Starfinder: Hunter Killer Tank

Chris Van Deelen

Hunter Killer Tank Combatant CR 14 XP 38,400

Neutral huge construct

Init +8; Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., lowlight vision 60 ft.; Perception +25


Defense                                                             HP 250

EAC: 34; KAC: 36

Fort: +16; Ref: +14; Will: +10

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



Speed: 40 ft.

Melee: Two gripper claws +20 (8d4+26 B Crit knockdown)

Ranged: One plasma cannon +27 (5d12+14 E&F Crit burn 5d6) or up to four plasma attacks +23 (4d8+14 E&F Crit burn 4d4)

Space: 20 ft., Reach: 20 ft.

Offensive Abilities: trample (8d6+26 B)



Str +12; Dex +8; Con -; Int +0; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills: Intimidate +30, survival +25

Feats: Coordinated shot, improved critical, shot on the run

Other abilities: Tracked

Languages: None



Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary, large assault squads (1d6+4)


Special Abilities

Hyper-Alloy combat chassis (Ex): The skeletal structure of the HK Tank 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.

Tracked (Ex): The HK tank travels on heavy tracks, allowing it to ignore difficult terrain entirely.

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 Tank 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 20) for half damage. If it attempts the save, it can’t make an attack of opportunity against the trampling HK Tank due to the creature’s movement. The HK Tank can deal trample damage to a given target only once per round.


Designed as the front-line battle units, the Hunter Killer tank can typically crush almost anything it encounters through sheer firepower or by simply running over or through the target.

Built with the same combat chassis as all of Skynet’s units, the tank is very tough and withstand obscene amounts of punishment before being destroyed. As is the case with all of Skynet’s units, the Tanks are equipped with a limited AI, giving the units some semblance of problem solving, although if they cannot blast it or run it over with their massive treads, the units will often leave targets for the smaller and more agile Terminator and other such combatants.

Like all of Skynet’s units, the Tanks cannot be reasoned with and absolutely will not stop until they have achieved their assigned objective, or have been destroyed in combat.

Each unit is quite large, a little over 20 feet in length, 15 in width, and standing at 15 in height. The unit has a pair of pincher-like manipulator arms stored in the torso, which can be useful in reaching through obstacles or moving heavy equipment. The unit has a set of four tracks, allowing it excellent movement over or through any type of terrain without slowing down. It has two large spotlights on the head, which can help illuminate targets for those out of range of their visual sensors. The typical tank is armed with a pair of massive plasma auto-cannons, although these can be switched out for other weaponry, which often includes flame-throwers, lasers and missiles.

Quite often these tanks will lead an offensive, using Dragons as cover, and are used by Terminators and other such units as protection. Thanks to the amount of damage the tanks can sustain, they often can clear away the staunchest of defenses before suffering catastrophic damage, allowing the smaller and more agile Terminators to enter the fray, eliminating all resistance.

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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.