Sentry Cannon

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Sentry Cannon
Example alt text
A Sentry Cannon
Info
Type AI controlled cannon
Availability All Worlds
Stats
See Projectiles/Ammo below for further stats
Recoil None
Accuracy (less is better) Depends on cannon length (longer means better accuracy)
Range Depends on cannon length (longer means farther range)
Properties
Cannon Reload/Cooldown time Depends on how long the cannon is (smaller cannons reload faster)
Can rotate? No
Can Auto-Reload? Yes
Can be Auto-Aimed? Yes
Aim
Maximum vertical (upwards) angle 45 Degrees
Minimum vertical (Downwards) angle 45 Degrees
Aim/Turn Speed 5
Abilities
Its a cannon
Notes
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Info

Sentry Cannons are like cannons, except they automatically aim and target the nearest hostile mobs; all the user has to do is press the button to fire the cannon

How To Make

Sentry Cannons are very simple to make, and can vary in length.

Sentry Cannons are basically made out of black wool, with an iron block at the back and have 2 buttons at each end.

You can make them up to 8 blocks long, or as short as 2 blocks

Back side of cannon


Using the cannon

  • 1. Load whatever block or item you want to fire from the cannon by right clicking the cannon while holding the item
  • 2. Cannon will do the rest, it will automatically aim and fire at any mobs in sight

Using an autoloader

If you want your cannon to automatically load as well, attach a chest (or a trapped chest if you plan on using it on a ship or other movecraft vehicle)to the side of the cannon. It will automatically load projectiles from the chest

Turning the cannon off

If you want to be able to turn the cannon on or off, place a lever, or redstone attached to a lever, underneath the cannon. You can use the lever to turn the cannon on and off

Commands

/cannons target <mob player cannon> - switches whether the cannon should target mobs, other players, or other canons. By default the cannon will only target mobs.

Ammo and Projectiles

  • Explosive (Cobblestone): makes an explosion wherever it hits
  • Armor piercing (Stone): Plows through walls up to 4 blocks thick. Does a large amount of damage to anything it hits. Does extra damage to any mobs/players it hits which are wearing armor.
  • Shrapnel (Glass): Does damage to anything near where it hits, but does not destroy bocks
  • Poison (Rotten flesh): poisons anything near where it hits
  • Flechette (Arrow): Fires a barrage of 15 arrows in front of the cannon
  • Flak (TnT): Fires an explosive, which releases more explosives when it hits something. If it doesnt hit anything 2 seconds after leaving the cannon, it will explode in midair
Explosive (HE)
Example alt text
Load cannon with cobblestone to fire an explosive
Info
Type Explosive
Item to use as ammo Cobblestone
Stats
Damage 20 (Heart.svg × 10)
Block Penetration 0
Enemy Knockback 2
Accuracy Modifier (does it affect the cannons accuracy?) Depends on cannon
Projectile Speed Depends on cannon
Splash damage
Makes explosion? Yes
Explosion Radius 3
Maximum explosion damage 14 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Explosion Effects Does a tiny amount of damage to those near the explosion
Abilities
None
Armor Piercing
Example alt text
Loading the cannon with stone will fire an armor piercing round
Info
Type Armor piercing
Item to use as ammo Stone
Stats
Damage 16 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Block Penetration 4
Enemy Knockback 0
Accuracy Modifier (does it affect the cannons accuracy?) Depends on cannon length
Projectile Speed Depends on cannon length
Splash damage
Makes explosion? No
Explosion Radius N/A
Maximum explosion damage N/A
Explosion Effects N/A
Abilities
Does severe damage on a direct hit
Does extra damage to mobs/players wearing armor
Shrapnel
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Loading the cannon with glass will fire a shrapnel round
Info
Type Explosive
Item to use as ammo Glass block
Stats
Damage 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Block Penetration 0
Enemy Knockback 0
Accuracy Modifier (does it affect the cannons accuracy?) Depends on cannon length
Projectile Speed Depends on cannon length
Splash damage
Makes explosion? Yes
Explosion Radius 3
Maximum explosion damage 14 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Explosion Effects Does not damage blocks
Abilities
Does not damage blocks
Poison
Example alt text
Loading the cannon with rotten flesh will fire a poison round
Info
Type Insert Type Here
Glass insert item here
Stats
Damage 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Block Penetration 0
Enemy Knockback 0
Accuracy Modifier (does it affect the cannons accuracy?) Depends on cannon length
Projectile Speed Depends on cannon length
Splash damage
Makes explosion? Yes
Explosion Radius 5
Maximum explosion damage 8 (Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svg)
Explosion Effects Poisons enemies for 8 seconds
Abilities
Does not damage blocks

Bugs

  • None

Trivia/Tips

  • Cannons can be remotely fired using redstone. This allows for making traps using cannons, or rapid firing cannons which can be remotely controlled and aimed from a safe position

See Also