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Drone Mods

As you gain levels, your drone gains custom modifications, gear, and programming that give it additional capabilities and options. Any level-based abilities for your drone’s mods use your full mechanic level, regardless of whether you’re using control net to assign fewer levels to your drone.

Your drone gains its first custom modification at 1st level and an additional mod every 2 levels thereafter. Mods are grouped into two categories, basic and advanced. You can choose basic mods at any level, but you must be 11th level (or have assigned at least 11 levels to your drone) to select advanced mods. Some mods require your drone to have other custom mods installed before they can function. Unless otherwise noted, each mod can be selected only once.

Transformation Matrix (Ex)

Source Starfinder #25: The Chimera Mystery pg. 49
Mod Level Basic
Your drone can transform into a second form that resembles an ordinary inanimate object of one size smaller. Taking this smaller form or returning to its normal form is a standard action. The drone retains its senses in this form and can move at half speed (though this would likely reveal its true nature) but loses access to its other mods and weapons. You choose the object the drone can transform into when you select this mod but can change it any time you rebuild your drone. A Small drone becomes a Tiny object that weighs approximately 1 bulk (such as a metal briefcase), and a Tiny drone transforms into a Diminutive object of light bulk (such as a datapad). A transformed drone automatically passes casual inspections but can be identified as suspicious with close inspection and a successful Engineering or Perception check (DC = 10 + your total Engineering skill modifier). This mod can be installed in only Small or Tiny drones.