What does the Cold 45 do in Enter The Gungeon?
The Cold 45 is a B-rank semiautomatic gun in Enter the Gungeon that can apply a freeze effect on enemies. It has a magazine size of 12 and a max ammo capacity of 350 bullets.
Cold 45 shares three Synergies with three other guns/items in Enter the Gungeon. More on this is in the Synergies section below.
The Cold 45 features mediocre stats for a B-rank gun in Enter the Gungeon. However, dealing high amounts of raw damage is not the Cold 45 bread and butter. Instead, its ability to freeze enemies is what makes it very useful against big enemies around the Gungeon.
Cold 45 shares three Synergies with three other guns/items in Enter the Gungeon – Cold 1896, Ice Accumulation, and Why’s Bullet Crying?
Cold 1896 is a Synergy between the Cold 45 and the Colt 1851. The name Cold 1896 is derived from adding the numbers found on both guns.
Cold 1896 increases the magazine size of both the Cold 45 and the Colt 1851 and allows you to dual-wield both guns.
Ice Accumulation is a Synergy between the Snowballets and the Cold 45. Ice Accumulation increases the Cold 45’s shot size and improves the damage it receives from Snowballets.
Why’s Bullet Crying? is a Synergy between the Frost Giant and the Cold 45. Why’s Bullet Crying? will spawn a yeti that attacks frozen enemies for 75 damage.
The Cold 45’s generous max ammo capacity helps make it a spammable gun for room-clearing in the Gungeon. However, because of the Cold 45’s very average damage stats, it might not be worth saving the Cold 45’s ammo, and you might be better off just using the gun to clear as many enemies as possible.
Nevertheless, the Cold 45 features one of the best status effects in the game, with its ability to freeze enemies. Freeze can be valuable for boss fights and high-health enemies around the Gungeon. Shoot these powerful enemies with the Cold 45 until you freeze them, then switch to your main gun to deal as much damage as possible while your enemies are frozen still.
Unfortunately, the Cold 45’s effectiveness drops significantly as soon as you reach the Hollow, where most enemies are resistant to freezing.
Despite its B-rank designation, the Cold 45 is effectively a starter pistol that can occasionally freeze enemies with its bullets. While the gun features one of the most powerful status effects in the game, it does not change the fact that the Cold 45 has mediocre stats for a B-rank gun.
Nevertheless, the Cold 45 can gain a significant damage boost when paired with any of its three Synergies, and if you use the gun to freeze enemies before switching to your main gun, you can easily take out bosses and high-health enemies in the Gungeon with the Cold 45.