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Cavitation pistol, vapor

Starfinder Armory p.41

Level: 3
Price: 1430
Damage: 1d6 E & F
Range: 20 ft.
Critical: Pulse 1d4
Capacity: 20 charges
Usage: 4
Bulk: L
Special: Unwieldy

A series of prongs takes the place of this pistol's barrel; firing the weapon causes a small sphere of energy to form at their center and launch forward at speed. If the wielder times the shot perfectly, the plasma sphere pulses just as it hits the target, dealing damage to nearby creatures, but most find the feat difficult to replicate consistently. A vapor cavitation pistol creates a very focused sphere, while the inertial cavitation pistol creates one that implodes on impact. Hydrodynamic and thermodynamic cavitation pistols use more complex reactions that carry significantly more destructive power.

One-handed WeaponsTypeLevelPriceDamageRangeCriticalCapacityUsageBulkSpecialSource
Cavitation pistol, vaporSmall Arms314301d6 E & F20 ft.Pulse 1d420 charges4LUnwieldyARM p.41
Cavitation pistol, inertialSmall Arms897002d6 E & F20 ft.Pulse 1d640 charges5LUnwieldyARM p.41
Cavitation pistol, hydrodynamicSmall Arms14752002d12 E & F40 ft.Pulse 2d640 charges8LUnwieldyARM p.41
Cavitation pistol, thermodynamicSmall Arms185840003d12 E & F20 ft.Pulse 3d680 charges10LUnwieldyARM p.41


The weapon's output explodes in a pulse of energy. All creatures adjacent to the original target take the amount of damage listed in the pulse entry, of the same type dealt by the weapon's initial attack.


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.

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