Converting PF1 spells to Starfinder: Ablative Barrier
Still converting Pathfinder 1st edition spells to Starfinder, and going back to alphabetical order, with ablative barrier. (You can find an index of the spells that have been converted to-date here).
Reading the original spell, I was amazed how much it reminded me of how force fields work in Starfinder… which isn’t a perfect match for the original PF1 spells, but works well with Starfinder’s combat assumptions and is a great hook for a spell.
Classes technomancer 2-6, witchwarper 2-6
School abjuration [force]
Casting Time 1 standard action
Duration 1 round/level
Ablative barrier creates a force effect that functions as a force field, but does not require an armor upgrade slot, and does not use a battery. The temporary hit points from an ablative barrier do not stack with those from an actual force field (if you have both, each point of damage done lowers the temporary HP granted by each by the same amount). When you cast this spell, any previous ablative barrier you cast ends. The type of force field the ablative barrier emulates depends on the level of the spell.
2nd Level Spell: Brown force field
3rd Level Spell: Purple force field
4th Level Spell: Black force field
5th Level Spell: White force field
6th Level Spell: Gray force field
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