The Auger is a minor plot element from The Gate. It is a weapon originally designed for drilling projects. However, shortly after the current war began, the weapon caught the attention of several Brotherhood officers, who gave them to soldiers for use in battle. They have since proved useful in battle, annihilating soldiers and buildings alike- so much so that the Brotherhood's enemies, such as the Metru Nuians and the Storm, have gone to great lengths to steal Augers and use them against their creators.
The Auger works by releasing a wide-ranged plasma blast, destroying a large radius of targets.