Human-host Symbiend CR 6
EAC 21; KAC 23
Fort +8; Ref +6; Will +7 (+5 vs. emotion effects)
Speed 30 ft.
Melee unarmed strike +16 (1d3+14 B)
Ranged red star plasma pistol +13 (1d8+6 E & F; critical burn 1d8) or frag grenade II +13 (explode [15 ft., 2d6 P, DC 14])
Special Attacks charge attack, fighting styles (blitz), frothing rage
Frothing Rage (Ex)
Once per day, as a swift action, the creature gains a number of temporary Hit Points equal to the host’s (CR or character level and gains the ability to make three attacks when making a full attack, though each attack takes a –5 penalty (instead of a –4 penalty). The rage lasts for a number of rounds equal to the host’s (CR or character level, after which the host is fatigued for 10 minutes.
Str +5; Dex +2; Con +3; Int +0; Wis +1; Cha –1
Skills Athletics +20, Engineering +11, Intimidate +17
Gear vesk overplate I with filtered rebreather, frag grenades II (2), red star plasma pistol with 4 batteries (20 charges each); Augmentations Damoritosh’s arm symbiend
While most examples of symbiosis are paired species that have slowly evolved a beneficial relationship, a narrow category of symbionts— referred to commonly as symbiends—have the ability to bond to and enhance nearly any other creature, feeding off and even influencing their hosts.
Though spread across the galaxy, symbiends share a number of biological similarities that hint at common origins, or at least suggest some measure of engineering in the distant past.
Despite the impressive abilities they grant to hosts, symbiends are almost helpless on their own. They communicate empathically with their hosts, while a rare few are also sentient and able to speak with—and even overwhelm—their hosts. Once a symbiend has been removed from a host, it refuses to rebond to the same host, preferring to find a new creature more invested in the partnership.
Starfinder Alien Archive © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Jason Keeley, Jon Keith, Steve Kenson, Isabelle Lee, Lyz Liddell, Robert G. McCreary, Mark Moreland, Joe Pasini, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, and Josh Vogt.