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Techbane Rod

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 117
Level 8; Price 10,000; Bulk 1


A simple wooden rod carved with sigils that pulse with magic, a techbane rod is particularly useful against those reliant on technology. These rods appeared during the Gap, likely created by spellcasters as an answer to rapidly expanding technology.

As a standard action, you can touch a techbane rod to an unattended technological or hybrid item, weapon, or armor. If such an object fits inside a 10-foot cube, it must succeed at a Fortitude saving throw (DC = 14 + your key ability score modifier) or its functions are suppressed for 1d4 rounds.

If a creature is holding or wearing the object, you must succeed at a melee attack roll against the creature’s EAC to hit the target object. Alternatively, if a creature is wearing the object, you can use the techbane rod as a club (which counts as magic for the purpose of overcoming DR) to hit the wearer and the target object. If your attack hits, the object must attempt a Fortitude saving throw as normal, but the bearer can use its Fortitude save bonus in place of the object’s.

You can instead touch the rod to a creature that has the technological subtype, targeting EAC, or you can use the rod as a magic club against such a creature. If your attack hits, the creature must succeed at a Fortitude saving throw (at the same DC) or become staggered and unable to use energy-based attacks for 1d4 rounds. A creature can attempt a new Fortitude saving throw at the end of its turn each round to end the effect early.