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The Handgun in Terraria is one of 11 guns in the game to be named after a real-world weapon along with others such as the Uzi, Shotgun, Revolver, and Musket. The weapon is considered more effective than the Flintlock, and can be used to craft a more powerful weapon: the Phoenix Blaster.

Obtaining the Handgun


To find the handgun, you must search the Dungeon. Within the Dungeon, there are usually 1-2 Handguns to be found. They can usually be found in a Locked Gold Chest. Gold Chests can be unlocked using a Golden Key and may contain many unique items alongside a Handgun. Golden Keys can be found in various places:

  • Inside regular chests in the Dungeon
  • Killing a Dungeon Slime (100% chance)
  • After breaking a regular Pot in the Dungeon (1/40 chance)
  • Killing Angry Bones/Cursed Skull/Dragon Skull/Dark Caster in the Dungeon (1/65 chance)

Once you have used the Golden Key to open the Locked Gold Chest, the key is used up and another must be found to unlock the next Gold Chest.

Related: Terraria Master Mode Summoner Build Guide | Weapons, Armor, Potions

The Phoenix Blaster

Once obtained, the Handgun can be crafted into a Phoenix Blaster, which deals +7 damage and +3 velocity compared to the Handgun. All that is needed is the Handgun and 10 Hellstone Bars, combined at an Iron or Lead Anvil crafting station.

Happy exploring!

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