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Dirge Cannon

Pirates are the most common users of dirge cannons. The potbellied, shoulder-resting weapons cause a brief but intense sound burst at frequencies and pressure sufficient to rupture living cells while leaving inorganic objects unharmed. The result is a weapon that can eliminate a starship’s crew without causing any damage to the vessel or its cargo. Those who prefer lighter damage favor harmonic and resonant cannons, leaving anharmonic and parametric models for situations that call for carnage.

Sonic Weapons

Sonic weapons emit sonar waves at frequencies that are designed to injure or incapacitate enemies. Many of them are termed “low-frequency devices” (LFDs) and “high-frequency devices” (HFDs) based on the frequencies at which they operate and damage foes.

Dirge Cannon, Harmonic

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 49
Level 2; Price 900
Damage 1d8 So; Range 20 ft.; Critical deafen
Capacity 20 charges; Usage 4
Bulk 3; Special antibiological, blast, unwieldy

Dirge Cannon, Resonant

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 49
Level 7; Price 4,270
Damage 2d6 So; Range 30 ft.; Critical deafen
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 4
Bulk 3; Special antibiological, blast, unwieldy

Dirge Cannon, Anharmonic

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 49
Level 13; Price 49,900
Damage 5d6 So; Range 40 ft.; Critical deafen
Capacity 80 charges; Usage 4
Bulk 3; Special antibiological, blast, unwieldy

Dirge Cannon, Parametric

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 49
Level 16; Price 172,000
Damage 7d6 So; Range 50 ft.; Critical deafen
Capacity 80 charges; Usage 4
Bulk 3; Special antibiological, blast, unwieldy