The hail blaster is a secondary weapon in Rodina. It it found in barrels similar to the ring blaster, but is found roughly seventy-five at a time, and only on certain planets. The hail blaster fires many high-damage blue bolts in a large spread quickly. The bolts do not travel far, but are fired so quickly that they can easily cover the entire screen. Xeno Spheres use hail blasters, rushing close to the players ship and firing a volley of twenty or so, before backing off and preparing to move in close again. Hail blasters are best used against hordes of Xeno scouts that get close to the player's ship simultaneously, or against very close large targets.