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Polarity Gauntlets

Polarity gauntlets fit snugly over the wearer’s extremities, and when activated, the two gloves generate an arc of electricity between them. Due to the alternating currents, subsequent attacks deal additional damage: each strike that hits a target after the first in rapid succession deals additional damage. The popularity of these weapons has led to the proliferation of different versions, including the cheap but potent spark and static models, the midrange aurora and current models, and the powerful storm and tempest polarity gauntlets. Kasathan warriors who maintain their cultural predilection for melee combat favor polarity gauntlets as an effective weapon that aligns with their martial values.

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 Gauntlets, Tempest

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 19; Price 615,000
Damage 9d6 E; Critical
Bulk 1; Special operative, polarize 3d6, powered (capacity 100; usage 10)

Polarity Gauntlets, Spark

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 1; Price 410
Damage 1d3 E; Critical
Bulk 1; Special operative, polarize 1d3, powered (capacity 20; usage 2)

Polarity Gauntlets, Static

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 4; Price 2,350
Damage 1d6 E; Critical
Bulk 1; Special operative, polarize 1d4, powered (capacity 40; usage 2)

Polarity Gauntlets, Aurora

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 8; Price 10,600
Damage 2d6 E; Critical
Bulk 1; Special operative, polarize 1d6, powered (capacity 40; usage 4)

Polarity Gauntlets, Current

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 12; Price 39,100
Damage 3d6 E; Critical
Bulk 1; Special operative, polarize 2d6, powered (capacity 80; usage 4)

Polarity Gauntlets, Storm

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 48
Level 15; Price 122,000
Damage 5d6 E; Critical
Bulk 1; Special operative, polarize 2d6, powered (capacity 80; usage 8)