Space Gun

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Space Gun
  • Space Gun item spriteold Space Gun item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage17 (Magic)
Knockback0.75 (Extremely weak)
Mana6 (0 with Meteor armor)
Critical chance4%
Use time17 (Very fast)
Velocity30 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell40 SC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Green Laser
    Green Laser
The Space Gun in action.

The Space Gun is a pre-Hardmode magic weapon which autofires quick green-colored lasers that can piece two enemies before dissipating. Its projectile velocity is as fast as the Megashark. Each laser can hit up to three enemies and emits moderate light as it moves. If a full set of Meteor armor is equipped, the Space Gun costs no mana to use.

It is crafted by combining 20 Meteorite Bars (60 Meteorite) at an Anvil. A full set of Meteor armor and the Space Gun cost a total of 65 Meteorite Bars to craft (195 Meteorite).

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Crafting

Recipes

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Nintendo 3DS version only:
Space GunSpace Gun
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Space GunSpace Gun
Old-gen console version only:
Space GunSpace Gun

Tips

  • The Space Gun can pierce two enemies at a time, which makes it quite useful in the pre-Hardmode Dungeon because of the large quantity of grouped enemies found there.
  • Its usefulness soon diminishes after reaching Hardmode, as most enemies are too tough to the extent that it becomes ineffective.
  • The Furious, Taboo, Intense, Ignorant, and Inept modifiers will not have any negative effects on mana while the set bonus of Meteor armor is in effect.
  • The Space Gun is highly useful for defeating the Wall of Flesh as the lasers can penetrate through The Hungry and have a much better chance of hitting the eyes or mouth. This, paired with Meteor armor, can be one of the easiest ways to defeat it.
  • With a full set of Meteor armor, the Space Gun can be used as a decent weapon against Skeletron due to its good damage, attack rate, and piercing abilities. This allows it to deal damage to both the hands and possibly the head simultaneously.
  • The Space Gun does not use mana while the player is wearing Meteor armor, allowing to buy time for mana to regenerate that may be used for stronger attacks.

Trivia

  • Despite being called a "gun", the Space Gun is a magic weapon.
  • The Space Gun appears to be based on a raygun.

See also

History

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Damage decreased from 19 to 17.
    • Mana cost decreased from 7 to 6.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage increased from 18 to 19.
    • Knockback increased from 0.5 to 0.75.
    • Use time reduced from 18 to 17.
    • Mana to cast reduced from 8 to 7.
  • Desktop 1.1.1: Fixed a bug with the lack of sale price and free reforging.
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Damage increased from 16 to 17.
    • Mana to cast reduced from 9 to 8.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Damage increased from 14 to 16.
    • Penetration ability reduced to only two enemies.
  • Desktop 1.0.3:
    • Damage decreased from 15 to 14.
    • Use time increased from 18 to 19.