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The Spiral of Death is the latest addition to GrummelNet's line of energy-based weapons. Originally designed by the Fongoids, this baby unleashes a kinetic spiral of energy at your enemies. Just get them in your sights and let her rip. The spiral will take out your enemy, and then nail them again on the return trip! The Spiral of Death! Available only at GrummelNet

GrummelNet's description, ACiT

The Spiral of Death is a weapon manufactured by Grummel Net Industries and designed by the fongoids in A Crack in Time, with a cameo in the Ratchet & Clank movie. It charges up kinetic energy into a spiral which it fires at enemies, that will curve back towards the weapon after firing allowing it to hit enemies again on its return run.

The Spiral of Death can be upgraded to the Spiral of Carnage, which features three spirals at once, with use. In challenge mode, it upgrades to the Omega Spiral of Carnage.


Ratchet & Clank movie

The 2016 re-imagined game and movie are in-universe fictional accounts of the original Ratchet & Clank.
The re-imagined game describes Captain Qwark's account of events, while the re-imagined film is an in-universe holofilm. As Qwark is an unreliable narrator, and the holofilm is fiction, any events that contradict the original are non-canon (though those which correspond still apply). Please see Project:Bulletin board/Canon for the wiki's coverage of canon.

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In the holo-film, the Spiral of Death made a cameo as a weapon used by the Galactic Rangers. Ratchet used the weapon, during training, where it was given a damage rating of three stars, a speed rating of three, and an ammo rating of one. When demoing the weapon, Ratchet fired it from his platform twice, though on the second time, he cut the platform he was standing on in half, causing him to fall. It was later used by Qwark during their battle aboard the Deplanetizer.

A Crack in Time

Ratchet obtained the Spiral of Death is obtained upon completing the Silver Cup in the Battleplex Arena. With use, it upgraded to the Spiral of Carnage, which fires three spirals at once.

In challenge mode, the Omega Spiral of Carnage may be purchased for 278,000 bolts.


Ratchet holding the Spiral of Death

The Spiral of Death is a blue rifle held in two hands. It features a bright spinning blade - the spiral - on the end. When firing, the spiral moves slowly through the air, targeting enemies on its path forward and its return run back towards the weapon.

The Spiral of Carnage is purple instead of blue, and holds three spirals rather than one.


The Spiral of Death will fly towards enemies and hit them on its fun run, and then aim to hit enemies again on its return run towards the weapon. It has relatively low ammunition and a medium rate of fire, but can deal a great amount of damage. The weapon is best used against medium to large enemies due to the damage it deals and its ammunition, and involves some skill in maximising efficiency with the weapon, as the player should fire it to damage as many enemies as possible. While the weapon is still effective against smaller enemies, its ammunition is often wasted on them unless the player hits a large number at once.

The Spiral of Carnage fires three spirals instead of one. This gives it a lower rate of fire, but much more damage. Much like the basic Spiral of Death, the Spiral of Carnage is best used against large enemies or groups of medium-sized enemies, which will make the most out of its ammunition and the damage it can deal. As it contains three spirals rather than one, it is often more likely to hit larger groups of enemies on both runs.

Behind the scenes

Artwork provided in the competition entry

The Spiral of Death was the winning weapon design by a Ratchet & Clank fan in the Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time weapon contest.[1] It was one of the five finalists given to the public to vote on for a chance to appear in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.[2] It was revealed at Comic-Con that the Spiral of Death would be in A Crack in Time.[3] The Spiral of Death was created by Jackson Finley, and while the concept is the same, it differs from the original artwork submitted. Jackson Finley still owns the Spiral of Death, rather than Sony.[4]

The weapon later made an appearance in the Ratchet & Clank movie.