SM-20 Hisser Mecha (3.5e Equipment)
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Named for the unique 'hissing' noise of their turbines in action, the SM-20 Hisser is a Gokian war mecha which occupies the role of heavy anti-personelle firepower against soft targets. It is designed for Gokiburi bodies but can theoretically be retrofitted for non-quadruped races with no changes to its exterior design. Large sized, the cockpit protects its user from harm completely while in use, though once the suit itself reaches 0 hp, the suit is useless and must be abandoned at once. When damaged, it sprays biological fluids which are its power source and rather toxic to the environment, so care must be taken around destroyed units.
To operate a Hisser, you enter and close the cockpit door as a full round action, and must succeed a DC 15 Knowledge Xenotechnology, Use Magic Device, or Use Psionic Device check to start the system as a move action. Once active, it remains active until you depart. It has room for 1 Medium creature inside. Those inside have 100% cover from others and possess their own air cycling unit, rendering them immune to gaseous effects. If the unit is reduced to 0 hp while the subject is inside, it collapses and the pilot must succeed on a DC 15 escape artist check to open the door and leave as a full round action. If he fails the check by 5 or less he can escape but is exposed to the poisonous fluid noted in the creature entry. A result less than 10 means they failed to escape. If the unit has been brought to less than -50 hp, it explodes, dealing 20d6 half fire half bludgeoning damage to all within 20 ft. of the machine, with a DC 15 Reflex save for half. Those inside receive no saving throw.
As a form of power armor, it can be enchanted as a suit of armor. Likewise its machine guns can also be enchanted as weapons, they are considered primary natural weapons for purposes of number of attacks, and do not provoke attacks of opportunity for firing in melee. They have a range increment of 80 ft.
A person with the Craft Construct feat can create a SM-20 Hisser provided they succeed on a DC 24 Knowledge Xenotechnology or Craft Metalwork check, even though it is a mundanely run creation and not actually a golem in the traditional sense. It is constructed from 18,000 lbs. of high grade metals and artificial semi-biological materials worth 15,000 gp.
No CL requirement; Craft Construct, access to alien materials; Price 55,000 gp; Cost 35,000 gp + 800 XP.
|Cost||55,000 gp +|
|Identifier||3.5e Equipment +|
|Summary||Named for the unique 'hissing' noise of their turbines in action, the SM-20 Hisser is a Gokian war mecha which occupies the role of heavy anti-personelle firepower against soft targets. +|
|Title||SM-20 Hisser Mecha +|