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Weapon Fusions

A weapon fusion is a small, prepackaged add-on that can be attached to any weapon to infuse it with magic. Adventurers use weapon fusions to customize their weapons for a specific enemy or to increase a weapon’s overall effectiveness. Weapon fusions are magic unless stated otherwise. While this causes the weapons they are installed in to be considered hybrid items, in truth the weapon and the fusion still operate separately. An ability that affects a magic item could affect the fusion installed in a weapon, but that would not prevent the weapon’s core function from operating normally unless the weapon was also independently a magic device. The hybridized fusion (see page 194) is an exception to this rule, as noted in its description. Weapons with fusions are considered magic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
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Astute

Source Pact Worlds pg. 194
Item Level 3
The fusion causes a weapon to become etched with glowing circuitry and ringed with faint blue-black flames. Stewards often use astute weapons as they hunt down criminals within the Pact Worlds. The DC of Bluff checks to feint against you and to use the operative’s trick attack ability against you increases by 2 while you wield such a weapon.