Sawed-Off Shotgun

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The Sawed-Off Shotgun or short-barrel shotgun is a weapon in Blood and Blood II: The Chosen, and Caleb's trademark tool of destruction. Its inclusion is inspired by the shotgun prominently used in the Evil Dead series. It has also been suggested to be based on the "Lupara" (which is featured in the Weapons Mod), commonly used to fight werewolves in vintage horror movies, as well as by Cosa Nostra, while the Internet Movie Firearms Database instead suggests that it is a Rossi Overland.

Blood[edit]

"A trusty companion if ever there was one. It doesn't have great range, but it packs a hell of a wallop up close. Can be fired either a barrel at a time or both at once for extra damage."
--Blood Manual

Sawed-Off Shotgun from Blood

The shotgun is one of the most useful weapons in Blood. At short range it packs a wallop capable of killing most enemies in one blow at low difficulties. The shotgun holds two barrels and needs to be reloaded after both are discharged. If alt-fire is triggered while only one barrel is loaded, one barrel will discharge, as in regular fire. It has a decent rate of fire and long range, although much of the buckshot spreads too thin to be useful. The reload time can be a disadvantage, especially after using the alt-fire. This is also the weapon of choice for Cultists.


AMMO TYPE: Shotgun shells
REGULAR FIRE: fires a single barrel
ALTERNATE FIRE: Fires both barrels for twice as much damage, using twice as much ammo

Blood II[edit]

Sawed-Off Shotgun rendered CG
Sawed-Off Shotgun rendered in-game

"The Sawed-off Shotgun packs a big punch but at a short range. Its rate of fire is slow. Its primary fire mode is one barrel at a time, while its alternate fire mode is both barrels at once."
--Blood II: The Chosen Manual

The sawed-off shotgun is first encountered in the Lafayette Museum of Antiquities, in an exhibit. It works much the same as in the previous game, although reloading takes much longer and rate of fire has been reduced. Caleb can hold two, but cannot alt-fire while in this mode (subsequent mods fix this). He also has to reload one at time. This weapon is primarily used by Cultists and Fanatics.


AMMO TYPE: Shotgun shells
REGULAR FIRE: fires a single barrel
ALTERNATE FIRE: Fires both barrels for twice as much damage, using twice as much ammo

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