A lazer sword was a melee weapon, utilized by various factions during the Aquilae Campaign.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the early incarnations of the Star Wars storyline, lightsabers were not exclusive to the Jedi and other Force-users, but were in fact very mundane. Early concept art depicts lightsabers being wielded by Rebel and Imperial soldiers alike. George Lucas later limited the lightsabers to exclusively the Jedi in order to make them feel more unique, and heighten the mystique of the Jedi. Also, in early drafts of the script, lightsabers were referred to as "lazerswords." Lightsabers being used by factions other than the Jedi or Sith, however, would later be used in-canon with Stormtrooper clones with the genetic templates of Cuis.