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Forked Pistol

Plasma builds up and arcs between the two long, notched tines of this pistol, amplifying in power as the stream travels the length of the weapon. Forked pistols are named for the number of notches in their plasma-generating forks, as each notch contributes to a more powerful blast. Pistols are typically available in 6-notch, 8-notch, 9-notch, and 10-notch models.

Plasma Weapons

Superheated or electromagnetically charged gas becomes ionized plasma, which plasma weapons emit in a controlled blast. Ionized plasma deals both electricity and fire damage, tearing through organic flesh and metal alike. Plasma beams can be projected, as from a gun, or maintained in a steady beam with a powerful magnetic field, as the blade of a melee weapon.

Followers of Sarenrae popularized terms for the different intensities of plasma swords based on the heat they emit. The hottest, deadliest plasma weapon is a blue star, followed in descending order by white star, yellow star, red star, and finally tactical plasma weapons.

Forked Pistol, 9-Notch

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 42
Level 13; Price 48,100
Damage 4d4 E & F; Range 30 ft.; Critical burn 3d4
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 2
Bulk L; Special boost 2d4

Forked Pistol, 6-Notch

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 42
Level 2; Price 720
Damage 1d3 E & F; Range 30 ft.; Critical burn 1d4
Capacity 20 charges; Usage 1
Bulk L; Special boost 1

Forked Pistol, 8-Notch

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 42
Level 6; Price 4,100
Damage 1d4 E & F; Range 30 ft.; Critical burn 1d4
Capacity 20 charges; Usage 1
Bulk L; Special boost 1d4

Forked Pistol, 10-Notch

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 42
Level 20; Price 801,000
Damage 9d4 E & F; Range 30 ft.; Critical burn 4d4
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 4
Bulk L; Special boost 5d4