|Compressed Air Tank|
|Sell Creep Price:||41|
|Unlock Method:||Reward from hunting quests.|
|You Know My Work|
|Shoots sharks. Really.
This gun, a Calx original, fires homing sharks. This would never function under normal circumstances, but the Gungeon respects the pure audacity of its existence.
Compressed Air Tank is a gun that fires sharks that swim around the room, seeking enemies and biting them, dealing a large amount of damage. Water is created wherever the sharks have been.
- Smile, you son of a... - If the player has M1, Compressed Air Tank's sharks will explode upon biting an enemy. These explosions will hurt the player.
- Despite the shot being chargeable, the shark will fire even if the trigger is tapped.
- The shark fins will deal contact damage, like other wandering bullets.
- Battery Bullets can be extremely effective with this gun, as the water its projectiles leave behind will be electrocuted.
- If a Bloodbulon is hit with the shark, it will not die immediately, and upon dying, it will not release bullets.
- Pinheads and Nitra will not explode when killed by a shark.
- Blobulons, Poisbulons and King Bullats will split when killed by a shark.
- Firing sharks over the lava in the Forge will permanently make it so the player cannot be burned by it, even once the water goes away.
- If used with Backup Gun, two sharks will be fired at once, and will independently home in on targets.
- The sharks will not cross pits, unless battling a boss that includes a pit in their arena, such as Gatling Gull, Fuselier, Agunim, or the High Dragun.
- Works especially well with Snowballets, since the sharks' tendency to wander feeds into the effect of the Snowballets.
- Although this gun fires water, it cannot be used to get the item from the Black Market.
- This weapon and its unique ability are a reference to the 1975 movie Jaws. It also makes a brief sound resembling the Jaws theme whenever it fires. It could also be a reference to the Sharknado movie series because of the reference to "pure audacity of its existence".
- This weapon behaviour is similar to the Land Shark Gun from the game Armed and Dangerous.
- This weapon appears in the prequel comic.
- The "Smile you son of a..." synergy is a reference to Martin Brody's final line in Jaws before killing the shark. Brody wields a M1 and shoots an air tank in its mouth.
- This weapon could also be a reference to the Dungeons & Dragons "Bulette" (sic) monster, which is also called a "landshark" and shares its shark-like nature with the weapon's projectiles.
- Interestingly, the shark projectiles have two separate damage animations. One is as shown in the gif below, where the shark pops up to devour the enemy whole, while the other is used when the enemy is not killed by the shot. This secondary animation takes the form of two disembodied jaws clamping down on the target before disappearing.