You and your mech are one.
Benefit(s): You can convert your mech into a set of cybernetic body armor. If your mech is currently larger than your size, it is broken down for parts and converted into a same sized creature; characters with multiple bonded mechs may choose one to receive this reconfiguration. If the mech had previously benefited from size increases for level, it instead increases its base Dexterity bonus by +2 and gains 10 additional hit points; if the mech had taken any size increasing enhancements, it may retrain any that would increase its base size above that of its pilot. While the mech is converted in this manner, you gain several benefits: you gain a +5 bonus to disguise checks to make the mech appear as a standard suit of armor, your arms (if you have any) are not occupied by piloting and may be used to wield weapons as normal, and you may pilot a mech up to one size smaller than yourself. There are also a few minor drawbacks: your mech now causes 15% spell failure due to its more confined configuration interfering with fine movements, you cannot stack weapon slots to wield a weapon more than one size category larger than yourself, and if the mech is smaller than your size, its bonuses to Strength and Dexterity are decreased by two points (minimum 0).
Arcforge: Technology Expanded © 2018, Legendary Games; Authors: Matt Daley, Michael Sayre.