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PT Blasters (big vs small)

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by THE PortmanLuvva, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. THE PortmanLuvva

    THE PortmanLuvva Jedi Knight star 2

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    Is there any difference in power between as assault blaster used by the clones and someone like Padme's blaster which is just a pistol.

    I only say because both seem to kill droids in one hit and from multiple ranges.
     
  2. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    not the size of the blaster that counts

    it's what you do with it

    apparently :p
     
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  3. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Or who shoots it (plot necessity).
     
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  4. the_sinister_hologram

    the_sinister_hologram Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think there are differences when it comes to bigger targets, who have better armor. Normal droids (B1) can be killed with one shot.
    However I think that it takes more shots to bring down a B2 droid with just the pistol.

    I think that assault rifles deal more damage in case of well armored targets.
    The scene below comes to mind (from ROTS):
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    image linked from Wookiepedia
    I don't think that you can kill a large crab-droid with a blaster pistol.

    Assault rifles also have a greater fire rate, which is another advantage.
     
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  5. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Blaster rifles and heavy blaster pistols pack more punch than a standard blaster pistol.
     
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  6. Ambervikings91

    Ambervikings91 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well when I play KOTOR the pistols are a 1-6 for damage and the blaster rifles are a 1-8 :)
     
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  7. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    The movies (and TCW) seem to indicate that larger blasters fire larger bolts that seem to have more "force" behind them, in addition to being able to fire more bolts in succession (like the assault rifles with a greater fire rate mentioned above).
     
  8. Reveen

    Reveen Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'd assume it works in a similar manner as bullets, rifles have better range and power and higher ammunition capacity.

    Of course there's going to be outliers. Han's blaster seemed to be powerful enough to take chunks out of granite pillars and hit stormtroopers with shrapnel. So I'd say it's somewhat equivalent of a magnum or 50 caliber pistol.
     
  9. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Granite? Docking Bay 94 was described as a dirt pit in the novel.
     
  10. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The DL-44 (Han's blaster) is a heavy blaster pistol so they are pretty powerful.