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Commander Rocket 001

Health: 1150 (2024)
Movement Speed: 7.7
Attack Type: Long-ranged
Role: Harasser
Mobility: Tactical
Commander Rocket [edit] Difficulty: Easy

Development Name: Wakuwaku

Type of abilities: Knockback, Slow Release Date: 16 August 2017

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Rocket Launch [edit]
Fire a huge rocket that deals damage. Watch out for recoil.
Minimum Damage 200 (314)
Maximum Damage 400 (628)
Knockback (self) 1.3
Cooldown 7.5s

Commander Rocket skillbuttons 04

Charged Salvo [edit]
Load up missiles automatically and fire them as a salvo. For each missile added, the salvo deals more damage.
Minimum Damage 60 (94.2)
Maximum Damage 180 (282.6)
Missiles 3
Attacks per second 2.2
Loading Speed 0.7s
Range 7.2

Commander Rocket skillbuttons 06

Laser Trap [edit]
Places a rotating trap that deals damage to enemies in its path.
Damage 90 (141.3)
Duration 3s
Tick Time 0.3s
Cooldown 10s

Commander Rocket skillbuttons 07

Tactical Double Jump [edit]
Tactical Double Jump
Jumps 2
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Backstory[ | ]

Rocket was a war hardened soldier fighting for the Scargi army. Known for his explosive temper he fought bravely among the Scargi until he actually lost his head while furiously cleaning his rocket launcher during the siege on the arachnid planet Smertzspin. Rocket being a Galspitter, known for their cursing and vulgar language was given an advanced head prosthetic with profanity filter. But more importantly he was promoted to commander of the security detail of the Scarg emperor Pierre Feu Darret AKA "Unstoppable Pierre". Rehabilitating in the royal court the commander found a new team of misfits to command, who he would train to become the Rocket Renagades.

Until 3584 when disaster struck. The team of four crack military court members was sent to prison by the Scarg emperor for the audacious crime of planning to salt his dinner. A highly deadly substance for the sensitive snail-like Scargos. The renegades were thought to be planning an assassination when they were actually just being caught eating fries they had salted with the salty seals they illegally had been hiding in their quarters.

Before the Scarg imperial guards could apprejend them, Rocket told them to go "Zork" themselves and they dispersed into the far reaches of the galaxy. Today, still wanted by the Scargos, they prepare to strike back at those who wronged them. They have the weapons. They have their mission. All they need now are allies.

Quotes[ | ]

Voice actor: Brian Stivale

Taunts[ | ]

▶️"Hahaha! Look at them run!"

▶️"Look out! We're on the jazz!"

▶️"Sure! You wanna go up against a commander?"

▶️"It's your funeral!"

▶️"The plan is: Kick your butts!"

Help[ | ]

▶️"Well I'll be planned!"

▶️"Some assistance, if you will?"

▶️"Help a commander out!"

▶️"I'm up zork alley"

Attack[ | ]

▶️"Renegades, assemble!"

▶️"Follow the plan, boys!"


▶️"Attack that point! Then onto step 2!"

▶️"The plan is to attack!"

Defend[ | ]

▶️"Time to invent our way out of this."


▶️"First we defend this strategic position!"

▶️"The plan is to defend!"

▶️"They're onto us, boys!"

Purchase[ | ]

▶️"Alright, we need some stuff to build a tank!"

▶️"Welders! We need tons of welders!"

▶️"The plan calls for lots of solder!"

▶️"I need a huge amount of scrap metal!"

▶️"Anything you've got lying around!"

▶️"A rusty old clunker? I'll take it!"

Teleporting[ | ]

▶️"Back to the drawing board!"

▶️"Going to check on plan B!"

▶️"Go in with a few friends, roll out with a tank!"

▶️"Hold the fort! Time for some upgrades!"

▶️"A plan is about to come together!"

▶️"You bring the screwdrivers, I'll bring the plan."

Chosen[ | ]

▶️"I'll blow you all up! Mwahahaha!"

▶️"Ooh, that recoil!"

▶️"Blown away, I see!"

Drop Pod In[ | ]

▶️"I love it when a plan comes together!"

▶️"Here's my plan: We shoot them all with rockets!"

▶️"I've come up with a beautiful plan!"

▶️"I've got a plan as cunning as a fox!"

▶️"Well, it's about time!"

▶️"We're putting the band back together!"

▶️"I'm a wild and crazy guy!"

▶️"Even my rockets are on the jazz!"

▶️"'What a brilliant commander!' Is what people frequently say."

▶️"Oof! Only narrowly escape the Scargos!"

▶️"Loosing my head was a real punch to the face!"

▶️"I'm hard-headed they say... but why?"

Drop Pod In (set)[ | ]

▶️"Listen up! I have a twelve-step plan for us!"

▶️"Alright! I've turned it into a six-step plan."

▶️"I've adjusted the plan: two steps. Just two."

▶️"Zork it! One step. Here's my one-step plan!"

Killing Blow[ | ]

▶️"Nice though, isn't it?"

▶️"I'm on the jazz!"

▶️"A cunning plan!"


▶️"In the pocket!"

▶️"Blown away, I see!"

Killing Blow (set)[ | ]

▶️"Say hi to your Scargo masters..."

▶️"...the commander's back in town..."

▶️"...and I've brought all my rockets!"

Killing Spree[ | ]

▶️"The plan's coming together! I love it!"

▶️"Rocket's Renegades are here!"

▶️"Another volley of rockets coming up!"

▶️"I'll blow you all up! Mwahahaha!"

▶️"The commander knows best!"

▶️"It doesn't get nicer than this!"

Being Hit[ | ]


▶️"Aie, that hurt!"













On Death[ | ]


▶️"Totally planned!"

▶️"I planned that." *gasps*

▶️"Renegades, avenge me!"

▶️"Untimely death!"

▶️"Not how I planned it!"

▶️"I'm zorked!"

▶️"Commander out!"

Using Charged Salvo[ | ]




Using Rocket Launch[ | ]

▶️"Fire at will!"

▶️"Get a load of this!"

▶️"Ooh, that recoil!"

▶️"Don't mess with us!"

▶️"Launching my next idea!"

Using Rocket Launch (set)[ | ]

▶️"Salvo, ahoy!"

▶️"Volley, incoming!"

▶️"Barrage, underway!"

Using Laser Trap[ | ]

▶️"Laser precision!"

▶️"Like my laser?"

▶️"Not just rockets!"

▶️"Laser trap!"

Encountering Professor Milton Yoolip[ | ]

▶️"Milton Yoolip! I hear you're pretty good with tinkering!"

Encountering member of Rocket's Renegades (friendly)[ | ]

▶️"That's my Rocket's Renegades!"

▶️"Nice to see you, boys!"

▶️"Now we're on the jazz, Rocket's Renegade!"

Encountering member of Rocket's Renegades (enemy)[ | ]

▶️"What's this? Rocket's Renegades defectors?!"

▶️"This isn't part of the plan!"

▶️"Get your sorry zorks back into the fold!"

Commander Cook-it quotes[ | ]

Taunts[ | ]

▶️"There will be order in my kitchen!"

▶️"Keep the kitchen clean! Or I will kill you!" - A reference to Ratatouille.[1]

▶️"I'll tighten your aprons good!"

▶️"You're the fast food of fighters!"

▶️"You can't handle this gourmet experience!"

Help[ | ]

▶️"I'm in a pinch here!"

▶️"Kitchen help wanted!"

▶️"Chef in trouble!"

▶️"I can't handle this order!"

Attack[ | ]

▶️"Get your spatulas!"

▶️"Let's fry'em to perfection!"

▶️"Roast'em boys!"

▶️"Sock'em with a ladle!"


Defend[ | ]

▶️"Critics everywhere!"

▶️"Fire in the kitchen!"

▶️"We've got unwanted visitors!"

▶️"Huge order incoming!"


Purchase[ | ]

▶️"Time to spice things up!"

▶️"I need some heavy-duty cooking utensils!"

▶️"They have the latest quantum cooker?"

▶️"Now THAT's a hydraulic spoon!"

▶️"Instant fried slugoids. Interesting."

▶️"It's the season for seasonings!"

Teleporting[ | ]

▶️"Back to the restaurant!"

▶️"We meet in the kitchen!"

▶️"Quick, to the larder!"

▶️"The apple cellar! Now!"

▶️"Into the supply closet!"

▶️"We head for the fridge!"

Chosen[ | ]

▶️"Taste explosion!"

▶️"Get your spatulas!"

▶️"Put the stove on!"

Drop Pod In[ | ]

▶️"I couldn't possibly share my cooking secrets with you!"

▶️"They call me the prince of pastries!"

▶️"Dirty secret: I love to powder myself with flour."

▶️"I should start my own cooking show!"

▶️"'Microwaving With Rocket Chef' has a nice ring to it!"

▶️"Don't put that pineapple up top!"

▶️"I wouldn't eat that if it grew legs and walked into my mouth!"

▶️"Is it time for fifth luncheon already?" - A reference to Hobbits[2] from The Lord of the Rings.[3]

▶️"I love it when a meal comes together!"

▶️"This is my meal ticket!"

▶️"I have a tiny chef that tells me what to do!" - A reference to Ratatouille.

▶️"I killed my greatest gourmet rival. Rest in peace, Boyardee." - A reference to Chef Boyardee.[4]

▶️"You taught me everything I know, monsieur Septime!" - A reference to Le Grand Restaurant[5].

Drop Pod In (set)[ | ]

▶️"Whoa! There's still plenty of meat on that bone..."

▶️"...throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato..."

▶️", you've got a stew going!" - This set is a reference to Arrested Development.[6]

Killing Blow[ | ]







Killing Blow (set)[ | ]

▶️"A pound of potatoes, some butter..."

▶️"...milk, three eggs, a pinch of salt and..."

▶️"...nutmeg! Nutmeg, Herr Müller!" - This set is a reference to Le Grand Restaurant

Killing Spree[ | ]

▶️"I put the 'skill' in skillet!"

▶️"You're all burgers on my barbecue rack!"

▶️"Grilled to perfection!"

▶️"I believe I've salted you quite enough!"

▶️"Sweet as a sugar cake!"

▶️"Let's start the fondue!"

Being Hit[ | ]











▶️"Ow, that burn!"


▶️"Burning up!"

▶️"Boy, I-"

On Death[ | ]

▶️"Waste of cuisine!"

▶️"Dubious food!"



▶️"I'm raw all over!"


▶️"I hope you choke on me!"

▶️"Too spicy!"

Using Charged Salvo[ | ]

▶️"Add some spice!"

▶️"Season it!"

▶️"Needs more salt!"

Using Rocket Launch[ | ]

▶️"Taste explosion!"

▶️"You've never tasted this!"

▶️"Put the stove on!"

▶️"Here come the pastries!"

▶️"Explosively yummy!"

▶️"This dish is a blast!"

Using Laser Trap[ | ]

▶️"Bake for two hours!"

▶️"Let it simmer!"

▶️"Briefly Flambée!"

▶️"Fire up a wok!"

Encountering "cooking" 'naut or skin[ | ]

▶️"Let's get a stew going!"

Encountering member of Rocket's Renegades (friendly)[ | ]

▶️"My fellow Renegades! You must be hungry!"

▶️"How about some soup to get a Rocket's Renegade going?""

Encountering member of Rocket's Renegades (enemy)[ | ]

▶️"I'm not wasting my cuisine on a rogue renegade!"

▶️"I hope you go hungry!"

Nauts In-Game Look[ | ]


Default skin.


Default skin.


Commander Cook-It.


Commander Cook-It.

Minimap Icon[ | ]

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Scoreboard Icon[ | ]

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Skin Information[ | ]

Commander Cook-It[ | ]

Commander Rocket 002 Cook-it

Serving the Scargi Emperor was one of the happiest times in the life of Commander Rocket. Not only was he allowed to lead his Renegades into battle in service of the Scargo race, he also spent a lot of his time in the palace kitchens to enjoy his third-greatest passion: cooking (the others being fighting and cursing). None of the Scargo cooks initially thought much of the little guy, but with a little help from a tiny companion he found in the pantry, he quickly turned out to be able to create beautiful banquets and majestic meals from the simplest ingredients. They gave him full access to the kitchen on just one condition: never to bring any salt into the kitchen, as it was a hazardous substance to the snail-like Scargo.

When the Renegades were driven from the Scargo forces, it not only meant the Commander was left without an army, but he also found a new hobby: hunting down the Scargo emperor! Sometimes he still dons his old apron though... just to remind him of happier times.

This DLC contains a custom skin for Commander Rocket in Awesomenauts. You need to have Commander Rocket available as a playable character in order to access the skin in-game. Owning this skin will also unlock the special portrait for use in-game. This skin contains a fully customized voice set. - Official Steam Store description.

This skin gives Commander Rocket a chef costume, which includes a white outfit, a chef hat (which changes in style depending on which team you're on) and a white apron. He is no longer smoking a cigar and holds a wooden spoon. His rocket launcher is replaced by a giant pepper mill that fires tomatoes (on red team) or purple bell peppers (on blue team). Rocket Launch's projectile is a giant sausage and Laser Trap looks like an egg timer (the lasers themselves having spaghetti for special effects, including Box Of Cirean Cigars). All the abilities have unique sound effects. When teleporting, a mouse comes out of his hat and squeaks (this is a reference to the movie Ratatouille[7]).

Being premium, this skin comes with unique voice acting.

Awesomenauts Showcase[ | ]

Showcase starts at 0:25 in the video.

Trivia[ | ]

  • Commander Rocket was the first of the Rocket's Renegades to be teased by Ronimo. His image was first published in-game when Awesomenauts transitioned into free to play.
  • Commander Rocket is part of the Rocket's Renegades, along with Dizzy, Smiles and Qi'Tara.
  • Commander Rocket has the smallest hitbox of any Awesomenaut, to the point of being able to walk underneath certain Solar cubes and Healthpacks without actually touching them.
  • Commander Rocket has a different backstory for the console version of the game. It can be seen below:

Rocket was a war hardened soldier fighting for the Scargi army, well known for his explosive temper, vulgar language, and love for explosions. He lost his head in an unfortunate accident, but was given an advanced head prosthetic with profanity filter. Most importantly: he was promoted to commander of the security detail of the Scarg emperor Pierre Feu Darret AKA “Unstoppable Pierre”. Rehabilitating in the royal court, Rocket found a new team of misfits to command, and he trained them to become Rocket Renegades.

Disaster struck a few years later, and the team of four was sent to prison by the Scarg emperor for the audacious crime of planning to salt his dinner - a highly deadly substance for the sensitive snail-like Scargos.

During a shift of the guards, the team quickly outsmarted the slow Scarg prison guards and Rocket told them to go “Zork” themselves. They hijacked an interplanetary vessel and dispersed into the far reaches of the galaxy.

  • There is a bug present in Awesomenauts Assemble! where Rocket will use a voice clip of Jimmy And The Lux5000 in very specific scenarios.

References[ | ]

Gallery[ | ]


Playing As:[ | ]

  • You will automatically charge rockets for your Charged Salvo. Properly timing your attacks allows you to fire in bursts, dealing heavy damage to enemies. Liquid MRE makes this tactic far more effective.
  • Rocket Launch will reset your second jump if you already used it. This, combined with its considerable recoil can allow you to achieve great vertical movement.
  • Rocket Launch is an extremely versatile ability, allowing you to deal damage from a distance, surprise opponents up close, use the recoil to escape or even to close the gap between enemies and more.
  • Rocket Launch has a slow moving projectile: Aim where enemies will be, not where they are.
  • You can still use the recoil effect on Rocket Launch to escape enemies even if you are snared.
    • Alternatively, aiming at places your enemies currently are may be useful to deny them presence in those areas. For example, firing towards droids fighting each other may make it more difficult for your enemy to get the finishing blow on them, especially if they rely on melee attacks to do so.
  • Laser Trap has a much shorter range than your abilities: use it to discourage enemies from getting too close to you.
  • Laser Trap has a small arming time before deploying, which may allow your enemies some time to move to safety. Consider upgrades such as Borgo Cigar Cutter and Luxor Crystal Ashtray to make it harder to avoid.
  • Consider purchasing Mad Bomb and/or Nuke Bug if you're having trouble escaping your enemies.
  • Crowd control effects can be very dangerous due to Rocket's low health pool. Consider purchasing Baby Kuri Mammoth if you need help countering these effects.

Playing With:[ | ]

  • Crowd control effects that immobilize or otherwise hamper enemy movement can greatly aid Rocket in landing his abilities.
  • Consider investing in crowd control effects if they are available to you: Rocket does not have many options himself, so you can complement his playstyle.
  • Due to his small hitbox and mobility, Rocket can get in and out of situations that would have killed less slippery nauts. Be careful of when and where you follow him.

Playing Against:[ | ]

  • Be careful when approaching Commander Rocket: Not only is his damage output high, but he can also easily move back to safety with his Rocket Launch
  • Due to his small health pool, abilities that deal high damage can be particularly effective in bringing Rocket down, especially ones that are able to outrange him, such as Snipe and Ball Lightning.
  • Use displacement and tether effects to bring Rocket closer to your team and either burst him down or keep him there with additional crowd control.
  • Stealth and silencing abilities/upgrades can aid in approaching and shutting down Rocket, making him easier to kill.
  • Do not underestimate the damage output of Laser Trap! It can kill you very quickly if you stay in the laser beam. Back away or carefully manouver around it instead.
  • Abilities that require no aiming (such as Lightning Rod or Suicide Drones' lasers) can help you to counter Rocket's high mobility.