Here were are with a new droid model. I wanted to capture the feel of a “sword and board knight” in the Star Wars universe. I think this droid does the idea justice.
The Droid Cavalier – CL 10
Medium droid (4th-degree) soldier 7/gladiator 3
Init +16; Senses Perception +11, darkvision
Languages Basic, Binary, Military Sign Language
Defenses Ref 26 (27 with microshield, 25 flat-footed), Fort 26, Will 24
hp 89; Threshold 31
Immunities crystaduranium armor, droid traits
Speed 6 squares
Melee vibroblade +14 (2d6+13) or
Melee vibroblade +12 (3d6+13) with Rapid Strike or
Melee vibroblade +9/+9 (2d6+13) with Double Attack or
Melee vibroblade +7/+7 (3d6+13) with Double Attack and Rapid Strike
Base Atk +10; Grp +13
Atk Options Double Attack, Droid Smash, Rapid Strike, Weapon Specialization (advanced melee weapons)
Special Actions Call Out, Damage Conversion, Harm’s Way, Just a Scratch, Personal Vendetta
Abilities Str 16, Dex 13, Con -, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 14
Talents Call Out, Droid Smash, Harm’s Way, Just a Scratch, Personal Vendetta, Weapon Specialization (advanced melee weapons)
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium, heavy), Damage Conversion, Double Attack (advanced melee weapons), Improved Damage Threshold, Improved Defenses, Ion Shielding, Rapid Strike, Skill Focus (Initiative), Toughness, Weapon Focus (advanced melee weapons), Weapon Proficiency (advanced melee weapons, simple weapons)
Equipped with 2 hand appendages, walking locomotion with gyroscopic stabilizers, crystaduranium armor (+10 armor), microshield, weapon detector, heuristic processor, vocabulator
Cost not available for sale Availability rare
The Droid Cavalier was a failed experiment at the end of the Clone Wars. They were produced in limited numbers as first run experiments with the newfound crystaduranium armor, and were built to be bodyguard droids for generals on the field of battle. They were meant to inspire fear into the hearts of those who viewed them, and hearken back to the days of old when battles were still decided by skill with a blade.
However, the Clone Wars ended soon after production began, and so very few of these droids were ever made. Estimates put the numbers anywhere from several thousand to only several hundred. From time to time, one or two have surfaced in the role of bodyguards and enforcers for extremely wealthy nobles and crime lords.
However small the production run and despite the official failure given to the project by the Techno Union at the end of the Clone Wars, they proved to be devastatingly effective at their programmed job, able to draw opponent’s attention to themselves instead of their charge, shrugging off otherwise debilitating hits, and even putting themselves in harms way when an errant attack does reach their charge. They move with a preternatural quickness and grace, despite their heavy armor, acting with deadly efficiency.