Boom Stick

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Last updated for version v0.15.13.0
The current game version is v0.17.15.0

Boom Stick
Boom Stick.png
Inventory icon.

Boom Stick sprite.png
Barrels of fun.
Type Weapon, Medium Item
Ammunition Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shell
Explosive Slug.png Explosive Slug
Ammo Cost 36-50 Marks
Ammo Capacity 2
Skill Requirements
Weapons 60
Handicap Spread/Inaccuracy of the
weapon is multiplied by 10.
Constructible? No
Deconstructor Yield
OutpostOutpost Sell
Habitation OutpostHabitation 744 mk
ColonyColony 744 mk
Research OutpostResearch 744 mk
Military OutpostMilitary 744 mk
Mining OutpostMining 744 mk

The Boom Stick is a unique variant of the Riot Shotgun.png 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.png 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 Affliction Gunshot Wound.png Gunshot Wounds, Affliction Bleeding.png Bleeding and a brief Affliction Stun.png Stun. It can also fire Explosive Slug.png 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 Shell.png Shotgun Shells or Explosive Slug.png Explosive Slugs to be used. As with all weapons and tools, using it is done by holding the Right Right-click to take aim, then by Left Left-clicking to shoot/use.

Damage Values

Item Shots Afflictions Armor Penetration Structure Damage Explosion Range
Explosive Slug.png
Explosive Slug
Affliction Gunshot Wound.png Gunshot Wound (25)*
Affliction Bleeding.png Bleeding (10)*
Affliction Stun.png Stun (0.8s)*
Affliction Deep Tissue Injury.png Deep Tissue Injury (17.5)*
Affliction Burn.png Burn (32.5)*
0% Impact: 20
Explosion: 40
0.7 meters
Shotgun Shell.png
Shotgun Shell
Affliction Gunshot Wound.png Gunshot Wound (64)* (8x8)
Affliction Bleeding.png Bleeding (48)* (8x6)
Affliction Stun.png Stun (1.6s)* (8x0.2)
0% 8 (8x1) .

Related Talents

Talent Tier Description
Talent Enforcer.png
Security Officer Job Icon.pngSecurity Officer
Warden Tier 1
Unlock recipe: Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shell.
Gain an additional 25% Maximum Health.
Talent Munitions Expertise.png
Munitions Expertise
Security Officer Job Icon.pngSecurity Officer
Warden Tier 2
Unlock recipe: Explosive Slug.png 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.


  • 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.

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