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Deterrence scale, galvanic

Starfinder Adventure Path #29: The Cradle Infestation (The Threefold Conspiracy 5 of 6) p.49

Level: 12
Price: 34600
Shield Bonus: +1/+1
Maximum Dex Bonus:
Armor Check Penalty: 0
Speed Adjustment:
Upgrade Slots: 0
Bulk: +1

A deterrence scale is a small, light shell of chitin carried with one limb and maneuvered to intercept attacks against you. A limb wielding a deterrence scale can still hold another object and be used to reload weapons, but it cannot wield weapons or other shields.
A deterrence scale also can be used to make melee attacks; it is an advanced melee weapon when used in this way, dealing 1d3 electricity damage. In addition, when you have the shield aligned against a specific foe within your reach and that foe attacks you with a melee attack, you can use your reaction to shock that foe, dealing electricity damage equal to the shield’s item level; the attacker can attempt a Reflex save (DC = 10 + half the shield’s item level + your Dexterity modifier) to reduce this damage by half.
A deterrence scale has the powered and stun weapon special properties. An electroplax or amperometric deterrence shield has capacity 20 and usage 1, while a galvanic or voltaic deterrence shield has capacity 40 and usage 1 (per the Deterrence Scale [Shield] table on page 50). A deterrence scale expends 1 charge each time you attack with it or you use a reaction to shock an attacker.

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