- "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
The DH-17 Blaster Pistol is a small Blaster Pistol featuring a large metallic barrel fitted with cooling vents and a small emitter nozzle. Mounted on top of the blaster is its bullet-shaped scope, below which lies the blaster's basic trigger guard and grip.
The DH-17 was a blaster pistol used during the Galactic Civil War occasionally by troops of the Galactic Empire and as a standard firearm to the Rebel Alliance. Notably, the blaster can be seen by Rebel soldiers aboard the Tantive IV during the opening scenes of A New Hope, as well as its continuity scene at the very end of Rogue One. It was produced by BlasTech Industries.
The DH-17 blaster is possessed by some basic Rebel infantry on Skirmish mode on all difficulties.
- Advantages: by virtue of its high RPM and low heat per shot, as well as workable 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.
- Disadvantages: its damage drop-off ─ proportionally the worst in the game, in fact ─ in combination with high spread and low accuracy at range makes the blaster complete dead-weight 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 complete with a good portion of the metagame.
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.
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-17Edit
Nien Nunb's DH-17
|Rate of fire||450 RPM|
|Cooling Power||28 shots|
0.037 heat per shot
Start drop-off: 25m
- http://symthic.com/battlefront-weapon-info?w=DH-17 ─ DH-17 Blaster stats on Symthic.com