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Upgrade Features

The following class archetypes and members of the shattered worlds tech champion prestige class are given access to additional upgrade options.

  • Caretaker (Cleric Archetype)
  • Foebreaker (Barbarian Archetype)
  • Hoyen (Monk Archetype)
  • Shattered Tech General (Gunslinger Archetype)
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Energy Shield (Su)

The wearer gains a +1 resistance bonus on all saving throws. Up to 3 times per day, as an immediate action, she can cast resist energy for 1 round with an effective caster level equal to 5 + the shattered worlds tech armor level.

The resistance bonus on saving throws increases to +2 once the armor is upgraded to at least 4th level, and +3 at 6th level.

This upgrade requires the torso.

Enhanced Audio Input (Su)

The wearer can activate this as a standard action to understand the spoken words of any creature and to read text in any language and any magical writing for up to 1 hour per day. While this is active, she also gains a +5 competence bonus on Linguistics checks to understand messages written in incomplete, archaic, or exotic forms. Note that understanding a magical text does not necessarily imply ability to use its spells.

Once the armor is upgraded to at least 3rd level, the effect becomes permanent while it is worn.

This upgrade requires the helm.

Enhanced Display Screen (Su)

The wearer gains a +5 competence bonus on all Perception checks.

This upgrade requires the helm.

Night-Vision Tech (Su)

The wearer gains darkvision out to 30 feet, or increases her darkvision by 30 feet, up to a maximum of 60 feet.

Once the armor is upgraded to at least 8th level, the wearer can speak a command word to suppress her darkvision and gain blindsight with a 5-foot range and blindsense out to 60 feet any time she is unable to see in any kind of darkness (including magical darkness). As soon as the wearer can see, the additional senses end. The wearer cannot gain these senses by closing her eyes.

This upgrade requires the helm.

Piston Installation (Su)

The wearer gains a +1 enhancement bonus on all unarmed strikes. Once the armor is upgraded to at least 5th level, this bonus becomes +2.

This upgrade requires the arms.

Stalwart Defender (Su)

The wearer is protected from fear effects. Whenever the wearer suffers a fear effect, she is merely shaken (even if the effect would normally make the target frightened or panicked). Furthermore, the wearer always gains a +2 competence bonus on all Will saves against fear.

This upgrade requires the full suit of armor.