Type: DSD1 Dwarf Spider Droid
Degree: 4th Degree
Class: Assault Droid
Sensor Color: Red
Plating Color: Gray
Gender: Masculine Programming
Personality Module: Elementary
Blaster Artillery: Blaster Cannon 4D
• Blaster cannon (9D)
• Light armor (+2 to Strength to resist damage)
• Digging claws
• Locked access (the droid’s shut-down switch is secured or internally located)
• Magnetic feet
• Restraining bolt
• Improved sensor package (+2 to all search skill rolls)
• Infrared vision (can see in the dark up to 30 meters)
• Self-destruct system
Move: 10, 4 (burrowing)
Size: 1.6 meters tall
Availability: X, 4
Background: The DSD1 Dwarf Spider Droid, was a battle droid manufactured by the Commerce Guild to support the cause of the Separatists.
The DSD1 was similar in function to a typical combat vehicle. It was also used to punish customers who had declined to pay their taxes to the Commerce Guild.
Its main weapon was a long central blaster cannon mounted on its dome that was capable of firing either rapid anti-personnel rounds, or slower high-intensity blasts that could destroy light vehicles. The droid’s small frame and four all-terrain legs made it suitable for warfare in extreme environments or environments with lots of verticality such as mines. Its legs were even allowed the droid to walk straight up and down things like walls and narrow cliffsides. The DSD1’s adjustable legs also allowed it to attain better elevation for its central blaster cannon. However, because of the fixed laser cannon, it could not turn around to track enemies, thus making it exceptionally susceptible to speedy targets. Also, the length of this cannon sometimes hindered the droids mobility in confined areas, a weakness that Anakin Skywalker exploited on Escarte.
The droid communicated in a beeping language similar to Binary. It seemed to have basic emotions, such as frustration, as demonstrated on Escarte and Teth. Dwarf Spider Droids were notorious for refusing to perform any action they predicted would harm them.