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He's got one a them Mag-Net Launchers! Cover your bolts, lads!
―A space pirate upon being attacked with the Mag-Net Launcher.  [ToD]

The Mag-Net Launcher was a weapon that shot clusters of ionized raritanium orbs which wrapped electromagnetic nets, cleverly named mag-nets, around enemies. The nets' magnetism held them securely around their victim while the electricity paralyzed their victim until the orbs lost their electromagnetic charge. This gave the weapon's user a chance to attack the temporarily disabled enemy or to escape while the enemy was imprisoned. The smaller the enemy was, the longer the mag-nets lasted. The nets' electricity also damaged enemies and could kill smaller ones on their own. The mag-nets couldn't wrap around larger enemies such as bosses or dropships. Because the nets were electric, they were also useless against electrified enemies. At V5, the Mag-Net Launcher upgraded into the Mag-Net Cannon, whose Raritanium orbs scatter and then exploded after losing their electromagnetic charge.

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

The Mag-Net Launcher cost 250,000 bolts and could be first purchased at Slag's Fleet in the Ublik Passage. It had an ammo capacity of 12 mag-nets and dealt 892 damage at V1 without Raritanium upgrades. With all of the Raritanium upgrades, the Mag-Net Launcher had an ammo capacity of 16 mag-nets and dealt 2,219 damage. For a price of 3,500 Raritanium the Mag-Net Launcher could be upgraded to have Inductor Coils, which made the mag-nets last longer.


Damage increased by 20% of previous damage every upgrade. Weapon damage (without Raritanium upgrades):

  • V1: 892
  • V2: 1,070
  • V3: 1,284
  • V4: 1,541
  • V5: 1,849

Raritanium upgrades

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

The Mag-Net Launcher cost 40,000 bolts and 37,000 bolts with the Tools of Destruction discount. It was first available at the Valkyrie Citadel on planet Vapedia. At V1, the Mag-Net Launcher held twelve mag-nets.

GrummelNet Preview

Ratchet & Clank Future A Crack in Time - GrummelNet preview Mag-Net Launcher00:28

Ratchet & Clank Future A Crack in Time - GrummelNet preview Mag-Net Launcher

GrummelNet preview of the Mag-Net Launcher

"The Mag-Net Launcher is ideal for incapacitating large enemies on the battlefield. Just fire a Mag-Net at an enemy. The ionized orbs will imprison the poor goon in a deadly web of electricity, giving you a supreme tactical advantage. Now you can blow them up or make your escape! The Mag-Net Launcher. Available only at GrummelNet."


  • The word "mag-net" was a play on the real word "magnet," an object which attracts metal.
  • The Mag-Net Launcher was the weapon with the most available raritanium upgrades for purchase in Tools of Destruction
  • Mag-Nets bare a resemblance to Hoberman Spheres.


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