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Type: Semiautomatic
Quality: C Quality Item.png
Magazine Size: 6
Max Ammo: 150
Reload Time: 1.2s
DPS: 28.3
Damage: 3.5x6 (21)
Fire Rate: 0.65
Shot Speed: 23
Range: 15
Force: 10
Spread: 10
Sell Creep Price: 21 Money.png
Ammonomicon Entry
Axes Of Evil
Reload for momentary safety.

A misbegotten attempt to combine melee and ranged combat, the axe portion of this gun is mostly worthless. Reloading it involves swinging the blade around wildly, which might protect you from a stray bullet.

Huntsman is a gun that fires shotgun blasts of 6 bullets. Reloading swings the axe, destroying bullets and knocking back enemies in a short range. Curse is increased by 1 while this gun is held.


  • Synergy.png Insight - If the player also has Trick Gun, a creature that resembles the Interdimensional Horror appears at entrances to secret rooms, revealing their location.
  • Synergy.png Iron Stance - If the player also has Heavy Boots, the gun's damage and knockback are increased by 20%, its shot speed is increased by 50%, and its reload time is decreased by 20%.
  • Synergy.png Lumberjacked - If the player also has Mahoguny, the damage of both guns is increased by 25%.
  • Synergy.png The Red Hood - If the player also has Wolf, when Huntsman is held, Wolf's attacks will significantly weaken enemies.


  • Peculiarly, the Huntsman is a part of the FULLAUTO gun class despite not being remotely fully automatic. This is likely a mistake with the gun's classification.
    • Because the Huntsman is not SHOTGUN type despite being a shotgun, it does not benefit from the Synergy.png Shotgun Affinity synergy.


  • The fact that the weapon increases Curse while being carried stems from the Gungeon rejecting non-bullet based weapons.
  • Executioners wield this weapon.
  • The Huntsman appears to be a Regular Shotgun with an axe blade attached to the underside of the barrel. Statistically, The Huntsman is weaker overall, with a slightly worse magazine size, damage, and fire rate.
  • The Huntsman is a reference to the game Bloodborne where there is a transforming weapon called "Hunter Axe". This is further supported by the fact that the Huntsman has a synergy with the Trick Gun (another item with multiple Bloodborne references) called Synergy.png Insight refers to the key item in Bloodborne that allows hunters to perceive the "Great Ones" who are the primary antagonists of the game.
  • The Huntsman may also be a reference to the web-series RWBY, which also sees charaters known as Huntsmen fight using transforming weapons; oftentimes a melee weapon that doubles as a gun. This is further supported by the fact that the Huntsman features the Synergy.png The Red Hood synergy, which could be alluding to the main protagonist of RWBY, Ruby Rose, having a design reminiscent of and inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
    • The Huntsman gun in particular resembles Blowhard, an axe and blunderbuss wielded by Peter Port.
  • The tagline "Axes Of Evil" is a play on words in reference to a speech by George W. Bush where he referred to foreign governments allegedly aiding terrorists as belonging to an Axis of Evil.
    • "Axes of Evil" may also reference a song of the same name by Canadian heavy-metal band 3 Inches of Blood.
  • The Huntsman may be a reference to Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", which has a running gag and later an actual weapon made from a shotgun and an axe.
  • The Synergy.png The Red Hood synergy is an allusion to the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," where a young girl who has never been taught not to talk to strangers is eaten by a wolf and is rescued by a lumberjack (or a hunter in some versions).


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