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Sooooo, if you're wearing heavy armor does this feat do nothing at all?


Until they print an armor upgrade that changes the classification of an armor from heavy to light, fleet does nothing if you're not wearing light or no armor.

The text of the feat makes that abundantly clear.


According to the SRD text, in heavy armor you gain 5ft of movement from the feat. It's not great, but it's not nothing either.


EC Gamer Guy wrote:
According to the SRD text, in heavy armor you gain 5ft of movement from the feat. It's not great, but it's not nothing either.

That's for encumbered, but one still has to be in light armor or no armor (as per the first sentence) to still benefit from the +5 ft speed.


And you wouldn't consider the speed adjustment from armor and encumbrance penalty. Seems silly, with the feat and carrying 16bulk, you move faster than having the feat and wearing 3 bulk of armor.


Speed penalty doesn't mean encumbrance, yeah.

If you're slowed down by armor, you're probably wearing heavy armor, then the Fleet feat doesn't do anything for you.


I wish they'd simply release a feat for speed increase that doesn't care about armor restrictions. The opportunity cost of a feat giving speed boost vs any other combat feat would still keep it from ever getting abused.


That may have been true in Pathfinder where you had a lot more feat options, but in Starfinder (especially with the reduction in number of attacks) I expect mobility to be a lot more important than it used to be. And extra speed will make that even more so.

Actually, in Starfinder there really aren't any "Must Have" feats anymore. About the only real feats I would suggest to anyone at this point are Longarms Proficiency and Versatile Specialization if you aren't already proficient with Longarms (and also aren't an Operative).


Hmm good point. Still happy I picked up Jet Dash for my soldier to run around with.


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Claxon wrote:
Actually, in Starfinder there really aren't any "Must Have" feats anymore.

Considering how bored and uninspired I was upon my first read-through of the feat chapter, I'm afraid I'd have to agree!


well the one that is must have is given to you for free at level 3.

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