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Starfinder – Alternate Zenith Powers

One of the things that impressed me about Starfinder when it first came out was the unique feel of the Solarian. It would have been very easy to make some kind of Jedi-equivalent class with energy swords and space-wizard powers. Instead we have this weird Star powered melee class (in a system that largely rewards ranged combat) that has a very distinct and unique play feel to it.

Solarians from Paizo

That said, at early levels you can just watch the Solarian players eagerly counting down to their third round of combat to bring out their big boom or gravity suction powers. There’s no reason we can’t have a little more variety than that, so with that in mind, here are some alternate level 1 stellar revelations:

Gravitational Wave

This revelation can be taken in place of the Black Hole revelation at 1st level, and once chosen cannot be changed out at a later level. When you’re fully graviton-attuned, as a standard action, you can unleash a line of crushing gravitational waves that deal 2d4 bludgeoning damage plus 1d4 additional bludgeoning damage per solarian level to all creatures in a 20 ft. line that begins with your space. A creature that succeeds at a Reflex save takes half damage, while failure inflicts full damage, as well as the off-kilter condition in Zero G. At 9th level, you can increase the length to 35 feet, and at 17th level, you can increase the length to 50 feet. After you use this revelation, you immediately become unattuned. Gravitational Wave functions as a zenith revelation for the purposes of abilities that reference them.

Aurora Proton Burst

This revelation can be taken in place of the Supernova revelation at 1st level, and once chosen cannot be changed out at a later level. When you’re fully photon-attuned, as a standard action, you can release a burst of bolstering energy protons to your allies. All allies within a 20 ft. radius (including you) regain twice your Solarian level in stamina points. At 4th level the radius increases to 30 feet, and an additional 10 feet for every 4 levels after that. After you use this revelation, you immediately become unattuned. Aurora Proton Burst functions as a zenith revelation for the purposes of abilities that reference them.


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