Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Scum and Villainy
Upgrade Type: Weapon Upgrade
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An Ion Charger encases a Melee Weapon in a light Ion field that flares to full strength anytime the Weapon strikes something. This causes the Melee Weapon to deal 2d6 Ion damage in addition to it's normal Melee Damage. Feats and Talents that add to a Weapon's damage (Such as the Rapid Strike Feat) have no effect on the Ion damage dealt by a Weapon with an Ion Charger (Though they increase the Weapon's base damage as normal).
Ion Chargers are common on Vibroblades, and are often referred to as an "Ionite Edge."