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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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Bodyguard Module (Magic)

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 82
Item Level 11; Price 24,400
Slots 1; Armor Type Heavy, Powered; Bulk
This shield-shaped armor plate pulses with magical energy when another upgrade of the same type is nearby. When an ally within 30 feet who is also wearing a bodyguard module takes damage, you can spend 1 Resolve Point as a reaction to cause the target to take only half the damage, and you take the amount of damage not taken by the target. The damage you take can’t be negated, reduced, or redirected in any way. Forms of harm that do not involve Hit Points or Stamina Points, such as ability drain, charm effects, death effects, permanent negative levels, and temporary ability damage, are not affected.

This upgrade can be installed only in heavy or powered armor.