A deathwand is a type of handheld anti-personnel energy weapon. It is unique in its ability to kill human combatants while leaving all other targets in the line of fire untouched. The deathwand is one of many technologies developed by the TechnoCore and given to the Hegemony of Man.

A large-scale, ship-to-ship version of the deathwand, called the deathbeam, is often mounted on Pax-era warships.