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Two styles of electrostaffs.
"Do you really think I would be foolish enough to arm my bodyguards with weapons that could actually hurt me?"
Grievous to Obi-Wan Kenobi

The electrostaff was an electronic melee weapon constructed of lightsaber-resistant phrik alloy equipped with electromagnetic pulse-generating tips.

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Characteristics

IG-100 MagnaGuards wielding electrostaffs
"Resistant to the energy outpourings of a lightsaber, the phrik alloy staffs were potent weapons, but like any weapon they needed to find their target..."
―Mace Windu

Though some staffs could penetrate and neutralize ray shields, most were simply used as blunt-force melee weapons. They were designed to be longer than most lightsaber blades, enabling the user to fight Jedi while remaining out of the Jedi's range.

History

"Let`s see what you can do with that staff."
Obi-Wan Kenobi to Magnaguards
The Separatist forces used electrostaff-wielding droids, known as IG-100 MagnaGuards, to guard General Grievous during the Clone Wars, as well as to assist him against Jedi and abduct Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in 19 BBY. The electrostaffs used by these MagnaGuards were lined with focusing rods along the shaft that fed into a power cell and electromagnetic field generator that energized a power cycling coil. This is what produced the purple sparks and beams that were visible at the ends of their electrostaffs.
General Grievous wielding an electrostaff on Invisible Hand.

Behind the scenes

Electrostaffs were weapons created for Revenge of the Sith out of George Lucas's desire for a non-lightsaber melee weapon that could combat a lightsaber.

In the audio commentary for the second volume of the Clone Wars cartoon series, it is revealed that the production team of the series jokingly referred to the electrostaffs as "fart staffs" because of their sound.

Appearances

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Non-canon appearances

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This article uses material from the "Electrostaff" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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