I was thinking about buying one of these for the melee damage it does, but I find it odd that it is uncommon, not very rare. The description has a purple in paranthesis, so perhaps it is mislabled and will be corrected at some point?
...Its to differentiate the nanopulse of 2012 to the nanopluses of 2010
Red batleth/Blue Lirpa for 2010
Purple batleth/lirpa for 2012
Note: think it was 2010, maybe 2011 ^^'
The Red and Blue Naopulse weapons were added to STO during the Winter Wonderland of 2011. STO didn't have a December holiday event in 2010.
As a further point of interest, the nanopulse weapons were added on Dec 20, 2011 as a nod of recognition by the Cryptic Team to the launch of the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO Game. Not only are the weapons reminiscent of the red/blue lightsabers of Star Wars fame, but they were "sold" (for free, at the time, to all players) by a Ferengi Special Weapons Dealer that looked and spoke very much like Star Wars' Jedi Master Yoda (pictured here).
You can find/contact me in game as @PatricianVetinari. Original Join Date: Feb 2010.
I've been using the 2012 nano-bat'leth on my fed at Defera and I haven't once had to remodulate. The nanopulse batleth (from Q's WWL) has nearly the same damage specs as the Shard of Kahless my KDF toon's carry so I didn't see a need to buy one for them.
I'm very happy with this weapon regardless of rarity or color of icon, well worth the investment.
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