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Kurroc ducked behind the large stone pillar, panting hard. Three days of tracking had led him to this abandoned cathedral and sure enough, the beast was here. As his hands went through the motions of clicking shells back into his weapon, his mind was focussed on his quarry; he knew it would pounce again any second. The telltale screech of claw on stone alerted him that it had launched itself towards his position. He hoisted Perfect Storm into position and prepared to fire.

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Shotgun wielding characters usually reflect the nature of the weapon they wield – they tend to be tough, no nonsense types. Hunters make for great shotgun users, but so do enforcers and bounty hunters. Consider a mononymous name to keep it memorable.

Good Shotgun Names

A good shotgun name should be punchy and impactful, just like the guns themselves. When it comes to choosing a name, the best ones tend to be shorter and should reflect both the terror that the guns inspire and the damage they are capable of dealing.

  • Extermination
  • Valkyrie
  • Amnesia
  • Greedy Repeater
  • Eclipse
  • Cosmos
  • Extinction
  • Thirsting Mithril Blaster
  • Stakeout

The Hammer

The shotgun of a legendary law enforcement officer who was known for bringing his targets back dead more often than alive. The Hammer is a weapon that sends chills down the spine of criminals everywhere.

  • Ambassador
  • Snubbery
  • Two Front Teeth
  • Devourer
  • Catastrophe
  • Braindead
  • Wicked
  • Judgement Repeater
  • Matador

Thunderstorm Blunderbuss

This archaic weapon is infused with magic that binds its pellets together with lightning as they travel through the air towards a target. The wizard who enchanted it claims the deafening crack that sounds when it is fired is also necessary for the magic to work, but some insist it’s purely for theatrics.

  • Conquerer
  • Bloodspiller
  • Fate
  • The Oculus
  • Supremacy
  • Bulldog
  • Rigor Mortis
  • Armageddon
  • Blitz
  • Cruiser
  • Salvo

Ebon Repeater

This gun is forged from menacing blacksteel and inlaid with obsidian, giving it a fearsome outward appearance that will surely make anyone thinking of crossing it’s wielder think twice.

  • Nightswatch
  • Trinity
  • Ironbark Boomstick
  • Legacy
  • Cataclysm
  • Supernova
  • Justicar
  • Dishonourable Discharge
  • Requiem
  • The Terror


Named for one of the terrifying primordial entities of the abyss, this weapon is rumored to have taken the lives of thousands of soldiers in a bloody conquest across the continent before being lost to time.

  • Tremor
  • Fusillade
  • Perfect Storm
  • Rage
  • Epilogue
  • Feral Blunderbuss
  • Persuasion
  • Firestorm
  • Maleficent Slugger


Oathbreaker is the weapon of a warrior whose real name has been expunged from the records of history. His sin was so great that even his shotgun still bears the stain of his betrayal. Those who dare take it up as their own are said to be doomed to repeat the forgotten warrior’s mistake.

  • Nirvana
  • The Void
  • Guerilla
  • Champion’s Iron Blaster
  • Swan Song
  • Destiny
  • Jaeger
  • Hercules
  • Alpha and Omega
  • Standby


Endbringer perfectly encapsulates what is wanted from a legendary shotgun. It brings an end to things, whether those things are living beings or not is a choice its wielder will be burdened into making again and again.

    • Scar
    • Abomination
    • Tyrannical Blaster
    • Vengeance
    • Chaos
    • Syndrome

Did you enjoy this article, reader? We hope you like some of the names showcased here and that they are able to provide you with inspiration for settings, characters and weapons for your own fantasy adventures. Be sure to leave a comment and share the article if you found it helpful!

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Cassidy Ferrari
D&D is a creative practice for me, in which I can explore everything from the surreal to the divine. I like to use names as a storytelling device, so every interaction helps players to build a stronger mental image of the world. I hope that my articles for Codex Nomina help you have more fun with fantasy names!

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