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Polarity Rifle

The polarity rifle was designed by Vercite engineers using the conceptual model that underpins polarity gauntlets. This rifle’s prongs are separately polarized, and it alternates between them as it fires to create a circuit of lightning between the gun and target, causing subsequent attacks to deal additional damage. Static, aurora, storm, and tempest polarity rifles are favored by sharpshooters in many fields, though they are often scorned by kasathas who view them as a vulgarized appropriation of an honorable weapon.

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.

Polarity Rifle, Static

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 4; Price 2,400
Damage 1d8 E; Range 60 ft.; Critical
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 2
Bulk 1; Special polarize 1d4

Polarity Rifle, Aurora

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 10; Price 21,000
Damage 2d8 E; Range 80 ft.; Critical
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 2
Bulk 1; Special polarize 1d10

Polarity Rifle, Storm

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 15; Price 137,000
Damage 4d8 E; Range 80 ft.; Critical
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 2
Bulk 1; Special polarize 2d8

Polarity Rifle, Tempest

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 20; Price 1,000,000
Damage 8d8 E; Range 80 ft.; Critical
Capacity 80 charges; Usage 2
Bulk 1; Special polarize 3d8