Tech Specialist

You can make custom modifications to armor, weapons, vehicles, droids, and devices.
Prerequisite: Trained in the Mechanics skill.
Benefit: You can modify a device, suit of armor, weapon, droid, or vehicle so that it gains a special trait. Specific traits are given on the Tech Specialist Modifications table below. You may perform only one modification at a time. Unless noted otherwise, you cannot grant more than one benefit to a single device, suit of armor, weapon, droid, or vehicle, and you can’t apply the same benefit more than once.
Before beginning the modification, you must pay one-tenth the cost of the device, suit of armor, weapon, droid, or vehicle you wish to modify or 1,000 credits, whichever is more. Completing the modification requires 1 day per 1,000 credits of the modification’s cost. At the end of this time, make a DC 20 Mechanics check; you can’t take 10 or take 20 on this check. If the check succeeds, the modification is completed successfully, and the object gains the desired trait. If the check fails, you lose all credits spent making the modification, and the object doesn’t gain the desired trait. However, you may start over from scratch if you wish.
Other characters trained in the Mechanics skill can assist you, reducing proportionately the time needed to complete the modification. At the end of modification process, they can make a Mechanics check to aid your check.
The market value of a modified item is equal to the base cost of the item plus double the cost of the modifications made to it (not including credits wasted on failed modification attempts).
Special: Nobles and scoundrels may take this feat as a bonus feat.

ARMOR TRAIT BENEFIT
Agile Armor Increases the armor’s maximum Dexterity bonus 1.
Fortifying Armor Increases the armor’s equipment bonus to Fortitude Defense by 1.
Protective Armor Increases the armor’s armor bonus to Reflex Defense by 1.
DEVICE TRAIT BENEFIT
Enhanced Strength Increase the device’s Strength score by 2.
Improved Durability The device’s damage reduction increases by 1 and it gains extra hit points equal to one-quarter of its maximum hit points.
Mastercraft Device Skill checks made using the device gain a +1 equipment bonus, or the device’s existing equipment bonus increases by
1.
DROID TRAIT BENEFIT
Enhanced Droid Ability Increase the droid’s Dexterity, Intelligence, or Strength score by 2.
VEHICLE TRAIT BENEFIT
Enhanced Dexterity Increase the vehicle’s Dexterity by 2.
Improved Shields Increase the vehicle’s shield rating by 5.
Improved Speed Increase the vehicle’s speed by one-quarter of its base speed (minimum 1 square).
WEAPON TRAIT BENEFIT
Improved Accuracy The weapon gains a +1 equipment bonus on attack rolls.
Improved Damage The weapon deals +2 damage with a successful hit. If the weapon has a damage multiplier, apply the extra damage before applying the multiplier.
Selective Fire An autofire-only ranged weapon can be set to fire single shots, or a single-shot ranged weapon can be made to have an autofire mode.

Source: Starships of the Galaxy, p. 22.

Tech Specialist

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