Archives of Nethys

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Gear Boosts

At 3rd level and every 4 levels thereafter, you learn a trick called a gear boost that make you better with a particular type of weapon or armor. Choose from the gear boosts listed below. Some gear boosts require you to reach a certain soldier level to select them; this level is indicated in parentheses after the boost’s name.

Crushing Steel (Ex)

Source Starfinder Enhanced pg. 75
While you are wearing heavy armor or powered armor, you can deal bludgeoning damage equal to your key ability score modifier once per round when you succeed at a grapple combat maneuver check to renew a grapple. If your grappled foe is at least one size category smaller than you, add half your soldier level to the damage dealt.