Scrap Cannon

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Scrap Cannon

A battery-powered makeshift weapon that fires metal shrapnels. Wildly inaccurate, but not too picky when it comes to ammo – any piece of unprocessed iron or steel will do.
Quality Bonuses +10% Affliction Strength
Attack Speed 0.33
Ammunition Iron
Steel Bar
Ammo Capacity 8
Ammo Max Stack 8
Power Supply Battery Cell (8 Shots)
Fulgurium Battery Cell (16 Shots)
Power Supply Capacity 1
Skill Requirements
Skill Requirements
Weapons: 25
Handicap Spread +3 (1 → 4)
Talent: Iron Storm
Skill: Mechanical: 65
Deconstructor Yield
Reputation Requirement
Base Price 640 mk
OutpostOutpost Buy Sell
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ColonyColony 800 mk 240 mk
Research OutpostResearch N/A 240 mk
Military OutpostMilitary 576 mk 172 mk
Mining OutpostMining N/A 240 mk
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Engineer MerchantEngineer Merchant N/A 192 mk
Armory MerchantArmory Merchant N/A 172 mk
Children of The HonkmotherClown Merchant N/A 192 mk
The Church of HuskHusk Merchant N/A 192 mk
Identifier scrapcannon
Categories Weapon
Tags mediumitem, weapon, gun, mountableweapon

The Scrap Cannon is a Handheld Ranged Weapon in Barotrauma.


The Scrap Cannon is a two-handed medium-range large weapon capable of shooting out metal shrapnels. It fires 16 shrapnels randomly spread in a 25° arc, this spread makes it effective only at very close ranges. Its ammunition is cheap and very effective at killing unarmored targets, although it is worthless against anything armored. The total damage from all pellets is usually enough to outright kill, or at least finish off with the bleeding any small Creature Europa has to offer with just one shot.

It can be crafted by a Mechanic with the Iron Storm talent, or it can be bought from Separatist Military Outposts and Colonies if the player has at least 70 reputation with the Jovian Separatists.


The Scrap Cannon is held with both hands and must be loaded with a Iron, Scrap or Steel Bars to be used. As with all weapons and tools, using it is done by holding the Right Mouse Right-click to take aim, then by Left Mouse Left-clicking to shoot/use.

  • It has a single slot for ammunition which can fit up to 8 materials.
  • Scrap Cannons require power to function, a single Battery Cell provides enough power for 8 shots, and a Fulgurium Battery Cell for 16 shots.
  • Due to the Scrap Cannon's size, it cannot be carried in the hotbar. It can only be held in both hands, or in the Gear slot, which hangs it from the character's back.
  • Due to its huge spread, the effective range is even shorter than that of any variety of shotgun.
  • Unlike most two-handed weapons, it doesn't have a Flashlight slot.

Damage Values

ItemShots Afflictions Armor PenetrationStructure Damage Explosion Range

 Lacerations (48)*
 (16 projectiles x 3)
 Bleeding (96)*
 (16 projectiles x 6)
 Stun (1.6)*
 (16 projectiles x 0.1)
Impact: 16

 Lacerations (48)*
 (16 projectiles x 3)
 Lacerations (48)* (50% chance)
 (16 projectiles x 3)
 Bleeding (96)*
 (16 projectiles x 6)
 Bleeding (96)* (50% chance)
 (16 projectiles x 6)
 Stun (1.6)*
 (16 projectiles x 0.1)
Impact: 32

Steel Bar
 Lacerations (96)*
 (16 projectiles x 6)
 Bleeding (96)*
 (16 projectiles x 6)
 Stun (1.6)*
 (16 projectiles x 0.1)
Impact: 32

Related Talents

Talent Tree Description

Iron Storm
ID: ironstorm
Spec. 4
Tier 1 and Tier 2 submarines can be upgraded as if Tier 3.

Unlock recipe: Scrap Cannon.


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