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Dueling sword, ripper

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.187

Level: 15
Price: 109250
Damage: 7d6 S
Bulk: L
Special: Powered (capacity 20, usage 1)

While dueling swords are crafted to be aesthetically pleasing and are often seen as a mark of rank or tradition, many warriors still train with them to deadly effect. The powered blades of both buzzblade and ripper dueling swords bring this danger into the modern era, while the molecular rift sword—though unpowered—uses a field of disrupted molecules along its blade to slice through nearly anything, and must be stored in a magnetic sheath that never actually touches the blade.

One-handed WeaponsTypeLevelPriceDamageCriticalBulkSpecialSource
Dueling sword, tacticalBasic24751d6 SLAnalogCRB p.187
Dueling sword, buzzbladeBasic895002d6 SLPowered (capacity 20, usage 1)CRB p.187
Dueling sword, ultrathinBasic11260003d6 SLAnalogCRB p.187
Dueling sword, ripperBasic151092507d6 SLPowered (capacity 20, usage 1)CRB p.187
Dueling sword, molecular riftBasic1833120010d6 SLAnalogCRB p.187


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).

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