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Armor Upgrades

Armor Upgrades

A creature can personalize armor by purchasing and installing armor upgrades, described below, which add bonuses or customized abilities to armor. Some individuals keep a collection of upgrades at hand, swapping them out as needed (requiring 10 minutes to replace the unit and resecure all connections). Explanations of entries for upgrades’ statistics follow.
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Rampart Plates

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 84
Item Level 5; Price 2,850
Slots 1; Armor Type Heavy; Bulk 1
These extra-thick armor plates don’t increase your defense in general, but add a little extra protection when you specifically try to defend yourself. When you have the cowering condition or take the total defense or withdraw action, you gain a +2 bonus to AC.

This upgrade can be installed only in heavy armor.