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I'd appreciate it if someone with the Clone Wars: Slaves of the Republic comic #1 could answer a few things straight from the horse's mouth.
First off, what exactly is this droid's armament? A new contributor recently changed the article to say it has the droideka's standard twin blasters in addition to the heavy blaster rifle, but I'm not sure of the accuracy of that.
Does the heavy blaster rifle interfere with the droid's ability to go into wheel form? Can it still roll around?
Does this model have shields? It looks like it has the two hip-fin generators in the picture, but I have to question whether the power output of the primary weapon would make shields impractical. A lot of droidekas didn't use their shields because of the power drain they'd make even on the twin blasters.
Alright, I dug out that issue and looking at the image, it looks as if it still has those standard twin blasters, as its manipulator arms were not changed to be anything else. As for it being able to roll around, there is no depiction in this issue that shows it doing that, so I cannot say for certain if it can or cannot. As for the shield, again, no depiction of the droid using it, so assuming that it can or cannot use it would be speculation. We do not have a secret store of information on these droids, what information we can garner from a simple image from a comic is what we use. Trak NarRamble on 05:20, September 21, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the super-quick reply. Does the issue show it using the twin blasters? Or is it just a single panel showing the droid firing a few times? —Unsigned comment by184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs).
Just a panel of the droid firing, a shot of the droid being targeted, then the droid being destroyed. It does not show whether the twin blasters are functional, just that the weapons are still installed on the droid along with its long-range rifle. Trak NarRamble on 06:17, September 21, 2010 (UTC)
The sniper droideka is covered in Galaxy at War. Assuming it's the same model, it specifically states it "forgoes the rapid-fire double blasters of the standard droideka in favor of a single powerful shot," and lists only the heavy blaster rifle as a weapon. It IS equipped with a shield generator and wheeled locomotion, though. jSarek 02:50, September 22, 2010 (UTC)