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Metal Nitro

Introduced into a vehicle’s engine through the vehicle’s control panel, metal nitro comes in magical capsules of soft metal. Unlike technological racing nitrous, which releases more oxygen into an engine’s system to help the fuel burn, metal nitro infuses the vehicle with a burst of magical power.

As a move action, you can crush a capsule of metal nitro into a vehicle’s control panel, which increases the vehicle’s drive speed and full speed for a total of 10 rounds. If the pilot fails to take the race action within 1 round of activating the metal nitro or fails the Piloting check to race from a dead stop, the metal nitro forces the vehicle to move its full speed immediately in an uncontrolled manner. If the Pilot fails the check to race, or the nitro activates in an uncontrolled manner, the pilot and any passengers take bludgeoning damage according to the type of metal nitro.

Metal nitro can be safely used only on a vehicle that has an equal or higher item level. If you use metal nitro of an item level higher than the target vehicle’s, the vehicle takes damage after the pilot races or the vehicle first moves because of the nitro. The amount of damage varies according to the type of metal nitro. The types of metal nitro and their speed increase, as well as potential passenger and vehicle damage, are as follows.

Metal Nitro, Gold

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 123
Level 6; Price 675; Bulk


Speed × 2; damage 3d6

Metal Nitro, Silver

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 123
Level 2; Price 175; Bulk


Speed × 1-1/2; damage 1d6

Metal Nitro, Platinum

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 123
Level 10; Price 2,700; Bulk


Speed × 2-1/2; damage 6d6

Metal Nitro, Star

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 123
Level 14; Price 10,800; Bulk


Speed × 3; damage 10d6