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Lightning Pistol

When fired, this weapon erupts with a long, crackling bolt of electricity reminiscent of lightning. Sheet lightning pistols and ribbon lightning pistols are relatively common, but rocket and smooth-channel lightning pistols typically require a special license to carry legally.

Shock Weapons

Shock weapons emit powerful electrical blasts that can damage and potentially stun enemies. Ranged versions use a low-power laser to direct these weapons’ electrical arcs. Electrical blasts can also leap to adjacent targets, making the weapons well suited for stunning groups of enemies. In general, tempest shock weapons are the most powerful, followed in descending order by storm, aurora, and static shock weapons.

Lightning Pistol, Rocket

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 45
Level 12; Price 37,000
Damage 2d8 E; Range 30 ft.; Critical
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 8
Bulk L; Special line, stun, unwieldy

Lightning Pistol, Sheet

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 45
Level 5; Price 3,000
Damage 1d6 E; Range 20 ft.; Critical
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 4
Bulk L; Special line, stun, unwieldy

Lightning Pistol, Ribbon

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 45
Level 8; Price 9,700
Damage 1d8 E; Range 30 ft.; Critical
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 5
Bulk L; Special line, stun, unwieldy

Lightning Pistol, Smooth-Channel

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 45
Level 17; Price 260,000
Damage 3d10 E; Range 40 ft.; Critical
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 10
Bulk L; Special line, stun, unwieldy