Paintball Gun

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Paintball Gun
  • Paintball Gun item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage12 (Ranged)
Knockback1.25 (Extremely weak)
Critical chance11%
Use time24 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell50 SC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Paintball
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master

The Paintball Gun is a pre-Hardmode ranged weapon that fires a three-shot burst of slow-moving, arcing multicolored projectiles which consume no mana or ammunition, dissipating upon contact with an enemy or surface. The Paintball Gun has a 1/10 (10%) chance of being dropped by the Painter.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


The Paintball Gun being used on Skeletons.


  • Though it is somewhat inaccurate at longer ranges, the respectable damage output, increased critical strike chance, and lack of needing ammunition or mana make the Paintball Gun a potent and reliable early-game weapon.
  • It is comparable to the Minishark since it has an effective use time of 8 (3 shots per one use). While its base damage of 12 is lower than 13 of Minishark+Musket Ball, it has a higher critical chance and is affected more by the weapon modifier. Megashark is more accurate on longer ranges and autofires, while Paintball Gun has the benefit of consuming no ammunition.
    • Like the Minishark, its performance significantly drops against enemies with high defense. Armor penetration(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), e.g. via the Shark Tooth Necklace, can help alleviating this shortcoming.