Apex Legends Mastiff Shotgun: Damage Stats, How To Use Like A Pro, Skins And More

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The Mastiff Shotgun is one of the most powerful guns available in Apex Legends.

The Lastimosa Armory invention is one of four shotguns that are currently available within Apex, competing against the EVA-8, Mozambique and Peacekeeper for a spot in your inventory.

On this page, we're going to tell you everything that you need to know about the Mastiff, including whether or not this classic shotgun should be your go-to when fighting from close range.

Mastiff Basic Information

Here is the basic information that you need to know about the Mastiff Shotgun:

  • Weapon Type: Shotgun
  • Firing Modes: Single
  • Ammo Type: Shotgun Shells
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Range: Close
  • Tac Reload Time: 1.03s per bullet
  • Full Reload Time: 1.7s
  • Rate of Fire: 66 RPM
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  • Projectile Speed: 16,000 UPS

Mastiff Damage Stats

How much damage does a Mastiff do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the Mastiff Shotgun. Do note these are just the basic damage stats and do not reflect stats for Fortified Legends (Caustic, Gibraltar)where damage stats are typically reduced by 15%.

Target Damage Shots To Kill: 100HP 150HP 175HP 200HP 225HP
Head11212223
Level 1 Helmet10412223
Level 2 Helmet10412223
Level 3/4 Helmet9622233
Body8822233
Leg8822233

Mastiff Attachments

The Mastiff has a range of different attachments available, including five different sights and a Dual Shell Hop Up.

Sights

  • 1x Holo (Common)
  • 1x HCOG Classic (Common)
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
  • 2x HCOG Bruiser (Rare)
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  • 1x Digital Threat (Legendary)

Others

  • Shotgun Bolt
  • Dual Shell Hop-Up (Epic)

Mastiff Skins

At the time of writing, there are a total of 56 weapon skins available for the Mastiff Shotgun. This includes 9 Legendary, 5 Epic, 28 Rare and 16 Common.

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The prices of the skins range from 30 CM (Common) to 1,200 CM (Legendary).

Mastiff Review - Is It Good?

If you get your hands on the Mastiff, you’ll want to play aggressively. Its high damage means you’re unlikely to need any more than two close-range shots to put down a fully-armoured enemy.

In fact, it hits so hard that there’s no leg damage reduction. That means you can really hit an opponent anywhere and have a reasonable chance of killing them.

There are two downsides, however. For one, the obvious lack of refillable ammo means that if you’re keeping the Mastiff you’ll want to use it sparingly to avoid wasting your shells.

The other issue is that the sheer size of the gun means that the reload animation can actually affect your ability to see what’s going on ahead of you.

Thankfully, this is mitigated somewhat by a relatively speedy reload speed (at least compared to other shotguns).