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Special Mech Actions

Source Tech Revolution pg. 113
In addition to the actions detailed in Chapter 8 of the Core Rulebook, mechs can perform the following special actions.
Called Shot (Standard Action): The mech expends either 1 PP or 3 PP and makes an attack against a single mech. If the attack’s damage causes system damage, the operator can choose which component takes system damage, excluding the power core or cockpit; if the mech expended 3 PP, the operator can select any component to take the system damage.
Hurl (Full Action): The mech grabs a nearby object and throws it as a ranged attack with a range increment of 30 feet. The object can be, at largest, two size categories smaller than the mech. For an object of the maximum size or next smallest size, the attack deals medium damage to the thrown object and the target as if it were a weapon with a level equal to the mech’s tier. For any smaller objects, the weapon deals light damage instead.
The mech can use this ability to grab and throw a creature or moving vehicle within reach, but to do so, the mech must also succeed at a grapple combat maneuver against the creature to be thrown. If the combat maneuver fails, the hurl action fails, but the mech gains a move action (effectively wasting a standard action).
Scan (Move Action): The mech uses its sensor array to study one creature, mech, or object it is observing with a precise sense. Against a creature, this functions as a check to identify a creature, using the mech’s Computers bonus in place of the skill typically used to identify creatures of that type. If the check succeeds, the mech also gains a +1 insight bonus to the next attack it makes against that creature before the end of its next turn.
If the mech scans a mech or object, the mech attempts a Computers check; against an unattended mech or object, the DC is 10, and against a wielded object or piloted mech, the DC equals 10 + the target’s tier or item level. If it succeeds, the mech identifies two of the following pieces of information about the mech or object (operator’s choice): its hardness, maximum Hit Points, resistances (if any), EAC, KAC, number of passengers or operators, Strength DC to break, speed, full speed (vehicle only), systems or auxiliary systems, or weapons. For every 5 by which the Computers check exceeds the DC, the mech identifies one additional piece of information.
Repeated scans reveal little information unless the mech expends additional energy. Each additional attempt to scan a target requires the mech expend 1 PP for each previous time the mech has attempted to scan that target within the last hour.