Rules Questions

Does grappling not do any damage? is their currently no way to deal any damage while grappling? If so I can't find it.

EDIT: Starfinder rules to help out anyone else. sorry Claxon.

Grapple doesn't do damage automatically.

But as part of a successful grapple check you can do 1 of the following:
Tie (if pinned)
Move yourself and the enemy up to half your speed
Damage the enemy with a light or one-handed weapon or natural attack

Edit: Whoops, didn't realize this was a Starfinder question.

Yes you're correct, grappling doesn't offer a way to do damage in Starfinder.

Grappling was honestly too good in Pathfinder, so they weakened it considerably in Starfinder.

Thanks. Hmm I feel like that will change for monsters.

Vidmaster7 wrote:
Thanks. Hmm I feel like that will change for monsters.

Possibly. They also might allow it as a feat in the future to allow you to deal damage with a successful grapple check, or maybe change the action economy such that you can as a full round action make a grapple check and an attack.

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