A weapon that must not be forgotten is the Musket. It uses a minimal amount of bullets and offers a good knockback and fair damage. This is probably the most accessible gun because it is found when smashing Shadow Orbs, and it's a must-have because without it the Arms Dealer will not (should not) spawn. It uses Musket Balls, Silver Bullets, (sold by the Arms Dealer after the Wall of Flesh has been defeated or during Blood Moon), Meteor Shot, Crystal Bullets, and Cursed Bullets as Ammunition .
Unique firearms such as the Star Cannon use Fallen Stars as Ammunition, although this may not be the most efficient weapon in Terraria's arsenal, as it can keep the player striving for more outlandish gear and equipment after getting far into the game. The Star Cannon was nerfed to dealing only 55 damage, compared to 75 prior to version 1.0.5. However, as of 1.1, the Star Cannon's rate of fire was greatly increased, making it almost as fast as the Minishark.
Some weapons are more fanciable than others, despite being potentially heavy on your wallet. Some weapons, such as the Minishark with its devastating rate of fire of 7 rounds per second, can really pay off with their damage output and efficiency.
As of the 1.0.6 update, the amount of ammunition shows up underneath the gun, whether they be Musket Balls, Silver Bullets, Meteor Shot or even Sand and Fallen Stars for the Sandgun and Star Cannon respectively.
Note: Please keep in mind that "Base Damage" refers to the damage before Accessory, Armor and Buff bonuses are applied.
|Name||Base Damage||Knockback||Use Time||Bullets|
| Musket||23 Ranged Damage|| 4|
|42 (V.Slow)||1||1||Yes||None||2||Found in Shadow Orbs|
| Flintlock Pistol||10 Ranged Damage|| 0|
|15 (V.Fast)||1||1||Yes||None||64|| Arms Dealer|
| Space Gun||17 Magic Damage|| 0.5|
|18 (V.Fast)||1||1||Yes|| ||64||Crafted at an Anvil|
| Handgun||14 Ranged Damage|| 3|
|15 (V.Fast)||1||2||No||None||64||Found in Dungeon Chests|
| Phoenix Blaster||23 Ranged Damage|| 2|
|11 (V.Fast)||1||3||No|| ||1||Crafted at an Anvil.|
| Minishark||6 Ranged Damage|| 0|
|7 (Insane)||1||2||Yes||None||64|| Arms Dealer|
| Star Cannon||55 Ranged Damage|| 0|
|11 (V.Fast)||1||2||Yes|| ||64||Crafted at an Anvil.|
| Megashark||23 Ranged Damage|| 1|
|6 (Insane)||1||5||Yes||6||Crafted at a Mythril Anvil|
| Shotgun||18 Ranged Damage|| 6.5|
|44 (V.Slow)||4||4||No||None||14||Arms Dealer (70 )|
| Clockwork Assault Rifle||19 Ranged Damage|| 0|
|11 (V.Fast)||3||4||Yes||None||3||Drops from Wall of Flesh.|
| Sandgun||30 Ranged Damage|| 5|
|15 (V.Fast)||1||2||Yes|| 10 x ||64||Crafted at a Furnace|