in Dave the Diver, during the day, players will need to dive into the ocean and catch fish. While there are many fishes to choose from, some of them can damage you and need to be killed with weapons first.
Additionally, one of the early-game quests will have you facing a shark. However, the game has various weapons to choose from, which has left many players confused.
Overall, the best weapon in the game is the Sticky Bomb gun. But, it won’t always be available, so you’ll have to make do with what you find.
In this guide, I will list the five best weapons in Dave the Diver and explain what makes them ideal for dealing with the most threatening ocean creatures.
Best Weapons in Dave the Diver
There are 11 weapons in Dave the Diver, including the harpoon upgrades. They offer different stats, and some are harder to find than others.
Let’s examine the five best weapons in Dave the Diver.
5. Sharp Japanese Sword
The Sharp Japanese Sword is the best melee weapon in Dave the Diver. It features high damage, long reach, and rapid attacks to ensure no enemy can beat you in close-quarters combat.
The only setback is that it is a melee weapon. If you’re not careful enough, it’s easy to get damaged by enemies and thus end up losing oxygen. Overall, ranged weapons are better in this game.
4. Triple Axel
The Triple Axel shines due to being easily obtainable in the early game and cheap to upgrade. It works similarly to a shotgun, as it shoots three bolts, and hitting an enemy with all three is often a guaranteed kill.
Unlock and upgrade this weapon in the early game, and you’ll be able to get the best fish for the restaurant with ease.
3. Shock Harpoon
The best upgrade for the Harpoon is the Shock. It allows the harpoon to deal extra damage and thus lets players hunt bigger fish.
Additionally, it has a 35% chance of Paralyzing an enemy for 10 seconds, which is ideal when dealing with tougher creatures.
Keep in mind that to use the Shock Harpoon, you’ll need to mash the A and D keys on your keyboard.
2. Red Sniper Rifle
The Red Sniper Rifle has the highest range in the game as bullets can travel all the way to the edge of the screen. Additionally, it deals great damage and is able to take down even the toughest enemies with one magazine (3 shots).
Also, it features a laser sight which makes aiming significantly easier. Since it can be found fairly early in the game, this is my go-to gun.
1. Sticky Bomb Gun
The Sticky Bomb Gun is the best weapon in Dave the Diver as it is simply overpowered. It deals more damage than the sniper rifle, has great range, and causes an explosion upon hitting an enemy.
However, it is also the rarest drop in the game and players will need to get very lucky to find it.
Wrapping up – Best Weapons in Dave the Diver
To summarize, these are the five best weapons to use in Dave the Diver. Based on your current progression, playstyle, and luck, go for any of those five and you’ll be able to catch any fish you want.
What’s the first weapon you unlocked and upgraded in the game? What’s your favorite weapon overall? Let us know in the comments below.
Also, if you enjoyed the restaurant-managing aspect of Dave the Diver, consider checking out PlateUp and our guide on all the main dishes you can unlock and prepare there.