Rapier Missile

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Rapier Missile
Yield x Warheads1,000 x 1
Speed657 m/s
Range100 km
Cooldown ms
Target AcquisitionTargetted
Area of Effect m
Ware Rapier Missile
Cargo ClassS
Min. Price (Cr)
Ave. Price (Cr)1,348
Max. Price (Cr)


The Rapier is a rare weapon, not available to buy. It has tracking capability, is faster than any ship, and powerful enough to be a serious threat to a scout. Its extreme range means that no fighter can be safe from the launch of this weapon.

Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

Fresh from the drawing boards of the Argon Military Research Labs, the Rapier can acquire and lock down targets at speed, launching a devastating albeit weak attack against an enemy vessel, far faster than many pilots reflexes. Used in close ranged combat, often in numbers, as well as through medium ranged evasive routines, this device is considered to be an essential backup to any standard array of laser weaponry.


Ironically, while it is an Argon developed missile, for some reason, there are no working factories that produce this weapon.

The Rapier is by far the fastest missile. It is fast enough to keep up with a Teladi Kestrel and its pirate equivalent, making it an excellent weapon for dealing with M5s harrying a larger vessel. However, given its rarity, it is difficult to source. Since it deals 1 MJ worth of damage, it will take multiple numbers of the Rapier to take down an M5 that has more than a 1 MJ shield.

In Albion Prelude, the Rapier is the second fastest missile in the game after the slightly buffed Mosquito Missile.

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)