Space Gun

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

The Space Gun is a magic weapon which autofires quick green-colored lasers. 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.

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.



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


  • 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 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 at 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 its piercing abilities. This allows it to deal damage to both the hands and possibly the head simultaneously.
  • With Meteor Armor, the Space Gun does not take mana to cast. This can be utilized to buy time for mana to regenerate.


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

See also


  • 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.