What does the Pulse Cannon do in Enter The Gungeon?
The Pulse Cannon is a C-rank semiautomatic gun that fires a spread of 6 projectiles in Enter the Gungeon.
Pulse Cannon features a decently high DPS rating of 41.7 for a C-rank gun, thanks to its bullets that deal 4 damage each (6 bullets). Max-ammo capacity is 120 with a magazine size of 8, and a fire rate of 0.40. However, the Pulse Cannon is still effectively a shotgun in Enter the Gungeon with a range of just 15.
The Pulse Cannon shares three Synergies with a number of guns/items in Enter the Gungeon.
Is the Pulse Cannon a good gun in Enter The Gungeon?
The Pulse Cannon deals decent damage for a C-rank gun in Enter the Gungeon. However, like most shotguns in the game, you need to stand close to your targets to land clean with the gun, but this also increases the risk of you taking contact damage from enemies as well.
Best Synergy for the Pulse Cannon in Enter The Gungeon
The Pulse Cannon shares three Synergies with other items/guns in Enter the Gungeon – Finger on the Pulse, Iron Stance, and The Return.
Finger on the Pulse
Finger on the Pulse is a Synergy between the Heart Bottle/Heart Holster/Heart Purse/Heart Lunchbox and the Pulse Cannon.
Finger on the Pulse will cause the Pulse cannon to spawn three smaller Pulse Cannons each time you take damage with the Pulse Cannon equipped. These smaller Pulse Cannons will fire at enemies for a brief moment before disappearing.
You can get three more Pulse Cannons for every “Heart” item in your inventory.
The Iron Stance Synergy between the Pulse Cannon and the Heavy Boots will give the Pulse Cannon increased knockback and projectile speed.
If you have the Pulse Cannon and the Pig in your inventory, The Return Synergy between these two items will become active.
The Return Synergy will change the Pig’s color to green and gives it the ability to shoot fire bats.
All shotguns in Enter the Gungeon benefit from the Shotgun Affinity Synergy, including the Pulse Cannon.
The Shotgun Affinity Synergy will give the Pulse Cannon piercing, increased knockback, and increased shot speed.
How to Use the Pulse Cannon in Enter The Gungeon?
The Pulse Cannon belongs to the SHOTGUN class of guns in Enter the Gungeon, which means you can expect high damage and large bullet spread at the cost of range.
With that said, the Pulse Cannon functions like most of the other shotguns in the game, which means you need to stand close to your targets to deal decent damage to them with the Pulse Cannon.
Overall, the Pulse Cannon is a shotgun that deals decent damage in Enter the Gungeon. Like all shotguns in-game, the Pulse Cannon requires you to stand close to your targets to deal the highest damage possible with the gun.
If you can dodge roll and move effectively around the Gungeon, you can take advantage of the Pulse Cannon’s heavy damage and minimize the risks associated with using shotguns in the game.