It can be an extremely deadly mid-Hardmode weapon in the right situations when paired with the right darts: 水晶镖s for enclosed areas or with many 敌怪 close to each other, 诅咒镖s for many grounded enemies, and 灵液镖s, though unobtainable in a corruption world, may be preferred with Bosses or enemies with high 防御力, especially where dodging is a high priority for its unique ability to multiply after a short distance, making it easy for at least one dart to hit.
Its best 修饰语 is 虚幻.
- With the right gear, the Dart Rifle can do over 200 damage on a 暴击. This damage combined with the damage over time of 诅咒镖s allow it to pick off powerful enemies with a single shot. It remains useful even past 世纪之花's defeat, performing sufficiently well until the 狙击步枪 becomes available.
- The Dart Rifle could be considered the Hardmode version of the 火枪, knowing that both are obtainable in worlds containing 腐化 and bear a similar resemblance. The only difference is that the Musket consumes 子弹 as 弹药 instead of 飞镖.
- The 狙击步枪 can be considered the post-世纪之花 upgrade of the dart rifle.
- Despite functioning similarly to a rifle and appearing to have a mounted scope, the Dart Rifle is not capable of using the 步枪瞄准镜 to zoom in on targets.