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There are a variety of Guns available in Terraria with increasing levels of potency as more rare guns are acquired. The guns range from early to modern styles and designs, from the Flintlock Pistol to the Phoenix BlasterMegashark or the Chain Gun.

Some weapons are more coveted 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 total amount of ammunition available shows up underneath the gun, whether they be Musket Balls, Silver Bullets, Meteor Shot or even Sand, Snowballs and Fallen Stars for the Sandgun, Snowball Cannon and Star Cannon respectively. Guns that can use multiple types of ammunition will show a grand total of all available ammunition if more than one type is available in your Inventory.

Finding Guns

Some guns are easier to obtain than others. The Handgun  for example can be found in dungeon chests. Some guns, like the Clockwork Assault Rifle can only be obtained by defeating tough creatures in this case the Wall of Flesh . Still others (e.g., the Minishark, Flintlock Pistol or the Shotgun) can be bought from the Arms Dealer or other NPC vendors.

Terraria Musket

The Musket.

A fantastic early weapon is the Musket. For many players, it is the first firearm they obtain. It uses a minimal amount of bullets and offers a good knockback and fair damage, although its rate of fire is quite slow. It is probably one of the most accessible guns, being found by smashing Shadow Orbs in The Corruption. It is considered a must-have because it is one of the easiest weapons to find, thus causing the Arms Dealer to spawn. It will use all common forms of ammunition (Musket Balls or any variants crafted from them).

In worlds that have The Crimson in place of the Corruption, players will find obtaining their first weapon even easier. There are no chasms to fall all the way down and die from fall damage, being replaced by steep but easily traversed zigzagging tunnels. Destroying the Pulsating Hearts found within will often yield The Undertaker as the first drop, as well as some Musket Balls. It does less damage than the Musket, but has a higher rate of fire.

Ammunition

Most guns use Musket Balls or variations of this ammunition as well as bullets made from the Empty Bullet, but some use up the player's mana under sustained fire, and are thus generally considered a variant of Spells; such weapons deal Magic damage, as opposed to most guns, which deal Ranged damage. An example of a weapon that uses mana as a resource is the Space Gun that consumes 8 mana per shot. However, wearing a set of Meteor Armor will allow the Space Gun to fire infinitely without cost. Note that the Meteor Armor must be worn in the Equipment slots. You will not gain this ability while wearing it in the Social Slots.

Unique firearms have their own forms of ammunition, for example:

  • The Star Cannon uses Fallen Stars; not the easiest ammunition to come by, but its high rate of fire and damage may make the tradeoff worth it for some players.
  • The Snowball Cannon uses Snowballs, which are easily obtainable in large quantities — 10 Snowballs can be crafted from a single Snow Block. It has a high rate of fire, but does little damage compared to most firearms.
  • The Stynger uses Stynger Bolts as ammunition. Both the weapon and its ammunition are first obtained from the Golem. Thereafter, the ammunition can be bought from the Arms Dealer. It is a highly effective end-game weapon that, while doing less damage directly, causes a myriad of explosions with each shot that all do damage independently.
  • The Sandgun uses Sand Blocks as ammunition. The Sandgun can only be crafted, with 10 Antlion Mandible (Rare drop from Antlion), 5 Topaz, and the Illegal Gun Parts (obtained from the Arms Dealer for 25 GoldCoin Small)
  • Although, the Illegal gun parts must be bought for 75 GoldCoin Small in the android and iOS version of Terraria.

Area of Effect Guns

Terraria Grenade launcher, Proximity Mine Launcher and the Rocket Launcher01:01

Terraria Grenade launcher, Proximity Mine Launcher and the Rocket Launcher.

Area of Effect weapons (i.e., explosive guns) do damage in a predetermined area which will damage more than one enemy and (depending on the gun and the ammo type) sometimes even the terrain. The Proximity Mine Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Rocket Launcher and Stynger are all Area of Effect weapons (although the last causes multiple explosions instead of just one, being less predictable in the exact effect area).

List of Guns

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 Rarity AutoUse Ammo Recipe Value Obtainable from
Flare Gun

Flare Gun(0)

2 Ranged Damage 0
(None)
17
(Very Fast)
1 NoFlareBlue Flare None 1 GoldCoin Small Found in Chests
Snowball Cannon

Snowball Cannon

4 Ranged Damage 5
(Average)
11
(Very Fast)
2 Yes Snowball None 2 GoldCoin Small Found in Ice Chests in Underground Snow Biome
Minishark

New Minishark

6 Ranged Damage 0
(None)
7
(Insanely Fast)
2 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 64 SilverCoin Small Purchased from Arms Dealer
35 GoldCoin Small
Flintlock Pistol

Terraria Flintlock Pistol

10 Ranged Damage 0
(None)
15
(Very Fast)
1Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 64 SilverCoin Small Purchased from Arms Dealer
5 GoldCoin Small
Boomstick

Boomstick

12 Ranged Damage 5.5
(Strong)
41
(Very Slow)
2 No Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 2 GoldCoin Small Found in Jungle Shrine
Handgun

Handgun

15 Ranged Damage 3
(Very Weak)
11
(Very Fast)
2 No Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 64 SilverCoin Small Found in Dungeon Chests
The Undertaker

Item 800(0)

15 Ranged Damage 0
(None)
30 (Fast) 1 No Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 1 GoldCoin Small Found in Pulsating Hearts at The Crimson
Shotgun

Item 534o

18 Ranged Damage 6.5
(Strong)
44
(Very Slow)
4 No Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 5 GoldCoin Small Purchased from Arms Dealer 25 GoldCoin Small
Clockwork Assault Rifle

Item 434o

19 Ranged Damage 0
(None)
11
(Very Fast)
4 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 3 GoldCoin Small Drops from Wall of Flesh
Musket

Terraria Musket

23 Ranged Damage 4
(Weak)
42
(Very Slow)
1 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 2 GoldCoin Small Found in Shadow Orbs
Phoenix Blaster

Phoenix Blaster Icon

23 Ranged Damage 2
(Very Weak)
10
(Very Fast)
3 No Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet Handgun
10 x Hellstone Bar
1 GoldCoin Small Crafted at an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil
Megashark

Terraria Megashark

23 Ranged Damage 1
(Extremely Weak)
6
(Insanely Fast)
5 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet New Minishark
5 x Shark Fin
1 x Illegal Gun Parts
20 x Soul of Might
6 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Blowgun

Item 986(0)

26 Ranged Damage 8
(Very Strong)
18
(Very Fast)
1 No Terraria Seed None 1 GoldCoin Small Purchased from Witch Doctor
5 GoldCoin Small
Flamethrower

Item 506o

27 Ranged Damage 0.3
(Extremely Weak)
29 (Average) 5 Yes Gel 1 x Illegal Gun Parts
20 x Iron bar1
20 x Soul of Fright
10 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Tactical Shotgun

Item 679(0)

29 Ranged Damage 7
(Strong)
33(Slow) 8 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 29 GoldCoin Small Drops from Tactical Skeleton
Sandgun

Item 266o

30 Ranged Damage 5
(Average)
15
(Very Fast)
2 Yes Sand BlockEbonsand BlockPearlsand Block 10 x Antlion Mandible
1 x Illegal Gun Parts
5 x Gem3
64 SilverCoin Small Crafted at a Furnace
Uzi

Uzi

30 Ranged Damage 3.5
(Average)
9
(Very Fast)
7 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 1 GoldCoin Small Drops from Angry Trapper
Chain Gun

Item 1929o

31 Ranged Damage 1.5
(Very Weak)
3 (Insanely fast) 8 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 5 GoldCoin Small Drops from Santa-NK1
Piranha Gun

Piranha Gun

32 Ranged Damage 1
(Extremely Weak)
29 (Average) 8 No None None 5 GoldCoin Small50 SilverCoin Small Found in Jungle Chest
S.D.M.G.

Item 1553(0)

35 Ranged Damage 2.5
(Very Weak)
6
(Insanely Fast)
8 Yes Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 15 GoldCoin Small Only obtainable through Inventory editors
Venus Magnum

Venus Magnum

36 Ranged Damage 5.5
(Average)
8
(Insanely Fast)
7 No Terraria Musket Ball.Terraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 15 GoldCoin Small Drops from Plantera
Stynger

Stynger

43 Ranged Damage 5
(Strong)
21 (Fast) 7 Yes Stynger Bolt None 7 GoldCoin Small

Drops from Golem

Proximity Mine Launcher

Proximity Mine Launcher

45 Ranged Damage 4
(Weak)
29 (Average) 8 Yes Rocket iRocket iiRocket iiiRocket iv None 7 GoldCoin Small Purchased from Cyborg
35 GoldCoin Small
Candy Corn Rifle

Candy Corn Rifle

44 Ranged Damage 2
(Very Weak)
8
(Insanely Fast)
8 Yes Candy Corn None 15 GoldCoin Small Drops from Pumpking
Rocket Launcher

Rocket Launcher

50 Ranged Damage 4
(Weak)
29 (Average) 8 No Rocket iRocket iiRocket iiiRocket iv None 2 GoldCoin Small Drops from Tactical Skeleton and Skeleton Commando in Dungeon
Grenade Launcher

Grenade Launcher

55 Ranged Damage 4
(Weak)
29 (Average) 8 Yes Rocket iRocket iiRocket iiiRocket iv None 2 GoldCoin Small Drops from Plantera
Star Cannon

Item 197o

55 Ranged Damage 0
(None)
11
(Very Fast)
2 Yes Terraria Fallen Star New Minishark
20 x Meteorite bar
5 x Terraria Fallen Star
64 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil
Jack 'O Lantern Launcher

Jack 'O Lantern Launcher

64 Ranged Damage 4
(Average)
29 (Average) 8 Yes Explosive Jack 'O Lantern(0) None 15 GoldCoin Small Drops from Pumpking
Snowman Cannon

Item 1946o

67 Ranged Damage 4
(Weak)
14(Very Fast) 8 Yes Rocket iRocket iiRocket iiiRocket iv None 20 GoldCoin Small

Drops from
Ice Queen

Sniper Rifle

Item 1254(0)

125 Ranged Damage 8
(Very Strong)
59(Snail) 8 No Terraria Musket BallTerraria Silver bulletTerraria Meteor shotTerraria Crystal BulletHigh Velocity BulletParty BulletNano BulletExploding BulletGolden BulletCursed BulletIchor BulletVenom BulletChlorophyte bullet None 2 GoldCoin Small Drops from  Skeleton Sniper
Coin Gun

Item 905(0)


CopperCoin Small = 25
SilverCoin Small = 50
GoldCoin Small = 100
PlatinumCoin Small = 200
2
(Very Weak)
7
(Insanely Fast)
6 No CopperCoin Small SilverCoin Small
GoldCoin Small PlatinumCoin Small
None 6 GoldCoin Small

Dropped by Pirate Captain and Pirate Deadeye

Gatligator

Gatligator

21 Ranged Damage 1 (Extremely Weak) 3 (Insanely Fast) 4 Yes None No Value Bought From Travelling Merchant

It is worth noting, although some weapons have the word "gun" in them (i.e. Space GunBee GunRainbow Gun), they are not technically guns as they deal magic damage and are labeled as Spells regardless.

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