Thermal imploders were explosives carried by soldiers of the Knights of Waldorf during the Jedi-Eternals conflict, and later the Sith under Darth Statler. The imploder functioned by compressing and heating the surrounding atmosphere, thus creating a vacuum that provides a powerful implosion in a large radius. A thermal imploder could easily kill a squad of infantry if properly used. When activated there would be a timer of about 7–10 seconds before the 1st explosion erupted. The first wave was a non lethal wave of fire that would then come back to the epicenter causing a secondary larger explosion.