The Ten Coolest Weapons in ‘Star Wars’: The Updated Version

Late last year I wrote a post about the ten coolest weapons in Star Wars and now that The Last Jedi has come out its time for this list to receive an update. Enjoy!

10. Jyn Erso’s Blastech A-180 Blaster

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There are many different types of blasters in Star Wars but this blaster really differentiated itself from the rest of the pack because of its versatility and the fact that it can turn into a close-range weapon. I still remember my immense surprise when I saw this blaster become a short baton of sorts. It was very cool. I still haven’t seen any other blasters like it and so that’s why this is one of my favorite weapons.

9. Rey’s Quarterstaff

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To live in the desolate junk world of Jakku you have to be resourceful and Rey is every bit of that. I love her quarterstaff because it’s such a crude looking weapon and yet, it’s perfect. The strips of cloth keeping parts of it together, the metal pieces, it’s utterly fascinating and it kind of shines a light on who Rey really is; a survivor, and this weapon speaks that in volumes.

 

8. Chirrut Imwe’s Staff/Lightbow

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First of all Chirrut is already one of the coolest characters created in Star Wars and so the fact that he has such an awesome weapon isn’t surprising. The main reason why I love his staff so much is simply because it is such a versatile weapon.

I remember the first time I saw him transform his staff into a crossbow. It was during the skirmish on Eadu. There were all of these Tie fighters flying around chasing Rebel X-Wing pilots and he took his staff, hit a button or something turning it into a crossbow, and then shot down a tie fighter. I was shocked. It was undoubtedly one of Chirrut’s greatest moments and it instantly placed his weapon in my top ten list.

7. Death Trooper Blastech E-11D Rifle

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One of the reasons why the Death Troopers were so awesome in Rogue One were there rifles. We all know about the stormtroopers’ regular rifles but it was cool that these troopers had different versions of the classic weapon. And the fact that the weapon’s intensity and rate of fire is greater than that of a stormtrooper’s normal rifle makes the Blastech E-11D Rifle that much more awesome.

6. Captain Phasma’s Blaster

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I love Captain Phasma for so many reasons but the fact that her blaster has a chrome finish just like her outfit is absolutely fascinating and wondrous. I mean look at it! It’s so pretty.

5. Captain Phasma’s Baton

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There was no way this weapon wasn’t getting in my list. I already loved Captain Phasma and then you give her a spear?! Awesome! Her duel with Finn was not only epic but I absolutely loved seeing her incredible fighting style. You can tell that she’s been a warrior all of her life and that duel highlighted that.

I also love that it can retract into a small handheld item. That’s pretty cool.

4. Vibro Voulge

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If you’ve read my blog you know that the Praetorian Guards were one of my favorite things about The Last Jedi. Not only were they RIDICULOUSLY cool but their weapons were out of this world amazing and this is one of those weapons.

It’s basically an electric ax (AWESOME!) and while I don’t entirely remember what the Praetorian Guards did with these weapons in that epic battle sequence I do know one thing, this is undoubtedly one of the coolest weapons in Star Wars.

3. Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber

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This isn’t a surprise. I love Kylo Ren, I love his lightsaber, it’s as simple as that. I mean look at this picture. That’s such a cool lightsaber. I also LOVE that it doesn’t sound like a normal lightsaber. The crackle of the kyber crystal gives the weapon a uniqueness that makes it that much more special. I also love how black the hilt is. It perfectly matches the darkness of Kylo Ren and that’s part of the reason why he’s so cool.

2. Darth Maul’s Lightsaber

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Darth Maul is (besides Darth Vader and Kylo Ren) clearly one of the greatest Sith in Star Wars and one of those reasons is because of this incredible lightsaber. There aren’t a lot of martial-art based Jedi or Sith but Darth Maul was one of them and so his choice of a lightsaber isn’t surprising. The two blades provide him an agile fighting style that allows him to be able to face off against more than one Jedi. It also just looks really cool.

1. Electro-Chain Whip

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Darth Maul’s lightsaber used to be my favorite weapon in Star Wars…until the Electro-Chain Whip came into my life. Oh my goodness, this picture speaks it all. The Electro-Chain Whip is one of the coolest concepts for a weapon I have ever seen and yes, of course it would be a weapon for a Praetorian Guard. The two Praetorian Guards with these whips are unsurprisingly my favorite variation of the incredible red warriors and I think it’s going to be a very long while before anything will able to top this ridiculously amazing weapon.

Unless, of course, Rey makes a very cool and uniquely different lightsaber that’s almost too awesome for visual consumption.

Well, this is the updated list of my ten favorite weapons in Star Wars. Hopefully Solo: A Star Wars Story will include some worthy entries into this list but until then this is it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force Be With You.

 

 

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