Player > Weapon > Melee > Spined iceblade, avalanche-class
Damage: 10d6 C
Special: Powered (capacity 20, usage 1)
The spined iceblade is a variant of the traditional kasathan spined blade. Its longer, curved handle includes internal channels where coolant builds up until it is released by the wielder’s movements. Frostbite-class, hailstorm-class, blizzard-class, and avalancheclass spined iceblades are all readily available in markets that regularly serve kasathas, but similar weapons appearing on distant worlds have intrigued kasathan archaeologists.
|Spined iceblade, frostbite-class||Advanced||4||2150||1d6 C||Staggered||1||Powered (capacity 20, usage 1)||ARM p.35|
|Spined iceblade, hailstorm-class||Advanced||9||13700||3d6 C||Staggered||1||Powered (capacity 20, usage 1)||ARM p.35|
|Spined iceblade, blizzard-class||Advanced||16||170000||7d6 C||Staggered||1||Powered (capacity 20, usage 1)||ARM p.35|
|Spined iceblade, avalanche-class||Advanced||19||570000||10d6 C||Staggered||1||Powered (capacity 20, usage 1)||ARM p.35|
The target must succeed at a Fortitude save or be staggered for 1 round.
You can take a single move action or standard action each round, but not both, nor can you take full actions. You can still take swift actions, but not reactions.
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).