- "What the phrik?"
- ―General Grievous
Phrik was a metal capable of deflecting lightsabers. Because of this, it was used to build electrostaffs. It was inferior to cortosis, since it merely blocked the lightsaber's impact instead of short-circuiting it.
A container made of phrik was left on Alderaan when the planet was destroyed by the Death Star. Somehow, the container survived the explosion and collisions with the other bits of debris long enough for it to be found by a passing ship. This, sadly, is canon.
Darth Vader once set a trap in which he attempted to lure Luke Skywalker onto a collapsing platform, which would dump him into a water tank filled with sharks with phrik and laser beams attached to their heads.
Not to be confused with kriff.