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Capture Pole

Built to resemble an ancient weapon used to apprehend prisoners of war, a capture pole consists of a polearm with a two-pronged robotic head that snaps shut when its center is pressed against a target during an attack. Designed to lock around a creature’s neck, each of a capture pole’s prongs are outfitted with armor-piercing syringes used to inject a creature with a substance, typically a sedative to make apprehension easier. This occurs on a successful attack roll for a melee attack or grapple combat maneuver. Capture poles are favored weapons among the drow, who use them to capture slaves and discipline their orc servants.

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Starfinder Character Operations Manual © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Kate Baker, Simone Dietzler, Jennifer Dworschack-Kinter, Leo Glass, Sasha Lindley Hall, Amanda Hamon, Vanessa Hoskins, Jenny Jarzabski, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Crystal Malarsky, Robert G. McCreary, Conor J. Owens, Joe Pasini, Owen K.C. Stephens, Jason Tondro, and Landon Winkler.