Riot Shotgun

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Riot Shotgun
Riot Shotgun.png
Inventory icon.

Riot Shotgun sprite.png
A shotgun designed for crowd control.
Type Weapon, Medium Item
Ammunition Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shell
Explosive Slug.png Explosive Slug
Ammo Cost 36-50 Marks
Ammo Capacity 6
Skill Requirements
Weapons 60
Handicap Spread/Inaccuracy of the
weapon is multiplied by 10.
Constructible? No
Deconstructor Yield
OutpostOutpost Buy Sell
Habitation OutpostHabitation N/A 600 mk
ColonyColony 625 mk 500 mk
Research OutpostResearch N/A 500 mk
Military OutpostMilitary 450 mk 360 mk
Mining OutpostMining N/A 500 mk

The Riot Shotgun is a handheld weapon added as part of the Saints and Sinners update.


The Riot Shotgun is a short-range weapon firing eight pellets from a single Shotgun Shell.png Shotgun Shell, which makes it difficult to hit distant targets as they can spread. As for every other firearm, used ammunition cannot be recovered. 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 should be noted that the Riot Shotgun 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.png Boom Stick and Autoshotgun.png Autoshotgun use the same types of ammunition as the riot shotgun. The former can fire two shots in short succession. The latter has a higher fire-rate and ammo-capacity, at the cost of not fitting in standard inventory slots – instead it must be equipped on the Toolbelt-slot, or carried in the character's hands.


The Riot Shotgun 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.



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Ammunition & Explosives