Player > Class > Solarian
7 + Constitution Modifier
The stars guide the planets with gravity, create life with light and heat, and utterly consume worlds in supernovas and black holes. You understand that these acts of creation and destruction are not opposites, but rather two parts of a natural, dualistic cycle. You seek to be an agent of that cycle, an enlightened warrior with the ability to manipulate the forces of the stars themselves. Constantly accompanied by a mote of fundamental energy or entropy, you can shape this essence in combat to create weapons and armor of gleaming stellar light or pure, devouring darkness. Whether you apprenticed in a temple or came to your powers through personal revelation, you recognize yourself as part of an ancient tradition—a force of preservation and annihilation.
Your Charisma lets you channel your connection to the cosmos, so Charisma is your key ability score. A high Strength score can make you better at melee attacks.
SKILL RANKS PER LEVEL 4 + INTELLIGENCE MODIFIER.
Acrobatics (Dex), Athletics (Str), Diplomacy (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Mysticism (Wis), Perception (Wis), Physical Science (Int), Profession (Cha, Int, or Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), and Stealth (Dex).
ARMOR PROFICIENCY: Light armor and shields.
WEAPON PROFICIENCY: Basic and advanced melee weapons and small arms.
|Class Level||Base Attack Bonus||Fort Save Bonus||Ref Save Bonus||Will Save Bonus||Class Features||Solar Manifestation|
|Solar Armor||Solar Flare||Solar Shield||Solar Weapon|
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+2||Skill adept, solar manifestation, stellar mode, stellar revelation (black hole, supernova)||+1 AC||1d4||+1/+2||1d6|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+3||Stellar revelation||+1 AC||1d4||+1/+2||1d6|
|3rd||+3||+3||+1||+3||Sidereal influence (2 skills), weapon specialization||+1 AC||1d4||+1/+2||1d6|
|4th||+4||+4||+1||+4||Stellar revelation||+1 AC||1d4||+1/+2||1d6|
|5th||+5||+4||+1||+4||—||+1 AC, resistance 5||1d4||+1/+3||1d6|
|6th||+6||+5||+2||+5||Stellar revelation||+1 AC, resistance 5||2d4||+1/+3||2d6|
|7th||+7||+5||+2||+5||Flashing strikes||+1 AC, resistance 5||2d4||+1/+3||2d6|
|8th||+8||+6||+2||+6||Stellar revelation||+1 AC, resistance 5||2d4||+1/+3||2d6|
|9th||+9||+6||+3||+6||Zenith revelations||+1 AC, resistance 5||3d4||+1/+3||3d6|
|10th||+10||+7||+3||+7||Stellar revelation||+2 AC, resistance 10||3d4||+1/+4||3d6|
|11th||+11||+7||+3||+7||Sidereal influence (4 skills)||+2 AC, resistance 10||3d4||+1/+4||3d6|
|12th||+12||+8||+4||+8||Stellar revelation||+2 AC, resistance 10||4d4||+1/+4||4d6|
|13th||+13||+8||+4||+8||Solarian’s onslaught||+2 AC, resistance 10||5d4||+1/+4||5d6|
|14th||+14||+9||+4||+9||Stellar revelation||+2 AC, resistance 10||6d4||+1/+4||6d6|
|15th||+15||+9||+5||+9||—||+2 AC, resistance 15||7d4||+1/+5||7d6|
|16th||+16||+10||+5||+10||Stellar revelation||+2 AC, resistance 15||8d4||+1/+5||8d6|
|17th||+17||+10||+5||+10||Zenith revelations||+2 AC, resistance 15||9d4||+1/+5||9d6|
|18th||+18||+11||+6||+11||Stellar revelation||+2 AC, resistance 15||10d4||+1/+5||10d6|
|19th||+19||+11||+6||+11||Sidereal influence (6 skills)||+2 AC, resistance 15||11d4||+1/+5||11d6|
|20th||+20||+12||+6||+12||Stellar paragon, stellar revelation||+2 AC, resistance 20||12d4||+1/+6||12d6|
As part of the process that led you to become a solarian, you gained additional insight and training. Choose two additional skills and add them to your list of class skills.
At 1st level, you gain a physical manifestation of your stellar power. The
base form of your solar manifestation, when not actively in use, is a mote of
stellar energy slightly smaller than your fist that hovers near your head. Beyond
the solar mote, your manifestation can take one of two additional forms: armor
or a weapon. You must pick one solar manifestation (either armor or a weapon)
upon taking your first level of solarian. You also choose whether your solar
manifestation (in any form) either glows brightly with one color common to stars
(including blue, red, white, or yellow) or is the perfect darkness of a black
hole. A glowing solar manifestation, regardless of its form, sheds dim light
in a 20-foot radius. You can shut off the light or darkness as a standard action
in order to blend in or assist in stealth, but whenever you enter a stellar
mode (see page 102), the glow or darkness returns immediately. Once made, these
choices cannot be changed.
Only you can interact with your solar manifestation, whether in mote, armor, or weapon form. No other creature or effect can affect your solar manifestation in any way, including disarming or sundering it.
You can form your solar mote into a suit of armor made out of stellar energy
that outlines your body. This armor appears to be made out of glowing light
or solid darkness, as determined by the appearance of your solar manifestation,
but it can take whatever general shape you choose, whether glowing armored plates
of solidified stellar energy, a form-fitting suit of crackling energy, or an
aura of stellar plasma. Your solar armor’s general design has no impact on its
function and doesn’t give the armor any special abilities. Once you’ve selected
the general design, you can’t change it until you gain a new solarian level.
Your solar armor grants you a +1 enhancement bonus to both your Kinetic Armor Class and your Energy Armor Class. This bonus increases to +2 at 10th level. It is compatible with light armor, but it gives you no benefit if you’re wearing heavy armor. At 5th level, you also gain energy resistance 5 while your solar armor is active. You can choose either cold resistance or fire resistance when you activate the armor, and can switch energy types as a move action. This energy resistance increases by 5 at 10th level and every 5 levels thereafter.
Forming or dismissing solar armor is a move action.
You can condense your solar mote around one of your hands to
form a lightweight ranged weapon of stellar energy. This weapon
appears to be made of either glowing light or solid darkness, as
determined by the appearance of your solar manifestation, but
it can take any general shape you desire. The shape of normal
ranged weapons—such as pistols, crossbows, and handcannons
are fairly common—but more esoteric manifestations such as
a shimmering crystal that launches fragments of itself, a dark
aura that forms directly onto your foes, or an orb of stellar
energy that releases beams of pure light are also possible. Your
solar flare’s general design has no impact on its function, and it
doesn’t give the weapon any weapon special properties. Once
you’ve selected the general design, you can’t change it until you
gain a new solarian level.
Your solar flare functions as a one-handed uncategorized small arm that targets EAC (though it can’t be used to make trick attacks, if you have that class feature), and you’re automatically proficient with it. At 1st level, choose whether your solar flare deals cold damage or fire damage. You can change the damage type each time you gain a new solarian level. Your solar flare deals 1d4 damage and has a range increment of 60 feet. This damage increases by 1d4 at 6th level, 9th level, 12th level, and every level thereafter.
Unlike most small arms, when you gain Weapon Specialization at 3rd level, you add your full solarian level to damage with your solar flare, as opposed to half. If you are a multiclass solarian, you add only your full solarian level and half your levels in other classes to damage with your solar flare.
Any solarian class features (including stellar revelations and zenith revelations) that specifically affect melee weapons (such as the flashing strikes class feature) function with your solar flare, even if they normally work only with melee attacks. Anything that specifically affects solar weapons (such as solarian weapon crystals) affects your solar flare in the same way, though it can’t gain any weapon special property, critical hit effect, or weapon fusion that can’t be applied to a small arm.
Forming or dismissing a solar flare is a move action that takes the same amount of effort as drawing or sheathing a weapon (and can be combined with a move as a single move action or used with the Quick Draw feat). Your solar flare is automatically dismissed if it ever leaves your hand.
Do bonuses granted to unarmed strikes by a class, species, or other ability apply to the unarmed strike granted by the solarian's solar shield solar manifestation?
Yes; abilities that apply to all of a character’s unarmed strikes (such as the Improved Unarmed Strike feat) do apply to the unarmed strike granted by solar shield.
Which AC does a solar shield attack target?
KAC, regardless of the damage type of any solarian weapon crystal used.
You can coalesce your solar mote around one of your hands,
creating a deflecting shield of out of stellar energy. This shield
appears to be made of either glowing light or solid darkness,
as determined by the appearance of your solar manifestation,
but it can take any general shape you desire. Normal defensive
implements such as bucklers and kite shields are popular
shapes for solar shields, but it is not unheard of for a solarian to
bear a solar shield in the form of a shining orrery orbiting their
arm, a set of rapidly spinning helicopter blades across their
forearm, or stranger barriers. Your solar shield’s general design
has no impact on its function, and it doesn’t give the shield any
special abilities. Once you’ve selected the general design, you
can’t change it until you gain a new solarian level.
Your solar shield grants you a +1 shield bonus to AC (see Shields on page 124), and as a move action you can align the shield to grant you greater protection against one opponent you are observing (Core Rulebook 260), which increases your shield bonus to AC to +2 against attacks from that opponent until the beginning of your next turn. At 5th level and again every 5 levels thereafter, the shield bonus when aligned against one target increases by an additional +1.
You can make unarmed attacks with your solar shield; these attacks are not archaic, and you threaten squares within your reach while it is formed. You can add solarian weapon crystals to your solar shield as if it were a solar weapon, in which case their benefits apply to unarmed attacks you make with the shield. The damage type of these attacks is the same damage type as the type granted by the solarian weapon crystal, and if the solarian weapon crystal does not specify a damage type, it deals bludgeoning damage.
Forming or dismissing a solar shield is a move action that takes the same amount of effort as drawing or sheathing a weapon (and can be combined with a move as a single move action or used with the Quick Draw feat). Your solar shield is automatically dismissed if it ever leaves your hand.
You can seize your solar mote in one hand to form a melee weapon out of stellar
energy. This weapon appears to be made out of glowing light or solid darkness,
as determined by the appearance of your solar manifestation, but it can be whatever
general shape you choose. Normal melee weapons like axes, swords, and spears
are most common, but other shapes, such as a large rune of stellar energy, a
mass of writhing energy tendrils, or an energized fist that fits over your own
hand, are possible as well. Your solar weapon’s general design has no impact
on its function, and doesn’t give the weapon any special abilities such as reach.
Once you’ve selected the general design, you can’t change it until you gain
a new solarian level.
Your solar weapon functions as a one-handed kinetic advanced melee weapon, and you’re automatically proficient with it. At 1st level, choose whether your solar weapon deals bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage. You can change the damage type each time you gain a new solarian level. Your solar weapon deals damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier. This damage increases by 1d6 at 6th level, 9th level, 12th level, and every level thereafter. Solarian weapon crystals (see page 170) can increase your solar weapon’s damage.
Forming or dismissing a solar weapon is a move action that takes the same amount of effort as drawing or sheathing a weapon (and can be combined with a move as a single move action or used with the Quick Draw feat). Your solar weapon is automatically dismissed if it ever leaves your hand.
The stellar forces you call on are attuned to either photons (representing
the power of stars to emit heat, light, and plasma) or gravitons (representing
the power of stars to attract and imprison objects through gravity). The ultimate
expression of photon power is the supernova, when all of a star’s energy is
exerted outward, while the ultimate expression of graviton power is the black
hole, where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it.
The balance between these two opposing cosmic forces is the source of your power,
and your stellar mode represents the strength of your connection with one or
both of these forces—a relationship that shifts from one moment to the next
as you use your stellar revelations.
When in battle, you enter a state of metaphysical alignment with cosmic forces. At the start of your first turn in combat, if you are conscious, you must choose one of three stellar modes: graviton, photon, or unattuned (see below).
At the start of each subsequent turn of combat, you must choose to either stay in your current stellar mode or to become unattuned. If you choose to stay in your mode, you gain another attunement point for that mode. As long as you have 1 or 2 attunement points in a mode, you are attuned to that mode. Once you reach 3 attunement points in a mode, you become fully attuned to that mode. Some of your stellar revelations are zenith revelations, which can be used only when you’re fully attuned to one mode or the other. When you are fully attuned, you cannot gain more points in your mode, but you stay fully attuned until combat ends, your stellar mode ends, or you become unattuned. If you choose to become unattuned, you lose all attunement points you’ve accrued so far. At the start of your next turn, you can enter a new stellar mode or stay unattuned.
At the end of combat, your stellar mode ends. If you fall unconscious during an encounter, you become unattuned. If you regain consciousness while still under threat, you can enter a stellar mode on your first turn after regaining consciousness, as if it were the first round of combat; if combat ends before you regain consciousness, your stellar mode ends. If you are not in a stellar mode, for any reason, you are considered unattuned for the purposes of your stellar revelations.
When you’re not in combat, you can’t enter a stellar mode. This ability manifests only in high-stakes situations, when your training takes over and connects your mind to the universe. There needs to be some risk to you for your stellar mode to activate, so you must be facing a significant enemy (see page 242). If there’s any doubt about whether you’re in combat or able to access your stellar mode, the GM decides. This also means that your stellar mode might end before what was previously a dangerous battle is over, once all that remains are dregs that don’t pose a real threat to you.
When you enter graviton mode, you gain 1 graviton attunement point and become graviton-attuned. Some of your stellar revelations are graviton powers and get stronger if you’re graviton-attuned. While graviton-attuned, you gain a +1 insight bonus to Reflex saves. This bonus increases by 1 for every 9 solarian levels you have.
When you enter photon mode, you gain 1 photon attunement point and become photon-attuned. Some of your stellar revelations are photon powers and get stronger if you’re photon-attuned. While photon-attuned, you gain a +1 insight bonus to damage rolls (including damage rolls for your stellar powers). This bonus increases by 1 for every 6 solarian levels you have.
While unattuned, you gain no attunement points and you are neither photon-attuned nor graviton-attuned. You gain no benefits while unattuned.
As you gain experience, you uncover new secrets about the powers of energy,
gravity, stars, and other fundamental sources of cosmic power that grant you
the ability to channel these forces and manifest potent preternatural powers.
At 1st level, you automatically learn the black hole and supernova stellar revelations.
At 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter, you learn an additional stellar
revelation. You cannot select the same stellar revelation more than once unless
it says otherwise. You can choose any stellar revelations you wish, but if you
have more photon revelations than graviton revelations, or vice versa, it is
more difficult to become fully attuned in either mode (see Disproportionate
Revelations on page 104). The list of stellar revelations appears here.
Stellar revelations normally note what kind of action they require. If a stellar revelation does not note the kind of action it takes and it modifies some other action (such as an attack or skill check), it can be used as part of that action. If a stellar revelation allows a saving throw to resist its effects, the DC is equal to 10 + half your solarian level + your Charisma modifier. A revelation that says it lasts for 1 round or until you leave the associated mode lasts for whichever of these durations is longer. You can use stellar revelations both in and out of combat, but since you can’t enter a stellar mode outside of battle, any revelation that lasts for 1 round or as long as you’re in a stellar mode lasts only 1 round if you’re not in combat.
You can tap into stellar forces outside of battle, using the properties of
gravitons or photons to affect your skill use. At 3rd level, choose two skills
from the lists below, one from the graviton list and one from the photon list.
At 11th level and again at 19th level, choose two more skills. Each time you
pick skills, choose one from the graviton list and one from the photon list.
To use your sidereal influence, you must spend 1 minute in meditation, then choose either graviton skills or photon skills. When attempting a skill check with one of your selected skills of the chosen type (either graviton or photon), you can roll 1d6 and add the result as an insight bonus to your check. This ability lasts until you enter combat, fall unconscious, sleep, or meditate again to choose a different skill type. You can reactivate this ability by meditating again for 1 minute.
You gain Weapon Specialization as a bonus feat for each weapon type for which this class grants you proficiency. If you selected solar weapon as your solar manifestation, it gains the benefit of Weapon Specialization as if it were an advanced melee weapon.
Your mastery of melee combat allows you to make multiple attacks more accurately. When making a full attack entirely with melee weapons, you take a –3 penalty to each attack roll instead of the normal –4 penalty.
At 9th level and again at 17th level, you gain two powerful stellar revelations.
Choose two revelations from the zenith revelations list: one graviton revelation
and one photon revelation. The list of zenith revelations appear here.
Zenith revelations are powerful stellar revelations that require you to be fully attuned in a stellar mode. After using a zenith revelation, your stellar mode immediately becomes unattuned.
When making a full attack, you can make up to three attacks instead of two attacks. You take a –6 penalty to these attacks instead of a –4 penalty. If you have the flashing strikes class feature, you instead take a –5 penalty to these attacks as long as they are all melee attacks.
You are the spiritual kin of the stars themselves. As a move action, you
can raise or lower light levels within 30 feet of yourself by one step. When
you enter a stellar mode, you gain 2 attunement points of the corresponding
type immediately and are considered attuned, and when you keep your current
stellar mode at the start of your turn, you can gain 2 attunement points instead
of 1, allowing you to become fully attuned after 2 rounds.
In addition, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to gain enough attunement points to be fully attuned on the first round of combat (but not after using a zenith revelation), or spend 1 Resolve Point at the start of your turn in combat to exchange all of your attunement points in one stellar mode for an equal number of attunement points in the other mode. For example, you can switch from being fully attuned in graviton mode to being fully attuned in photon mode.