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"Standard military grade rockets. Unaffected by shields and deals damage to ship systems."

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

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Space Missile Speed
2 15 Pixels/s
Level Volley Damage Build
Count Delay System AP Crew Cost Gas.png Time Clock.png
1 1 - 1 - 1 10 30s
2 1 - 1.1 - 1.1 20 30s
3 1 - 1.2 - 1.2 30 30s
4 1 - 1.4 - 1.4 50 30s
5 2 0.5 s 0.7
(1.4 total)
(0.2 total)
(1.6 total)
75 45s
6 2 0.5 s 0.8
(1.6 total)
(0.2 total)
(1.8 total)
90 45s
7 3 0.3 s 0.8
(2.4 total)
(0.3 total)
(2.7 total)
150 1m 15s


The Rocket Missile is a Missile automatically unlocked when the Missile Launcher/Multi Missile Launcher is built. The Rocket Missile has no special abilities and is comparable to the Mineral Mining Laser in damage.

Like all Missiles, the Rocket Missile bypasses shields and can be dodged by ships that have a powered Engine onboard. The Rocket Missile can be upgraded by researching Rocket in the Laboratory.


Missile Combos

Rocket Spam [DPS][Early Game] Rocket6.png + Rocket6.png

  • Advantages: Is unlocked early in the game, has a low Research requirement, and is friendly for lower level players.
  • Disadvantages: Struggles against heavily Armored rooms and tanky Crew.
  • Additional Notes: The combo should be paired with other weapon rooms as the combo itself cannot provide sufficient DPS.

Jungle Bait [DPS][Early-Mid Game] Rocket6.png + JungleMissile6.png

  • Advantages: The Rocket Missile is used to bait repair Crew into the Jungle Missile.
  • Disadvantages: Struggles against fast/tanky Crew and is hard to implement without Python 3.x.

When To Use

The Rocket Missile is mostly used in the early game for extra DPS. Missiles obtained later like the Scarlet Missile and Javelin Missile (Only When Maxed) outperform the Rocket Missile in damage and viability.


The AI equip command for the Rocket Missile is relatively straightforward. Once the below AI equip command is in the Missile Launcher/Multi Missile Launcher, it will automatically equip the Rocket Missile during combat.

None -> Set Highest System Damage


  • On April 11th, 2019, there was a special event that cut the Rocket Missile's Gas Gas.png cost by 50%. This event ended on April 14th, 2019.


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