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The Best Blasters in the 'Star Wars' Saga, Ranked 

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Updated November 5, 2019 2.4k votes 375 voters 14.5k views 20 items

It may not be the most civilized means of self-defense in the galaxy, but a powerful blaster will certainly do in a pinch as many characters in the Star Wars universe have proved time and time again. Granted, not every blaster in the Star Wars universe is as reliable as Han's trusty sidearm, and if the Stormtrooper's aim is any indication, there's a wide range of possibilities when it comes to firepower that's a bit cruder and inelegant as a lightsaber. But just like Han Solo said, "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

With so many blasters, energy weapons, pistols, rifles, and guns introduced in the films, cartoons, comic books, and video games, it isn't easy finding the 20 most reliable, but this list aims to do exactly that! You might be surprised to find out that many Star Wars blasters are based on real guns. Scroll through and find the blaster you think worked best for the good guys (or bad guys) and don't forget to vote up your favorites to see which Star Wars blaster rises to the top of the list!

BlasTech DL-44 Blaster P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Blasters in the 'Star Wars' Saga, Ranked
Photo:  20th Century Fox

Han's Blaster is probably one of the most recognizable in all of Star Wars canon. It is, after all, what he used to put Greedo down since, Han Shot First!

It is designed off of the real Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistol but has a few embelishments making it look far more sci-fi than a real deal.

Han carried different versions of the blaster throughout the original trilogy, but they were all altered versions of the same BlasTech DL-44. The differences were mostly aesthetic, and dealt with color of the muzzle and the length of the scope.

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Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Blasters in the 'Star Wars' Saga, Ranked
Photo:  20th Century Fox

The EE-3 Blaster was modeled after the E-11, but featured a smaller handle making it easier to use one-handed. It also featured a long circular barrel and an optional scope.

The weapon used by Boba Fett in the Star Wars saga was based on the Webley & Scott № 1 Mark "I" Flare Gun, which was used by the British during World War I.

The EE-3 was capable of discharging a single blast, or it could fire three-round bursts. In most depictions throughout the saga, it has been used almost exclusively by bounty hunters.

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MWC-35c "Staccato L... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Blasters in the 'Star Wars' Saga, Ranked
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The MWC-35c "Staccato Lightning" repeating cannon was a heavy repeating blaster powered by condensed K-grade conductor cells. It was designed and manufactured by the Morellian Weapons Conglomerate and seen in Rogue One in the hands of Baze Malbus.

The cannon could be used as a single-fire standard blaster, but also featured a rapid-fire mode, which took advantage of the backpack-fed 35,000 round capacity. The single-shot mode was a feature of the lower barrel, which collected energy into a single shot primed by a pump-action foreguard. This mode offered a single, high-energy shot, which was incredibly effective at close range.

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BlasTech A280-CFE is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Blasters in the 'Star Wars' Saga, Ranked
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The BlasTech A280-CFE (Covert Field Edition) Blaster Rifle was used primarily by the Alliance in their battle to restore the Republic. It was highly modifiable and could be used as a pistol, or it could be reconfigured into an assault or long range rifle.

The A280-CFE was used by Captain Cassian Andor during the Battle on Jedha, the Battle of Scarif, and the mission to Eadu.

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