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Blight Quartz

Blight quartz is a rare crystal formed from condensed negative energy under the right exacting conditions. Though there is great danger of handling and transporting blight quartz (see page 47), only small amounts are needed to alter ammunition and weapons. Blight quartz can’t be used to fashion armor. Those who regularly work with quantities of the dark crystals often complain of lingering headaches and terrible nightmares.
Weapons and ammunition made of blight quartz are especially dangerous when wielding against living creatures. Blight quartz weapons and ammunition gain a +2 enhancement bonus to damage rolls against living creatures (usually any creature without the unliving universal creature rule). For melee weapons, this enhancement bonus increases by 2 for every 6 item levels the weapon has, up to +8 at 18th level; this enhancement bonus increase doesn’t apply to ammunition. However, the negative energy infused in such weapons and ammunition might adversely affect their users. A living creature that wields or carries a blight quartz weapon or at least 10 pieces of blight quartz ammunition for at least 10 minutes a day must succeed at a Fortitude saving throw (DC = 12 + the item’s level) or gain the fatigued condition until they get 8 hours of complete rest. If the creature contains to wield or carry the ghost quartz item, though, they will have to attempt another save the next day.

Raw material (1 bulk)

Source Starfinder #45: The Culling Shadow pg. 52
Price 1,750 credits

Ammunition (1 piece)

Source Starfinder #45: The Culling Shadow pg. 52
Price +100 credits


Source Starfinder #45: The Culling Shadow pg. 52
Price +8,500 credits