The Combuster, known as the Combustor in European versions of the games, was a blaster which launched high-velocity fireballs of superheated plasma at enemies. The Combuster's firing rate was medium, much like that of the N60 Storm, and was used better from far away. Each shot bursts out a blue spark when it comes in contact.

The Combuster upgraded into the Magmabuster at V5, which added two additional barrels to the weapon for a total of 3 plasma balls per shot.

In the movie and game, the Combuster is a choice weapon of the Galactic Rangers.

Ratchet with Combuster

Ratchet, using the Combuster in the Ratchet & Clank (movie)

Weapon summaries

The Combuster is the backbone of the Rangers' arsenal, allowing you to shoot targets in a short to medium range.
―Captain Qwark  [R&C (movie)]
This blaster fires burning balls of plasma. Does light damage but has a deep ammo pool and is a good fallback weapon for any situation.
―Weapon description  [R&C (PS4)]
The Combuster is spelled "Combustor" in Europe, because Europe is fancy.
Holocard description (America)  [R&C (PS4)]
The Combustor is spelled "Combustor" in Europe, because Europe is fancy.
―Holocard description (Europe)  [R&C (PS4)]

Raritanium upgrades

Similar to Tools of Destruction, The Combuster can be upgraded with Raritanium.

Normal upgrades

  • Ammo x2: Increases ammo capacity of said weapon by 50 per upgrade.
  • Rate of fire x16: Increases how fast gun can be fired in succession by 10% per upgrade.
  • Bonus bolts x7: Increases bolts gained from killing an enemy with said weapon by 5% per upgrade.

Mystery upgrades

  • BOGO Plasma (middle): Increases the amount of ammunition gained from crates.
  • Heavy Plasma (left): Combuster shots now knock back opponents.
  • Stable Plasma (right): Shots now have extra range, being able to hit opponents from farther away.
  • Prism Facets: Gains the ability to shoot out two more bullets per shot. Must have the Omega Magmabuster before this upgrade becomes available.


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