Player > Weapon > Melee > Plasma sword, white star
Damage: 8d8 E & F
Critical: Severe wound
Special: Powered (capacity 40, usage 4)
A plasma generator is seated within this sword’s hilt. A plasma-resistant ceramic housing focuses the beam with the assistance of a localized force field, either in a single straight beam or along a magnetized blunted blade or wire-like lines. When the sword is unpowered, the plasma beam disappears.
|Plasma sword, tactical||Advanced||9||14550||2d8 E & F||Severe wound||1||Powered (capacity 20, usage 2)||CRB p.185|
|Plasma sword, red star||Advanced||13||54300||4d8 E & F||Severe wound||1||Powered (capacity 40, usage 4)||CRB p.185|
|Plasma sword, yellow star||Advanced||15||127000||5d8 E & F||Severe wound||1||Powered (capacity 40, usage 4)||CRB p.185|
|Plasma sword, blue star||Advanced||20||920250||10d8 E & F||Severe wound||1||Powered (capacity 40, usage 4)||CRB p.185|
Roll twice on Table and choose your desired result. The target can still attempt any associated save.
|11–13||Eye (sensory)||Ref||Lost eye, –2 Perception|
|14–15||Leg (mobility)||Fort||Severed limb, –10 land speed|
|16–17||Arm (manipulation)||Ref||Severed limb, lose a hand|
|18–19||Vital organ||Fort||1d4 Con damage|
|20||Brain||Fort||Stunned 1 round|
A melee weapon with an internal battery that must be charged to function has the powered special property, which lists its capacity and usage. Unlike with a ranged weapon, the usage is for 1 minute of operation rather than per attack, though using a powered weapon for less than 1 full minute still expends 1 full usage. The number of charges expended is equal to the usage × the number of minutes the weapon is used, rounded up to the nearest minute. You can activate the power of the weapon as part of the action used to make an attack with it, and it automatically deactivates after 1 minute.
As with ranged weapons, you can recharge the battery of a powered melee weapon using a generator or a recharging station, or you can purchase new batteries for it. If you try to attack with a powered weapon that’s out of charges, it functions as an improvised weapon (see page 169).