Time Taken: One round.


A Storm Trooper firing a ST-3 Blaster carbine.

Blaster is the "ranged combat" skill used to shoot blaster weapons that can be held and carried by a character. Blaster covers everything from tiny holdout blasters to large repeating blasters (such as the E-WEB heavy repeating blaster used by Imperial Snowtroopers on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back). Other blaster types include sporting blasters, blaster pistols, heavy blaster pistols, and the blaster rifles used by stormtroopers.

Do not use blaster to fire fixed blasters or multi-crew weapons (use Blaster Artillery), weapons mounted on vehicles (use Vehicle Blasters), or starship weapons (use Capital Ship Gunnery or Starship Gunnery, both Mechanical skills).