- "We test a new weapon, of my own design, which is capable of catastrophic destruction. A weapon which will destroy organic matter, but leave machines unharmed."
- ―Lok Durd to Count Dooku on the defoliator weapon
The defoliator was a weapon developed by the Neimoidian Lok Durd for the Separatist Alliance. The defoliator was used in the DDT tank, a modified Armored Assault Tank. The weapon was specialized to destroy organic life—such as clone troopers—while preserving machines—such as battle droids—in combat during the Clone Wars. The weapon was funded by Count Dooku and tested on Maridun, where the weapon was destroyed by the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker.