Starfinder: Hunter Killer Javelin

Chris Van Deelen

Hunter Killer Javelin Combatant  CR 12 XP 19,200

Neutral large construct

Init +8; Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., lowlight vision 60 ft.; Perception +22

 

Defense                                                             HP 200

EAC: 26; KAC: 28

Fort: +14; Ref: +12; Will: +9

Defensive Abilities: Hyper-alloy combat chassis; Immunities: construct, unliving

 

Offense

Speed: 60 ft.

Melee: Bash +23 (6d6+21 B Crit knockdown)

Ranged: One autocannon +26 (6d8+12 P) or Two Autocannons +22 (6d8+12 P) range 100 ft.

Space: 15 ft., Reach: 15 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Missile launch, trample 6d4+21

 

Statistics

Str +9; Dex +8; Con -; Int +0; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills: Athletics +27,

Feats: Deadly aim, nimble moves, shot on the run

Languages: None

 

Ecology

Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary or pairs

 

Special Abilities

Hyper-Alloy combat chassis (Ex): The skeletal structure of the HK Javelin is constructed of a special alloy, making it very strong and resistant to damage. As a result, the unit gains a DR equal to its CR against all physical attacks. Furthermore, the unit gains a +2 to all Fort saves.

Missile launch (Ex): As a standard action, the Javelin can launch a high-explosive missile. This has a range of 1500 feet within line of sight, and no to-hit roll is required. It will detonate on the chosen location, exploding in a 30 ft. radius, causing 9d8 damage plasma damage. A Reflex save DC 19 indicates half damage. The Javelin can carry 8 of these missiles.

Trample (Ex): As a full-round action, the unit can move up to twice its speed and literally run over any opponents at least one size category smaller than itself. The HK Javelin merely has to move over the opponents in its path. The creature does not need to make an attack roll; each creature whose space it moves through takes damage. A target of a trample can make a REF save (DC 19) for half damage. If it attempts the save, it can’t make an attack of opportunity against the trampling HK Javelin due to the creature’s movement. The HK Javelin can deal trample damage to a given target only once per round.

 

This particular Hunter Killer model was created as an experiment. Based on the various two-legged Terminators, this particular unit bears a strong resemblance to a type of security robot that was supposedly created by one of the major corporations before judgement day.

The unit stands at 10 feet in height, and weighs around 4 tons. It runs on two large reverse-jointed legs. This gives the unit superior speed in comparison to the HK tank, but it does suffer from the inability to travel over exceedingly rough terrain, although it is agile enough to be able to traverse terrain that even the Terminator units would find difficult.

Instead of arms, the unit was equipped with a pair of powerful auto-cannons. This was another experiment by Skynet to see if it was more resource economical to use projectile weapons compared to the rare-earths and other material required to produce plasma cannons. Even though not energy-based, the high rate of fire and simple penetrating power of the rounds (typically depleted uranium) proved to be worthwhile, although this is one of the few models that use what would be considered conventional weapons.

On top of this, the unit was equipped with a rear-mounted missile battery. It could target anything it could see (or by using linked sensors with other Skynet units), launch powerful plasma-based missiles at long range.

As such, the Javelin could stand off and launch up to six missiles at a target, or series of targets, without having to get into effective combat range. However, if it was close enough to enemy combatants, the unit could bash with its autocannons, or it could simply trample anything foolish enough to stand within its way.

The AI used for this particular unit is almost identical to the AI used in the HK Tanks.

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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.