The DH-17 or DH-17 Blaster Pistol is a Blaster Pistol in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II wielded by soldiers in the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire. The weapon features a large metallic barrel fitted with cooling vents and a small emitter nozzle. Mounted on top of the blaster is a bullet-shaped scope, below which lies the blaster's basic trigger guard and grip.
Star Wars Battlefront Edit
- "The DH-17 is a fully automatic blaster pistol. Its high rate of fire, along with reasonable accuracy, make it an ideal weapon for medium-range combat."
- — In-game description
By virtue of its high rate of fire and low heat per shot, as well as reasonable damage, the DH-17 solidifies itself as a powerful, popular, and equally easy to use medium range blaster in Star Wars Battlefront. Its ability to 4-shot infantry without any damage modifiers in exchange for less than one-fifth of its heat should not be undermined, allowing it to go toe-to-toe with many of the game's juggernauts.
Despite these advantages, the DH-17 does have a few noteworthy disadvantages. Its damage drop-off in combination with high spread and low accuracy at range makes the blaster completely ineffective at range, relegating it to a few specific short-range maps or confined areas of larger ones. As a result, the DH-17 is very situational, and struggles to compete with other weapons. Inhibited by these defects, the DH-17 is strictly a close-to-medium range weapon, performing at its best on smaller maps featuring on game modes like Blast and Cargo. The blaster hits its maximum damage of 25 up to 25m, before very swiftly falling on a steep decline down to 5 damage at 40m. Picking on Heavy Blasters is optimal, although just about any low RPM falls to the DH-17; even more powerful weapons lose to its incredibly high rate of fire and low heat per shot.
Use of Explosive Shot remedies its low accuracy by adding splash damage, and capitalises on its high Cooling Power, in addition to making the standard 4-shot kill into a 3-shot kill.
Use of long-range rifles, such as the Pulse Cannon, help remedy its low offensive power at long range.
The DH-17 blaster is possessed by some basic Rebel infantry on Skirmish mode on all difficulties.
Users of the DH-17 are easily rained upon at longer distances, where fighting back generally is not an option, leaving it susceptible to weapons that function well at range, such as the A280C or EE-3. At closer ranges, due to the blaster's below-average damage output, more powerful blasters like the EE-4 and CA-87 stop it in its tracks.
Nien Nunb's DH-17 Edit
Nien Nunb's DH-17
|Rate of fire||450 RPM|
|Cooling Power||28 shots|
0.037 heat per shot
Start drop-off: 25m
|Weapons of Star Wars Battlefront|
Bacta Bomb ⋅ Barrage ⋅ Bowcaster ⋅ Cycler Rifle ⋅ Dioxis Grenade1 ⋅ Flash Grenade ⋅ Homing Shot ⋅ Impact Grenade ⋅ Ion Grenade ⋅ Ion Neutralizer ⋅ Ion Torpedo ⋅ Laser Trip Mine3 ⋅ Scatter Gun1 ⋅ Scout Pistol ⋅ Shock Grenade2 ⋅ Smoke Grenade ⋅ Sonic Imploder4 ⋅ Stinger Pistol2 ⋅ Pulse Cannon ⋅ Thermal Detonator
Note: Superscripts denote content locked to expansion packs.
Star Wars Battlefront II Edit
- "Fast firing pistol, serving as the Officer's primary blaster."
- — In-game Description
The DH-17 is one of the default weapons for the Officer. This means it shares the same statistics as the other default Officer weapons for the other factions. This also means that modifications cannot be equipped, which limits the overall potential of the weapon.
The blaster pistol is best suited for close range combat and grows less effective over range due to the fact that the weapon's damage and range will drop quickly.
|Rate of Fire||300 RPM|
|Damage per Second||170-85 DPS|
|Range|| Start damage drop-off: 20 meters|
End damage drop-off: 40 meters
|Projectile Speed||700 meters/sec|
|Overheat||20 shots (0.05 heat per shot)|
|Overheat Penalty||1 seconds|
|Passive Cooldown Delay||1.5 seconds|
|Passive Cooldown||0.3 heat per second|
|DICE's Star Wars Battlefront IITrooper Weapons in|