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Pulse Blaster

The Pulse Blaster, also known as a Pulse Shotgun, is a type of Tau Pulse Weapon.

The Pulse Blaster is 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[2]

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One-Handed Weapons Honour BladePulse Pistol
Two-Handed Weapons Pulse RiflePulse CarbinePulse BlasterRail RifleIon RifleLongshot Pulse RifleEqualisers
Battlesuit Weapons Airbursting Fragmentation ProjectorBurst CannonCyclic Ion BlasterCyclic Ion RakerFlamerFusion BlasterFusion CannonFusion CascadeFusion ColliderFusion EradicatorIon AcceleratorMissile PodPhased Ion GunPlasma RiflePulse Submunitions RifleHeavy Rail RifleHeavy Burst CannonHeavy Rail CannonPulse Submunition CannonEMP Discharge CannonPulse Ordnance Multi-DriverPulse Driver CannonPulse ARC CannonDestroyer MissilesCluster RocketsFragmentation Cluster Shell Launcher
Other Vehicle Weapons Ion CannonPlasma BombRailgunSeeker MissileSmart Missile SystemQuad Ion Turret
Auxiliary Weapons Kroot Bolt ThrowerKroot GunKroot Hunting RifleKroot RifleNeutron Blaster
Grenades EMP GrenadePhoton Grenade