Archives of Nethys

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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.

Tattooed Drone (Su)

Source Starfinder #39: The Gilded Cage pg. 52
Mod Level Advanced
Your drone can transform into a magical tattoo that appears on your body. If you already have tattoos, the drone matches them in size and style when in tattoo form. When not in tattoo form, the drone has colorful, decorative images similar to its last tattoo form worked along its frame. To transform into a tattoo, your drone must take a move action while adjacent to you. While a tattoo, the drone can’t be damaged, take actions, communicate, or be repaired. As a standard action, you can transform the tattoo back into your drone, which appears in an adjacent space.

Detect magic and similar spells don’t reveal the magical nature of a tattooed drone in its tattoo form, though true seeing does. With close examination, a successful Mysticism check (DC = 15 + half your level) reveals the tattoo is magical. A successful dispel magic spell targeting the tattoo causes the drone to appear in an adjacent space. The drone’s bulk doesn’t impair you while it’s in its tattoo form.