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Connections

The following represent the most common mystic connections. See page 83 for more information on the connection class feature.

Akashic

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 85
You’re linked to the collective knowledge of every sentient species that ever lived that’s held in the Akashic Record, an Astral library of perfect psychic records of every moment in history. You might be an ancient lorekeeper, an inquisitive student of the occult, an intuitive consulting detective, or a secret-hoarding spy.

Associated Deities: Eloritu, Nyarlathotep, Pharasma, Talavet, Triune, Weydan, Yaraesa
Associated Skills: Culture and Mysticism
Spells: 1st - Identify, 2nd - Augury, 3rd - Tongues, 4th - Divination, 5th - Contact Other Plane, 6th - Vision

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Crusader

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 18
You serve a good-aligned deity, or you feel a connection to the ideals of justice, mercy, and righteousness. You are dedicated to defending the weak, and destroying evil and tyranny. This connection can be taken only by characters of good alignment.

Associated Deities: Iomedae, Sarenrae
Associated Skills: Diplomacy and Mysticism
Spells: 1st - reflecting armor, 2nd - shield other, 3rd - haste, 4th - death ward, 5th - resistant aegis, 6th - greater resistant armor

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Devastator

Source Starfinder #2: Temple of the Twelve pg. 50
You have embraced a nihilistic view that values nothing and thus sees only nothingness as having value. You are devoted to destroying the existence of all structure and form, from individual lives to the fabric of societies and even reality itself. You’re focused on annihilation through any means, and you draw power from the dissolution of lives.

Associated Deities: Azathoth, Damoritosh, Groetus, Lamashtu, The Devourer
Associated Skills: Intimidate and Perception
Spells: 1st - Carnivorous, 2nd - Caustic Conversion, 3rd - Viral Destruction, 4th - Enervation, 5th - Crush Skull, 6th - Gravitational Singularity

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Empath

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 85
Your connection helps you sense emotions and notice details others can’t. You might be a diplomat, an investigator, a mind-reading bodyguard, a ship’s psychologist, or a psychic con artist.

Associated Deities: Abadar, Hylax, Iomedae, Sarenrae, Talavet, Triune (Casandalee)
Associated Skills: Perception and Sense Motive
Spells: 1st - Detect Thoughts, 2nd - Zone of Truth, 3rd - Clairaudience/clairvoyance, 4th - Mind Probe, 5th - Telepathy, 6th - True Seeing

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Flamewalker

Source Starfinder #18: Assault on the Crucible pg. 52
From an early age, you’ve had an innate bond with fire. The raging inferno has always been with you, whether you’ve come to find peace and solace by staring into a flickering flame, brought fire to those in need of heat, or immolated your foes with unrestrained flames. By focusing your bond with fire, you can cause flames to do your bidding, and at more powerful stages of your advancement, you can even breach the veil to contact or even pass into the Plane of Fire itself, stepping through a portal wreathed in flickering flames.

Associated Deities: Angradd, Feronia, Sarenrae, The Devourer, Ymeri
Associated Skills: Acrobatics and Intimidate
Spells: 1st - overheat, 2nd - emberstep, 3rd - burning ash cloud, 4th - wall of fire, 5th - contact other plane, 6th - plane shift

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Geneturge

Source Starfinder Armory pg. 148
You are connected to the very building blocks of life, adept at altering your DNA code and that of others. You may see augmentation as a natural part of evolution, or the ultimate form of self-improvement that drives life towards enlightenment, or even a perversion of the natural order undertaken to venerate dread gods. With your enhanced understanding of biotech, you might be a famous self-help expert, a sinister fleshwarper, or an adaptable xenoseeker surveying mysterious planets in the Vast.

Associated Deities: Eloritu, Oras, Triune (Casandalee), Yaraesa
Associated Skills: Life Science and Medicine
Spells: 1st - detect augmentation, 2nd - spider climb, 3rd - remove affliction, 4th - reject augmentation, 5th - modify memory, 6th - regenerate

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Healer

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 86
Your connection channels the life force of all things—as well as its counterpart, death. You’re an expert healer, but not necessarily a selfless one. You might be a traveling doctor, a haunted medium, a military medic, or a tyrannical necromancer.

Associated Deities: Desna, Hylax, Iomedae, Pharasma, Sarenrae, Talavet, Urgathoa, Weydan
Associated Skills: Medicine and Mysticism
Spells: 1st-6th Mystic Cure; replaced by 1st - Remove Condition, Lesser, 2nd - Remove Condition, 3rd - Remove Affliction, 4th - Restoration, 5th - Remove Condition, Greater

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Hive Mind

Source Starfinder #22: The Forever Reliquary pg. 43
Your mystic connection allows you to form psychic bonds with other creatures, allowing you to shore them up and eventually see what they see, know what they know, and act as one unit. This connection allows creatures with hivemind tendencies to share that strong mental connection with other creatures without overpowering either creature’s individuality or free will. Benevolent mystics or those devoted to gods of tradition usually practice this connection, but darker mystics sometimes adopt this connection to guide others into servitude and corruption.

Associated Deities: Hylax, Lao Shu Po, Nyarlathotep, Talavet, Triune, Zon-Kuthon
Associated Skills: Diplomacy and Perception
Spells: 1st - share language, 2nd - status, 3rd - charm monster, 4th - restoration, 5th - dominate person, 6th - telepathic jaunt

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Melophile

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 78
You’re able to hear the soundless melody that drives all observable astronomical objects in the universe, a resonating delight that brings tears to the eyes of those capable of hearing it. You might be a mathematician, seeking to translate a soundless rhythm to audible harmony, or a traveling minstrel looking to share the socalled Song of the Spheres with any who care to listen.

Associated Deities: Azathoth, Desna, Ibra, Yaraesa
Associated Skills: Culture and Physical Science
Spells: 1st - charm person, 2nd - augury, 3rd - clairaudience/clairvoyance, 4th - cosmic eddy, 5th - synaptic pulse, 6th - enshrining refuge

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Mindbreaker

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 87
You use your raw will and understanding of the mind’s structure to crush and demoralize your enemies. You might be a special ops assassin, a psychic interrogator, or a righteous military crusader breaking the enemy’s spirit on the battlefield.

Associated Deities: Besmara, Damoritosh, Iomedae, The Devourer, Urgathoa, Zon-Kuthon
Associated Skills: Bluff and Intimidate
Spells: 1st-6th Mind Thrust; replaced by 1st - Confusion, Lesser, 2nd - Inflict Pain, 3rd - Synaptic Pulse, 4th - Confusion, 5th - Feeblemind

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Overlord

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 87
You realize that not all connections are symmetrical, and seek to be the dominant force in any situation. You aren’t necessarily evil; perhaps you consider yourself a benevolent philosophermonarch who takes control for the good of your charges. You might also be a cult leader, a criminal mastermind, or a hypnotist.

Associated Deities: Abadar, Besmara, Damoritosh, Lao Shu Po, Zon-Kuthon
Associated Skills: Diplomacy and Intimidate
Spells: 1st - Command, 2nd - Hold Person, 3rd - Suggestion, 4th - Confusion, 5th - Dominate Person, 6th - Suggestion, Mass

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Shadow

Source Starfinder #12: Heart of Night pg. 51
As a mystic, you’ve lived your life in and around the shadows and learned to cover yourself in them as a second skin. Others shun the shadows, afraid of what lurks in them, but you are that lurker. Knowledge can be found or hidden within the shadows, and you’re adaptable enough to use either option to suit your needs. Whether you hide your secrets or strike from safety, your bond with shadows grants you the supernatural ability to bend them to your will.

Associated Deities: Eloritu, Lao Shu Po, Zon-Kuthon
Associated Skills: Intimidate and Stealth
Spells: 1st - gloom mote, 2nd - paranoia, 3rd - umbral tendrils, 4th - shadow jump, 5th - shadow body, 6th - shadow walk

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Shaper

Source Starfinder #23: Hive of Minds pg. 48
No force in the universe is more addictive or satisfying than creation. You are adept at sensing and reshaping the fundamental connections in matter, manipulating the physical world around you. Although you’re good at taking things apart, you delight in building as well, bringing structures into being with the power of thought.

Associated Deities: Abadar, Damoritosh, Eloritu, Ibra, Iomedae, Yaraesa
Associated Skills: Two from among Computers, Engineering, Life Science, Mysticism, Physical Science, or Profession (in a crafting profession).
Spells: 1st-6th ectoplasmic barrage; replaced by 1st - grease, 2nd - make whole, 3rd - slow, 4th - ectoplasmic eruption, 5th - rapid repair

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Star Shaman

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 88
Your connection channels the energy of the cosmos, its celestial bodies, and the dark voids between them. You might be a brilliant astronomer, a daredevil starpilot, a Drift explorer, a prophetic astrologer, or a would-be transhuman godling.

Associated Deities: Desna, Ibra, Nyarlathotep, Sarenrae, The Devourer, Triune
Associated Skills: Perception and Piloting
Spells: 1st - Magic Missile, 2nd - Darkvision, 3rd - Irradiate, 4th - Remove Radioactivity, 5th - Telekinesis, 6th - Control Gravity

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Warmonger

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 79
You’re connected to the cosmic struggle for survival and supremacy, a universal conflict that permeates all cultures in the galaxy. You’re not necessarily evil; you might be a righteous crusader who uses violence to stop ne’er-do-wells or a monk who studies the inherently violent nature of the universe in order to transcend it.

Associated Deities: Angradd, Damoritosh, Iomedae
Associated Skills: Athletics and Intimidate
Spells: 1st-6th summon monster; replaced by 1st - seeking shot, 2nd - shield other, 3rd - haste, 4th - resistant armor, 5th - resistant aegis

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Xenodruid

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 89
You channel the energy inherent in the ecosystems around you, taking inspiration from the endless cycles of the natural world. You might be a corporate biotech researcher, a hermitic shaman of the Green Faith, or one of the legendary Xenowardens.

Associated Deities: Green Faith (Philosophy), Oras
Associated Skills: Life Science and Survival
Spells: 1st - Life Bubble, 2nd - Fog Cloud, 3rd - Entropic Grasp, 4th - Reincarnate, 5th - Commune with Nature, 6th - Terraform

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