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The comet-strike or throw attack was a move that Ratchet could perform with the wrench. It involved crouching and throwing the wrench horizontally forward, making it spin and come back in Ratchet's hand. This move gave the Lombax a longer strike range, and allowed him to potentially hit multiple enemies more than once. Ratchet could also pick up distant bolts with this move. It was also useful for hitting explosive crates without being harmed without using ammunition.
Changes in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
The Comet-strike was given more flexibility, allowing Ratchet to walk away from the position he threw the wrench instead of being forced to stay in one place, allowing Ratchet to keep moving to avoid enemy attack.
Changes in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
In Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Ratchet's moveset changed so that he would not need to crouch and was able to throw it even when airborne. He could do it while using Hoverboot's accelerator. It could now also be used as Wrench Grab to pick up Battery Bots and Zoni from a distance.
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
In Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Nefarious could all use a comet-strike attack with their weapons; Ratchet using his Wrench, Clank using his Heli-Pack rotor, Qwark using his Throwing Weapon, and Nefarious using his Annihilator Blades.
- Ratchet & Clank (first appearance)
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
- Ratchet: Deadlocked
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
- Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
- Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
- Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus