Starfinder: Schofield Tools Arc Welder

Chris Van Deelen

Schofield Tools Arc Welder (Heavy Weapon)

Weapon

Level

Price

Damage

Range

Critical

Cap

Usage

Bulk

Special

STAW Mk 1

6

5,300

2d8 E

50 ft.

Burn 1d4 and second arc 1d4

20

2

1

First arc 1d6, profession mechanic, unwieldy

STAW Mk 2

10

17,850

3d8 E

80 ft.

Burn 1d4 and second arc 2d6

20

2

1

First arc 3d6, profession mechanic, unwieldy

STAW Mk 3

14

72,500

4d10 E

120 ft.

Burn 2d4 and second arc 3d6

40

2

2

First arc 4d6, profession mechanic, unwieldy

STAW Mk 4

18

375,000

6d12 E

160 ft.

Burn 3d4 and second arc 4d6

80

2

3

First arc 6d6, profession mechanic, unwieldy

 

Originally designed to be used in construction and repair, this heavy-duty welder was commonly used by many companies, and was considered to be the state of the art arc welder.  And of course some creative individual decided it would make an excellent weapon!

The device requires two hands to hold. The power cells are contained in the handle of the device, and it has two long prong-like ‘barrels’ which normally could open and close in order to spot-weld, but have been changed so that they will instead fire the electrical charge.

The weapon has a very short range, and will not be effective past the listed range. After it strikes a target, the electrical discharge will then arc to a second target within 10 feet, albeit for less damage, but it is still effective. This arc will randomly strike any target, be it friend or foe. However, it will always arc towards anything carrying or wearing metal. The more the metal, the more likely the arc will strike them. When a critical strike is achieved, the arc will continue onto a third target (if available), for less damage still. Furthermore, if a successful critical hits, the target will suffer additional damage from electrical burns.

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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.