What does the Gungeon Pepper do in Enter The Gungeon?
The Gungeon Pepper is a C-rank passive item that deals continuous damage to nearby enemies in Enter the Gungeon. Gungeon Pepper will deal 5 damage per second to all types of enemies that come close to you in rooms around the Gungeon, but it will not affect Kill Pillars.
Gungeon Pepper shares Synergies with three other guns/weapons/items in the Gungeon. You can sell the Gungeon Pepper for 21 Bronze Shells at the Sell Creep.
Is the Gungeon Pepper a good item in Enter The Gungeon?
The Gungeon Pepper is not a very good item in Enter the Gungeon. This is mainly because of its very low damage and limited range. Some of the Synergies it shares with other guns/items help make it more effective around the Gungeon, but by itself, the Gungeon Pepper is a mediocre item in Enter the Gungeon.
Best Synergy for the Gungeon Pepper in Enter The Gungeon
Gungeon Pepper shares three Synergies with three other guns/weapons/items in Enter the Gungeon – Maximize Spell, Sausage and Pepper, and Phoenix Up.
Maximize Spell is a Synergy between the Flame Hand and the Gungeon Pepper. Maximize Spell will give the Flame Hand a completely new look and leave pools of green fire that permanently burn enemies.
Sausage and Pepper
If you have the Meatbun and the Gungeon Pepper in your inventory, the Sausage and Pepper Synergy will become active.
Sausage and Pepper will increase the Gungeon Pepper’s range by 2x. However, the Synergy will be lost as soon as you consume the Meatbun.
If you have both the Phoenix and the Gungeon Pepper in your inventory, the Phoenix Up Synergy between these two items will change the Phoenix gun’s look and give it the ability to summon a Phoenix that will fight alongside you.
How to Use the Gungeon Pepper in Enter The Gungeon?
The Gungeon Pepper is a passive item in Enter the Gungeon. This means that simply having the item in your inventory will allow you to take advantage of its effects around the Gungeon.
It is worth noting that the Gungeon Pepper’s effects will pass through walls, but without the Sausage and Pepper Synergy, you would have to stand close to targets on the other side of the wall to deal damage to them.
Sausage and Pepper might give Gungeon Pepper twice the effective range, but it doesn’t improve Gungeon Pepper’s mediocre damage output. In addition, Meatbun is a very powerful active item on its own, and you might just be better off consuming the Meatbun than keeping it for its Sausage and Pepper Synergy with the Gungeon Pepper.
Overall, the Gungeon Pepper is probably one of the worse passive items in the game. While the continuous 5 damage per second it deals to nearby enemies sounds very cool on paper, in practice, it deals too little damage to be useful for room clearing in the Gungeon.