FANDOM


For the scoped variant in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront, see T-21B Targeting Rifle.
T21

As it appears in Battlefront

The T-21 is a Heavy Blaster in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II that has a slow rate of fire but deals high damage per shot.

Star Wars BattlefrontEdit

"The T-21 is a robust heavy blaster that delivers massive damage at long ranges. Its only drawback is its slow rate of fire and lack of optics."
— In-game description

The T-21 Heavy Blaster is one of four Heavy Blasters in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront. It can be purchased for 2,500 Credits at Rank 10.

Overview Edit

Unlocked at Rank 10, the T-21 Heavy Blaster deals high damage but has a slow rate of fire. It is able to eliminate most enemies in 2-3 shots depending on the distance. The weapon has neither scope nor iron sight, so there is minimal zooming. The T-21 is the primary weapon of Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guards. In Survival, the AI Imperial Shadow Trooper uses the T-21 as its primary weapon in conjunction with its Flash Grenade and special cloaking abilities.

Strategy Edit

The T-21 is a very high-damage weapon, killing most infantry in 2-3 shots while having good accuracy and a reasonably good range at the cost of having a very slow rate of fire, being one of the slowest-firing blasters in the game. As such, consistent and good accuracy is paramount for effective use of this weapon as the slow rate of fire leaves the user very vulnerable to close range attackers and every missed shot will have a noticeable impact on the time it takes to kill and opponent.

The T-21 is best used at mid-range. At close-range, it will be outmatched by most other weapons with a high rate of fire, such as the DH-17. At longer ranges, the lack of optics combined with the moderate travel time of the projectiles and damage fall-off will greatly hinder the weapon's effectiveness.

For longer-range engagements, the T-21B Targeting Rifle is better suited as it is effectively identical to the T-21 but has a scope, extending the effective range of the weapon and permitting some degree of sniping. This, however, comes at the cost of cutting down even more on the T-21's already limited cooling power and rate of fire.

Trivia Edit

  • The T-21 Heavy Blaster is based on the real-life Lewis gun.
  • The T-21 is one of the few blasters to have no scope attached.
  • The T-21 is the most powerful heavy blaster out of the other four.
  • Several sandtroopers can be seen wielding T-21 Heavy Blasters on Tatooine in A New Hope.

Updates Edit

  • No changes


Star Wars Battlefront II Edit

The T-21 is a primary weapon for the Heavy class in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II unlocked after getting 50 kills with the Heavy in Co-Op.

Overview Edit

The T-21 handles similarly to its previous iteration. Unlike other Heavy blasters (except the TL-50) it takes a shorter time to cool down.

While the first game's T-21 had no scope, Battlefront II introduces a new Scope modification that allows it to be used in longer-ranged situations.

Like its previous iteration, the T-21 is still a great alternative to targeting rifles as it has no damage dropoff, even better when the Scope is equipped. Though it fires slower than other weapons, it still has its high damage.

In addition, equipping the Burst modification turns it into an even more powerful weapon, hitting its full damage three times per burst (195 in total - enough to kill three of the four classes and deal high damage to a majority of classes in the game) without any compromise to its range.

While the Improved Handling modification may decrease recoil and spread, it must be said that the weapon loses its infinite range with it equipped, turning it to a medium-ranged weapon with it. It is best equipped in close- and medium-quarters combat.

Strategy Edit

The T-21 is a very powerful weapon that retains its high damage even in very high ranges, especially with the Burst modification. Comparing it with the Specialist weapons, its damage is almost equal with the IQA-11.

Its only known tradeoff is its slow rate of fire, and in the case of having the Improved Handling modification active, its range drawback. Unless you have the Burst modification, the T-21 won't do you any good in short distances, for it has very slow rate of fire; in closer-ranged fights, it is better to equip the other Heavy weapons, like the TL-50 or DC-15LE.

Scoring headshots will be a surefire way to dispatch enemies from a far distance very quickly. It takes 3 shots to eliminate an enemy, 1 with the Burst modification.

Statistics Edit

T-21
Damage 65
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon Improved Handling
Decreases minimum damage from 65 to 35
SWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon Burst Mode
Fire three shots per burst, but lowers the damage:
50-35 (x3)
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel IconSWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon Improved Handling and Burst Mode
Fire three shots per burst, damage becomes:
65-35 (x3)
Rate of Fire 180 RPM
SWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon Burst Mode
Changes rate of fire to 66 bursts per minute
Damage per Second 195 DPS
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon Improved Handling
DPS becomes 195-105
SWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon Burst Mode
DPS increases to 165-115.5
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel IconSWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon Improved Handling and Burst Mode
DPS becomes 214.5-115.5
Range No damage drop-off
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon Improved Handling
Start damage drop-off: 20 meters
End damage drop-off: 40 meters
SWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon Burst Mode
Start damage drop-off: 15 meters
End damage drop-off: 60 meters
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel IconSWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon Improved Handling and Burst Mode
Start damage drop-off: 20 meters
End damage drop-off: 40 meters
Projectile Speed 500 meters/sec
Venting 1.5 seconds
Overheat 12 shots (0.09 heat per shot)
Overheat Penalty 1 seconds
Passive Cooldown Delay 5 seconds
Passive Cooldown 0.1 heat per second

Modifications Edit

Name Improved Zoom
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Scope Icon
In-game Description Scope with increased magnification
Effect Allows for scoped zoom
Prerequisite 25 kills with the T-21

Name Improved Handling
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon
In-game Description Modified barrel that allows the blaster to be fired with less recoil and dispersion at the expense of reduced damage output
Effect
  • Reduces recoil and increases accuracy
  • Introduces damage drop-off starting at 20 meters and ending at 40 meters
  • Decreases minimum damage beyond 40 meters from 65 to 35
  • Decreases minimum DPS beyond 40 meters from 195 to 105
Prerequisite 75 kills with the T-21

Name Burst Mode
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Trigger Icon
In-game Description Enables a three-blast burst mode with each pull of the trigger
Effect
  • Introduces burst mode that fires three shots per burst, increasing damage per shot from 65 to 150, increases to 195 if paired with Improved Handling
  • Changes rate-of-fire from 180 RPM to 66 BPM (bursts per minute)
  • Increases DPS to 214.5
Prerequisite 100 kills with the T-21

Updates Edit

The Age of Rebellion Update

  • Added.

Gallery Edit

Improved Zoom Edit

  • No modifications
  • With Improved Zoom modification
  • With Improved Zoom and Improved Handling modifications
  • With Improved Zoom and Burst Mode modifications

Improved Handling Edit

  • No modifications
  • With Improved Handling modification
  • With Improved Handling and Burst Mode modifications
  • With Improved Handling and Improved Zoom modifications

Burst Mode Edit

  • No modifications
  • With Burst Mode modification
  • With Burst Mode and Improved Zoom modification
  • With Burst Mode and Improved Handling modification
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.