The Pulse Blaster, also known as a Pulse Shotgun, is a type of Tau Pulse Weapon. Commonly used by Fire Warrior Breacher Teams. Similar to the Human Shotgun in function, the Pulse Blaster is designed to deliver powerful close-range firepower. Though the Tau are historically disdainful of close-range warfare, the Pulse Blaster had to be developed due to Tau difficulties in urban combat on labyrinthine confined Imperial Hive Worlds.
The Pulse Blaster uses a two-stage firing process to enhance its lethality of its plasma-based ammunition. When the trigger is halfway pulled, an invisible volley of negatively charged particles paint the target, followed by the full plasma payload. This causes victims to glow with a ghostly light moments before they're hit.
- 1: Fire Warriors, Games-Workshop (last accessed 11 November 2015)
- 2: War Zone Damocles: Kauyon pg.56
|One-Handed Weapons||Honour Blade • Pulse Pistol|
|Two-Handed Weapons||Pulse Rifle • Pulse Carbine • Pulse Blaster • Rail Rifle • Ion Rifle • Longshot Pulse Rifle • Equalisers|
|Battlesuit Weapons||Airbursting Fragmentation Projector • Burst Cannon • Cyclic Ion Blaster • Cyclic Ion Raker • Flamer • Fusion Blaster • Fusion Cascade • Fusion Collider • Fusion Eradicator • Ion Accelerator • Missile Pod • Phased Ion Gun • Plasma Rifle • Pulse Submunitions Rifle • Heavy Rail Rifle • Heavy Burst Cannon • Heavy Rail Cannon • Pulse Submunition Cannon • EMP Discharge Cannon • Pulse Ordnance Multi-Driver • Pulse Driver Cannon • Pulse ARC Cannon • Destroyer Missiles • Cluster Rockets • Fragmentation Cluster Shell Launcher|
|Other Vehicle Weapons||Ion Cannon • Plasma Bomb • Railgun • Seeker Missile • Smart Missile System • Quad Ion Turret|
|Auxiliary Weapons||Kroot Bolt Thrower • Kroot Gun • Kroot Hunting Rifle • Kroot Rifle • Neutron Blaster|
|Grenades||EMP Grenade • Photon Grenade|