The vibroblade was used either as an offensive weapon that could be hammered into an opponent's defenses, or as a utility device. The weapon buzzed, thrummed, and glowed ember-hot when ignited and, when tasked to cut, could be used as a crude surgical implement capable of cutting into an animal's innards. They were also capable of punching through the plastoid armor of a stormtrooper. Such weapons were often kept in sheaths or scabbards.
The bounty hunter Jango Fett had vibroblades hidden in his gauntlets. The Rodian Tsoklo owned a utility vibroblade which he kept for personal defense. The Twi'lek Hera Syndulla also owned a vibroblade while on the planet Gorse. They were also often used by BX-Series Droid Commandos,[source?] and were carried as concealed weapons by the Royal Guard of the Galactic Empire. Mister Bones was fitted with a concealed vibroblade at the end of one arm. Gallius Rax kept a pair of sickle-shaped vibroblades, attached by a golden chain and etched with ornate scrollwork, in his quarters aboard the Ravager. As of the era of the Napkin Bombing, the latest models of vibroblades were considered sophisticated. The Weequay pirate Scorza kept a high-density vibro-blade in a scabbard, and used it in battle against Sidon Ithano.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Mandalore Plot"
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Mentioned only)
- Lords of the Sith
- Tarkin (Appears in flashback(s))
- A New Dawn
- Ezra's Gamble
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "Bounty of Trouble"
- Forces of Destiny: The Leia Chronicles
- Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
- Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure
- Star Wars 6: Skywalker Strikes, Part VI
- Darth Vader 7: Shadows and Secrets, Part I
- Battlefront: Twilight Company
- Star Wars: Uprising
- Aftermath: Life Debt
- Aftermath: Empire's End
- Bloodline (Mentioned only)
- "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku"
- Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head (First mentioned)
- The Art of Star Wars: Uprising (As "Vibro-blade")
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tarkin
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head
- ↑ Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku"
- ↑ Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Aftermath
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Aftermath: Life Debt
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Lords of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ A New Dawn
- ↑ Bloodline