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Chapter 13: Pathfinder Legacy / Character Conversion

Armor Proficiency

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 504
There are only two types of armor in Starfinder—light and heavy armor—compared to the three types of armor found in the Pathfinder RPG. When bringing a legacy class into Starfinder, this conversion is fairly simple. If a class grants proficiency with light armor, then it functions the same way in Starfinder. The same holds true for heavy armor proficiency, and proficiency with medium armor can be ignored.

Shields don’t see much use in Starfinder, so proficiency with them can also be ignored when converting a Pathfinder RPG class.