Originally developed for Miniknog riot police, this weapon is shockingly effective.
Being a shortsword, the Electro Baton only requires one hand to be held, allowing players to hold two at once, or hold an Electro Baton and something else (a shield, bandages, etc) in their other hand.
Unique to other shortswords (except the Soulseeker), the Electro Baton has a different one-two combo; instead of a horizontal slash and a stab, this weapon features a horizontal slash and then an overhead slash, similarly to a broadsword. This grants it more flexibility in combat than other shortswords, as the overhead swing has greater coverage than the thrust attack other shortswords have. Damage distribution (1x on first hit, 1.4x on second hit) remains the same.
The Electro Baton has a fire time of 0.8 seconds (1.25 1x-damage swings per second) and a base DPS of 18.75, producing a base 1x-damage swing power of 15. Strikes with this weapon deal electric damage and inflict Electrified on victims.
When upgraded at a Weapon Upgrade Anvil, base DPS rises to 26.25, producing a new base 1x-damage swing power of 21. In addition, the Electro Baton takes on a new appearance, shown below.
Apart from the addition of a gold star to the name, no other changes occur when the Electro Baton is upgraded.