Starfinder: Alien Drone

Chris Van Deelen

Alien Drone Spellcaster CR 2 XP 600

Neutral small construct (technological)

Init +5; Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., Low-light vision 60 ft.; Perception +7

 

Defense                                                             HP 21

EAC: 12; KAC: 13

Fort: -1; Ref: -1; Will: +3

Immunities: Construct immunities, unliving

 

Offense

Speed: 40 ft.

Melee: Claw +5 (1d4+4 S)

Ranged: Electrical Jolt +7 (1d4+2 E)

Space: 2.5 ft., Reach: 2.5 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Stunning Jolt

 

Statistics

Str +2; Dex +5; Con -; Int +; Wis +; Cha +

Skills: Acrobatics +12, computers +12, engineering +12

Other Abilities: Hack, heal / repair

Languages: None

 

Ecology

Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary or small swarms (1d4+2)

 

Special Abilities

Hack (Ex): The support drone can be used to hack terminals, computers or other such devices. This can help the Support Drones alien ally’s access to locked doors, security systems and so on, freeing the aliens to concentrate on their enemy. Any action takes a full round to complete, and the drone is allowed to make the appropriate skill roll. If it fails, it is allowed to attempt the action again, but the DC increases by +1 per failure. The Support Drone’s handler can take it away from such tasks at any time.

Heal / Repair (Su): As a full round action, the drone can heal an organic ally, or robotic ally. This requires the target to be next to the support drone, and it will automatically heal HP damage equal to 1d6 plus the targets CR rating. Only one Support drone can heal / repair a single target. The Support drone can use this ability once every 24 hours. This ability can be used on other Support Drones.

Stunning Jolt (Ex): As a standard action, the Drone can fire a small electrical charge against any organic target within 20 ft. This is a ranged attack, and inflicts 1d6+2 electrical damage, but unlike the regular attack, the target must make a Fort save (DC 14) or become stunned for a single action. If the Drone hits with a critical, the DC of the save is increased to 16.  The Drone can use this ability once every second round.

 

Support Drones are small, independent robotic units that travel around using anti-gravity repulse engines. These highly versatile robots are used as scouts and combat support by various alien forces, but are most often found in the presence of Cyberdisks and Sectoid’s.

They are controlled by a small but highly advanced AI, and have four small claw-like manipulators. They can be used as tools, or can be plugged directly into computer terminals, allowing the small robots to hack into computers or bypass locks. They can also use the manipulators to repair or heal.

Although not strictly designed for combat, the small robots are capable of defending themselves. They can fire a small electrical bolt to cause damage to enemy targets, or they can choose to fire a slightly more powerful jolt, which has a chance of stunning the target.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology, and the recently released 'Swords of Kos: The Rite'. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.