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  • Musket item spriteold Musket item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoBullets
Damage31 / 25 (Ranged)
Knockback5.25 (Average) /
4.5 (Average)
Critical chance11%
Use time36 (Very slow) /
40 (Very slow)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell150 / 2
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Corrupt CrateCorrupt CrateCorrupt Crate120%
Defiled CrateDefiled CrateDefiled Crate120%
EntitySpecial dropRate
Shadow OrbShadow Orb (placed).pngShadow OrbMusketMusket
+ Musket BallMusket Ball (100)
100% (when destroyed firstly)
20% (all other times)

The Musket attacking a Target Dummy.

The Musket is one of the earliest obtainable guns, and is the Corruption's counterpart to the Crimson's Undertaker. It autofires bullets at a very slow rate. It is fairly potent compared to a Wooden Bow, as it does 31 base damage, in addition to the damage from the particular bullet fired. The Musket has the second-highest base damage of all pre-Hardmode ranged weapons, only being outranked by the Star Cannon.

The Musket (along with 100 Musket Balls) will always drop from the first Shadow Orb destroyed in a Corruption world; thereafter, it has a 20*1/5 (20%) chance of dropping from a destroyed Shadow Orb. It can also be found in Corrupt Crates (16.67*1/6 (16.67%) chance), which are obtained by fishing in the Corruption.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • If the player wishes to acquire the Musket through fishing, using a Crate Potion will increase the odds of catching a crate by 10%.
  • The Musket's high damage early in the game, along with its slow fire rate, helps to conserve ammo, practice precise aiming, and it can be used to effectively kill the Eaters of Souls in the Corruption.
  • Unlike the Crimson's Undertaker, the Musket is a bit more effective against the Corruption's Eaters of Souls, as a critical hit can normally kill any Eater in one shot. The Undertaker, however, deals significantly less damage than the Musket and is therefore slightly less effective against the highly knockback-resistant Crimson enemies.
  • Despite being the first gun most players will obtain in a Corruption world, the Musket is strong enough to easily defeat all bosses before the Wall of Flesh, including the Eater of Worlds. Its high damage helps bypass the defense of Queen Bee and Skeletron better than faster-firing, lower-damage weapons.



  • Desktop Aligned sell value with all other Shadow Orb/Crimson Heart loot, reducing it from 2 to 150.
  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 25 to 31.
    • Knockback increased from 4.5 to 5.25.
    • Use time reduced from 40 to 36.
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite was Musket (pre-1.2).png.
    • Damage increased from 23 to 25.
    • Use time reduced from 42 to 40.