Archives of Nethys

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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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Silicon Armor Casing

Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 75
Item Level 8; Price 10,000
Slots 1; Armor Type Any; Bulk 1
A thick silicon coating infused with magitech photocells coats your armor. A silicon armor casing can store up to 10 charges, but it can’t be charged via conventional recharging methods; instead, for every 8 hours spent in an area of normal or bright light illuminated by a star, the silicon armor casing gains 1 charge. As a move action, you can expend 1 charge either to recharge 1 day of the armor’s environmental protections, or to restore 1 charge to one of the armor’s other armor upgrades. As a swift action, you can expend 2 of the armor casing’s charges to empower a melee or ranged attack, causing that attack to deal 2d6 additional fire damage if it hits (or 1d6 fire damage if the attack affects multiple creatures). As a swift action, you can expend 4 charges to increase the DC of one spell you cast before the end of your turn by 1.