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Production information

Techno Union[1]




Artillery combat droid[1]


100,000 credits[2]

Technical specifications

15,24 meters[3]

Maximum speed

50 km/h[2]

Sensor systems



Heavy ordnance launchers (3)[1]


Integrated droid brain[2]




Rise of the Empire era


Confederacy of Independent Systems[1]

The tri-droids were enormous tripedal war machines used by the Techno Union and the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.



A tri-droid, shown with a clone trooper for scale

The Tri-droid was an up-scaled version of the smaller Octuptarra combat tri-droid. The Techno Union developed the octuptarra version first, re-using the design later for the much larger heavy artillery version of an infantry battle droid.

Chain-fed ordnance launchers replaced the laser cannons of its predecessors, with the reserves of ammunition stored within the hollows of its bulbous head, although some models did retain laser cannons as seen in the Battle of Christophsis. One rocket fired from a single behemoth was powerful enough to annihilate an UT-AT if aimed correctly, as seen in the Battle of Mygeeto. These three-legged artillery droids were formidable in battle, reducing infantry and tanks to rubble. Their rotating multi-jointed assemblies allowed them to change facing almost instantly and they could fire from extended ranges. It was almost impossible to approach such droids, as all sides conceivably faced the front. The droid was also capable of hanging onto vertical surfaces, as seen during the Battle of Christophsis.[4]


A tri-droid used during the Battle of Christophsis.

On the planet Christophsis, tri-droids saw action under the command of Whorm Loathsom, covered in blue markings of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Near the end of the Clone Wars, during the battle of Mygeeto, tri-droids were used against Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi's Galactic Marines, decimating front lines.

Following the execution of the Separatist Council by Darth Sidious's new apprentice, Darth Vader, these units were de-activated.

Behind the scenes

The Databank gives the height of the tri-droid as 3.7 meters, which is incorrect, as all visual sources portray it as many times larger than a Human, and even the same Databank entry describes it as "gigantic" compared to the 3.6 meter octuptarra droid. The decoded episode of "The Hidden Enemy" was the first source that gave tri-droid's height as 50 feet tall.


  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Hidden Enemy"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film / novel
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Incorrectly referred to as "Octuptarra")
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4  Tri-droid in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
  3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Hidden Enemy(Decoded)
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Hidden Enemy"

External links

Major vehicles of the Confederacy of Independent Systems
Armored Assault Tank - Ground Armored Tank - Heavy Missile Platform
Multi-Troop Transport - Trade Federation troop carrier - Single Trooper Aerial Platform
Heavy Artillery Gun - Multi-Utility Transport - Mechanized Assault Flyer - Droid transport carrier - Super tank
OG-9 homing spider droid - Octuptarra combat tri-droid - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike - DSD1 dwarf spider droid
NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcer - IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tank - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike

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


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