Waterpipe Shotgun

The Waterpipe Shotgun is a low-tier gun that deals a decent amount of damage from close range. Can be loaded with the 12 Gauge Slug to deal less damage but shoot further. It is an early game weapon of choice for many and is often paired with a bow.

Damage 180
Rate of Fire 13 RPM
Aim Cone
Capacity 1
Reload 4.5 sec
Draw 2.4 sec
Waterpipe Shotgun
  1. Loot
  2. Craft
  3. Blueprint
  4. Events
  5. Repair
  6. Recycle
  7. Mods
  8. Damage
  9. Skins
  10. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Crate 25–75 % 1 1 %
Sunken Chest 25–75 % 1 1 %
Underwater Lab Blue Crate 25–75 % 1 1 %
Elite Tier Crate 25–75 % 1 2 %
Wagon Crate 25–75 % 1 1 %
Tunnel Dweller 100 % 1 0.2 %
Patrol Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Oil Rig Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Underwater Dweller 100 % 1 0.2 %
Excavator Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Arctic Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Military Base Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Heavy Scientist 100 % 1 2 %
Cargo Ship Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
Waterpipe Shotgun Blueprint Waterpipe Shotgun Blueprint Wood×150Metal Fragments×75 7–30 sec Workbench Level 1I
Tool Requirements Scrap Total
Research Table Research Table Waterpipe ShotgunScrap×75>Waterpipe Shotgun Blueprint 75
Workbench Level 1 Workbench Level 1 Salvaged Hammer BlueprintPickaxe BlueprintSalvaged Sword BlueprintCompound Bow BlueprintMace BlueprintSalvaged Cleaver BlueprintScrap×75>Waterpipe Shotgun Blueprint 470
Can be found in Condition Amount Chance
SUPER Stocking SUPER Stocking 100 % 1–2 3 %
Medium Present Medium Present 100 % 1 11 %
Tool Max Repair Cost Condition Loss BP Required
Repair Bench Repair Bench Wood×30Metal Fragments×15 20% Yes
Recycler Yield
Recycler Waterpipe Shotgun>Wood×75Metal Fragments×38
Modifications Damage Rate of Fire Aim Cone Hip Aim Cone Velocity Recoil Aim Sway Capacity
16x Zoom Scope 16x Zoom Scope - - - - - +50 % - -
Weapon flashlight Weapon flashlight - - - - - - - -
Holosight Holosight - - -20 % - - - - -
Weapon Lasersight Weapon Lasersight - - -20 % -50 % - - -90 % -
Simple Handmade Sight Simple Handmade Sight - - - - - - - -
8x Zoom Scope 8x Zoom Scope - - - - - +50 % - -
Ammunition Damage DPS Headshot Aim Cone Velocity
Handmade Shell Handmade Shell 180 40 ×1.25 13° 100
12 Gauge Buckshot 12 Gauge Buckshot 210 47 ×1.25 13° 225
12 Gauge Incendiary Shell 12 Gauge Incendiary Shell 150 33 ×1 13° 100
12 Gauge Slug 12 Gauge Slug 80 18 ×2 225

HEX 131 pts. 5 years ago

Can one-shot scientists in the head with a slug.

N3xT[contributor] 346 pts. 4 years ago

The waterpipe shotgun is often used in "all or nothing" situations, since people don't care about risking it due to its cheap cost.. a good option to quickly try taking someone outside your base that has just killed you and taken your stuff (without risking another kit), and at the same time pretend you have mostly low tier gear in your base.
Also a weapon of choice for doorcampers, besides the DB. For doorcamping, unlike with the DB, the best strategy is to wait at the corner of the door (or a wall), have them exit their base and close the door, to then roll up behind them and shoot them in the back. The reason being is that the shot might be survivable, if they are standing far enough inside the base when opening the front door (who stands on the ledge while exiting?), and with a waterpipe you got really limited range and just a single shot, so they can easily close the door on you.
It is also often used as a troll or griefing weapon, again, due to its low cost. E.g killing people at outpost and similar acts..

Scaraboid 163 pts. year ago

more or less an upgraded eoka pistol, longer reload times, more building cost and requiring a t1 workbench as well as its blueprint, the waterpipe shotgun has a range of disadvantages towards the eoka pistol, however all of these are oversighted due to the waterpipe shotgun's reliability (not having to hope your gun will go off) and accuracy (aiming and spread) thus making it in my opinion, the better gun all around

Scaraboid 163 pts. year ago

can take the place of a crossbow in your kit when loaded with slugs and will perform better than a crossbow. A great kit to roam with is riot helmet, bandana, jacket, longsleeve shirt/hoodie, pants, hide boots and leg armor. have a waterpipe or db with slugs as battle opener and a revy or nailgun as finisher, same protection as an arctic suit while sticking out less and being way cheaper to craft.

Scaraboid 163 pts. year ago

Still my favorite weapon. Something I learned recently is that you can hold it in your hands and have an extra eoka in your hotbar so if the first shot doesn't kill, you can pull out the eoka for a nice kill. Like a cheaper DB, costing 105 metal, 225 wood and no pipes. And if the eoka goes off on the first strike it is actually roughly the same speed as the double barrel shotgun.

ERKEK2000 36 pts. year ago

Just use Double Barrel Shotgun. It is better in every aspect.

Skitter 84 pts. 10 months ago

Can be used with Slugs to create a surprisingly nasty mid-long range weapon. A skilled pipe sniper can punch well above their weight class in a gunfight, and the ease of obtaining such a cheap marksman's weapon combined with it's potential has given it the nickname of "Bootleg Bolty".

Scaraboid 163 pts. 7 months ago

since the slug has been neutered more or less, I stopped using slugs in this gun. Still use it alongside an eoka pistol with handmade or buck for a deadly and cheap combo

ArthianRevenant 69 pts. 6 years ago

Since waterpipes are fairly cheap, having 2 in your hotbar can act as a double bar if you don't have one. This is good for fast combat.
Identifier -1367281941
Stack Size ×1
Despawn time 20 min