The Mastiff Shotgun is one of the most powerful guns available in Apex Legends. If you manage to get your hands on this weapon, you could go from losing the match to being crowned the Apex Champions.
All Shotgun weapons in the game are powerful, and each one has its own unique mechanics/perks that make them useful. However, one shotgun stands above the others, and that's the Mastiff. It used to be a care package exclusive, but now this powerful weapon is available for anyone to find on the battlefield.
In this guide, we're going to show you the impressive damage stats, attachments, and skins for the Mastiff.
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
- Projectile Speed: 16,000 UPS
Mastiff Damage Stats
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|
|Level 1 Helmet||104||1||2||2||2||3|
|Level 2 Helmet||104||1||2||2||2||3|
|Level 3/4 Helmet||96||2||2||2||3||3|
The Mastiff has a range of different attachments available, including five different sights and a Dual Shell Hop Up.
- 1x Holo (Common)
- 1x HCOG Classic (Common)
- 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
- 2x HCOG Bruiser (Rare)
- 1x Digital Threat (Legendary)
- Shotgun Bolt
- Dual Shell Hop-Up (Epic)
At the time of writing, there are a total of 59 weapon skins available for the Mastiff Shotgun. This includes 9 Legendary, 5 Epic, 29 Rare, and 16 Common. The price of the skins ranges from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary).
- Earn Currency: Learn how to get Crafting Metals.
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.
However, there are two downsides to the Mastiff. 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. Also, the reload speed can be painfully slow, so make sure to think carefully about how you're going to use this weapon.
The powerful Mastiff pairs well with any of the other weapons available in Apex Legends. We've found that the power of the weapon matches perfectly with the accuracy of the Sentinel Sniper Rifle. If ranged combat isn't for you, then it also pairs well with the Alternator SMG.
Updated by Marie Pritchard.