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Defrex Hide

Even juvenile defrex hide has layers of cartilaginous fibers that resist tearing, allowing for basic defrex hide. Adult defrex hide contains osteoderms that can deflect high-speed projectiles. Chemical treatments and modern materials can reinforce the hide to an even stronger degree.

Dermal Plating: A dermal plating augmentation can be installed in defrex hide armor, taking up one upgrade slot. The augmentation’s level must be equal to or lower than the armor’s item level.

Defrex Hide, Advanced

Source Alien Archive 3 pg. 13
Level 12; Price 33,000; Category Light
EAC Bonus +14; KAC Bonus +16; Max. Dex Bonus +5
Armor Check Penalty —; Speed Adjustment
Upgrade Slots 3; Bulk L

Defrex Hide, Basic

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 197
Level 4; Price 2,250; Category Light
EAC Bonus +5; KAC Bonus +5; Max. Dex Bonus +4
Armor Check Penalty —; Speed Adjustment
Upgrade Slots 1; Bulk L

Description

Made from the hide of a ferocious mammal native to Vesk-2, this light armor is popular among vesk but less often worn by other races. Tanned stretches of the creature’s thick hide are stitched together with metal wires, and the suits are reinforced with metal studs or scales.

Defrex Hide, Mature

Source Alien Archive 3 pg. 13
Level 8; Price 9,000; Category Light
EAC Bonus +9; KAC Bonus +11; Max. Dex Bonus +4
Armor Check Penalty —; Speed Adjustment
Upgrade Slots 2; Bulk L

Defrex Hide, Elite

Source Alien Archive 3 pg. 13
Level 16; Price 142,000; Category Light
EAC Bonus +19; KAC Bonus +21; Max. Dex Bonus +6
Armor Check Penalty —; Speed Adjustment
Upgrade Slots 4; Bulk L