HEX Missile

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HEX Missile   HEX Missile Turret

HEX Missile   Frenzied HEX Missile

The HEX Missile is a powerful Explosive weapon that fires bolts of ionized gas at medium range.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

HEX Missile I
DPS 16 Explosive 19 Explosive 23 Explosive 27 Explosive 32 Explosive
Mass 200 t 280 t 390 t 545 t 765 t
Range 0-4,250 m
Speed 1,500 m/s
AoE Radius 350 m
Spread 20 deg
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.4-0.6 / R: 2.0 / N: 2-4
Hull XP 74 XP 85 XP 97 XP 112 XP 128 XP
RESEARCH ArmsLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of HEX Missile,
Same level of Scatter Missile
Arms Lab Required V VI VII VIII IX
Time Time.png 59m 00s 3h 22m 11h 38m 1d 12h 51m 3d 15h 35m
Helium-3 Helium3.png 239,305 905,540 3,066,480 8,721,920 19,492,800
Antimatter Antimatter.png 12,595 47,660 340,720 2,180,480 6,497,600
Module XP 763 XP 950 XP 1,195 XP 1,459 XP 1,788 XP
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 5m 30s 12m 00s 31m 30s 1h 28m 3h 20m
Helium-3 Helium3.png 47,994 181,308 613,566 1,744,728 3,899,018
Antimatter Antimatter.png 2,526 9,543 68,174 436,182 1,299,673

General[edit | edit source]

The HEX Missile is a direct upgrade to the Scatter Missile, common amongst mid-level players due to its versatility. Higher-level HEX Missiles contain more shots per volley, resulting in more consistant damage output.

It fires red bolts of plasma in a small spread, which explode with a small area of effect.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

HEX Missiles have a rather long range and no minimum range, allowing them to work in almost any encounter. They are especially effective against groups due to their AoE.

When used in large amounts, HEX Missiles can create a wide curtain of death, especially on battleships.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

HEX Missiles have poor accuracy just like Scatter Missiles; enemies moving at maximum range rarely get hit at all, while frigates can dodge the missiles even at close range.

HEX Missiles are also mass-inefficient, therefore ships equipped with this weapon should avoid going in one-on-one combat.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The HEX Missile was once called the Plasma Battery.
  • The oldest icon for the HEX Missile is now the current design for the Polaron Ray, with a slightly changed color scheme.
  • The sound effect and the explosive charges launched by the HEX Missile bears a little reference to the Photon Torpedoes from Star Trek.
  • The number of shots per volley differs by level: 2, 2, 3, 3, 4

Gallery[edit | edit source]