Smithereens – The First Descendant

The name Smithereens, which may sound a bit odd for a firearm, was originally a nickname given to the weapon shortly after its development. It was first created to serve as a powerful countermeasure against giant enemies like the Colossi. The shotgun’s characteristic firepower was effective against large targets like the Colossi.

Once completed, its destructive power and kinetic energy far exceeded early estimations. It got the name Smithereens after its synergy with the CLSS buckshot shotgun ammunition, developed specifically to target large Colossi, demonstrated overwhelming power to destroy everything in its path.

Type: Shotgun
Rarity: Ultimate
Introduced: Launch

Abilities of Smithereens


Smithereens is equipped with the unique ability called Fearlessness, which enhances critical hit capabilities. On hitting the enemy with all fired bullets, it increases the firearm’s critical hit rate and critical hit damage of the attack. Upon landing a critical hit on an enemy, it grants the firearm’s unique ability Amplification, boosting its fire rate.

Basic Information
Fire Rate Reduced by 40%
Aim Recovery Speed Reduced by 70%
On Landing All Bullets
Firearm Critical Hit Rate 100%
Firearm Critical Hit Damage 5%
Duration 1 second
Fire Rate Increase 25%
Shell Capacity
Capacity 2

Smithereens offers several advantages that make it a valuable asset in combat:

  • Increases firearm critical hit rate and critical hit damage when all bullets hit an opponent, maximizing damage output.
  • Grants the unique ability Amplification on landing a critical hit, boosting fire rate by 25%, enhancing sustained damage potential.
  • Ideal for close-quarters combat, making it highly effective against large, tough enemies like the Colossi.

Despite its strengths, Smithereens has certain limitations:

  • Reduces aim recovery speed by 70%, which may affect target acquisition in fast-paced scenarios.
  • Best suited for close-range engagements, limiting its utility for ranged combat or characters with low survivability.

Best Characters for Smithereens

The following characters are best suited to wield Smithereens due to their ability to maximize its potential:

Character Benefit
Sharen Can leverage the high fire rate and critical hit boosts effectively in close combat.
Bunny Benefits from the shotgun’s critical hit capabilities and increased fire rate.
Gley Can utilize the critical hit and damage boosts to enhance her offensive capabilities.
Research Time
Obtaining Smithereens requires a dedicated research period:
Research Time: 4 Hours
Acquiring this ultimate shotgun requires a significant investment:
Cost: 100k Gold
Required Mastery Rank
To unlock Smithereens, players must achieve a certain level of mastery:
Required Mastery Rank: Research available at Rank 1
Crafting Smithereens necessitates gathering specific materials:
1 Smithereens Polymer Synctium
1 Smithereens Synthetic Fiber
1 Smithereens Nano Tube
1 Smithereens Blueprint
Smithereens is ideal for characters focused on critical builds. Its ability to increase critical hit rate and damage makes it powerful for Sharen or Bunny, who can leverage the high fire rate and crit boosts effectively. Moreover, characters that use skills in close combat will benefit, but it won’t be as effective for ranged characters or low survivability builds.
The Smithereens is an exceptional shotgun designed for critical hit builds and close-quarters combat in The First Descendant. Its advanced abilities and impressive stats make it a top choice for players looking to maximize their damage output through critical hits and sustained fire. With the right character and strategy, Smithereens can turn the tide of battle and secure victory.