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The Musket is usually the first Gun obtainable by the player in a Corruption world. It uses regular bullets for ammo. While guns such as the Flintlock Pistol and Minishark may do more damage per second, they use considerably more bullets, so using the Musket is advised until ammunition can be more reliably obtained.

Muskets are only found by smashing Shadow Orbs, which will also yield between 25 and 50 Musket Balls. The first smashed Shadow Orb in a world will always produce a Musket. Finding the Musket is usually the easiest way to spawn the Arms Dealer.

In spite of its slow speed, the Musket is a fairly powerful weapon. The high damage means that it can kill many weaker enemies in 2-3 shots, making it more ammo-efficient than most other early and mid-game guns. The Musket is not useful in crowd control settings, as the weapon would not fire quickly enough to keep multiple enemies at bay. It also emits light while shooting. For such pre-hardmode weapon, it's damage per shot is the most outstanding feature, though it's only recommend to deal with few minor enemies because it shoots slowly.

Crimson Counterpart: The Undertaker.

Update Info


  • Damage increased from 25 to 31.


  • Damage increased from 23 to 25.


  • Damage increased from 20 to 23.


  • Damage increased from 14 to 20.

PC release

  • Added to the game.