A shotgun with low accuracy and strong recoil, but able to deliver its payload in full-auto. The Boar is best used at close range.

The Boar is a Tenno automatic shotgun. Compared to other shotguns, the Boar characteristically bears less accuracy and damage per pellet. With the widest shot cone of all available shotguns, the Boar excels at fighting large groups of lightly armored enemies at close quarters, but quickly loses its effectiveness at mid-long ranges. The gun makes up for its shortcomings with its high rate of fire and larger magazine capacity.

The blueprint is dropped directly in missions as a pickup from Drekar Troopers as of Update 17.7. This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.


  • High Impact b.svg Impact damage – effective against shields.
  • High fire rate.
  • Large magazine size.
  • Wide spread is ideal for crowd control.


  • Second lowest base damage of all shotguns, after GlassShotgun.png Astilla.
  • Linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 15m to 25m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
  • Very slow reload speed.
  • Ammo inefficient.
  • Strong recoil, although manageable.


  • Boar, compared to Boar Prime:
    • Higher base damage (88.0 vs. 72.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (48.4 vs. 46.8)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (13.2 vs. 10.8)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (26.4 vs. 14.4)
    • Lower fire rate (4.17 rounds/sec vs. 4.67 rounds/sec)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff starts (15m vs. 18m)
    • Smaller max damage reduction due to falloff (50% vs. 70%)
    • Faster reload speed (2.7 s vs. 2.75 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (2 vs. 11)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Boar was retired from the Market as of the Update 10.3 patch but is available again as of Update 17.7.
  • The listed damage is actually the total of all the pellets' damage value. The actual damage per pellet is 6.05 Impact b.svg Impact, 1.65 Puncture b.svg Puncture, and 3.3 Slash b.svg Slash.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon was removed from the market since Update 10.3. Between then and Update 17.7 the only way to obtain the Boar was to purchase the Wrecking Rhino Pack bundle for Platinum64.png545.
  • The Boar resembles a riot shotgun in practice, using the same model as the Strun.png Strun shotgun for the barrel and stock, but with what can be assumed to be a larger in-line drum magazine in the center.
    • Despite the magazine being fully removable in the updated reload animation after Update 17.7, the magazine still clips through the shooter's hand since it has no unique firing position.
    • The Boar appears to have a turret magazine, as seen in the Turret gun. The experimental design had a cylinder with radial, outward facing chambers, and was quickly deemed too dangerous, since at least one chamber pointed towards the user.
  • The word Boar is used to define an undomesticated pig. Much to its description, its appearance reveals a large barrel up front, noting its snout.
  • During Syndicate Missions, alongside the NLCastanas.png Sancti Castanas the New Loka Operatives will use the Boar, being the only NPC to use this weapon.
  • On the model of the Boar are the words, "Danger" written on the Stock and "Evolution" written on the Drum. These are numerous examples of the Orokin Language or "Tennobet" used on Tenno weapons.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 18.4.7

  • Increased the damage of the Boar series in Conclave.
  • Increased the ammo pool of the Boar series in Conclave.

Update 17.7

  • Reintroduced – Drekar Troopers now have a chance to drop the Boar Blueprint.

Update 16.4

  • Increased the damage of all Boar weapons in PvP.

Update 10.3

  • Removed from the market.

Update 7.11

  • Removed option to buy with platinum in Market.

Update 7.10

  • Fixed Boar sounds that were not consistent between what the user hears and what the other players hear.
  • All Shotguns get a boost, effective range increased.

Update 7.7

  • Boar reduced fire rate to 3.6 from 5.0.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance

  • Tweaks to Recoil feel and Accuracy, generally sharper Rotation and Translation Springs, added Noise & better spread control when firing while aimed. Added force feedback to all firing sounds.
  • Reload time now 2.3, was 2.37 / Fires 6 iterations, was 5.


  • Introduced.

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • FixedPrimeBoar.png Boar Prime, the Prime counterpart of this shotgun.
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