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The Rage Launcher
Rage Launcher
Price: 30 Shilling
Attributes
Gains a damage bonus as rage increases, up to +100%
+25% rage generation rate
-30% damage penalty
Rage drains after not dealing damage for 10 seconds
-15 max health on wearer
The soldier's gotten enough toys over the years, but it's just so easy to create interesting and dynamic weapons for him. The Rage Launcher is really interesting in that it requires you to use a banner of some kind.
— Part of the weapon announcement on the official Slag Forum

The Rage Launcher is a primary weapon for the Soldier in Advanced Weaponiser.

While dealing initially less damage than the standard Rocket Launcher, as rage increases from any banner, so does the damage, up to 2 times its (reduced damage). It also makes rage generates quicker, but reduces maximum health and drains the rage if the wearer spends too much time without dealing damage.

Damage and function timesEdit

Damage and Function Times
Damage type Projectile (Rocket)
Projectile speed 1100 HU / s
Damage
Maximum ramp-up 125% 79/158
Base damage 100% 63/126
Maximum fall-off 50% 32/63
Critical 189/378
Mini-crit 85-106/170-213
Function Times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Reload 0.92 s
Reload (first) 0.8 s

StrategyEdit

  • Always use a Buff Banner variant with this weapon, as without Rage to build, the item is entirely worthless.
  • Always stay on the front lines! Failing to deal damage will very quickly drain your hard-earned Rage meter.
  • Don't be afraid to use your banner's charge, as you will very quickly re-build it afterwards, and it's a much better alternative to your Rage draining away.

TriviaEdit

  • This weapon was originally a December 2011 Weapon of the Month, being one of the very first.
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