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SW EDF-WBL Blaster Rifle

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Equipment Data File – Weapon – Blaster

Blaster Rifle

Blasters – The most common type of weapon in the galaxy is the blaster. Blasters come in a seemingly infinite array of shapes and sizes, from small holdout pieces that can be hidden in a sleeve or pocket to heavy repeaters used to mow down whole squads of infantry and destroy light vehicles. All blasters use some sort of highly pressurized volatile combustible gas, such as Tibanna gas, as their propellant. When the weapon is fired, the gas is pushed through a second chamber that “excites” the gas. The next compartment converts the gas into energy particles, which are then focused through a crystal of some sort. The end result is a dense packet of charged particles that can tear through everything from flesh to duracrete to armor alloys.

Most blasters can be set to Stun, a non-lethal, low-powered setting that overloads a target’s nervous system and renders him temporarily paralyzed (see the Stun Damage quality). Blasters with this ability have it noted in their special qualities, listed as “Stun Setting.” Stun may only be used at short range, no matter what the weapon’s normal range is. Switching between “Stun” and “Kill” on such a weapon is relatively simple, and requires an incidental.

Blasters that deal only Stun damage, and no conventional damage, are known as stingbeams or simply stun blasters. Blaster carbines and all pistols, save for heavy blasters, can be purchased as stun blasters, at a cost equal to half the usual amount for the regular, full-powered version.

From Age of Rebellion

The tried-and-true blaster rifle rivals the blaster pistol in ubiquity and versatility throughout the galaxy. Countless civilian and military model blaster rifles are produced by every major arms manufacturer from BlasTech to Zenoti Arms, and they fill roles ranging from hunting and sporting weapons to military sharpshooter and infantry battle rifles. At their most basic, they are large-framed, long range, semi-automatic weapons that combine accuracy, range, and stopping power into an incredibly versatile package. Blaster rifles commonly feature long barrels; fixed alloy, composite, or wood stocks; and basic iron sights. Civilian models feature attachment points for optical sights, and a healthy aftermarket provides a wide variety of modifications to improve handling and accuracy. Military style blaster rifles can mount optics as well and, in addition, possess attachment points for a number of accessories such as bipods, slings, targeters, and bayonets to improve their battlefield effectiveness. While ownership of blaster rifles is only lightly regulated, possession of military-grade blaster rifles by civilians is strictly prohibited. Being caught with a military rifle by Imperial authorities is cause for a very long stay at an Imperial prison

From Edge of the Empire

The rifle or carbine blaster is the typical firearm of soldiers and heavy security forces around the galaxy. Their longer barrels propel bolts much farther than blaster pistols, and their heavier cartridges typically trigger a more powerful blast of particles.

Stormtroopers in service of the Empire carry E-11 blaster rifles with folding stocks. At short range, the rifle can be fired one-handed – just as if it were a heavy pistol. The stock is extended when firing at more distant targets so that the trooper can better stabilize his aim.

Fantasy Flight Rules – Blaster Rifle
  • Source: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook (sw-ffg-ar-cr-176), Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook (sw-ffg-ee-cr-162)
  • Blaster Rifle Skill: Ranged – Heavy, Damage: 9, Crit: 3, Range: Long, Encumbrance: 4, Hard Points: 4, Price: 900 credits, Rarity: 5, Special Qualities: Stun Setting
    • Stun Damage (Passive) Some weapons deal Stun damage instead of regular damage. In this case, the weapon deals damage as strain instead of wounds. This damage is still reduced by a target’s soak.
      • A variant of this is a Stun setting. As a free action, the wielder can choose to switch the setting of his weapon to “Stun.” In this case, it does stun damage as described above. When weapons with a stun setting are used to deal stun damage, their range changes to short and cannot be increased.

Content Updates

  • 2022-03-24 – Updated with content from Age of Rebellion.
  • 2021-12-27 – Added in details from the Age of Rebellion core rulebook.
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Blaster: Bowcaster (7), Carbine (5), Disruptor (Pistol (R6), Rifle (R6)), Heavy Pistol (6), Heavy Repeating (R8), Heavy Rifle (6), Holdout (4), Ionization (3), Light Pistol (4), Light Repeating (R7), Pistol (4), Rifle (5)

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Melee: Combat Knife (1), Force Pike (4), Gaffi Stick (2), Truncheon (1), Vibro-Ax (5), Vibroknife (3), Vibrosword (5)

Slugthrower: Pistol (3), Rifle (3)

Thrown: Bola (2), Net (2)

Modifications: Augmented Spin Barrel (4), Balanced Hilt (5), Blaster Actuating Module (4), Bipod Mount (1), Bowcaster Accelerator Enhancement (4), Bowcaster Automatic Re-Cocker (3), Filed Front Sight (0), Forearm Grip (1), Marksman Barrel (4), Mono-Molecular Edge (5), Multi-Optic Sight (3), Serrated Edge (1), Shortened Barrel (4), Spread Barrel (4), Superior Weapon Customisation (6), Telescopic Optical Sight (1), Tripod Mount (3), Under-Barrel (Flame Projector (R5), Grenade Launcher (R5)), Weapon Harness (2), Weapon Sling (0), Weighted Head (3)

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Lightsaber: Lightsaber (R10)

Modifications: Rubat Crystals (R10)

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