Pilum LRM Launcher
Pilum lrm launcher turret base
General Information
Mount Medium, Missile
Primary Role Fire Support
Ordnance points 7
DPS (sustained) 95 (50)
Damage type High Explosive
Range 10,000
Flux/sec 0
Speed Very Slow
Tracking Medium
Shots/min 11
Damage 500x3
Ammo 30
Ammo recharge per minute 6.0
A large guided missile suited for long-range support by backline combat ships. A combat-rated autoloader system ensures continued usefulness in protracted engagements.

A technologically mature weapon system, the Pilum-class missile is the obvious choice for long-range strikes by cautious captains. The guidance system on this weapon make it dangerous versus only the heavier of enemy craft. Unfortunately, those craft also tend to have the best point defense system, which somewhat limits the Pilum's otherwise considerable punch.

–In-Game Description

The Pilum LRM is a long-ranged missile with very high endurance (over a minute, compared to around ten seconds for the Harpoon MRM). Unlike most other missiles, it gradually regenerates ammunition over time.


  • Pilums are only effective in large batteries, where the sheer number of missiles in flight at any given time can persistently distract and sometimes damage enemy ships.
  • The missiles are slow, and have a hard time tracking small ships through sharp turns, so it's better to use on ships that are fleeing or targets larger than frigates.
  • While the missiles are easy to dodge, they will often circle back around and try to hit you again from multiple sides, so it is better to take the hits on a shield when they first come at you.


Pilum Launcher
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Change HistoryEdit

  • Reduced OP cost to 7 (was: 10)
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