A non-lethal melee weapon, the Z6 baton comprised a central shaft terminating in two contact conductor vanes capable of resisting the plasma blade of a lightsaber. These collapsible vanes sparked with electric currents while in use, and delivered a stunning shock against opponents. The weapon was held via an adhesion grip that could be magnatomically paired with the gloves of a First Order stormtrooper. This magnetic grip allowed the baton to be spun in combat.
- ―FN-2199 prepares to do battle with Finn using a Z6 riot control baton
The riot control stormtroopers of the First Order were trained to use non-lethal equipment as part of riot-control tactics, and utilized the Z6 baton, often in conjunction with a lightweight composite betaplast ballistic riot shield. Captain Cardinal, a key member of the First Order training hierarchy, was training recruits in the use of the baton aboard a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer when word came down that he was to be replaced by Phasma. After learning of Phasma's background, Cardinal confronted Phasma in a simulation room aboard the Absolution and both engaged in combat with one another using a Z6 baton.
The Z6, capable of shocking and stunning an opponent during combat, was used by FN-2199, a trooper of the FN Corps, against the defector FN-2187 during the battle on Takodana. Nines attacked Finn with his baton, pummeling the traitor's lightsaber until he was shot by a Wookiee bowcaster fired by Han Solo.
The 709th Legion stormtrooper RS-2112 utilized this baton to strike Wooro on his commanding officer's orders, in order to intimidate Kendoh Voss into complying with their demands when capturing them.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as Z6 riot control baton)
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (Set: 75139 Battle On Takodana)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 18 (Helmets: First Order Stormtroopers)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 21 (Highlights of the Saga: Raid on Takodana) (Picture only)
- Disciples of Harmony
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (Set: 75201 First Order AT-ST)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars Search and Find Volume I
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The Official Collector's Edition (Picture only)