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Divergent Laser

Originally developed alongside convergent lasers, divergent lasers use multiple laser beams emitting from a blocky casing to produce a cone-shaped output. This weapon’s damage is significantly less than that achieved by the convergent lasers, but the same systems that synchronize wavelengths in a convergent laser allow the divergent laser to focus on multiple targets. The single-color beam of a single-wave divergent laser sets it apart from the shimmering colors of a multiwave divergent laser. A wide-spectrum divergent laser has a nearly white beam and could be mistaken for a spotlight at a glance—though not by a target struck by one!

Laser Weapons

Laser weapons emit highly focused beams of light that deal fire damage. These beams can pass through glass and other transparent physical barriers, dealing damage to such barriers as they pass through. Barriers of energy or magical force block lasers. Invisible creatures don’t take damage from lasers, as the beams pass through them harmlessly. Fog, smoke, and other clouds provide both cover and concealment from laser attacks. Lasers can penetrate darkness, but they don’t provide any illumination.

Laser weapons use various means to concentrate beams of light into deadly intensity. Some focus light through a faceted crystal, while others focus the beam through a chemical cloud or ionized gas.

Divergent Laser, Wide-Spectrum

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 40
Level 18; Price 414,000
Damage 7d8 F; Range 90 ft.; Critical burn 3d6
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 2
Bulk 2; Special blast, unwieldy

Divergent Laser, Single-Wave

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 40
Level 5; Price 3,430
Damage 1d8 F; Range 60 ft.; Critical burn 1d6
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 2
Bulk 2; Special blast, unwieldy

Divergent Laser, Multiwave

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 40
Level 12; Price 41,200
Damage 4d8 F; Range 80 ft.; Critical burn 2d6
Capacity 40 charges; Usage 2
Bulk 2; Special blast, unwieldy