- “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”
- ―Han Solo, to Luke Skywalker on the supposed advantages of a blaster over a lightsaber
爆能槍（blaster）是《星際大戰》的一種武器類型。它 was any type of ranged weapon that fired bolts of intense plasma energy, 常會與電射槍混淆。Operating under the same principles as laser weaponry, blasters converted energy-rich gas to a glowing particle beam that could melt through targets.它的種類很廣泛，包括：爆能手槍、重型爆能槍以及blaster rifle Blaster artillery could also be mounted on 機器人 and vehicles. They could deliver variable levels of damage intensity, from stun to kill settings. They also could hit with great frictional or even explosive force, allowing a bolt to kill on impact even if the target is armored. Some blaster hits could cause bleeding instead of burning, or could do both, with the explosive force causing other damage around the wound. Despite their blazing concussive blasts, those ranged energized particle weapons could be countered by magnetic seals and deflector shields. The blade of a 光劍 could also deflect incoming blaster bolts. In the Security Forces of 那卜, some blasters were equipped with ascension guns. Some blasters could fire low-powered training bolts characterized by their orange color.