The Hidden Truth

Player > Weapon > Range > Shock caster, tempest

Shock caster, tempest

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.186

Level: 20
Price: 735000
Damage: 7d12 E
Range: 40 ft.
Capacity: 100 charges
Usage: 10
Bulk: 2
Special: Explode (20 ft.), unwieldy

Shock casters fire a blast of electrical energy that explodes when it impacts, creating an electrical storm that can damage and stun anyone within its radius.

Two-handed WeaponsTypeLevelPriceDamageRangeCriticalCapacityUsageBulkSpecialSource
Shock caster, staticHeavy646201d12 E40 ft.40 charges22Explode (10 ft.), unwieldyCRB p.186
Shock caster, auroraHeavy10191002d12 E40 ft.40 charges42Explode (15 ft.), unwieldyCRB p.186
Shock caster, stormHeavy161648005d12 E40 ft.100 charges102Explode (20 ft.), unwieldyCRB p.186
Shock caster, tempestHeavy207350007d12 E40 ft.100 charges102Explode (20 ft.), unwieldyCRB p.186


Explosives have the explode special property, which lists the amount of damage the explosion deals, the damage type, special effects (with a duration, if necessary), and the radius of the explosion. When you attack with this type of weapon or ammunition, aim at a grid intersection. Each creature within the blast radius takes the listed damage but can attempt a Reflex saving throw for half damage. If the explode special property has any special effects other than damage, they are negated with a successful saving throw. Some exploding weapons, such as smoke grenades, don’t deal damage, so they don’t include the damage and damage type entries.


Weapons with the unwieldy special property are large and awkward, can’t be fired without cooling down first, or are otherwise difficult to use with repeated attacks. You can’t use an unwieldy weapon as part of a full attack (or any other action in which you could make multiple attacks), you can’t attack with it more than once per round, and you can’t use it to make an attack of opportunity.

Website owned by Mark von Drake. All content on this website owned by Paizo Inc. Privacy policy can be found here.
Icons made by SimpleIcon from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY