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  • Megashark item spriteold Megashark item sprite
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Uses ammoBullets
Damage25 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 23 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Ranged)
Knockback1 (Extremely weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time7 (Insanely fast)
Tooltip50% chance to save ammo
'Minishark's older brother'
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell7 GC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
6 GC (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Research1 required
The Megashark firing Musket Balls.

The Megashark is a Hardmode gun that fires bullets. It is a stronger version of the Minishark and is one of the strongest pre-Plantera guns in the game. It has one of the lowest use times of all weapons at 7 and has a 50% chance not to consume ammo.

Its best modifier is Unreal.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
MegasharkMegasharkMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil


  • The Megashark's fast use time and good damage makes it a good option against mechanical bosses, if the Destroyer is fought the first, and even Plantera.
  • Compared to the Gatligator and the Uzi, the Megashark is the gun with the highest accuracy, lowest use time, and is the easiest to obtain. The Gatligator is very fast as well but has low accuracy and can be rare at times, and the Uzi has high velocity bullets and a good amount of damage, but is slower and much rarer. That said, both the Gatligator and the Uzi can be obtained before defeating The Destroyer (Megashark requires 20 Souls of Might, whereas Gatligator can be bought and Uzi drops from Angry Trapper), which can be seen as a point in their favor.
Aspect Megashark Uzi Gatligator
Base damage 25 30 21
Knockback 1 (Extremely weak) 3.5 (Weak) 1.5 (Extremely weak)
Critical strike chance 4% 4% 4%
Use time 7 (Insanely fast) 9 (Very fast) 7 (Insanely fast)
Velocity 10 13 8
Chance not to consume ammo 50% 0% 50%
Base DPS[1] (with Musket Balls) 274 247 240
  • Paired with a Golden Shower, the Megashark is a powerful weapon that can last all the way up to the Martian Madness(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).


  • The Minishark has the same sell value as the Megashark, despite being weaker and an ingredient in its crafting recipe.
  • The S.D.M.G.(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is a direct upgrade to the Megashark, though unlike the Megashark, it is an exclusive drop.
  • When firing straight down, one can see that the bullets appear just above the barrel, near the fins.
  • (3DS version) Since Lepus has a 1% chance to drop 3 Souls of Might, it is possible to obtain the crafting ingredients for the Megashark pre-Hardmode. However, it will still require a Hardmode Anvil to craft.



  1. Note that DPS is rarely considered a suitable stat for comparison due to being affected by numerous variable, thus unreliable factors.