Name: Octuptarra Tri-Droid
Type: Battle Droid
Degree: Fourth Degree
Class: Battle Droid
Sensor Color: Red
Plating Color: Gray
Personality Module: Simple
Blaster Artillery: 4D
• 3 artillery cannons (6D) or Chain-Fed Missile Launcher (6D) (Range: 100-500/3/10 km)
• Light armor (+2 to Strength to resist damage)
• Magnetic feet
• Improved sensor package (+2 to all search skill rolls)
Height: 3.7 – 14.59 meters tall
Cost: Not Available For Sale
Availability: 4, X
Background: The octuptarra tri-droid, also known simply as the octuptarra droid or tri-droid and nicknamed the “virus droid” due to the biological plagues it sometimes carried, was a model of three-legged droid walker manufactured by the Techno Union. Produced in a number of different sizes, including agile octuptarra combat tri-droids and gigantic octuptarra magna tri-droids, they were used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.
The larger and more dangerous counterpart of the DSD1 dwarf spider droid, the octuptarra tri-droid, also known simply as the octuptarra droid or tri-droid, was a model of fourth class battle droid walker. Their large heads contained their cognitive modules and sensor suite. Three red photoreceptors allowed them to look in every direction at once, leaving them with virtually no blind spots and making them almost impossible for enemy troopers to attack by surprise from behind. They had an omnidirectional field of fire, with typical octuptarra tri-droids being armed with three rotating laser cannons placed equidistant below its photoreceptors and around its central stalk, which could spin around and lock onto targets from any side in an instant. They had three triple-jointed, hydraulic limbs that allowed them to scale steep surfaces. However, its three-legged design was its primary weakness, as if one was damaged, the entire droid would topple over. In addition, they were also slow-moving and vulnerable to tripping.\
Octuptarra tri-droids were produced in a number of different sizes during the Clone Wars. Agile, battle droid-sized versions, known as octuptarra combat tri-droids, stood 3.6 meters in height and featured a highly-mobile chassis. Primarily used as anti-personnel platforms, certain variants stored airborne biological plagues in their bulbous heads, allowing them to wreak havoc on the enemy long after the unit is destroyed, causing them to be nicknamed “virus droids.” The largest models, known as octuptarra magna tri-droids, stood at 14.59 meters in height and were used as combat artillery. Large enough to take on heavily armored All Terrain Tactical Enforcers, their laser cannons could be replaced with chain-fed missile launchers. A variant of the octuptarra magna tri-droid used on the planet Skako Minor was equipped with an engine at its waist, creating enough thrust to allow it to hover many meters above the ground.
The octuptarra tri-droid was named for the octuptarra, an eight-eyed, gasbag-headed vine walker found on Skako.