|Use Time||44 (Very Slow)|
|Quality||Tier 4 (Red)|
|Tooltip||Fires a spread of bullets|
|Purchase From|| Arms Dealer|
|This item cannot be crafted.|
It is particularly effective when fighting bosses, large enemies or close-quarters combat with multiple enemies, such as during a Blood Moon or a Goblin Invasion, but due to its low rate of fire and low accuracy at medium range, it will seem almost completely useless against flying or teleporting enemies (e.g. Bats & Chaos Elementals). Crystal Bullets can double the Shotgun's overall effectiveness, as they emit multiple additional shards upon hitting a surface or enemy. Using Chlorophyte Bullets can prove even more effective at taking down small targets, as the targeting bullets all impact the enemy at the same time, dealing massive damage.
Special ammunition should generally always be used for the Shotgun, since normal bullets will render it nearly useless against all Hardmode enemies, except if used at point blank range. The Shotgun should, however, not be used with Meteor Shot due to a glitch that causes only the first shot landed on a given enemy to deal damage (as is the case with the Clockwork Assault Rifle), rendering the Shotgun less effective than a Musket when loaded with piercing ammo.
- Added to the game.