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Krath war droid
Production information

Cinnagar foundries


Krath war droid


Battle droid

Technical specifications

1.8 meters

Sensor color


  • Pulse-wave firing assembly
  • Melee combat short sword
Chronological and political information

Old Republic era



"Assimilating Jedi battle tactics."
"Assimilate this!"
―Krath war droid and Cay Qel-Droma(audio)Listen (file info)

The Krath war droid was a powerful battle droid series created by the Krath, an organization of dark siders founded by the corrupt nobles of the Empress Teta system in 4,000 BBY.



A single Krath War Droid was humanoid in appearance though they could hunch down as animals and race at amazing speeds towards their target due to a gyro-balance assembly system. These droids were designed to surprise and overwhelm their enemies in devastating shock assaults, making them deadly. Despite being easy to manufacture, Krath War Droids had limited cognitive matrices and were programmed only to seek and destroy the greatest threat on the battlefield. Thus, Krath War Droids were often deployed in large numbers to overwhelm the enemy.

They were armed with a melee combat short sword for hacking at close range and a Pulse-wave firing assembly. The attenuated induction spines of this weapon generated a pulse-wave charge and could also be used as a spearlike skewering/thrusting tool.


Following the Jedi/Galactic Republic defeat at the Battle of Koros Major in 3,997 BBY, the Jedi held a a great assembly of ten thousand Jedi Masters and Jedi Knights on the planet Deneba. The Krath saw this as an opportunity to test this new battle droid and to attack their enemies.


Their agents sabotaged the programming of the servant droids that would be at the convocation. The Krath then loaded a Tetan Corsair with a hundred modified life-pods, which each carried a single war droid. Halfway into the Jedi assembly, the sabotaged servant droids suddenly attacked their Jedi owners, causing much confusion and chaos. Meanwhile in orbit, the Tetan Corsair launched its life pods and an army of war droids emerged from the impact craters.

With the element of surprise on their side, the war droids charged at the assembled Jedi at frightening speeds and fired their pulse-wave firing assemblies. Soon, many Jedi fell to these mindless automatons. Jedi Master Arca Jeth fought back against them by using a Force technique he had discovered during the Great Droid Revolution to short-circuit them. However, he eventually fell to a plasma barrage. Though the Jedi had survived the assault, the death toll was appalling. Soon the Galactic Republic and the Jedi succeeded in defeating the Krath along with their Sith and Mandalorian allies.

General Grievous

The Krath war droid later resurfaced in Galactic history as the reference for the droid frame that would hold the biological remains of Qymaen jai Sheelal, allowing him to become the feared General Grievous. Grievous's IG-100 MagnaGuard droid elite were similarly modeled on the Krath war droid.

Grievous's Krath shell would also be reused in the N-K Project during the Galactic Civil War.


  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith (First appearance)
  • Labyrinth of Evil (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novel (Mentioned only)
A Krath War Droid with a Krath Warrior



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