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MegaShark Versus Star Cannon

lelow

Terrarian
ok so i know that the main issue with star cannon is the ammo but lets say i had infinite would it be a viable option im assuming it would but idk
 

Parasy

Brain of Cthulhu
Remember, ammo conservation effects like the Ammo Box and Ammo Reservation Potion work on the Star Cannon.
Base damage wise, you're doing more damage with the Star Cannon : however, the Megashark adds bullets to its damage, and even Musket Balls will put its damage output above the Star Cannon. With things like Crystal Bullets, it's not even close. The main thing you're getting from the Star Cannon is infinite piercing, so you can use it to kill the Destroyer and get the Megashark in the first place.
However, by the time you've got a Megashark, you can use 12 Hallowed Bars to upgrade your Star Cannon into a Super Star Shooter. It then proceeds to do 15 extra damage per shot and shoot one extra projectile on hit, putting it above even Crystal Bullets. Since it doesn't take resources away from a Megashark craft, you can switch with the Megashark at will - using the Megashark in low threat situations, against single targets and to apply ichor/cursed flames to a boss, and the Super Star Shooter against bosses and when you need piercing damage or burst damage.
 

lelow

Terrarian
Remember, ammo conservation effects like the Ammo Box and Ammo Reservation Potion work on the Star Cannon.
Base damage wise, you're doing more damage with the Star Cannon : however, the Megashark adds bullets to its damage, and even Musket Balls will put its damage output above the Star Cannon. With things like Crystal Bullets, it's not even close. The main thing you're getting from the Star Cannon is infinite piercing, so you can use it to kill the Destroyer and get the Megashark in the first place.
However, by the time you've got a Megashark, you can use 12 Hallowed Bars to upgrade your Star Cannon into a Super Star Shooter. It then proceeds to do 15 extra damage per shot and shoot one extra projectile on hit, putting it above even Crystal Bullets. Since it doesn't take resources away from a Megashark craft, you can switch with the Megashark at will - using the Megashark in low threat situations, against single targets and to apply ichor/cursed flames to a boss, and the Super Star Shooter against bosses and when you need piercing damage or burst damage.
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Jzboy

Skeletron
Pros for star cannon: Star cannon is better by a long shot: It does more than double the damage, still has high speed, it can pierce through enemies, and still upgrade able to the super star shooter, which is comparable to sdmg damage wise. Also star cannon is craftable in pre hardmode

Pros for MegaShark: Mega shark ammo is ez to get and is has higher firerate, (use time 7 (insanely fast) star cannon use time 12 (very fast)) Mega shark is also easier to craft because shark fins are farmable, soul of might right after u kill destroyer (haha , wing bow with star arrows go brr, even after its nerf) Minishark with illigall gun parts is a little expensive. still easier to get than metiorite. .

Cons for Star cannon: annoying to craft and get star ammo, might get nerfed again, and upgradable version is only ez to get on pc (travling merchant sucked for me on mobile) Also critical hits are impossible with star cannon, there is no knockback at all either.

Cons for mega shark: Lower stats in general than Star cannon, except for speed and knockback, destroyer difficulty is viable depending on the mode u are on, cannon pierce unlike star cannon, storm bow might be a better choice overall. More expensive reforges too. Crafting it costs 55 gold, which is a lot. for early hm
 
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