The Musket is a gun that can fire Buckshot Balls, Buckshot and Musket Balls. Buckshot is a spread shot that is best for hunting birds and musket balls are best for bigger animals although they can't bring down large animals every time. A buckshot ball is one ball from a buckshot - it is enough to kill a bird but it will merely annoy larger animals. The single buckshot ball is not intended for general use.
Description (From Recipaedia)
To load the musket, open the edit panel (paper icon at the top-right). Then items need to be dragged onto the musket in the following order: Gunpowder, Cotton Wad, and a Musket Ball, Buckshot or a Buckshot Ball.
To shoot the musket, make sure it is selected in your hotbar. Press and hold the screen and a crosshair will show. Hold your finger until a 'click' sound is heard. Then, aim at the target and release your touch, and the gun will fire. This is much the same as using a Crossbow.
You can sneak before selecting the musket from the hotbar. This makes the crosshair move around less vigorously and the shot is therefore more accurate.
- The musket has an unusually low durability, given the rare resources required to craft it.
- Musket balls may not bring down large animals with one shot.
- Bullets can hurt or kill you easily if they ricochet off something hard.
- Musket Balls and Buckshot can explode Gunpowder Kegs and Incendiary Kegs
- Buckshot can kill smaller animals such as wolves in one hit when very close but is not recommended due to the risk of a ricochet.
- Loading gunpowder in a Musket without any bullets will fire a blind shot. This can be used to scare away animals. A message also appears saying; "No bullet, blind shot fired" It makes no difference whether there is a cotton wad in the gun.
- When shot, muskets produce a white smoky particle effect. This can obscure your target, making it difficult to initially see if the shot was a hit.
- Shooting when in water will not trigger anything, but it will use up the Gunpowder, Cotton Wad and the ammunition loaded in.