1.5
(Extremely weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 4 7 Purchased from the Traveling Merchant (35).
Handgun Handgun
Internal Item ID: 164
17 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
15 Old-gen console version3DS version
10 10 (Very fast) Desktop and Mobile versions /
12 (Very fast) Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version
3
(Very weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 2 175 Desktop and Mobile versions /
1 Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version
Found in Locked Gold Chests and Golden Lock BoxesDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions.
Megashark Megashark
Internal Item ID: 533
25 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
23 Old-gen console version3DS version
10 7
(Insanely fast)
1
(Extremely weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 5 7 Desktop and Mobile versions
6 Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version
Crafted: Minishark + Illegal Gun Parts + 5 Shark Fin + 20 Soul of Might ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Minishark Minishark
Internal Item ID: 98
6 7 8
(Insanely fast)
0
(No knockback)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 2 7 Purchased from the Arms Dealer (35).
Musket Musket
Internal Item ID: 96
31 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
25 Old-gen console version3DS version
9 36 (Very slow) Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
40 (Very slow) Old-gen console version3DS version
5.25 (Average) Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
4.5 (Average) Old-gen console version3DS version
11% Bullets Rarity level: 1 150 Desktop and Mobile versions / 2 Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version Dropped by Shadow Orbs and found in CorruptDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions and Defiled CratesDesktop and Mobile versions.
Onyx Blaster Onyx BlasterDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3788
24 Desktop version /
28 Console and Mobile versions
14 48 (Extremely slow) Desktop version /
45 (Very slow) Console and Mobile versions
6.5
(Strong)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 4 5 Crafted: Shotgun + 2 Dark Shard + 10 Soul of Night ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Phoenix Blaster Phoenix Blaster
Internal Item ID: 219
24 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
23 Old-gen console version3DS version
13 11
(Very fast)
2
(Very weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 3 350 Crafted: 10 Hellstone Bar + Handgun ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Quad-Barrel Shotgun Quad-Barrel ShotgunDesktop and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4703
17 Desktop version /
24 Mobile version
7 55 (Extremely slow) Desktop version /
45 (Very slow) Mobile version
6.5
(Strong)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 3 7 Purchased from the Arms Dealer in a Graveyard after beating Skeletron Desktop version. (35).
Red Ryder Red RyderDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 1870
20 8 38
(Very slow)
3.75
(Weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 1 2 Found in Presents, obtained during Christmas.
Revolver RevolverDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 2269
20 16 22
(Fast)
4
(Weak)
9% Bullets Rarity level: 2 2 Purchased from the Traveling Merchant (10).
S.D.M.G. S.D.M.G.Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 1553
85 Desktop and Mobile versions /
77 Console Version /
35 Old-gen console version3DS version
12 5 (Insanely fast) Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
6 (Insanely fast) Old-gen console version3DS version
2.5
(Very weak)
14% Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
4% Old-gen console version3DS version
Bullets Rarity level: 10 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
Rarity level: 8 Old-gen console version3DS version
15 Dropped by the Moon Lord.
Sandgun Sandgun
Internal Item ID: 266
30 24 16
(Very fast)
5
(Average)
4% Sand Block Rarity level: 2 20 Crafted: Illegal Gun Parts + 10 Antlion Mandible + 5 Topaz ( @ Furnace )
Shotgun Shotgun
Internal Item ID: 534
24 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
23 Old-gen console version3DS version
7 45
(Very slow)
6.5
(Strong)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 4 5 Purchased from the Arms Dealer (25).
Sniper Rifle Sniper Rifle
Internal Item ID: 1254
185 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
128 Old-gen console version3DS version
16 36 (Very slow) Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
49 (Extremely slow) Old-gen console version3DS version
8
(Very strong)
29% Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
19% Old-gen console version3DS version
Bullets Rarity level: 8 8 Dropped by Skeleton Snipers.
Snowball Cannon Snowball Cannon
Internal Item ID: 1319
10 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions /
5 Old-gen console version3DS version
11 19
(Very fast)
1
(Extremely weak)
4% Snowball Rarity level: 1 2 Found in Frozen Chests, FrozenDesktop and Mobile versions and Boreal CratesDesktop and Mobile versions.
Star Cannon Star Cannon
Internal Item ID: 197
55 Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions /
62 3DS version
14 12
(Very fast)
0
(No knockback)
4% Fallen Star Rarity level: 2 10 Crafted: Minishark + 20 Meteorite Bar + 5 Fallen Star ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Super Star Shooter Super Star ShooterDesktop and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4060
60 Desktop version /
70 Mobile version
20 18 (Very fast) Desktop version /
12 (Very fast) Mobile version
5
(Average)
4% Fallen Star Rarity level: 3 10 Crafted: Desktop version: 12 Hallowed Bar + Star Cannon ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Tactical Shotgun Tactical Shotgun
Internal Item ID: 679
29 6 34
(Slow)
7
(Strong)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 8 8 Dropped by Tactical Skeletons.
The Undertaker The Undertaker
Internal Item ID: 800
15 6 23
(Fast)
1
(Extremely weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 1 150 Desktop and Mobile versions /
1 Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version
Dropped by Crimson Hearts and found in CrimsonDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions and Hematic CratesDesktop and Mobile versions.
Uzi Uzi
Internal Item ID: 1265
30 13 9
(Very fast)
3.5
(Weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 7 7 Desktop and Mobile versions
1 Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version
Dropped by Angry Trappers.
Venus Magnum Venus Magnum
Internal Item ID: 1255
50 Desktop and Mobile versions /
38 Console Version /
36 Old-gen console version3DS version
13.5 8 (Insanely fast) Desktop versionConsole VersionMobile version3DS version /
9 (Very fast) Old-gen console version
5.5
(Average)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 7 5 Dropped by Plantera.
Vortex Beater Vortex BeaterDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3475
50 (bullets)
70 (rockets)
14 (bullets)
8 (rockets)
20 (Very fast)
(see below for more info)
2 (Very weak) (bullets)
2.5 (Very weak) (rockets)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 10 10 Crafted: 18 Vortex Fragment ( @ Ancient Manipulator )
Xenopopper XenopopperDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 2797
45 24 21
(Fast)
3
(Very weak)
4% Bullets Rarity level: 8 10 Dropped by Martian Saucer.

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