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A Padawan cutting down a training droid in the Jedi Praxeum training grounds.

Although ASP-series labor droids were simple-minded automata of general-purpose, the ASP-19 variant was capable of wielding melee weapons.

ASP-19 were, like the other variants of ASP, manufactured by Industrial Automaton, but they were probably the most expensive type of this droid, because of their more sophisticated brain and sensors.

Darth Vader used several droids of this type, equipped with lightsabers to hone his lightsaber dueling skills. Vader's ability to handle this weapon were, in fact, much better than ASP's, so they weren't more than a match for the Sith. A few ASP-19 were also kept in Bast Castle's training chambers on Vjun.

Later, the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 also used such droids for lightsaber combat practices. They wielded training lightsabers.

Darth Vader practicing with an ASP droid.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Missions 9: Revolt of the Battle Droids
  • Star Wars Missions 10: Showdown in Mos Eisley (Modified)
  • Star Wars Missions 11: Bounty Hunters vs. Battle Droids (Modified)
  • Shadows of the Empire comic/novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Sources


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