Boom Stick

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Last updated for version: 0.10.6.2
Current game version: 0.13.3.11


Boom Stick
Boom Stick.png


Inventory icon.

Boom Stick sprite.png
Barrels of fun.

Stats
Type Weapon
Ammunition Shotgun Shell.pngShotgun Shell
Ammo Cost 30-50 Marks
Ammo Capacity 2
Skill Requirements
Weapons 60
Handicap Spread/Inaccuracy of the weapon is multiplied by 10.
Crafting
Constructible? No
Deconstructing Time 10
Deconstructor Materials Steel Bar.pngSteel Bar

Titanium-Aluminum Alloy.pngTitanium-Aluminium Alloy

Store
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.pngRiot Shotgun, which differs from the latter by having a much faster pump-action, quadrupled knockback, but lower magazine size.

Function

The Boom Stick is a short range weapon which fires eight pellets from a single Shotgun Shell.pngShotgun 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.pngGunshot Wounds, Affliction Bleeding.pngBleeding and a brief Affliction Stun.pngStun. 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.
However, 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.

Usage

The Boom Stick is held with both hands and must be loaded with Shotgun Shell.pngShotgun Shells 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
Afflictions
Structure Damage
Projectile Speed
Is Sticky?
Is Fragile?
Price
Raw materials
Shotgun Shell.png
Shotgun Shell
Affliction Bleeding.pngBleeding 6 (x8)

Affliction Gunshot Wound.pngGunshot Wound 8 (x8)

Affliction Stun.pngStun 0.2s (x8)

0.5
Instant
False
True
30-50 mk
Plastic.pngPlastic

Gallery

Audio

The Boom Stick uses the same audio files as the Riot Shotgun.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The weapon also made an appearance in the game Terraria as a gun known as Boomstick.
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