The Magmaul is the bounty hunter Spire's Affinity Weapon in Metroid Prime Hunters.


The Magmaul fires molten projectiles with a large splash radius. The projectiles bounce off walls and objects and explode after three seconds. When charged, it produces a larger and more damaging projectile with a much greater splash radius. If it is used by Spire, it has an even larger splash and sets nearby enemies ablaze. However, if Spire shoots too close to himself, he may incur damage and possibly self destruct.

Samus acquires the Magmaul after defeating the Fire Spawn at Alinos. The subweapon is used to open the Orange Force Fields in Alinos and the Orange Blast Shield in Arcterra. The weapon is useful for defeating Noxus and enemies with preferences for cold. It also affects Gorea when it turns orange. When used in story mode, it colors the markings on Samus' Arm Cannon brownish-orange.

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Metroid Prime Hunters

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The MAGMAUL, powered by a hyperstatic hydrogen core, fires cohesive projectiles of SUPERHEATED MAGMA.


  • Certain objects will show "SUPERHEATED MAGMA" in the description when scanned, referring to the Magmaul.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl states: "Spire uses the Magmaul, a weapon passed down through Diamont generations, to launch burning magma at opponents."
  • The Magmaul is one of only three lobbing weapons seen in the Metroid series, the others being the Battlehammer and Electro Lob.