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Chapter 5: Skills

Skills and Starship Combat

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 134
Whether you’re attempting a complicated flying maneuver, patching a power core, or scanning enemy vessels, skills are a vital part of the system that governs combat between starships.

When choosing your skills, you might want to keep in mind which role you’d like to perform in starship combat.
  • If you want to be a skilled pilot, invest ranks in Piloting.
  • If you want to be an effective engineer, invest ranks in the Engineering skill.
  • If you want to be a capable science officer, invest ranks in the Computers skill.
  • If you want to be an adept gunner and your base attack bonus isn’t equal to your level, invest ranks in the Piloting skill.
  • If you want to be a worthy captain, invest ranks in one or all of Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate, as well as any or all of the skills listed for the other roles.

    For more information on starship combat, see page 316.