Thrasher missile

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A Dovotaa Workshop Reaver and a Spike turret firing their Thrasher missiles in Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare level What Could Go Wrong?.
A Dovotaa Workshop Reaver and a spike turret launching a barrage of Thrasher missiles.

Thrasher missile is a type of missile employed within the Banished.[1][2]


Design details[edit]

Thrasher missiles typically fulfil an anti-aircraft role.[1][3] Their delivery systems are capable of tracking enemy aircraft, allowing a barrage of missiles to home in on targeted enemies.[4] If Thrasher missiles are fired without guidance, like for suppression purposes, Reavers also fire tracer spikes.[5] In spite of its anti-air role, Thrasher missiles are incredibly powerful; a single missile is capable of destroying natural landscape and even Forerunner structures.[6]


Thrasher missile pod
Thrasher missile launcher

Production notes[edit]

In the Halo Wars 2 E3 trailer Know Your Enemy, the Annihilator missiles fired from Blisterbacks appear to be modelled after the in-game models of the Thrasher missiles.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b In Halo Wars 2 gameplay, the Eklon'Dal Workshop Marauder periodically fires a missile at enemies; the projectile reuses the model of the Thrasher missile, though the Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition) only refers to the delivery system as an "integrated missile launcher".


  1. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 466
  2. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 467
  3. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs: Scarab "Banished Scarabs are armed with an unstable plasma beam that deals incredible ground-target damage and Thrasher missiles for air defense."
  4. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs: Reaver "It is armed with Thrasher missile pods that track on enemy aircraft and a light spiker autocannon that can deter attack by infantry and light armored vehicles."
  5. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 14: "The Reavers immediately began to spray suppression fire into the air, filling the brightening sky with missile trails and tracer spikes."
  6. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 38: "All she knew was that as soon as Horvath vanished, a thrasher missile obliterated the translocation pad and a large portion of the outcrop, turning it into rubble and eliminating any possibility of returning in the future to access the pad and find out just where on the ring Horvath had been deposited."
  7. ^ Halo Wars 2, in-game spike turret anti-air upgrade
  8. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs: Turret
  9. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 464