Starfinder: Damascus Plasma Blade

Chris Van Deelen

Damascus Plasma Blade (Advanced melee weapon, one-handed Plasma)

Name

Level

Price

Damage

Critical

Bulk

Special

DPB Mk 1

1

350

1d4 S or E&F

Bleed 1 or -

L

Analog or powered (capacity 20 use 1), operative

DPB Mk 2

4

2,000

1d6 S or E&F

Bleed 1d4 or -

L

Analog or powered (capacity 20 use 1), block, disarm, integrated, operative

DPB Mk 3

7

6,000

2d6 S or E&F

Bleed 1d6 or wound

L

Analog or powered (capacity 40 use 1), block, disarm, integrated,  operative

DPB Mk 4

10

19,000

4d8 S or E&F

Bleed 2d6 or wound

L

Analog or powered (capacity 40 use 1), block, disarm, integrated, operative

DPB Mk 5

13

50,000

5d10 S or E&F

Bleed 3d6 or wound

L

Analog or powered (capacity 80 use 1), block, disarm, integrated, operative

DPB Mk 6

16

170,000

8d12 S or E&F

Bleed 5d6 or severe wound

L

Analog or powered (capacity 80 use 1), block, disarm, integrated, operative

DPB Mk 7

19

275,000

12d12 S or E&F

Bleed 8d6 or severe wound

L

Analog or powered (capacity 100 use 1), block, disarm, integrated,  operative

 

The Damascus Plasma Blade is a about the length of a standard long-sword. Each has the distinctive markings of the ancient Damascus style of blade-crafting, and is light-weight and elegant to hold and use.

The weapon has two modes – the standard mode, in which it remains powerless, but still highly lethal. Wounds inflicted by the blade tend to bleed profusely until staunched. The edge of each blade is honed to a molecular thin edge, and can cut through almost any material. The blade itself is shockingly sturdy, able to withstand more punishment than one would consider. When being sundered, the blade is treated as if it was 5 levels higher.

When turned on, the blade emits a bright-blue glow. This comes from the plasma flames, which coat the blade itself. The attack then becomes energy-based and it can inflict horrible wounds, although thanks to the plasma effect, these wounds are instantly cauterized and will not bleed (even when used by an operative using the trick shot bleed option).

Many duelists like to use these blades, thanks to their sturdy construction, and many even integrate the blades into their armor. As such, the blades tend to cost more than other similar types of energy weapons.

DISCLAIMER - I know in the movie Alita was powering the blade herself. I did say inspired by. =)

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology, and the recently released 'Swords of Kos: The Rite'. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.