The Luck Cannon is a legendary pistol manufactured by Jakobs added in The Claptastic Voyage. The Luck Cannon is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Adbugs.
Special Weapon Effects
Better lucky than good! – Vastly increased base damage. Near-perfect accuracy. Magazine size is restricted to a single bullet. Shots fired have a chance to deal explosive damage equal to 400% of the weapon's listed damage.
Usage & Description
Unlike other Jakobs pistols, the Luck Cannon focuses on dealing heavy damage in a single shot. However, its single bullet magazine makes it ineffective in heated battles, especially if surrounded by multiple, low-health foes.
Thanks to its almost-pinpoint accuracy, the Luck Cannon can function as an extremely ammo-efficient Sniper Rifle replacement at long range, or as a "one-shot, one-kill" weapon used to take out weaker enemies in the midst of a fight.
The weapon's luck-based explosive shots can be used as a "high risk/reward" option to effectively eliminate tougher enemies in a single blow, and free shots can be safely spammed against larger bosses to deal good damage.
- The bonus explosive damage is not increased on a critical hit.
- Multiple points in free shot skills such as Jack's Absolute Advantage and Athena's Elemental Barrage can allow chains of shots before reloads, rather the single shot in the magazine.
- Nisha's Fistful of Bullets skill can help to negate the low magazine size, effectively giving an added 300% increase to the maximum shots available before reloading.
- Despite the fact that the pistol deals bonus explosive damage, it is still considered to be a non-elemental weapon, allowing Nisha's Magnificent Six to include its bonus damage increase, and preventing any penalties when used with Aurelia's Next to Cleanliness.
- The Luck Cannon may spawn with a "Two-fer" prefix, in which case it will fire two shots at once, and the additional projectile will be detracted directly from the ammo pool. Either or both bullets may inflict the trademark explosive effect.
- The Luck Cannon synergizes very well with Nisha's Short Fused skill, which (after killing an enemy), has a chance to grant bonus explosive damage, with higher chances for closer enemies.
- This weapon has a similar material to the one used by the Hammer Buster, another legendary weapon manufactured by Jakobs.
- The red text is a reference to a saying that Lefty Gomez, a baseball player for the San Francisco Seals coined. Claptrap says this often as well.