Archives of Nethys

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Vortex Rifle

A vortex rifle shoots a burst of sonic energy so powerful it generates a small vortex or whirlwind on impact. Well-aimed shots can overcome a target with waves of nausea. Vortex rifles also can be used to generate enough force to break down doors and walls. Vortex rifles can be found in pulse, surge, drum, and hammer varieties, which, in ascending order, generate increasingly powerful sonic waves.

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.

Vortex Rifle, Surge

Source Galaxy Exploration Manual pg. 55
Level 6; Price 4,150
Hands 2; Proficiency Longarms
Damage 2d6 So So; Range 60 ft. ft.; Critical Nauseate
Capacity 20 charges ; Usage 1
Bulk 1; Special Breach, underwater

Vortex Rifle, Pulse

Source Galaxy Exploration Manual pg. 55
Level 3; Price 1,400
Hands 2; Proficiency Longarms
Damage 2d4 So So; Range 60 ft. ft.; Critical Nauseate
Capacity 20 charges ; Usage 1
Bulk 1; Special Breach, underwater

Vortex Rifle, Drum

Source Galaxy Exploration Manual pg. 55
Level 12; Price 38,000
Hands 2; Proficiency Longarms
Damage 4d6 So So; Range 60 ft. ft.; Critical Nauseate
Capacity 20 charges ; Usage 1
Bulk 1; Special Breach, underwater

Vortex Rifle, Hammer

Source Galaxy Exploration Manual pg. 55
Level 17; Price 250,000
Hands 2; Proficiency Longarms
Damage 8d6 So So; Range 60 ft. ft.; Critical Nauseate
Capacity 40 charges ; Usage 2
Bulk 1; Special Breach, underwater