Barrels of fun.
|Type||Weapon, Medium Item|
|Ammunition|| Shotgun Shell|
|Ammo Cost||36-50 Marks|
|Handicap||Spread/Inaccuracy of the|
weapon is multiplied by 10.
The Boom Stick is a unique variant of the Riot Shotgun, which differs from the latter by having a much faster pump-action, quadrupled knockback, but lower magazine size.
The Boom Stick is a short-range weapon which fires eight pellets from a single Shotgun Shell, which make it difficult to hit distant targets as they can spread. Shotgun Shells deal larger amounts of damage at close range, where more pellets may hit, inflicting Gunshot Wounds, Bleeding and a brief Stun. It can also fire Explosive Slugs. As for every other firearm, used ammunition cannot be recovered.
The Boom Stick's pump-action is near-instant at 0.1 second, against 1.5 second for the Riot Shotgun. It has four times the knockback, with 20 against 5 for the Riot Shotgun, and its magazine can only hold 2 Shotgun Shells, against 6 for the Riot Shotgun.
It should be noted that the Boom Stick has a wide spread even for skilled users. Therefore, in the hands of the unskilled, the spread greatly reduces the weapon's utility outside of point-blank range.
The Boom Stick is held with both hands and must be loaded with Shotgun Shells or Explosive Slugs to be used. As with all weapons and tools, using it is done by holding the Right-click to take aim, then by Left-clicking to shoot/use.
|Item||Shots||Afflictions||Armor Penetration||Structure Damage||Explosion Range|
| Gunshot Wound (25)*
Deep Tissue Injury (17.5)*
| Gunshot Wound (64)* (8x8)
Bleeding (48)* (8x6)
Stun (1.6s)* (8x0.2)
Warden Tier 1
|Unlock recipe: Shotgun Shell.|
Gain an additional 25% Maximum Health.
Warden Tier 2
|Unlock recipe: Explosive Slug.|
Gain 125% more Weapons skill from fabricating items.
Whenever you fabricate SMG ammo, shotgun ammo, or stun gun ammo, you have a 50% chance to gain twice as much output.
The Boom Stick uses the same audio files as the Riot Shotgun.
Boom Stick firing 1
Boom Stick firing 2
Boom Stick firing 3
Boom Stick firing 4
Boom Stick reloading 1
Boom Stick reloading 2
Boom Stick reloading 3
- The Boom Stick is a direct reference to the signature shotgun used by Ash Williams, the protagonist of the 1992 American dark fantasy comedy film Army of Darkness from the Evil Dead horror film franchise, where he refers to his twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington as a "boomstick". The term has since become a common name for shotguns, particularly short-barreled, or "sawed-off" double-barreled shotguns, which the Boom Stick appears to be.