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Envoy Improvisations

You learn your first envoy improvisation at 1st level and an additional improvisation at 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter. Many improvisations require you to have a minimum envoy level, and they are organized accordingly. Some improvisations have additional prerequisites, such as other improvisations.

Language Language-dependent improvisation
Mind Mind-affecting improvisation
Sense Sense-dependent improvisation

Brace Yourselves (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.144

As a move action, you can choose one enemy within 60 feet. Until the start of your next turn, you and your allies gain a +1 morale bonus to AC if adjacent to at least one other ally, as you all position yourselves so that your armor protects you better. The bonus persists even if the enemy moves beyond 60 feet or out of line of sight or hearing.
At 6th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to grant this bonus to AC against attacks made by all enemies within 60 feet.


Clever Feint (Ex) Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

As a standard action, you can fake out an enemy within 60 feet, making that enemy open to your attacks. Attempt a Bluff check with the same DC as a check to feint against that enemy (though this isn’t a standard check to feint, so Improved Feint and Greater Feint don’t apply). Even if you fail, that enemy is flat-footed against your attacks (see page 276) until the end of your next turn. If you succeed, the enemy is also flat-footed against your allies’ attacks until the end of your next turn. You can’t use clever feint against a creature that lacks an Intelligence score.
At 6th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to treat a failed Bluff check for clever feint as if it were a success.


Coordinated Reload (Ex) Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.144

As a move action, you can grant a single move action to an ally within 60 feet. The ally can use that move action during her next turn to reload or draw a weapon. As part of the move action to activate this ability, you can also reload or draw a weapon. If the ally is adjacent to you, she can draw weapons and use ammunition you are carrying as though she were carrying them herself. The ally can use her extra move action in between her other actions, as well as before or after a full action. A character can use no more than one bonus action from coordinated reload or similar abilities (such as the quick quaff and hurry envoy improvisations) in a single round.


Dispiriting Taunt (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

As a standard action, you can taunt an enemy within 60 feet. Attempt an Intimidate check with the same DC as a check to demoralize that enemy (though this isn’t a check to demoralize, so you can’t use abilities that would apply to a demoralization attempt, like the rattling presence expertise talent). If you fail, that enemy is off-target (see page 276) until the end of your next turn. If you succeed, that enemy is instead shaken (see page 277) until the end of your next turn. This is an emotion and fear effect.
At 6th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to treat a failed Intimidate check for dispiriting taunt as if it were a success.


Don’t Quit (Ex) Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

As a standard action, you can signal a single ally within 60 feet. That ally ignores one condition (see page 273) of your choice until the start of your next turn, chosen from the following list: confused, fascinated, fatigued, shaken, sickened, and staggered.
While your ally doesn’t suffer the effects of the condition during that period, the condition is merely suppressed, not removed, and its effects resume at the start of your next turn. The condition can still be removed with spells, technology, and other effects as normal.
At 6th level, add the following conditions to the list: cowering, dazed, exhausted, frightened, nauseated, panicked, paralyzed, and stunned.
At 12th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to remove the condition with this ability instead of suppressing it. You can’t remove a condition with a permanent duration (see page 271) in this way; if you attempt to do so, your attempt fails but you don’t lose the Resolve Point.


Expanded Attunement (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

You can use beneficial mind-affecting envoy improvisations to aid allies who usually would not be able to gain benefits from mind-affecting effects, such as constructs, robots, and undead. If the improvisation grants a morale bonus, even allies who can’t normally benefit from morale bonuses gain that bonus.


Fire Support (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.144

When you take a standard action to provide harrying fire and hit the AC of 15 required to do so, you also provide covering fire for the next ally attacked by the target of your harrying fire attacks before your next turn.
Additionally, as a full action, you can make two ranged attack rolls against two different targets, taking a –4 penalty to each attack roll, to apply harrying fire to each target hit. For each target that you successfully apply harrying fire to, you also provide covering fire for the next ally that is attacked by either target before your next turn.


Get ’Em (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

As a move action, you can choose one enemy within 60 feet. Until the start of your next turn, you and your allies gain a +1 morale bonus to attack rolls made against that enemy. The bonus persists even if the enemy moves beyond 60 feet or out of line of sight or hearing.
At 6th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to grant this bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls against all enemies who are within 60 feet.


Inspiring Boost (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

As a standard action, you can signal an ally within 30 feet who has taken damage from any attack made by a significant enemy (see page 242) at any point after your last turn ended. That ally regains a number of Stamina Points (up to his maximum) equal to twice your envoy level + your Charisma modifier; at 15th level, this increases to three times your envoy level + your Charisma modifier. Once an ally has benefited from your inspiring boost, that ally can’t gain the benefits of your inspiring boost again until he takes a 10-minute rest to recover Stamina Points.
At 6th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to add your envoy level to the number of Stamina Points regained.


Look Alive (Ex) Mind [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

When you spend a Resolve Point to regain Stamina Points after a 10-minute rest, all allies who stay within 60 feet of you throughout the rest gain a +2 morale bonus to Perception and initiative checks for the next hour or until the next 10-minute rest to recover Stamina Points, whichever comes first.


Not in the Face (Ex) Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

As a move action, you can choose one enemy within 60 feet. That enemy must succeed at a Will save or take a –4 penalty to all attacks it makes against you until the end of your next turn.
At 6th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to make the enemy take the penalty with no saving throw allowed.


Phalanx Fighting (Ex) Language Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.69

Whenever you or an ally within 10 feet of you is wielding a shield (see page 124), as a move action you can grant yourself and all allies within 10 feet of that ally the benefits of that shield until the start of your next turn.


Quick Quaff (Ex) Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.144

As a standard action, you can grant a single standard action to an ally within 60 feet. The ally can use that action during her next turn to draw or drink a serum (Core Rulebook 225) or draw or inject a spell ampule. As part of the action to activate this ability, you can also draw a serum or spell ampule, or if you used a standard action, drink a serum or inject a spell ampule. If the ally is adjacent to you, she can draw serums and spell ampules that you are carrying as though she were carrying them herself. The ally can use her extra action in between her other actions, as well as before or after a full action. A character can use no more than one extra action from quick quaff or similar abilities (such as the coordinated reload or hurry envoy improvisations) in a single round.


Spell Gem Understanding (Su) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.69

You can use spell gems as if you were a spellcaster. For purposes of using spell gems, you treat all spells on the mystic, technomancer, and witchwarper spell lists as your class’s spell list, and you use Charisma as your key ability score for your spellcasting. Your effective caster level for any spell gems you use is equal to your envoy level


Superior Covering Fire (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.69

When you take a standard action to provide covering fire and hit the AC 15 required, the target of your covering fire gains the circumstance bonus provided by your covering fire against all attacks attempted against them until the start of your next turn.
Additionally, as a full action you can make two ranged attack rolls to provide covering fire to two different allies, taking a −4 penalty to each attack roll. For each target that you successfully apply covering fire to, the circumstance bonus provided by your covering fire applies against all attacks attempted against that ally until the start of your next turn.


Universal Expression (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.62

When using a language-dependent improvisation that affects an enemy, you can use the improvisation against that enemy even if the two of you do not share a language.


Watch Your Step (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

When an ally within 60 feet must succeed at a Reflex save to avoid a harmful effect, as a reaction before your ally attempts the saving throw, you can grant the ally a +2 bonus to that saving throw.
At 6th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to have the ally roll twice on the saving throw and take the better result. Both of those rolls benefit from the +2 bonus provided by this ability.


4th level

You must be at least 4th level to choose the following envoy improvisations.

Clever Attack (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

You can make an attack that throws your enemy off-balance. As a standard action, you can make a single attack against a target within 60 feet and gain the benefits of clever feint (attempting a Bluff check against the target as normal). Apply the effects of clever feint before resolving your attack. You must have the clever feint envoy improvisation to choose this improvisation.


Duck Under (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

You can duck under a foe’s melee attack, causing it to overextend and move into a position more favorable to you. You must take the total defense action (see page 247) to use this ability. If, before the start of your next turn, a foe misses you with a melee attack, as a reaction you can attempt a reposition combat maneuver with a +8 bonus to your attack roll against that foe.


Focus (Ex) Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

As a standard action, you can encourage a single ally within 60 feet to focus on the danger at hand. If that ally is flat-footed or off-target, you end that condition. If circumstances would cause the ally to immediately become flat-footed or off-target again, you instead suppress that condition for 1 round.


Hurry (Ex) Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

As a standard action, you can grant a single move action to an ally within 60 feet. The ally can use that move action during her next turn to take a guarded step, move up to her speed, or draw or sheathe a weapon. The ally can use her extra move action in between her other actions, and she can even use it before or after a full action. A character can use no more than one extra action from hurry in a single round.


Long-Range Improvisation (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

Double the range of your improvisations with ranges of at least 30 feet.


Martyr’s Improvisation (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

Whenever you’re reduced to 0 Hit Points, as a reaction before gaining the dying condition, you can immediately use any one of your envoy improvisations that can be used as a standard action, move action, or reaction. Once you have used this improvisation, you can’t use this ability again until you have regained Stamina Points following a 10-minute rest.


Quick Dispiriting Taunt (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

You can use dispiriting taunt as a move action instead of a standard action. You must have the dispiriting taunt envoy improvisation to choose this improvisation.


Quick Inspiring Boost (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

You can use inspiring boost as a move action instead of a standard action, though when you do so, the number of Stamina Points your ally recovers is reduced by your envoy level. You must have the inspiring boost envoy improvisation to choose this improvisation.


Sudden Shift (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

As a reaction, whenever you or an ally deal damage to an opponent within 60 feet of you, you and all allies within 60 feet of the opponent can take a guarded step as a reaction. All of the characters who took a guarded step using this improvisation have their speed reduced by 5 feet until the end of their next turn.


Terrifying Blast (Ex) Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.144

When you throw a grenade, each creature within the radius of the explosion that fails its Reflex save against the grenade and takes damage from it must succeed at a Will save or gain the shaken condition for 1 round. This is a fear effect.


Watch Out (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

As a reaction, when an enemy makes a ranged attack against an ally within 60 feet of you, you can warn that ally of the danger. You must spend your reaction when the enemy declares the attack but before it makes the attack roll. Your ally can spend a reaction to gain a +4 to AC against the triggering attack. Once the triggering attack is resolved, the ally falls prone.
At 8th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to prevent your ally from falling prone after the attack.


6th level

You must be at least 6th level to choose the following envoy improvisations.

Bedside Manner (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.144

When you make a Medicine check to treat deadly wounds or successfully aid another for another creature’s Medicine check to treat deadly wounds, if the Medicine check is successful you can add your Charisma bonus to the number of Hit Points recovered as a result of the skill check. Additionally, when you make a Medicine check to treat disease or treat drugs or poison, or successfully aid another for another creature’s Medicine check to do so, if the Medicine check is successful, the saving throw bonus granted by the skill checks increases to +6. If the associated saving throw succeeds, it counts as two consecutive successes for the purposes of curing the intended affliction.


Clever Improvisations (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

The first time you would spend Resolve Points on one of your envoy improvisations, reduce the cost by 1 Resolve Point (minimum 0). This ability refreshes whenever you take a 10-minute rest to recover Stamina Points and after an 8-hour rest to recover Resolve Points, reducing the Resolve Point cost of your next envoy improvisation after the rest.


Coordinated Barrage (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

As a move action, choose one ally within 60 feet. That ally gains the benefit of the Coordinated Shot feat. If the chosen ally already has this feat, they do not grant foes cover against attacks made by you and your allies. The effects of this improvisation last until the start of your next turn.


Coordinated Flankers (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

As a move action, you can coordinate your allies into effective flanking partners. Until the start of your next turn, you and your allies count as flanking any creature that at least two of you threaten, regardless of your position.


Draw Fire (Ex) Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

As a standard action, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to make all enemies within 100 feet take a –4 penalty to all ranged attacks they make that don’t target you until the end of your next turn. This penalty remains even if you and an enemy move more than 100 feet away from each other, and enemies that weren’t within 100 feet when you used draw fire don’t take the penalty if they later come within range.


Heads Up (Ex) Language Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

When you succeed at a Perception check, as a reaction, you can signal a single ally within 60 feet. That ally can act as if he had also succeeded at the Perception check with the same result.


Improved Get ’Em (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.63

Your morale bonus from get ’em increases to +2. As a standard action, you can make a single attack against a target within 60 feet. You and your allies within 60 feet gain the benefits of get ’em against that target (applying these effects before making the attack roll). As with get ’em, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to grant the benefits against all enemies within 60 feet. You must have the get ’em envoy improvisation to choose this improvisation.


Inspiring Oration (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

You can use inspiring boost as a full action. If you do, all allies within 60 feet of you regain a number of Stamina Points equal to twice your envoy level + your Charisma modifier (up to their maximum); at 15th level, this increases to three times your envoy level + your Charisma modifier. Once an ally has benefited from your inspiring boost or inspiring oration, that ally can’t gain the benefits of either improvisation again until they recover Stamina Points following a 10-minute rest.
As with the inspiring boost envoy improvisation, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to add your envoy level to the number of Stamina Points regained. You must have the inspiring boost improvisation to select this improvisation.


Trust Your Gear (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

As a move action, you can select an ally within 60 feet. Until the start of your next turn, that ally gains one of the following benefits: he can treat the armor check penalty of his armor as 4 lower than normal (to a minimum of 0); he can ignore the penalties for using armor or a weapon he is not proficient with; or he can ignore the broken condition of an item he is wearing or using.


8th level

You must be at least 8th level to choose the following envoy improvisations.

Coordinated Maneuvers (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

Whenever an ally within 60 feet attempts to use a combat maneuver against an opponent, as a reaction you can signal weak points in the opponent’s defenses. The ally gains a morale bonus to their attack roll for that combat maneuver equal to 1d4+1. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until after you regain Stamina Points following a 10-minute rest.


Desperate Defense (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

As a move action, you can cause one ally adjacent to you to not be considered helpless (see page 276) for the purpose of actions that can be used only against helpless creatures (such as a coup de grace). This effect ends if the creature ceases to be adjacent to you or at the beginning of your next turn, whichever comes first.


Expert Attack (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

As a move action, you can spend 2 Resolve Points to add your bonus from expertise to your next attack roll before the end of your turn.


Hidden Agenda (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

You’re an expert at veiling your true thoughts and goals. Whenever a creature attempts a Sense Motive check to detect a deception of yours, the creature must roll twice and take the worse of the two results. When you attempt a saving throw against an effect or ability that would read your thoughts or reveal your motives, you can roll twice and take the better of the two results.


Improved Brace Yourselves (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

Your morale bonus from brace yourselves increases to +2. When you use this ability, each ally within 60 feet may also drop prone as a reaction. You must have the brace yourselves envoy improvisation to choose this improvisation.


Improved Hurry (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

You can use the hurry envoy improvisation as a move action instead of a standard action. You must have the hurry envoy improvisation to choose this improvisation.
At 12th level, you can use hurry as a standard action and spend 1 Resolve Point to grant a standard action instead of a move action.


Improved Terrifying Blast (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

When you use the terrifying blast envoy improvisation, the amount of rounds that creatures are shaken due to failing the Will save increases to 1d4+1 rounds. You must have the terrifying blast envoy improvisation to choose this improvisation. This is a fear effect.


Seize the Advantage (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

As a reaction, whenever you or one of your allies critically hits a creature, you can choose one ally within 60 feet of the target of the critical hit. The chosen ally can immediately attack the target creature with one weapon they’re currently wielding as a reaction. If they do, the chosen ally takes a −4 penalty to their attack roll and is staggered until the end of their next turn. Characters who can’t be staggered can’t benefit from this improvisation. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until after you regain Stamina Points following a 10-minute rest.


Situational Awareness (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

If you ready an action, once before the trigger you selected occurs, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to change both the trigger and the action you have ready. You must ready an action that takes the same kind of action as your originally readied action, or you must ready a lesser action. (For example, if you readied a standard action, you could switch to another standard action, a move action, or a swift action, and if you readied a move action, you could switch to another move action or a swift action.)


Sustained Determination (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

As a move action, you can spend 2 Resolve Points to grant an ally within 60 feet 1 Resolve Point that he can spend to empower one of his abilities, even if he has spent all of his own Resolve Points. The ally must spend the Resolve Point before the start of your next turn; if he does not do so, he loses the Resolve Point and you still lose the Resolve Points you spent. You can’t grant the same ally the benefits of this ability again until both you and your ally have recovered your Resolve Points after an 8-hour rest or its equivalent.


12th level

You must be at least 12th level to choose the following envoy improvisations.

Coordinated Charge (Ex) Language Mind Sense [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

Whenever you or an ally within 60 feet of you charges an opponent, you can signal all allies within 60 feet of the charging character as a reaction. Signaled characters can also charge the opponent as a reaction if the distance between the character and the charged opponent is equal to or less than the signaled character’s speed. All characters that charge an opponent using this improvisation are staggered until the end of their next turn. Characters who can’t be staggered can’t benefit from this improvisation. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until after you regain Stamina Points following a 10-minute rest.


Fusion Resonance (Su) Language [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.70

As a standard action, choose yourself or one ally within 60 feet. The chosen character must be within 10 feet of you or another ally that is within 60 feet of you. Until the end of the chosen character’s turn, they can choose one weapon fusion on a weapon wielded by an ally within 10 feet of them. The chosen character applies the benefits of the chosen weapon fusion on all weapon attacks they make until the end of their next turn. This fusion doesn’t count toward the maximum total level of fusions the chosen character’s weapons can have at once.

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