Archives of Nethys

Pathfinder | Starfinder

Armor | Weapons
Artifacts | Augmentations | Computers | Hybrid Items | Magic Items | Technological Items | Traps
Manufacturers | Other Items | Special Materials


Advanced Melee | Ammunition | Basic Melee | Grenade | Heavy | Longarms | Small Arms | Sniper | Solarian | Special
Critical Hit Effects | Special Properties | Weapon Accessories | Weapon Fusions


Solar Brand

A solar brand consists of a flat plate that fits against the back of the hand, secured with a grip or a band. Once activated, the solar brand generates a protruding, arrowhead-shaped field of plasma. A red star solar brand doesn’t leave devastating marks, but the stronger yellow star, white star, and blue star models can cause lasting damage.

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.

Solar Brand, Red Star

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 43
Level 2; Price 790
Damage 1d6 E & F; Critical
Bulk L; Special powered (capacity 20; usage 2)

Solar Brand, Yellow Star

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 43
Level 6; Price 4,250
Damage 1d8 E & F; Critical wound
Bulk L; Special powered (capacity 40; usage 4)

Solar Brand, White Star

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 43
Level 12; Price 35,200
Damage 3d8 E & F; Critical wound
Bulk L; Special powered (capacity 80; usage 4)

Solar Brand, Blue Star

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 43
Level 17; Price 245,000
Damage 7d8 E & F; Critical severe wound
Bulk L; Special powered (capacity 80; usage 4)