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Starfinder – Xenowarden Weapons

One group I wish we’d got to do a bit more with in Starfinder 1E is the Xenowardens. We’ve got Xenowarden living Starships, a few pieces of light armor and heavy armor, a single power armor that is only kind of related, a few living weapons (disintegration lash, neural lash, living lash, and brain pikes for melee, plasma claws and sting pistols for small arms, meduza rifles, psychic-wave cannon and electrogel jets for heavy weapons, eschewing the explicitly Swarm weapons) and that’s mostly it. On the class side, we’ve got a Xenodruid mystic connection. Those tidbits are enough to build a few encounters, but for the Starfinder equivalent of the Green Faith, doesn’t really provide a full spectrum of options.

Shepherd Blossom

I’d love a few archetype options, themes, a full spectrum of equipment, including Mechs and companion creature options, a few places of note like named Arkships, and at least one First World base of operation. Something to really round out the faction as a power in the Pact Worlds universe. That’s a bit out of the scope of a few blog articles (though it might make a good Infinite title down the line), but in the meantime we can at least fill in some of the weapon options.

Plant Warrior by Dio Mahesa
Plant Warrior by Dio Mahesa

NINTI WEAPON SPECIAL PROPERTY

Much like the Corpse Fleet have antibiological weapons, Xenowardens have worked hard to develop a line of weapons that specifically target one of their greatest foes – the undead. Ninti weapons have been designed to break up the planar ties to the Negative Energy Plane that animate the undead. Weapons with the Ninti special property ignore the resistances and damage reduction of undead creatures and evil outsiders with ties to the Negative Energy Plane. If such a creature is immune to the damage type being dealt by a weapon with the Ninti special property, the weapon deals half damage instead.

Thorn Darter

Long Arm

NAMELEVELPRICEDAMAGECRITICALRANGECAPACITYBULKSPECIAL
Thorn Darter Carbine, Shrub313252d4 F & PBurn 1d480 ft.10 charges1Hybrid, Living, Ninti
Thorn Darter Carbine, Hawthorne63,9503d4 F & PBurn 2d490 ft.20 charges1Hybrid, Living, Ninti
Thorn Darter Carbine, Aspen913,3005d4 F & PBurn 3d4100 ft.20 charges1Hybrid, Living, Ninti
Thorn Darter Carbine, Hemlock1468,0009d4 F & PBurn 4d4110 ft.40 charges1Hybrid, Living, Ninti
Thorn Darter Carbine, Oak18375,00015d4 F & PBurn 6d4120 ft.40 charges1Hybrid, Living, Ninti

Sniper

NAMELEVELPRICEDAMAGECRITICALRANGECAPACITYBULKSPECIAL
Thorn Darter Rifle, Shrub315102d6 F & PBurn 1d480 ft.20 charges, usage 41Hybrid, Living, Ninti, Sniper (250 ft.)
Thorn Darter Rifle, Hawthorne64,9503d6 F & PBurn 2d490 ft.20 charges, usage 41Hybrid, Living, Ninti, Sniper (250 ft.)
Thorn Darter Rifle, Aspen914,6004d6 F & PBurn 3d4100 ft.20 charges, usage 21Hybrid, Living, Ninti, Sniper (250 ft.)
Thorn Darter Rifle, Hemlock1480,0008d6 F & PBurn 4d4110 ft.40 charges, usage 21Hybrid, Living, Ninti, Sniper (500 ft.)
Thorn Darter Rifle, Oak18392,40012d6 F & PBurn 6d4120 ft.40 charges, usage 21Hybrid, Living, Ninti, Sniper (500 ft.)

Thorn Darter

Developed by studying the reproductive cycle of ksariks on Castrovel, thorn darters are living plant weapons created by the Xenowardens and provided to many of their more militant members. While sharing some cosmetic elements with the ksarik themselves, and thorn darter does not actually implant ksarik spores into the target, but rather carries an explosive mix of chemicals that combust when the projectile impacts. The plant weapon uses magic and a small amount of power to grow and launch the explosive darts from its barrel.


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