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Quad-Barrel Shotgun
  • Quad-Barrel Shotgun item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoBullets
Damage17 / 24 (Ranged)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time55 (Extremely slow) /
45 (Very slow)
Tooltip'When 2 or 3 just doesn't cut it'
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required

The Quad-Barrel Shotgun attacking Target Dummies.

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 Skeletron has been defeated.

It fires a spread of six / 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.


  • 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. For those wanting a shotgun with less spread, see the Boomstick, a chest reward found in the jungle.
  • It is very useful against very large enemies like King Slime, as larger hitboxes allow more shots to land.



  • 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.


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