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Envoy Expertise Talents

You gain an expertise talent at 3rd level and every 4 levels thereafter. With the exception of additional skill expertise, these talents require you to have expertise in the skills they affect, as indicated in parentheses after the talent’s name.

Additional Skill Expertise (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

Choose another skill in which you have at least 1 rank from the list of skills you can choose with the expertise class feature; you can use expertise with that skill. You can choose this talent up to three times, choosing a different skill each time.


Altered Bearing (Ex; Disguise) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

You can quickly adjust your posture, your stride, your demeanor, and the way your clothes and gear fit, causing casual observers to fail to recognize your true appearance. When you attempt a Disguise check to alter minor details of your appearance, you can forgo your expertise die to attempt the check as a move action. You don’t reduce the DC by 5 for attempting to alter only minor details, and if an observer succeeds at an opposed Perception check that pierces your disguise, he also realizes your true race and what features you have disguised. You can’t use this ability for more complex disguises.


Analyst (Ex; Sense Motive) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

You have been taught to carefully consider your own assumptions, making it much less likely you assign false motives to other creatures. When using Sense Motive to detect deception or discern a secret message, as long as your expertise die roll result is not a 1, you don’t think a truthful statement contains deceptions or infer false information from a secret message even if you fail your check by 5 or more.


Battlefield Medic (Ex; Medicine) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

When you attempt a Medicine check to stop bleed damage or administer first aid to a dying creature, you can choose not to roll your expertise die in order to also automatically treat deadly wounds on that creature if your Medicine check is successful. The DC for the check is based on the medical equipment used, using the DC for treat deadly wounds + 5. This does not count as the treat deadly wounds treatment for the purposes of how many times per day a creature can receive this treatment, though a creature can only benefit from battlefield medic once per day. If you also have the surgeon expertise talent, you can increase the DC of a battlefield medic-related Medicine check by a total of 10 to use battlefield medic to treat deadly wounds on a creature one additional time per day (which does not count as a use of the surgeon expertise talent).


Borrowed Guise (Ex; Disguise) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

While you are wearing or wielding one or more items with a combined bulk of 1 or more that you have taken from another creature, you can more readily assume a false identity, disguising yourself as a creature of the same race or organization. You don’t need a disguise kit to attempt a Disguise check to change your appearance when using this expertise talent, though using one grants you a +2 bonus to your check. If you forgo rolling your expertise die, changing your appearance takes only 1d3 minutes rather than 1d3 × 10 minutes.
Alternatively, if you have the materials that qualify for you to use this expertise talent, you may forgo your expertise die to attempt to disguise yourself as that exact creature. Anyone who knows that creature well gains a +10 bonus to Perception checks to oppose your disguise.


Cautious Expertise (Ex; see below) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

Choose a skill you have selected with the skill expertise class feature. When you take 20 (see page 133) with this skill, you can roll your expertise die twice and take the better result.
You can choose this talent up to three times, choosing a different skill selected with the skill expertise class feature each time.


Computer Whiz (Ex; Computers) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

When you attempt a Computers check, you can choose not to roll your expertise die until later. After you determine what the check’s result would be, you can choose to either roll your expertise die and add it to the total or forgo the expertise die and reroll the check (Core Rulebook 243). At 9th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to both reroll the check and add the result of your expertise die.


Convincing Liar (Ex; Bluff) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

When you attempt a Bluff check, you can choose not to roll your expertise die until later. After you determine what the check’s result would be, you can choose to either roll your expertise die and add the result to the total or forgo the expertise die and reroll the check (see page 243). At 9th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to reroll the check and add the result of your expertise die.


Create Diversion (Ex; Bluff) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

When you attempt a Bluff check to create a diversion, you can forgo rolling your expertise die. If you succeed at the check, all your allies within 60 feet also count as having succeeded at creating a diversion until the beginning of your next turn.


Cultural Savant (Ex; Culture) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.64

As long as you have enough time, you can take 20 on Culture checks to recall knowledge, even if you don’t have access to a computer terminal or other means of research.


Cunning Disguise (Ex; Disguise) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

When you attempt an initial Disguise check, you can forgo rolling your expertise die. Instead, the first time a creature would pierce your disguise with a Perception check, treat its result as if it had rolled a natural 1 on its Perception check. This benefit applies only once per disguise. At 9th level, this ability also applies against the second creature who pierces your disguise.


Demolition Expert (Ex; Engineering) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

When you attempt an Engineering check to arm or disable an explosive, you can forgo your expertise die to attempt the check as a full action (rather than the normal required time of 1 minute to arm an explosive or 2d4 rounds to disarm an explosive).


Effortless Innuendo (Ex; Bluff) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

When you attempt a Bluff check to pass a secret message, you can forgo rolling your expertise die to pass your secret message to all allies within 60 feet, instead of just to a single ally. In addition, anyone overhearing your message must roll their Sense Motive checks twice and use the lower result when attempting to learn the gist of the message.


Engineering Adept (Ex; Engineering) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

When you attempt an Engineering check to disable or repair a device, you can forgo rolling your expertise die to instead halve the time it takes to make the attempt.


Expert Advice (Ex) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

When you are using the aid another action to help a creature succeed at a skill check with a skill in which you have expertise, you can forgo rolling your expertise die. If your aid another attempt succeeds, roll your expertise die and add the result of the roll as an insight bonus to the assisted creature’s check in addition to the +2 bonus granted by a successful aid another attempt.


Expert Distraction (Ex; Bluff) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

Whenever you attempt a Bluff check to create a distraction, you can forgo rolling your expertise die. If you do and your skill check succeeds, you can add your expertise die to whichever skill task you attempt as part of the diversion (either a Stealth check to hide or a Sleight of Hand check to palm an object). If you forgo adding your expertise die to a Bluff check to create a distraction that you attempted using the Diversion feat and succeed at your Bluff check, you add your expertise die to every Stealth check to hide that your allies attempt.


Expert Forger (Ex; Computers) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

You have a database of electronic seals and predesigned templates that allow you forge an official document in a matter of moments. When you attempt a Computers check to create a forgery, as long as you have access to a computer, you can forgo your expertise die to attempt the check as a full action (rather than the normal required time of 1d4 minutes).


Fast Hack (Ex; Computers) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

When you attempt a Computers check to hack into a computer system, you can forgo rolling your expertise die to instead halve the time it takes to make the attempt (to a minimum of 1 round). At 9th level, if you successfully hack the system, you can also negate a single countermeasure protecting that computer system. You cannot use this talent to negate a countermeasure from the same computer again for 24 hours.


Gregarious Mien (Ex; Diplomacy) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

You can positively change a creature’s attitude using the Diplomacy skill by one additional category (or two, for a maximum of four, if you spend the extra time) within a 24-hour period. When doing so, you must forgo your expertise die on the Diplomacy check to change the creature’s attitude.


Improvise Surgery (Ex; Medicine) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

You can improvise most basic medical instruments, allowing you to perform rudimentary surgeries without a medical kit. You can use the Medicine skill to treat deadly wounds without a basic medkit or to provide long-term care to a single patient without an advanced medkit. If you have a basic medkit, you gain a +1 insight bonus to Medicine checks to treat deadly wounds. If you have an advanced medkit, you gain a +2 insight bonus to Medicine checks to treat deadly wounds, and any temporary medical lab you establish using an advanced medkit acts in all ways as an actual medical lab. If you attempt a Medicine check that normally has its DC set by what equipment you use, you use the DC of a basic medkit, or an advanced medkit if you are 5th level or higher.


Inspired Medic (Ex; Medicine) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

When you attempt a Medicine check, you can choose not to roll your expertise die until later. After you determine what the check’s result would be, you can choose to either roll your expertise die and add it to the total or forgo the expertise die and reroll the check (see page 243). At 9th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to both reroll the check and add the result of your expertise die.


Keen Observer (Ex; Sense Motive) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

Whenever you interact with a creature under a mental effect for at least 1 minute, the GM attempts an automatic secret Sense Motive check for you without your expertise die. On a success, you learn about the mental effect. If you specifically request a Sense Motive check to sense mental effects, you can attempt a Sense Motive check as normal, including your expertise die, in addition to this automatic check.


Maneuver Expertise (Ex; Combat Expertise [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

You’re exceptionally skilled at all manner of self-defense, allowing you to easily perform and defend against combat maneuvers. Choose one combat maneuver. When resisting this combat maneuver, you gain a bonus to KAC equal to the minimum result of your expertise die. Additionally, if you attempt an attack roll to resolve the chosen combat maneuver, you can spend 1 Resolve Point as part of the action to add your expertise die to the attack roll’s result as an insight bonus. Once you have added this bonus to a combat maneuver attack roll, you can’t do so again until you have regained Stamina Points following a 10-minute rest.
You must have the combat expertise alternate class feature to select this expertise talent. You can take this expertise talent multiple times. Its effects do not stack. Each time you take it, it applies to a different combat maneuver.


Master of Disguise (Ex; Disguise) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

Whenever you attempt a Disguise check, you can forgo adding your expertise die to your skill check to reduce the total penalty you take for having altered your appearance by an amount equal to your envoy level, to a minimum penalty of 0. This penalty reduction applies only to disguises that change your appearance in the following ways: alter minor details, add major features, disguise yourself as a different race of the same creature type, or disguise yourself as a different creature type.


Menacing Gaze (Ex; Intimidate) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

When you attempt an Intimidate check to demoralize foes, you can forgo your expertise die to attempt to briefly demoralize a small group as a full action. You attempt an Intimidate check against foes within 60 feet, no two of which can be more than 20 feet apart. The DC of this check is equal to the highest DC to demoralize any one of the foes. If you are successful, the targets gain the shaken condition (see page 277) for 1 round (even if your result exceeded the DC by 5 or more). Once you use this ability against a creature, it is immune to this talent for 24 hours.


Miracle Worker (Ex; Medicine) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

Your high spirits and unrelenting resolve to save lives allows you to pull your patients from the brink of death, even in dire circumstances. If you succeed at a Medicine check to treat deadly wounds and exceed the DC by 5 or more, you add your Charisma modifier in addition to your Intelligence modifier to the amount of Hit Points restored. If you forgo your expertise die on a Medicine check to treat deadly wounds and exceed the DC by 5 or more, your target regains an additional 1d8 Hit Points. This increases to 3d8 at 4th level, 5d8 at 7th level, 12d8 at 10th level, 16d8 at 13th level, or 20d8 at 16th level.


Rattling Presence (Ex; Intimidate) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

When you attempt an Intimidate check to demoralize an opponent, you can forgo rolling your expertise die to automatically increase the duration of the shaken condition by 1 round on a successful check. At 9th level, you instead increase the duration by 2 rounds on a success when using this talent.


Saving Expertise (Ex; Special) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

Choose a saving throw with which you have a base bonus of +3 or higher. Whenever you attempt a saving throw of the chosen type and determine the result (but before you learn the outcome), you can spend 1 Resolve Point to either roll your expertise die and add the result to the total or reroll the saving throw (Core Rulebook 243).


Skilled Linguist (Ex; Culture) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

You can speak and read a number of bonus languages equal to your ranks in Culture. Additionally, when you attempt a Culture check to decipher writing, you can forgo your expertise die to attempt the check as a full action (rather than the normal 1 minute) per approximately 250 words of writing or fewer.


Slick Customer (Ex; Diplomacy) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

When you attempt a Diplomacy check, you can choose not to roll your expertise die until later. After you determine what the check’s result would be, you can choose to either roll your expertise die and add it to the total or forgo the expertise die and reroll the check (see page 243). At 9th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to both reroll the check and add the result of your expertise die.


Student of Technology (Ex; Engineering) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

As long as you have the time to do so, you can take 20 (see page 133) on Engineering checks to identify creatures and technology, even if you do not have access to a computer terminal or other means of research. If the creature or technology was created by a group or individual you are familiar with (normally including any major corporation or military), on a successful check you also identify what group created the object identified.


Surgeon (Ex; Medicine) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

You can use Medicine to treat deadly wounds on a patient once each day in addition to the normal allowances for the medical equipment you are using. Because performing this level of advanced medicine is difficult and time consuming, the DC for this additional treatment increases by 5 and the skill check takes 1 hour.


Tech Familiarity (Ex; Culture) [LINK]

Starfinder Armory p.145

If you forgo rolling your expertise die on a Culture check, you can use Culture to identify hybrid, magic, and technological items as though you were using the Engineering or Mysticism skills.


Universal Diplomat (Ex; Diplomacy) [LINK]

Starfinder Character Operations Manual p.71

Your Diplomacy checks to change a creature’s attitude are not language-dependent. This allows you to use Diplomacy to change the attitude of a creature with whom you do not share a common language, as well as a creature with an Intelligence score of 1 or 2 (creatures with no Intelligence score can’t have their attitudes improved using the Diplomacy skill unless the GM says otherwise).


Well Informed (Ex; Diplomacy) [LINK]

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.65

You keep yourself as up to date as possible about the events and major figures of any region you are in. Once you have been in a settlement or region for at least 24 hours, when you attempt a Diplomacy check to gather information, you can forgo your expertise die to attempt the check as a swift action (rather than the normal 1d4 hours).

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