Through careful observation of a tinker and his automatons, you figure out how he does it, to some extent.
Benefit: You gain the ability to give directives to automatons that are currently idle, given a defend or support directive targeting you, or following a directive you have already given it. If the master of an automaton gives it a directive, it is impossible for you to override it. You may only give directives that are in the standard list of directives. As such, Kamikaze, among others, cannot be used. If you are a tinker, this limited control over automatons extends to the automatons of other tinkers.
Normal: Nobody can give an automaton directives other than its creator.
The Tinker: Master of Modular Mechanical Mayhem, Copyright 2013 Bradley Arthur Crouch.