"Modelled after the 19th century Model 1887 shotgun. The Shockfield uses the mechanical lever action to both replicate the 'feel' of the original, and also to prime the energy charge ready for explosive release from the power cell."
The 1887 Shockfield, also called the "Shocky" by some, is an Energy shotgun introduced in SAS: Zombie Assault 4. It is modeled after a Winchester 1873 rifle, despite the description and name, and fires 10 high-energy pellets.
While the Shockfield is very powerful, it is also extremely hard to find naturally in a strongbox, as well as being rather expensive to craft.
This gun is easily one of the strongest non-Championship guns in the game. With 10 pellets per round and 140 damage per pellet, its DPS is astonishingly superior to most guns in the game. It has no movement penalty, which makes it a popular weapon for anyone who are focused in a swift, offensive play-style.
However, the Shockfield isn't perfect, with a very small clip size and a lengthy reload time that hinders its ability in bossing.
It was possible for the weapon to be nearly instantly reloaded if the user had high reload time reductions, although this is now patched by the reload hard cap, if the use attained the first shotgun mastery and other collection rewards, and a high level Nimble glove. In addition, the weapon now has perfect aspects, meaning you can fire endlessly with optimal DPS and be highly mobile in which you can either kite or speedrun with ease.
The 1887 has the most pellets per shot (at 10 pellets) of all shotguns, along with the highest damage per second.
The Shockfield also used to do 160 damage/pellet (320/pellet and 480/pellet ), but an update around April 2015 nerfed the damage by 12.5%. That update also marked a major buff in damage for the Proposition.
As of the Feb. 20th update, the scope on the Shockfield was relocated to make the gun look more realistic.
The 1887 Shockfield received a "Halloween Edition" around Halloween (October 31st) 2015. It was called the Boomstick, and replaced the 1887 Shockfield from Strongboxes and Crafting. Its description was "This is my... BOOMSTICK!" This is a reference to Army of Darkness.
(Mobile only) Because of its long body, it can shoot through walls if the barrel comes out of the other end. On the flash version, the bullet is drawn as going out the barrel but actually goes out the player's center.
Despite its name, the 1887 Shockfield is not based on the very famous 1887 Winchester shotgun, but more so on the Winchester lever action rifles produced at about the same era.
Because the Shockfield is a shotgun, with a very large spread to boot, the scope is essentially useless.
Also, the very high rate of fire that is possible with this weapon is physically impossible if it indeed did work as a lever-action shotgun.
Originally, its name was "1881 Shockfield", which was its name in the alpha version.
Its description in the alpha version was "looks like an 1881".