Flail Barrage Missile

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Flail Barrage Missile
Yield x Warheads5,000 x 8
Speed486 m/s
Range58.3 km
Cooldown2,000 ms
Target AcquisitionAutonomous
Area of Effect m
Ware Flail Barrage Missile
Cargo ClassM
Min. Price (Cr)26,954
Ave. Price (Cr)33,692
Max. Price (Cr)40,430


Exclusively mountable on M7M class vessels, Flail Barrage Missiles are a horribly effective anti-fighter swarm missile that will re-acquire targets once the original is destroyed. Beware its extreme range, as it is often fired at targets dozens of kilometers away. It is easily one of the best anti-fighter missiles with good characteristics in all areas except for its high cost.

Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

Early missile frigate prototypes proved vulnerable to fighter attacks. The Flail missile was therefore designed to counter this, taking advantage of both multiple warheads and advanced target-acquisition technology. Being caught in a Flail barrage is extremely deadly for any nearby enemy fighters.


Flails are predominantly anti-fighter weapons, but launched in large numbers are effective at taking down capital class shielding; in fact, they are commonly used in boarding operations for fine control of the target's shields whilst the hull is breached by the attacking Marines.

They can be launched by barrage, however it is actually quicker to launch them singly, as their very fast refire rate means that the limiting factor is how fast the player can spam the launch key.

Key Commonwealth (damage in k) | Terran (damage in k) | Kha'ak (damage in k) | Not Purchasable (damage in k)
Standard Missiles Dragonfly Missile (5k) | Wasp Missile (8x1k) | Poltergeist Missile (8x1.5k) | Silkworm Missile (19k) | Cyclone Missile (23k) | Tempest Missile (60k) | Thunderbolt Missile (75k) | Hornet Missile (200k) | Typhoon Missile (8x30k) | Spectre Missile (260k) | Firestorm Torpedo (1,000k) | Wraith Missile (8x125k)
M7M & M8 Missiles Flail Barrage Missile (8x5k) | Ghoul Missile (8x6.5k) | Hammer Heavy Torpedo (300k) | Shadow Missile (755k TC / AP: 560k) | Tomahawk Heavy Missile (625k) | Phantom Missile (650k) |
Non-Purchasable Missiles Rapier Missile (1k) | Sting (4k) | Firelance Missile (4.5k) | Disruptor Missile (6k) | Needle (7.45k) | Thorn (15k) | Wildfire Missile (15k) | Windstalker Missile (30k) | Banshee Missile (74k) | Remote Guided Warhead (100k) | Beluga Missile (100k) | Hammerhead Missile (1,200k)
Other Missiles Boarding pods (0.005k) | Mosquito Missile (0.2k) | Firefly Missile (1.5k) | Hurricane Missile (6k)