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Uses ammoBullets
Damage14 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 12 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Ranged)
Knockback5.75 (Average) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 5.5 (Average) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Critical chance4%
Use time40 (Very slow) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 42 (Very slow) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Velocity5.35 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 5.25 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
TooltipFires a spread of bullets
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell2 GC
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Bramble CrateBramble CrateBramble Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)119*19/100 (19%)
Ivy ChestIvy ChestIvy Chest121.72*21.72%
Jungle CrateJungle CrateJungle Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)119*19/100 (19%)
The Boomstick firing Musket Balls to attack Target Dummies.

The Boomstick is a pre-Hardmode gun. It can occasionally be found in Ivy Chests (22.5% chance) in the Underground Jungle, and also in Jungle Crates(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) (16.67% chance). It fires a spread of (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 3-4 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 3 bullets per shot, but only consumes one ammo.

The Boomstick has a stronger and less accurate pre-Hardmode upgrade, the Quad-Barrel Shotgun(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), and a Hardmode upgrade, the Shotgun.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • Due to the spread of the shots and the slow weapon speed, the Boomstick loses efficiency at long range. It is highly effective at close range, and hitting an enemy with all shots can deal enough damage to easily kill most pre-Hardmode enemies in Classic Mode.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Against single targets, it is inadvisable to use this weapon with piercing ammo like Meteor Shots. The bullets' piercing damage will cause the target to become invulnerable for a few frames, which means only one bullet will hit.
  • This weapon has a chance to drop from Jungle Crates found via fishing in the Jungle. By setting up an outpost viable for fishing there, the player can gain a great advantage without the need to defeat bosses or venture into deadly biomes.
  • This gun is strong enough to last through almost all of pre-Hardmode.


  • The term boomstick is a reference to the 1992 American dark fantasy comedy movie Army of Darkness from the Evil Dead horror movie franchise, in which the protagonist, Ash, refers to his shotgun as a boomstick. The word has since become a common name for shotguns, particularly short-barreled, or "sawed-off" double-barreled shotguns, which this appears to be.
  • The Boomstick bears a slight resemblance visually to the real-world gun Remington M1889.


  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 12 to 14.
    • Knockback increased from 5.5 to 5.75.
    • Use time decreased from 42 to 40.
    • Velocity increased from 5.25 to 5.35.
    • Can now also be found inside Jungle Crates.
    • Now fires three to four bullets instead of always three.