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Chart of various blaster rifles.

A blaster rifle was a designation given to certain types of offensive blaster weaponry.

The blaster rifle was the staple infantry weapon since before the formation of the Galactic Republic, and continued to be used hundreds of years after the Battle of Yavin, with no sign of being superseded any time soon. There was substantial evidence pointing to the use of blaster technology by the Rakatan Infinite Empire, and it was possible that their infantry forces wielded blasters in combat.

Rifles were heavy duty blaster variants, much more powerful than a pistol, although heavy weapons were more powerful than rifles. The rifle was usually a soldier's weapon of choice, and many variants were seen. Most rifles came equipped with a stun setting, used to temporarily disable an opponent. Some models were used in the Clone Wars and were wielded by Clone Troopers

Blaster rifles had a retractable stock and weighed about 4.5 kg for most models. The ideal range for the weapon was roughly 30-60+ meters. The typical blaster rifle had a value of 1,000 credits in the legal market; however, since the weapon was illegal for civilian use in a majority of systems, black market sales were prominent.


Notable models


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Republic Commando
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Republic Commando: Order 66
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • "First Contact" - Star Wars Adventure Journal 1
  • Exile
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
  • Star Wars Bounty Hunter


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