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Yield x Warheads15,000 x 1
Speed158 m/s
Range17.7 km
Cooldown1,000 ms
Target AcquisitionTargetted
Area of Effect m
Ware Thorn
Cargo ClassM
Min. Price (Cr)13,342
Ave. Price (Cr)13,476
Max. Price (Cr)13,610


The Thorn is the Kha'ak heavy missile, although it terms of power only falls into the light/medium classes and is not much of a threat to anything M3-sized or bigger.

Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

This is a missile that will explode near the target ship, with a great power and wide radius. It has deadly power against all ships. Only used in Kha'ak capital ships. Avoid it at all costs!


Despite the terror the Encyclopedia entry tries to invoke, the Thorn is too weak to destroy outright the few ships it can catch. It deals so little damage that even the most lightly shielded M3s will need several hits to destroy. All in all, an unimpressive weapon and not something for an adversary to be concerned with, as they will either be too fast to hit or too strong to kill.

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)